My tiny guild is having a Valentine's party next month. Everyone is encouraged to make a 12.5" block using Valentine colors and hearts. I used scraps and fat quarters that had been given to me long ago (thanks Ann) and came up with five of these blocks. I still need to applique the hearts on two blocks. I have another block planned, too. I plan on using the extra blocks to make mini quilts, like the Christmas Santa quilts and give them as presents next year. I'll have to find a cute backing fabric for them. I don't have hearts or many pinks in my stash. I still have to trim these down to 12.5", but, I didn't want to do that until the last minute.
|string pieced hearts|
I received two squishies in the mail this week. I love these vintage bow tie blocks. I wish I had some vintage fabric that I could use for sashing and cornerstones. Maybe something cheddar colored, or yellow or even pink (not my usual color). Any ideas?
|vintage bow tie blocks|
I checked these blocks out on the back. There is a combination of machine and hand sewing on each of these blocks. I haven't seen that before.
|vintage bow tie block|
I was in a Disappearing 4 Patch (D4P) block exchange late last summer with my Treadle On group. The blocks have to be made on a 'people powered' sewing machine (treadle or hand crank). I received the other blocks last fall, but, this lady didn't get to participate with the group. She and some others (me included) swapped a few more blocks so that she could get some of the blocks, too. I just received these from her, along with some lovely Civil War reproduction fat quarters and a cute charm.
|Disappearing 4 Patch (D4P) blocks & FQ's|
Have a Great Weekend!