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hearts for love

April 2, 2020

more expressions of love around the neighborhood

a rainbow of hearts

sorry, I couldn’t get a picture without the shadow – maybe today when the sun isn’t shining!

this heart within a heart is 3 feet high

the ones I like best are the drawings and messages from children

they have inspired me to offer my own support

planting a garden on the front window – more blooms to come

cutting more hexie papers

with an abundance of samples from my interior design days there are lovely patterns to choose from

by steam pressing each separate piece and then weighing them under a pile of books

I eliminated the basting step

stitched together and then stitched around the outside edge

with 2 or 3 more to finish

I plan to add a new “flower” every week for the duration – so the garden will grow

only hope I don’t end up with enough for a quilt

and there is still work on the book

weaving fabric strips – the dark blue is the binding I took off the sashiko coasters

no scraps wasted

 I’ve finished spinning the beautiful silk from Knotty by Nature

now I don’t have anything to spin – wonder if Ryan is taking phone orders??

the Magnolia trees are blooming

natures continues despite the chaos caused by humans

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Going Batty in Wales permalink
    April 3, 2020 3:45 am

    What a lovely idea to hang your hexies in the window!


  2. April 2, 2020 4:54 pm

    “Only hope I don’t end up with enough for a quilt”! Oh, what a disaster that would be! Quite aside from the length of time it would imply, would you then feel pressure to assemble them…?
    Steam basting works well here (I use it for my edges, pending adding the facing), but I’ve found it doesn’t hold long enough if I’m assembling a whole quilt.


    • April 3, 2020 8:35 am

      Kate – here’s hoping I don’t have to make that decision. Maybe a cushion cover? Because I’m working small the steam basting saves time.

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  3. April 2, 2020 2:30 pm

    Pretty Hexie Garden…and a clever step to skip the basting. I love the look of the woven strips – I may try that on a mending job I have been avoiding!


    • April 2, 2020 3:33 pm

      Kjerstin – it works well for serious mending jobs, and it’s fun to do. It is satisfying to miss the boring steps in making hexies.


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