Monday, February 8, 2010

What's on Your Design Wall - 2-8-10

I made these 3 hearts blocks last week initially a for Valentine giveaway, but decided I liked them and the thought crossed my mind to make wall hanging.  Only three blocks so away to my stash.  The hearts were made of scraps so I thought about making two more hearts with similar fabrics.  However, the red/brown in the "swirly" fabric is enough off it was hard to find something coordinating (so to speak).

Onward... I remembered purchasing some "Sister Sayings" (don't ask me when I bought them, I just remembered I had them :D) so I sought them where would I put 'sayings' with muslin of course ??? 

I looked through all my heart fabrics ~ I have far, far, far too many but that's what I collect "heart fabrics" ~ and found the one with the little blue hearts.  It's folksy and my sister likes folk-art.

Then what about sashing and border - off to the stash room again...:D :D :D that's punishment ??? LOL 

I actually "auditioned" 8 fabrics and none struck my fancy.  I finally settled on the sashing/border fabric you see.  It was in my Valentine Swap exchange from an on-line group and I just got it the other day!  Strange thing was it was sitting right in front of me the whole time I was auditioning the other fabrics, and all of a sudden I looked over & said well howdy!  The darker red sashing/border tones down the red swirly's darker streaks; the red swirly fabric is a bit brighter than the lighter little scrolly (that is a word I'm sure!) material. 

I'm going to use the blue heart fabric, same as I used around the sayings, for the binding think it ties it all together :D

Decided to make the back scrappy with the pieces I have left from making the blocks for the front...those extra half-square triangles from the hearts will go to use on the back.  I may have to add to it but it's all scrappy and all from stash!!!

So, it's on my Design Wall and I'm happy thus far and it's been there overnight...LoL!

Did you all watch Super Bowl?  I only watched half-time and then returned to sewing!

To see what other quilters have on their Design Walls today, please visit Judy Laquidara’s blog, Patchwork Times.

Hope you all have a wonderful week!


Kathie said...

very cute hearts.


Diane said...

I love this quilt, the sister sayings are great, it looks wonderful

Quilter Kathy said...

Very cute! I'll keep an eye out for that sisters sisters would love a gift like that!