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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