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 -
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!