Monday, January 20, 2014

I"m Rusty

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

27 comments:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh that is just darling! Thank you for the inspiration! Glad you are back to your machine.

Cynthia said...

I'm really happy that you were able to get some sewing done. What a cute heart :)

Eva patch said...

So beautiful !!!!! I love it !!!!
:)

julieQ said...

So cute! Maybe not so rusty, your projects are so pretty!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

So sweet!

Thimbleanna said...

Very Sweet Nanette! I hope this means that your back is feeling better and that you'll soon be back at it full steam ahead. You've been missed!!!

PamKittyMorning said...

This is so cute... you have inspired me to get busy.. now I just need to get back to my sewing room!
xo

Pots and Pins said...

I remember seeing your heart and loving it - might just have to try and make me one! I was back in my sewing room for the 1st time (since September!!) yesterday and it felt so good...need more of that kind of thing! Glad you are on the mend - keep it up! xo, Nan

Scrapatches said...

You have a beautiful heart. It will be a treasured gift to your friend. Hanging on my wall right now is one of my first quilts. It was made from your free heart banner pattern many years ago. I love this quilt. Thank you, Nanette, for sharing your pattern and your beautiful heart ... <3 Pat

Lynn said...

Such a cute heart. I love the binding. Isn't it strange to be out of practice with sewing? I finally got behind my sewing machine, but it felt awkward at first. I want to quilt a top. That should be interesting. Glad you're feeling well enough to get back though.

Kindred Quilts said...

I think that little bit of rustiness will fade very quickly! The heart is so darling... what a great gift for Valentine's Day.
Glad you are feeling better!

Laura Lane said...

Good for you! That will be darling!
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Nedra said...

so glad you are feeling somewhat better :) such therapy to be back at your machine, and that heart is darling. of course, you know i love everything you make.

Carrie P. said...

sweet and the fabrics are perfect for your heart.

donna said...

I just love hearts, and yours is just gorgeous. The fabrics are so sweet my dear.
Hugs
donna

Marie said...

Very happy your able to be back at your sewing ,I look forward to all your posts with your neat things you do. Take your time ad enjoy what you can do and don't push too hard, I did that and it was the biggest mistake several years ago and I still pay for it daily. Blessings to you and your sweet family, Marie

pratima said...

Sweet little heart, so pretty and cheerful. Love the girls and boys peeking through the squares :)

Muddling Through said...

Nanette, only YOU would make a perfect little piece like that and then say you are rusty! It is gorgeous. Really. Glad to see you back doing what you love.

tcp said...

I am so glad you posted this, its perfect! I need to give something to Josh's mom. She is coming for a week to help when I get my tonsils out. Thanks

Sandi said...

This is really sweet. I should stitch one up to use on my kitchen island. You always do the sweetest projects and quilts!

Pat said...

I'm glad you are feeling up to some sewing now. The heart is really cute. I'm sure your friend will enjoy it.

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