Sunday, January 22, 2006

It's not going to be as quick as I thought

Early this morning I turned the heart blocks into log cabin blocks.

I originally thought I wanted the logs (all the strips around the center) in bright colors--but I would have had to go dig through my boxes of fabric, find 3-4 different fabrics in 4 different bold colors, iron it all, and cut it into 1.5" strips. Too much work.

Instead I used light and dark green fabrics that I already had cut from another project.

After completing all five, I decided I did not like them. I wanted sunny, put-the-sunglasses-on bright fabrics. They were too dull.

I threw them aside and did other things. Early this afternoon I decided to do this

Yes, I ripped them all out. I decided better to rip out than to paper-piece new hearts.

Oh, by the way, did you notice what I use to rip out stitches?

Cuticle scissors. I have found them to be the perfect tool for the unpleasant task. The curved tips make it easy to snip the tiny stitches.

I spent quite a bit of time getting the fabrics, ironing and rotary cutting them. I did cut a lot of extra strips so I will have plenty for other projects.

I checked the clock before starting to piece. It took exactly 1.75 hours to sew them back together.

Get your sunglasses on because here they are

I like them much better now. It took awhile, but it was a pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon.


  1. Aww, they turned out really great! Nice and cheerful.

  2. Yes, they won't look washed out on your deck on a bright sunny day.

  3. Yes, the bright colors made all the difference! Sorry you have to do some ripping though. (I do it all the time with my cross stitching).


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