I have been a fanatic in my sewing room the last few weeks.
With coldish temperatures,
a COVID-19 scare in my family,
and being a real homebody,
I have been quite productive.
This fun project I made without a pattern
for my daughter to put above her fireplace mantel.
However, I give credit to Wendy Williams for the inspiration.
A You-tube video by Material Obsession showed her method.
So I drew a template heart and just went for it.
It is much smaller and simpler than her design.
Calling this one Conversation Hearts,
adapted from a pattern called Love Actually.
I made it larger so it would fill the space on my DIL's wall.
But my favorite finish...
The final blue gray border was done with the computer,
but the rest of the quilting was hand guided free motion and ruler work.
I was obsessed with this one and worked on it non-stop for 3 days straight.
I will be taking a break though while I get my back out of spasm and
regain the strength in my right hand.
PT and steroids should do the trick.
Lesson learned...slow down, take breaks and stretch!
My granddaughter's diamond quilt is a flimsy,
but it will have to wait to be quilted since it needs custom work.
On the donation quilt front,
my friend, Betty, and I have supplied the homeless shelter with 4 more baby quilts.
Working now on piecing cuddle quilts and pillowcases for the grands for Valentine's Day.
Thank goodness I can still use my sewing machine
and Wanda Joy can quilt all by herself.
It is finally raining in the desert!
Looking forward to more staying home
and sewing in my PJs.