Thursday, February 5, 2015

a few hearts

We've been away. We went to Hawaii for 9 days to escape our very long winter for a bit.  It was so lovely!   I had time for some stitching.  I appliqued half of the leaves for panel #11 of my vine quilt.  Unless you're new to this blog, you've seen half appliqued panels before so I'll post about it when its done :0)
 So to escape the doldrums of cold, dark days on our return I started something new.  Something small for Valentine's day, something with curved piecing!  I remembered this project from the Feb issue of American Patchwork and Quilting from last year and I wanted to give it a try. 
It's another Jen Kingwell pattern - like my Circle game quilt.  Like the circle game I am machine piecing these.  It's a bit fiddly but manageable.  I don't want to make such a large pillow as the pattern so I'm still playing around with ideas of how I will put these hearts together.  I have 7 days if I want it done on time.  Maybe...  :0)
A couple of years ago Jan over at Bemused made a little heart quilt with blocks like this.  It is such a little darling - here's the link .  I don't think I'll get quite that many hearts made but I sure like hers!

Happy Quilting!


Lori said...

So nice to escape to tropical weather in the winter time!
Lovely February project.

Kyle said...

Cute Valentine project. Glad you had a warm break and look how many leaves you got appliquéd while sitting on a warm sandy beach. The perfect place for stitching.

Barb said...

OOOHHH, Hawaii how marvelous!!! I went in the early 80s and have always wanted to return. It seem sooo far now that I'm in CT!
Your hearts are very sweet and perfect for Valentines Day

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Lucky you - 9 days in Hawaii! I'd love to go, but DH doesn't want to. :-(

I love your hearts ... I can't wait to see the finished quilt ... it'll be spectacular!

Karen said...

The heart blocks are different than any I have seen. Nice.

Dawn said...

Aloha! Your LOVE project is darling.
Thanks for sharing!

MARCIE said...

I was just looking at that magazine yesterday and thought that was a darling project! I love yours all in reds.