My crumb jars didn't have any scraps big enough for these, even though they are only 6 and 7 inch blocks, so I had to pull out the big guns - my PINK scrap bin. I was SO tempted to pull some beauties from my pink stash shelf, but I am determined to use primarily scraps this year, so I am happy to report that the only fabric pulled from my fat quarter drawer was the light pink background on the heart on the right. I had a lot of darker pinks in the scraps bin, but light pinks were scarce.
All of these blocks were paper-pieced.... I was even very thrifty and reused the clean side of a mis-printed scrap page from an earlier project.
I made the two hearts on the sides from a pattern sent to me by Julie of Me & My Stitches.....
Every time she sends us our Charming Club charm, she also sends a 6" block pattern for that charm so we can make a matching quilt block if we like. I thoroughly enjoyed making these easy hearts!
The heart block in the center was from a free pattern I downloaded earlier in the week - and for the life of me, I can't remember from where! The pattern sheet does not mention the designer or website or anything. If you know where I got this from, please let me know so I can give credit :)
I think it turned out really cute!!!
I'll be sharing my hearts in SoScrappy's
Valentine's Day Pinkstravaganza HERE
The last of the blocks I have to assemble for round 3 are sitting very lonely in the bottom of my sewing box :*)
There are 8 pieces in each of the six outer point blocks - I have finished all of these ....
|Looks a bit like an owl, doesn't it? *grin!*|
And then there are 6 pieces in each side block between those point blocks. I only have two of those done so far - 16 to go!
Then I will need to sew all the blocks from rounds 2 and 3 together for the finish. I am glad that I determined from the beginning to not have a timeline for this project, because I would be really feeling antsy right about now if I had. Beautiful pictures of completed Rosette #2 are popping up all over the Millefiore FB page, and I'm feeling pretty jealous! Rosette #3 will be released March 1 too! But I'm enjoying taking my time on this, and I want to make sure it is as beautiful as I can make it. I'm steadily stitching on it at night and whenever I can find an hour or so of quiet time.
Tomorrow, I plan to cut out the pieces for Arcadia Avenue Block #2. I just realized I never showed you the completed Block #1, so here it is!
Isn't this just GORGEOUS???
Sassafras Lane has hit this one WAY out of the park!
I can't wait to start on Block #2!
We are expecting some truly frigid temps here in Nashville this coming week - zero and below a few days. And maybe even some accumulations of SNOW - woohoo!!!! It will be nice to get at least one decent snow this year. I do hate that it is supposed to fall on Monday though, which is my sit-n-sew day with friends :(
I'm told that some of you who usually experience lots of snow have been strangely lacking in snow this winter, but the northeast has sure gotten hit hard. My mom texted earlier tonight to let me know that they are experiencing some pretty major winds in the NC mountains tonight - a tree went down about 10 feet from their house! And I think snow is on its way to them too.
Hope you all are staying warm and cozy
and finding lots of stitchy projects to keep you happy and sassy!!!
Happy Valentine's Day!!!
Hugs & Blessings!
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