Add in odds and ends of leftover creamy neutrals from your solids drawer.
Start making nine patches...
Meanwhile, while blog reading, come across a project that you just can't get out of your mind, this pretty quilt made by Deb of Happy to Be Scrappy. (The first quilt in that post.)
Inspired by Deb's quilt, I needed to make some appliqued hearts. After reading through a couple of tutorials online, I arrived at this method to prep the hearts for stitching.
Freezer paper template
Starch on the back to help iron down the raw edge.
Another heart ready to stitch! I've been working on these each
evening this week for my slow-stitching time.
And so far, up on the design wall:
I'm not sure where this is headed, maybe just a Valentine tablerunner for February, or maybe something bigger. That's how squirrels are - you never know where they'll end up!
Sharing over at Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap! and
at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.
Edited to add: It's the end of the month now, but these hearts and nine patches are still on my design wall, looking like this -
Evidently this little squirrel has moved in permanently!
Sharing at Sandra's January DrEAMi link-up.