Do you know what the best thing is about a week full of hot weather? I got a quilt top finished! There was nothing to do but crank up the air and stay inside, so I settled in with my blocks and sewed and sewed.
If you read my post from last week, you'll know that I wasn't thrilled with some of my blocks. I set them aside and made the 15 basic blocks for the quilt, and that gave me the renewed energy to tackle the parts I wanted to change. I remade half of one block, fixed parts of two blocks and then redrew lines on my paper foundations to adjust the pattern on the five remaining heart blocks. I had thought of totally changing how I pieced the broken hearts, but after fixing the two blocks I gained the confidence I needed to sew the tricky seam down the middle and sail through those last seams. Then I drafted some letters. After a little experimenting, I decided to go with simple foundation paper pieced block letters. They were the easiest to draft, and I felt they were a good fit for the rest of the quilt.
So here are some pictures. I'll show the whole quilt after it's quilted.
I'll share more about this quilt when it's all done. Next step is finding an appropriate backing.
Oh, here's one more little picture. I had a volunteer snapdragon come up in the garden again this year. And in honor of the Kona Color of the Year, it's Highlighter. How cool is that?
I'm linking up this week with Sew Fresh Quilts and My Quilt Infatuation for their linky parties. Buttons for the parties are on the sidebar.
See you next week. Until then, have fun quilting!