This is the start of my latest sewing project. When my mother in law came to stay recently, she spent some time with my fabric stash and selected some fabric that she liked. Pale colours, shades of white in my mind. Sally loves heart shaped objects and her crafting studio is testament to that so I decided to make her a heart shaped cushion. I bought some more pastel coloured fabric to add to the three pieces she’d selected and started with 5 fat quarters and a strip.
Next I made a large heart shape from some A3 sketching paper. Using a ruler, some inspiration from my quilt blocks book and some counting, I divided the heart into 30 pieces.
Then picked out 5 pieces of paper and cut out 2 of each from my first fabric.
I then repeated this for each fabric , making sure that no two adjacent pieces were the same.
It’s now sitting on my living room floor tormenting me as I’ve had loads of chores to do today. I’m still undecided whether to hand sew or machine sew but I’ll post on here when I’ve made some more progress.
*first post from my iPad rather than laptop! fingers crossed!*