Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Locked Hearts and Linky announcement

This week I started work on my heart quilt.

I also continued to make many mistakes. This white piece can at least be used in another block.  I now know that non-square blocks have an orientation.

And this mistake.  It needs to be paper pieced because it's on an awkward angle, and I didn't realize that you get a mirror image of the block when you're done.  So I've managed to learn two things to not do this week.  That counts as progress, right?  Please?

I'm also thinking about starting a linky party called "Behind the Seams."  It would be a sewing/quilting related topic, but wouldn't really have anything to do with the progress your making.  Things like what your sewing area looks like, your oldest piece of fabric, one of your quilts with an animal on it, etc.  So that when we are still working on the same thing there is still something to post about.  I like to post but am so slow that I don't want my readers to get completely bored seeing the same thing a million times.  I'll give you the topic the month prior and then you'll have a month and you can post at any time.  Then we'll link up!  I'm going to post on the 15th of the month, so the first topic will be coming up this Friday.  Sound like fun?

Speaking of linky parties, I'm joining up with Quilting by the River and WIP Wednesday.

5 comments:

  1. I love love love what you're working on here! I sure hope you'll keep posting about it so we can all follow your progress! WOW! I love that you're learning a lot along the way too! :)

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  2. That looks way too complicated for me. Good luck.

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  3. I'm sure you'll get it all figured out. Paper piecing like this is something I'm going to try. Sounds like a fun linky party! Thanks for sharing.
    Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  5. I love the heart blocks! I know all about learning as ya go. But from mistakes come experience:)

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