Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Back to the Heart Quilt!
While I am doing that, I need something to sew on, something I can sit and sew. (I can only stand for so long at dear Gladys.)
Remember the heart quilts? The key here is the "s" as yes, I am making two heart quilts.
Are you noticing the same pattern here that I am?
At any rate, I found the squares for the second quilt, waiting patiently.
The one that is "on the blocks" (to borrow a term from my swim team days) has the rows stitched together and pressed.
I just have to join the rows together and press.
But I don't like to heat up the iron for just that amount of ironing and I don't have anything left in my to iron pile. (I KNOW, I am shocked also.)
I keep it on the ironing board. Once the block is sewn together, I flip it onto the ironing board and replace it with these rows as I stitch them together.
This gives me two things to iron with one heating of the iron.
I fiddle with the color and fabric placement as it sits next to me.
I can see right now that this will not be a block, there are two squares with the same fabric. I will work with it until I am happy and then it will move to "on deck" and the squares below it will be "in the hole." I get a kick out of this sports vocab used with my quilting1