Sunday, 16 January 2011

Heart of Butterflies

With one thing and another, it has been a busy week this week.  When I was home, I spent one day cutting blue fabric for a quilt top, and in between, began to join the blocks.  The blocks were finally joined together and are waiting to be completed into a quilt top.

I made a start yesterday, but after having to take one row apart, I decided to give it a rest and go back to it today with a fresh mind.  The blocks turned the wrong way between the floor and the sewing table.

In the evenings, I have been plugging away at the cross stitch and yesterday, the final back stitch detailing went in.

That leaves one heart to do.  I shall probably start that tonight, hopefully after a successful day at the sewing machine.

13 comments:

Sue said...

Your cross stitch is a stunner! I do the same thing with the quilt blocks. I hate having to unpick it!! lol

Terry said...

A beautiful heart I'm looking forward to seeing them all together.

We all unpick and no one likes it. So your in good company.

Donna said...

Beautiful heart! Your stitching is lovely.

The way pieces rearrange themselves blows my mind. I'm used to clothing - the two pieces line up usually one way only. Quilting is different. I'm finding the pieces line up in all sorts of ways - not necessarily in the correct order. It is like a puzzle. Happy quilting.

stitcheranon said...

oh very pretty. I spend more time unpicking quilts than quilting rofl

Tudy said...

That is beautiful.

Gina E. said...

Lovely work, Jane! I've missed the 'back story' on this - there is apparently more than one heart involved. This one must have taken ages. Well, it would probably take me about 3 months to do this butterflies heart :-o

Rudee said...

This is so pretty!

Miriam said...

It is another really beautiful heart!

Annie said...

I love that heart, and all hearts actually. This set will be so pretty.

Why is it we all have to do things multiple times to get it right! Just once, I'd like to finish something correctly the first time I try it!

Terry said...

Your butterfly heart looks great! How exciting to have just one more to go! :0)

Linda said...

Two of my favorite things, hearts and butterflies. This is lovely, Jane. I'm looking forward to seeing it all together.

We all have to rip out, it's part of sewing.

Mad about Craft said...

I think that is the best heart yet!

Beautiful!

pendlestitches said...

I'm with MadaboutCrafts. This is the best heart yet. And possibly one of the most lovely cross stitch designs I've ever seen.

You are so clever. This is gorgeous.