Friday, December 31, 2010


 I stayed up until well after midnight last night to finish the 'Heart Quilt'..... I got so far with it that I was determined to finish it before I went to bed!

 ABOVE:  the back of the quilt, it is 4 wide strips of the navy and light blue striped fabric... you can see my quilting .... it's not fancy, or elaborate.... but it will suffice.

ABOVE:  all folded up and ready for wrapping.  And now.... I am going to make another one!  I will show you later... OK?

Today:  well looking forward to a nice day... might just read some blogs... do a bit of housework... and look forward to Stew coming home ... he will then have a whole 3 weeks off!   I can't remember the last time he had off such a long stretch of time... probably not since him and I had our 'honeymoon' back in 1997!  It was only 10 years after we got married ...and our first and only time away on 'holiday' on our own!

I do believe we will one day have lots of time together, just the two of us.... I HAVE TO!


Right:  gather a whole shit load of co-ordinating fabrics... cut as many as you want into 61/2" squares.   Then using similar co-ordinating fabrics ... cut out heart shapes....

ABOVE:   about that size....  then place your hearts on to the middle of each square and applique on.  Once you have done quite a few you need to flip the squares over and trace a smaller heart inside the larger heart..... then you cut out the smaller heart ...

ABOVE: (ignore the fact that it's only half a heart in the photo).... So you end up  with the back looking like that...  Once you have lots of the smaller hearts you place them on TOP of the first heart (on the right side) and applique them on top of the first heart ... so you end up with two hearts on a square... THEN..

 ABOVE:  you cut ALL  of the squares in half..

ABOVE:  then you mix up the squares so they all look different.... try not to match up the same ones!  lol
Sew them together and you have the finished block!   Gawd it's so easy eh?

ABOVE:  now with these ones I actually cut around the finished (2) hearts to make it a heart shaped 'block'.... and then sat the whole lot on yet another square to make a bigger block... all on the same background fabric. 


Been a quiet day, took the kids out to lunch then we have watched TV movies all afternoon.  It's hot and muggy outside so we chose to stay inside. 

One more sleep until  another year ends.   I have only one 'new year resolution' .... lose weight.

End of Day: looks like Stew and I (old farts that we are!) are actually going to see in the New Year together!  Wow, we are still up... off to bed soon... so nite nite...and HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone.  


  1. Beautiful quilt...Have a very happy New Year, we are off the the city thats rock and rolling (with earthquakes)for New Year :)

  2. I just love how your quilt turned out. I'm still trying to figure out how you made the hearts. Have a fun 3 weeks with your hubby.

  3. It turned out so cute Chris!
    I love it!
    Happy New Year to you all!

  4. Wishing you a Very Happy New Year and lots of fun with Steve.

    I'm over our weather. What happened to the sun. Who stole it. It's supposed to be summer!!!!

    Might go for a swim later. If not today, definitely tomorrow. Gotta start the New Year right. *smile*

  5. Happy New Year to Chris and all the family :) hope you have a wonderful day/night and see you all in the new year :)


  6. Happy New Year Chris and always your quilting is beautiful :)

  7. Oh how pretty it turned out THE RECEIVER of this quilt will love it, and the new colour blocks you made are nice too, OR were they old blocks waiting to be turned into something else?

  8. O YES! I totally love it too! Something about hearts just always makes me happy-probably because when we were kids those sweet little hearts we all drawed Meant we were all "IN LOVE"! LOL Our loves were all so sweet and innocent and pure.

    What a great job! :)

  9. happy New Year Chris and family

    Have a gret HOLIDAY Stew hope u all have an awesome break

  10. Yes, I think B & G would love Megamind and you'd get a kick out of it as well. Happy New Year to you and yours!

    PS: don't even get me started on gaining weight! I just ate a huge amount of chocolate writing and reading blogs... Oh well, another NYear resolution!

  11. That's the thing about new years resolutions - they can be repeated year after year ;-)

    Love the quilt - it's just gorgeous!

    My new year's resolution is to read blogs more often, think my lunch times at the office will be ideal, but couldn't finish 2010 without popping over to say HAPPY NEW YEAR! Look forward to catching up more on your adventures in 2011.

  12. Love the quilt Chris...awesome work!

    Happy New Year to you & Stew

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  14. Happy New Year!!


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