Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Be mine!



My beloved son has inadvertedly passed his grotty cold bug onto me - hence I've not been into work for two days and some stitching has been gradually happening as and when the energy came to me in between dozing on the sofa and reading a little of my latest book.

This is my finished heart made with 4" string blocks - not too keen on the way there's a little nick out of each side where the solely background coloured blocks slot in - but can't be bothered to do anything about it.

I've just put and inch border round in a self patterned cream with tiny hearts on it. I thought I might like to add some words like 'Be my valentine' but because of the thickness of the string blocks I'm not sure that it would work to put anything else round the edges in only single thickness of fabric.

The other part of me thinks I might just add some batting and a backing and then turn those cream borders to the back to bind it.

I have to give credit to Elaine whose Chocolate gave me the inspiration to have a go at this.

So once I've had another doze on the sofa I'm not sure what I want to do next. My sister-in-law's new baby is due in about 8 weeks so I should do something to make a start on their cot quilt but when I asked them if they were still going ahead with the Winnie the Pooh theme they had planned for the nursery their negative answer coupled with a colour scheme of 'natural hessian' has stultified any creative inspiration I might have been subconsciously nurturing.

This one may prove to be a real poser - ideas on a postcard?

7 comments:

Sandra said...

Natural hessian??? Babies need colour and lots of it, so I have no idea what you could do.

meggie said...

I love that heart! Nicks & all!
Sounds odd about the baby colour.. perhaps they were joking?

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

I really like your quilt! I have been working on a heart string quilt in EQ.

Nancy said...

OOH! I like your string heart! I've done this with log cabin blocks before. Now you've given me an idea. If you can do a heart with string blocks why not any of the other designs that you can make with log cabin blocks. Hmmmmmmm.......

Libby said...

Your heart turned out great -- you'll have it ready just in time for Valentine's Day.

Samantha said...

The heart is quite lovely- your red choices are great!

Mary said...

How cute - I love the string heart! I frequently mix string blocks that have been pieced on a foundation with borders or sashing that are single thickness. It may feel weird before it's quilted to have the different thicknesses but you don't notice at all once the quilting is done.