For this month's wreath I decided to go traditional. Just a simple heart, right? Well, since I have a plethora of ideas bouncing around in this head of mine, you couldn't be more wrong. The ideas are pouring out of my head faster than I can get them on paper! I came up with this String Heart after searching for Heart Blocks for the February Wreath. I don't know if something broke or just started working but suddenly all the blocks were broken down into basic shaped inside my head. I just started coming up with plans and ideas right then. Of course none of them were simple ideas and none of them were at all easy to assemble. I am aways shocked at how difficult it can be to take an idea and turn it into an actual 3 dimensional object.
This months block is a string heart block. I sewed strips of fabric onto paper templates then cut them into the triangles I needed to make the heart. After much calculating and fiddling I was able to get this heart and the background into a 12" X 12" square. I took pictures of the entire process and plan to post a tutorial soon. I also have two other heart shaped projects in the works which I'll share later this week.
Saturday night I was overcome with a wave of creativity. I sat up into the wee hours of the night sketching, calculating and coloring. I seemed to have more ideas than I did paper! I guess I have been storing up these ideas for sometime, and since The Quilt Story Blog is having a "Block Party" my brain decided now was the time to spew them out. I came up with a total of 4 blocks and I still have one or more bouncing around in my head.
The actual idea was inspired by a drawing my son did. Occasionally, when I get out the graph paper to play with a design my kids ask for a sheet or two to draw on. Over time I have collected these drawings and use them for inspiration when I am running low. ( As an added bonus they are also good for a smile when I am feeling low) I took Jacks drawing an modified it to a 12 inch block and then came up with a few of my own. I am planning on making them into a cute quilt that I want to call, Kid, You're out of this world! or something like that.
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|Cute alien Dude|
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|beautifully hand stitched windows|