I"m Rusty

Monday, January 20, 2014

I haven't really sewn anything since before Thanksgiving last year.  It has been so long since I've been able to live my normal life but I'm getting better.  And I'm reclaiming my sewing machine.
I decided to ease with short spurts of sewing and with a simple project.  I made this table heart above a couple years ago.  I needed a gift for a friend and thought it was a perfect little project to remake.
I love working with 2.5" squares.  And I really think valentine fabrics are so sweet.  I used a combination of reds from my stash including some Pam Kitty fabrics.
I trimmed the heart and sandwiched the heart with a batting scrap and some valentine fabric.  Then I machine quilted the blocks in an X pattern.  Simple.  Still, even with a simple project, I had some unpicking to do.  I'm just a little rusty but I'll get it all back, soon.
All of you that are sewing along with Lori, you can put some squares together, too.   See Lori's blog and The Jolly Jabber for instructions.  Patchwork squares make me happy.

-nanette

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