I have been super motivated to sew this baby quilt! I want to get to the fun part, seeing the quilt come together and getting to quilt it. I also am feeling a bit of pressure, December 16 is fast approaching. But first I had to finish putting those 1 1/2" squares on the second edge of each rectangle. (Positive note here: I am only making one of these quilts, not two like the last time.) And after a day, the rectangles were done!
What's the next step? You know those rectangles aren't going to make hearts all by themselves, they have to be joined to the yellow or grey squares or attach a 2 inch background square to a rectangle. The little puppies seemed to just fly through my machine and ta da, here they all are! They are on top of the larger square segments. I like to celebrate each stage of quilt completion but hey, you probably noticed this!
I bet you know what is coming next - the hearts! I was even more excited to do this and I was practically holed up, off the grid on Wednesday to get the hearts done. And I did it, 48 heart blocks DONE! I arranged the top half of the blocks in the order I want them to be sewn together. I LOVE THEM!
For the next step, I will attach all the squares to background fabric strips and put strips in between each row. I already have all 19 strips of 1.5 inches cut. I don't work tomorrow so after my laps I hope my sewing fever keeps on going!
It's fun to be recharged and enthused. I feel that way with my mini teaching job - having just two college classes a week to teach has pepped me up about teaching. New classes, new level, new material makes for new enthusiasm. And I have a new loved one on the way to sew for! I wonder how many quilts she will need? I am thinking I will have new projects for years to come.