Hugs and Kisses: Love is in the Air
|5 lonely hearts looking for a quilt|
I had to trim off the side strips from the Stacked Hearts Block and then I was left with a rectangle. Hmmm. How in the world do you work with a rectangular block? I took two 10" squares and cut them each into 2 triangles (right down the center: two black triangles, two white triangles). I sewed the black ones on the sides, then the white ones on the top and bottom. Trimmed.
|This is now a square, tho the triangles are not equal|
|Stacked Hearts Quilt - 21" x 21" (Pattern available on Craftsy)|
|North, South, East, West - Loving You Has Been the Best! (36 years!)|
Here's why I love paper piecing. Just look at the wrong side of the block? Doesn't it look like I used templates? Neat 1/4" seams; the points get pointy because of the criss-crossing of the stitching at the tips. And I press long seams open.
|My method: pre-cut patches, trim previous patch to 1/4" seam before adding next one|
One more Hugs and Kisses project. Using my 7" Hosanna block from my new book (Paper Piecing Perfect Points), I sewed what I call Cupid's Arrows. Three of them using some Blank Quilting fabrics (except for the stripe). Don't you love it?
|Cupids Arrows Table Runner|
Happy Valentine's Day. May all your quilting be happy and your friends loving.
My GIVEAWAY is a set of twenty 2-1/2" strips of luscious reds from Blank Quilting. (That's about 1-1/2 yards of fabric). Just vote on your favorite of these 2 blocks or even the Cupid's Arrows runner. No wrong answers! I must, must, must have your email in order for you to win. Contest ends Monday February 18 at midnight (EST in the USA).
|Red Hot Collection of twenty 2-1/2"' strips by Blank Quilting|