Well my obsession with small heart quilts hasn't diminished
Karol-Ann received hers in the post the other day, I'm eagerly anticipating the African fabrics which make up the other leg of the swap - seems like a good swap to me
As for swapping fabric the little green plaid hearts quilt I showed part made a few posts ago jumped into the jiffy bag and was sealed and into the post on its way to Andrea before I remembered I hadn't taken a photo of it completed
However I did manage a shot of the lovely fabrics she had already sent me in exchange
The row of cat and bird squares has already started off ideas in my mind. It came accompanied by the three fabrics above it. The piece beneath it is something I bought earlier in the year at Exeter but I think it fits in pretty well - I can feel maybe sawtooth stars coming on but not before I complete the hearts
Here is Joseph on the right in all his multi-coloured glory - this one I shall definitely keep - I have a place above my cutting table earmarked for him
The little lilac number is destined for a friend who I'll get to see later today - more about that in my next post probably. These two just need their buttons for final completion
And inspired by Joseph and his black background I thought I'd explore that further - I picked up three pieces of subtle patterned blacks in Minehead at Don's Mill on Saturday, after the kids had finished playing crazy golf, to make the backgrounds
Here we are - the three main colourways - citrus, summer fruits and peacocks, a single red heart amongst a field of whites (they are very white despite the fact that the camera wanted to convince you they're cream) and in the centre another change of direction, a more country feel to this one on the sand background - it's going to a fellow blogger who's having a particularly tough time at the moment.
I'm really not finished yet - on my sewing table there are the little squares all stacked up for six more sand bases.
I'm away for the weekend with Nigel and Sarah on her rugby tour - I know it'll be a busy weekend but if I do just happen to find a little pocket of spare time on my hands I'll have a few more hearts with me to stitch - well a girl's gotta be prepared hasn't she :o)