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Monday, January 9, 2017

DWM 1-9-17

Friday I finished piecing  Bonnie Hunter's mystery En Province. It was a week of pretty intense sewing and I let some other things slide. Saturday was out stitch day at the community center and despite the very cold temperatures we had a great turn out. When I got home I piddled with a few other things and then after supper I started on this heart. I finished the blocks and put it together on Sunday. I had a good start on both the reds and the neutrals in my box of 2.5 inch squares and then cut some more from the 2.5 inch strip drawer. I also had a bag of straps left from a patriotic quilt that I was able to cut some more squares from. Searching further I found a box of scraps that I think just got boxed up when I was trying to clean off my ironing surface. Definitely got a lot of cleaning and straightening to do in this sewing room.

This is the back I have chosen for the heart, have just under a yard of it but that will work since the heart is 31 inches square. I still have to make the binding, and I hope to get it quilted this week.

While I was in the mood to wrap some things up, as in get them ready for quilting, I pieced the backing and made the binding for the black, white and red rail.

It gets added to the list ready to quilt. Since I am still hunting a back for En Province this one may be my January finish and the heart a bonus finish. I also want to do a heart table runner before Valentine's day.

This weekend I also caught up on the zigzag blocks. Doing one a day didn't work this week, but got four done this weekend so I am back on track. I am thinking I will do about 30 which means I can finish in a month.

I have started repeating colors but different fabrics.

Until later happy stitching,



  1. You've gotten so much done! Lovely projects!

  2. Love your heart block and the backing you've picked is perfect.