Good morning! I'm checking in today with my weekly to-do list and linking up with Roseanne and friends for the To-Do Tuesday linky party at Home Sewn By Us.
It's been a good week of getting things done for me. I did finish the Rainbow Zigzag quilt, and you can read my finished post and see photos HERE. There was one more to-do to be done with that quilt, and that was to package it up and take to my friend, Holly. Here it is, just about ready to go for a little ride!
So that's the finish. The funny is what happened with my Stitches from the Heart project. I stitched up all those tiny HSTs, made the heart, and added the corner triangles. Then I got it all quilted and was trimming it up for the binding when I looked at it and thought it looked lopsided. Way more space at the top than at the bottom of the heart.
Of course, I'm saying to myself, "Did I trim it wrong? Did I miss something?" Then I went and looked at the directions... Oops! I left off a step - I forgot to read where you added a strip to the bottom under the heart, and then trimmed the top to make the whole piece 12 inches square.
So, what to do?
How about this? Add a raw edge appliqued word to the top!
The binding is on and ready to be hand stitched down,
so that will be my to-do for tonight!
I also sewed on the first border for the Stay at Home Round Robin project - piano keys!
Time to add the next round - this week it is plus blocks.
My brain has been thinking about these all day today, but no sewing happening yet.
The final thing on last week's list was to work on a few more things in pink, the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month, which I did do. Read about that in this post!
So, on this week's list:
- Work on the plus blocks/round two of the SAHRR project - I have an idea for it, just need to work out the quilty math!
- Choose a UFO to move forward - probably a set of blocks that will be sewn into a quilt top.
- I just signed up for a blog hop in March. I know what I want to do for it, so it's time to get started on that!
Have a great week, everyone, and good luck with your To-Do list!
Hi Diann, you found the perfect solution. Your heart mini quilt now have your special touch.
Brilliant save!! Now it is more special than it would have been following the original pattern.
adding the word Love to the top was a perfect solution it looks great and not lopsided in the least now
Wonderful solution--this now makes it your very own take on this!!
I agree with the rest - great idea on adding the LOVE to the top... it was a cute little quilt to begin with... the addition just made it even cuter. :)
I agree with the others! A perfect solution! Did you free hand cut the word? Or use a font on your printer? Either way, its perfect!
A ha ha! I just finished quilting this same little heart yesterday! I love your fix! Here I was thinking, well, why not just trim off the top. Shows you're much more creative than I am! For mine, I was trying to come up with something to put in the center square right above the heart...like a bow or a button or something but then I decided if this goes on a table, the uneven surface might be an issue. Your applique sure solved that, too.
Good for you figuring out a new design opportunity!
Great minds think alike Diann, as I read about your little boo boo I thought she should just add the word LOVE to the top and then I scroll down and wow just like that you got it done already, haha. So cute.
I think that heart hiccup was just meant to be - I like the addition of the word Love! So cute! You have had a good week; I'm looking forward to seeing your little plus blocks!
You could have just showed us the finished heart and we all would have assumed you planned it that way. No matter how it happened, it's quite charming and sets yours apart from all the others.
Hi Diann! Great save on the HST cute heart project. The addition of Love was just perfect. That little striped border is just perfect-o, too. Ooh-la-la, I adore your piano keys around your sweet star. Nice job - those cornerstones really pull that color and fabric out to shine. Just look at how those polka dots really poke out now!! Good luck with your list for this week, and thanks so much for linking up today. ~smile~ Roseanne
Congratulations on a finish! And your heart project is even better with the applique. If I made one, I'd forget those original instructions and make it just like yours.
Great solution on the heart. I have been thinking of those plus additions for the next round as well. It will be fun to see what you come up with.
I love your happy mistake!!! It's perfect.
You came up with the perfect solution! It's better than if you hadn't made a mistake at all!
Putting Love at the top of your heart is perfect! What a great project! I love your round robin block! Great colors!!! Have a wonderful and safe day Diann!
That was a perfect solution Diann! To me it just makes the block. Did you machine applique?
I've got an idea for my plus border - I'll be playing with that today. Enjoy the rest of your week!
This is great- what a fun blog you have! I make baby quilts for our families and friends ...so this is fun! Glad I found you through Not Afraid of Color's blog! Have a great day!
The finish of the heart is a brilliant idea! Have fun with this week's list ;)
Love your quick thinking on the heart block, it turned out beautifully! Your SAHRR is coming together nicely. I really like your color palette for that project. Hope you've been able to make good progress on your to do list or if not, you have time this weekend to check off a few items.
I really really like your round robin thus far, such gorgeous colours.
It would seem your mistake made it turn out even better with your little fix.
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