Thursday, April 2, 2015

Number Three's the Charm!

Well, this tiny 2015 Finish-Along finish certainly has it's share of charm, although every time I look at it I think maybe it could use a little more quilting ..... hmmmmm.....

I stitched in the ditch inside and around the heart, but I left the white alone because I didn't want to disturb that lovely fabric design.  I'm glad to have found a nice use for the orphan heart block.  It made a delightful decoration for us during the month of February and kept me mindful that spring was just around the corner, especially when a glance out the windows showed layers of snow and ice!

Don't you just LOVE that background white?????

This block was one of a group of BOM heart blocks we did at our Guild in 2009.  The quilt was designed by my friend and vice president that year, Carole Crane (she finished hers of course - complete with a ruched inner border no less! - and I believe won several ribbons with it ♥)  I made about half of the blocks, and then put them away in a box.  That was the year I served as president, and time was not something I had a lot of.  Of course, in the twinkling of an eye, I had forgotten all about them.  So when I cleaned out my studio this past winter, I unearthed the box and decided to use them or lose them!

I wanted to keep this project SUPER SIMPLE .... so I auditioned a few deep reds for a small border, and narrowed them down to these two.  The hearts were more in line with Valentine's Day and I would have loved to use up that fabric, but I really loved the red stripe - and you know color always trumps everything else in my studio, right?  So I used the hearts on the back :*)

It took me maybe one afternoon to stitch this baby up - don't you just love that kind of project???  Thanks again to Adrianne who blogs at On the Windy Side for being the hostess with the mostest for the -
2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

You can see my Q1 list HERE if you're interested.  I finished 4 of my 10 listed projects for this quarter - one was a gift that I hope my friend will receive by tomorrow or the next day so I can post about it and add it to the finishes.

4 out of 10  is pretty darn pitiful - and I sure do hope to do better next quarter!  But I have to remind myself that this is 4 finishes that I wouldn't have done if not for the incentive of the 2015 Finish Along!  Why don't you join us?

Hugs & Blessings!


  1. Finish are good - fun little finishes are super.

  2. I can see why you wanted to let that white fabric shine--such a pretty tonal print!
    Good call on the striped border. You know what it makes me think of--flames extending out from the heart like warm fingers of love! How corny is that? *LOL*

  3. That is one of the most beautiful WoWs that I've ever seen ... no wonder you didn't want to quilt in that border. And as much as I liked the red with the hearts and would have been sorely tempted to have used it, the striped fabric is perfect for that little quiltlet.

  4. The heart is so pretty and the red you selected is perfect. I love striped bindings. You've had such a busy year so far so I think any finish is a win!

  5. 4 out of 10 is more than I'd say I accomplished, so in my mind, you did good! Such a sweet heart. I so often admire those iron mini racks. Wish I had an 'on' so I could keep one on display, too! Maybe I could pick one up and gift it to my daughter next Christmas, complete with an assortment of seasonal minis! Now, there's a thought! Have a wonderful Easter weekend! xo

  6. I think a finish is great! Cute little heart.

  7. Love, love, love the finishes!!!! You are always an inspiration to many!!
    I see that you have Lori's link in your sidebar. I LOVE her FMQ!!!

    Blessings and hugs!


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