Friday, February 10, 2012

Celtic heart

Amongst the busyness of work and the icky cold (which is much better now, thank you) a little bit of sewing happened this past week.

First, I want to show you the Valentine I made for the OnlyChild. Now that its safe delivery has been confirmed, I can reveal it.

My embroidery skills are not stellar, but I practiced my backstitch while making this little Celtic heart knot mini. I then machine quilted two rows of echo stitch around the design and edged it by machine also. It measures about 8" square. 

I made this mini while Skyping with the OnlyChild Sunday evening. I'd do a few stitches, type a message, stitch some took forever!
Also on Sunday night, I made another Dresden block. After I posted about my other blocks, I just wasn't ready to put it all away and go to bed so I cut a couple more fabrics and made this.

I'm really loving these. I still have no idea what I'll do with them.

It was kind of a busy/tiring week (aren't they all?) so I didn't get back to my sewing machine until last night. When I got home from work yesterday, I had a to-do list about a mile long: laundry, vacuum, bake banana bread, clean the bathroom. None of that got done. Instead, I spent some time working on Block 8 of Swoon. I got most of it done and finished off the last couple of seams tonight.

Eight blocks completed! Now I'm starting to get nervous. With only one block left to make, I'll soon have to decide what I'm doing with this quilt. How will I quilt it? Will I quilt it myself? I don't like making these kinds of decisions but I don't want it to be folded up and put aside. This one's for my bed! (And it might just encourage me to paint the bedroom, a job that needs to be done.)

On the homestretch with Swoon...sort of.


Lynne said...

I love the Celtic knot mini quilt and I'm sure OnlyChild did too!

Your Swoon blocks look great - you must be getting excited even if you're nervous about the quilting.

Julie Fukuda said...

I love the Celtic knot. I have a feeling that lovely quilt will tell you what it wants when you get there. Cross those bridges one by one.

Rachel Slote-Brown said...

Love the celtic knot - where did you get the design?
Your swoon blocks are lovely.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

LOVE! You are almost done. good for you!! No Swooning here. I'm going to work on Christmas gifts. I may get block 6 cut though. We'll see how it goes. Great job on the Celtic Knot. You are a good Mum. :)

Barb said...

For not feeling so good you sure have accomplished alot. Love the Celtic!

Pat said...

The heart piece is very nice and so is the swoon block you posted. I have one nearly finished...did it 16 inches instead of 24...and it will be the center of a stroller-sized quilt for a baby girl. I'll post a photo on my blog when I get some of the borders around the block.

Celtic Thistle said...

Your Celtic Knot mini quilt is lovely, what a great idea!

Cheryl said...

I saw your photos on the So Darn Crafty link up. I love the Celtic heart. Beautiful work! I am sure OnlyChild loves it.