Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hugs N Kisses Blog Hop...


It's the 15th somewhere..so here we go. Welcome to everyone visiting today for the Hugs and Kisses Blog hop, along with my friends who visit me regularly.  Thank you to Madame Samm and Jane for organizing this and allowing me to participate in this, my first ever  Blog Hop. Hugs and Kisses to you both!!


Today's other stops:


So after I got the email from Jane that I was "in," I decided to use the  leftover fabrics from my class Valentines quilt . Here is kind of the step by step evolution of "Hearts on a String". It was a close call getting all the hand quilting done in time to bind, wash dry and and hang….



 In my cutting spree I cut 5" squares, 2.5" squares, some 2" (i think) strip, some 4" strips and some 1.5" inch strips--because I had lots of ideas but hadn't settled on anything yet..and packed them up in a project bag until the idea was kinda set
Having made hearts before I knew I needed HST--and yes I mark mine--and some snowballed pieces; at least in the manner I was going to construct them-I know there are a gazillion different ways to do it, but...this is what I choose this time around.
So on I continued, the pattern just kinda evolved, what I ended up with, which I love; is not what I started out envisioning.
This is when I decided to try the string option on for size..I would not have been happy froggin it (rip-it rip-it) ....so I am happy to have liked what I got. not everything I tried was as successful...
 I loved this first string...
So of course I added another..
And then  another--Then since I had decided to hand quilt this, I knew I needed to stop there if there was any hope of having it done in time...

So in the hoop it went:

Out of the hoop and ready for binding...

And remember I said that this was made from leftovers..well I had leftover binding too..and I had kinda measured.... thought there was enough...

good thing I had more leftovers...
Bound, washed, dried and hanging over my fireplace  :-)

Hope you enjoyed the trip, I had a lot of fun. Make sure you check out the rest of the neat projects on today's hopping.