On Saturday evening I was able to finish putting the heart blocks together for the Frosted Hearts table topper. I like the scrappy look of the blocks, but I think if I make something similar again I may applique the whole heart rather than piece some of it. My fussy side isn't thrilled with how some of the applique section and the pieced section don't line up 100%. I'm leaving them as they are however, and forcing myself to appreciate the 'rustic' look of the blocks.
Yesterday afternoon we went to our the first birthday party of a friend's son. The kids had a blast, and we got home at around 5.30pm. After a very light dinner I was able to finish putting the top together and get busy quilting. How fun!
I have used a really cute light gold silk thread for the quilting, and because of the teeny spool, I knew I'd run out, but didn't mind, because I know I have to go to the quilt store this week. I ran short only on one border, so I thought it would be fun to see how the binding looks on the other three sides, and you can see the result. I think once I get more thread I'll do some more quilting in the centre part of the quilt too. I'm really pleased with it, and look forward to seeing it on the kitchen table. If only all projects went together so quickly!!
Amy has gone back to school today, so when Cam goes to Kindy this afternoon the house will seem very quiet. I need to go to the bookshop today too, they have called to let me know that the two Yarn Harlot books I ordered have come in, I'm really looking forward to reading them, I find her highly amusing!
Well, that's it from me, I hope you've all had a great weekend, and for my friends in the US, hope you're enjoying your Superbowl Sunday. I don't know anything about Superbowl ... but I'm assured by those in the know that it's a 'really big thing'. Have a great day!