Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Heart Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!  Appropriately enough I have some little hearts to applique.  This is a 6 inch block in the Just Takes 2 quilt (see the link on the side bar).  I am doing the needle turn applique by back basting and have loved every stitch.  I have missed having a hand applique project and not done one since I finished the Civil War Bride last year.  I just can not seem to find the right pattern.  I have sort of been looking at Aunt Millie's Garden and the Circuit Rider Quilt, but not committed yet.  I am trying to be more careful at choosing quilts, they are such an investment any more. 
In the meanwhile I am truly enjoying every block (okay- maybe not so much the Y seams in that house block) in the Just Takes 2 quilt.  After I finish the heart block this evening I will have the January blocks finished.  Tomorrow more blocks will be published but I will soon catch up because...

TA  DA  Bella Garden is finished!!!

I hope you all have a good Valentine's Day.  February is my month professionally, I am ultrasound technologist in the Heart and Vascular Lab at one of the medical centers here in Omaha.  We always do some sort of health screenings on a Saturday in February and this weekend we are doing carotid artery and aorta ultrasound screening.  We have been overwhelmed with interest - YEA -  and will be screening over 120 this Saturday morning!!!

Happy Stitching,

1 comment:

  1. Bella garden is wonderful! How fun to have such a beautiful finish!!
    Lovely red and white blocks too!!