Happy Thursday and thanks for visiting! After a gorgeous beginning of the week, it turned cold and snowy here again, so this week I've liked getting lots of sewing time in! I finished up this week's prompt for the Stay at Home Round Robin pretty quickly. See more about it at Quilting Gail. I didn't want this to get too big, so have turned mine into a "Row" Robin, by combining the last three weeks of prompts into top and bottom borders instead of sewing them all the way around. I'm liking how this is going!
The first three borders do go all the way around - first a curved border, then straight borders with diamond cornerstones, and then a narrow neutral round.
The last top and bottom borders include Friendship Stars, signature blocks, and most recently, the appliqued hearts. I'm hoping it will work for the final border prompt (coming up Monday) to finish off the sides. At this point, it measures 19.5 x 25.5.
Here's a close-up of one heart applique. I used Pellon Lite Easy Steam to fuse the hearts to the blue squares, and then did some raw edge applique to finish them off.
Speaking of hearts, I baked some heart sugar cookies for Valentine's Day to serve my book club friends who were coming over for our February discussion.
They were pretty tasty, plus make a pretty picture!
I liked our choice for this month's get together which was this quirky little book, An Uncommon Reader. It was available through our local library's book bag program for book clubs. I've shared these before - they're so handy and always have plenty of books for our group.
It's a fictional story about the Queen of England becoming a reader late in her life and how that changes her life in many interesting ways!
Hope you're having a great week - I'm heading back to my sewing room! Be sure to check out the other I Like Thursday posts linked up at Not Afraid of Color