Last of the Hearts

Here are the last 2 Hearts. I am glad that Deb had this SAL for Hearts. I will have a top done soon as this is an easy quilt. My May goals were not met. I will take inventory this week end.

No quilting done so far the last 3 days.

Maybe next week. Have a great week end! I am playing “find a reliable roof contractor” game!

Nanette

May 29 Heart

Today was another day to obtain more bids on a new roof for the house and Studio. It swallowed up my day! I did get the heart completed, but no 9 patches. Hopefully the day will be calmer and quieter tomorrow. I looked around in my Studio and I see a “get organized and straighten up” day in my future. It is a mess!

Only 2 more hearts and I will have them completed. It looks like I will not have all the 9 patches completed when I wanted to, but this roof issue will pass and I will get back on track.

Have a wonderful week! I will post my last 2 blocks by Friday and hopefully will have a quilt top layout ready to show!

Nanette

Happy Memorial Day – Chasing Hearts and Mountmellick

Hoping all are enjoying celebrating Memorial Day, a day to honor the fallen and brave heroes of our great Military! Thank you also to all the military families who support their families who currently serve and have served our Country in the past.  Thank you for your service!

I thought I had a weird week 2 weeks ago…. This week did not go as I planned either, so now I am 4 days behind in my May goals! If things go quietly the next 5 days maybe I can catch up!

Here are my hearts for 24, 25, 26, and 27 May. There are 4 more hearts left to complete and now I need to work on the alternating blocks! The easy way would be to incorporate a 5″ block of the remaining and matching fabrics, or to do a 9 patch block like Deb has done.

May 24th Heart

May 25th Heart

May 26 Heart

May 27 Heart

Here is a sample on how I will make the alternating 9 patches.  Each heart will have a matching fabric 9 patch.  I thnk this will really make my quilt pop!  No telling what borders will look like!  This is a ‘go as you go along’ quilt!

Now on to progress on Mountmellick.  I still have a lot of EPP to do to finish the flowers and have now changed the border fabric and vine fabric.   I am going to add more of the EPP flowers that are in the Medallion using the same fabric.  Then I will add red and blue flowers and no leaves!  Here is a picture of the border.  There is only one completed flower, the rest are ready to be sewn together.   The vine will be about 1/4” wide!  I applique one side down and then trim and applique the other side down.  No glue, etc!

To give you an idea of what I am working with on the size of the hexagon papers, here is a picture of a completed flower next to a Hershey Kiss!

Nesting is still not complete – darn!  I may be able to do a big push this evening and finish it, but there is some embroidery for both Blocks 3 and 4, so it may be Tuesday…. It depends if I feel like working on Nesting or driving myself nuts with covering 1/2” paper hexagons!

The other day I was thinking about Brinton Hall quilt.  I could not remember where I had put the remaining hexagons to sew to the Medallion – found then yesterday. This may become a June Goal!

We are in the process of getting bids on a new roof so that will mean stay home – no traveling for about 4 months – I do believe I can catch up with some of my projects that have been ignored, as long as there are no more ‘life’s little interruptions’ for me!

Have a great week.  I love weekends and long holiday weekends – the phone does not ring and give me issues to handle!!!

Nanette

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Your Cheating Heart!

Here is my May 21st Heart Block.

And I have cheated on making tomorrow’s Heart as I have 2 Doctor appointments in San Antonio tomorrow

Here is my Heart for May 22nd. The color has changed to a Turquoise

I am redoing the border for Mountmellick that I screwed up. I am happy with the new one. All borders are cut and marked, bias strips cut, and only 30 more Hexagons left to cut. I am a Happy Quilter with a cheating Heart!!!

Have a wonderful week.

Nanette

Hearts and Mountmellick!

We have received almost 2 inches of rain and more is coming!  We are hoping for another 3 inches (dreaming).  So nice to have the rain as we head into Summer.

Here is my Heart for May 20.

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I made up my mind this morning when I walked to start a new quilt, but ended up deciding to work on the flowers for Mountmellick.

I started preparing the nice little EPP 1/2” hexagons, only to realize after 3 hours of work that when I fussy cut them somehow I (ME?) screwed them up!  There were 196 hexagons to make for the next border because I did not want to do anymore Broderie Purse!  OK, trash can time!

I then had to make a decision to totally give up on this quilt, or put my big girl pants on and start over with the border.  I have decided to continue on with this project.  I am going to use some of the same fabric that is in the medallion to make at least 12 flowers (fussy cutting) and the remainder are already cut but they are not fussy cut hexagons (whew).  I have 9 more hexagons to cut out.

Then I will try to continue on and make this quilt!  I have no reason not to other than I want to start a new project and that is just stupid since I am trying to clean up my UFO’s.

I had a great day in spite of this issue, and my focusing is now back on track.  I do believe that I made the error in cutting when I was not really feeling well!  Lesson learned – do not work on an intense project when not feeling well!!!!  Of course, in past posts I have repeated this over and over, guess I just did not listen to self!

OH you ask about the last 2 blocks of Section 5 of Stonefields – well they went to visit the trash along with the hexagons that were cut wrong!  I have decided I will do something else as I start Section 6 later this year! (BUMMER).  I do not know when I will learn that when I continue to not work on certain things that there is a reason!  Obviously I made errors on both of these little things, just waited too long to figure it out!

We were expecting more rain this evening, but think it is breaking up.  We are grateful for what we received!

Have a great week!

Nanette