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.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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