(Photo of finished quilt from Material Obsessions website)
I loved it so I ordered it from Austrailia and started working on it the week it arrived! First, I still love this quilt and I am going to finish it. I may even finish it this month! I have however learned a lot...
Second - it is useful to check online to see if there are any videos. I had only gone as far as pulling fabric and reading the direction when I found a 4 minute video by Wendy and Material Obsessions. That made my life a lot easier!
Third - when you have enough fabric/scraps add a few more on each end of the value spectrum. I started out with almost all reds and pinks. After watching the video I added a lot more purples, oranges and yellows. Also added more textures. Really happy I did. I have everything from Kaffee to Mary Engelbreight and everything in between!
Fourth - the technique is sort of a flip and sew log cabin...when trimming use a really long ruler. My first half has a bit of ruler drift since I was only using a 15 inch ruler. duh!
Fifth - pin often. The heart can get a bit wobbley particularly as you get to the outer rows.
Sixth - press, press, press...hit it with a bit of best press or starch and press again.
I hope to get the last row onto the left side of the heart today and maybe even start the background piecing.
This quilt also has a lot of wool embroidered hearts. My friend Paula gave a bag of wool bits in lots of different shades of red, pink, orange and purple. Can't wait to start playing with those!
On other projects...I had a finish!
This went to a fund raiser for a friend's sister's medical bills.
And this quilt top is for my sister! It is Bonnie Hunter's Trip around the world pattern only put on point. Yes, I took and fairly easy pattern and managed to make it complicated! I have the backing ready to piece so should have this to the longarmer this month...phew. Good thing for me they still need quilts in the summer up in Maine!