I quilted another HeartStrings top today #8 of the 10 I’m trying to complete by the end of the month. Quilted with freehand flowers from the Pajama Quilter DVD.
Another backing pieced by Sheree from donated fabric — a big help!
Unfortunately these blocks had a lot of places along the seams where the fabric wasn’t stitched. At first, I thought there were just a couple and placed appliqued hearts over them but I quickly realized there were too many for that solution.
Typically, I’d try to turn a seam allowance under and hand stitch the seam but there was not an option here (and I’m really not sure I would have taken the time due to the number of seams) so I decided I’d just quilt a zig zag back and forth with the quilt on the longarm (remember there’s a muslin foundation here too so there’s a layer between the block and batting).
It’s a very *visible* repair when you’re just looking at it like this but once the top was quilted not nearly so noticeable. It’s a good reminder for all of us making HeartStrings blocks to be diligent about our seam allowances and to check the blocks as we’re pressing for any issues.