Finishing up

I’ll continue with the strips and strings log cabin blocks and the hearts but I’m starting to pack up for our time at Big Canoe. I’ll have a a couple tops to assemble, some pinwheel blocks to make, and I might get to this little doll quilt so it’s packed too. I feel so good when I’m using my leftovers … the batting, backing, and top are all leftover from other quilts.

I don’t talk about it every day but I’m keeping up with my walking too. I caught a pretty sunset the other evening but I went out too early today. It will be more of a challenge at Big Canoe because I have to drive a short distance to one of the trails. That’s one thing that was very convenient about the Big Canoe townhouse, we could walk out the door, up a hill and were right at one of the trailheads. Overall, I much prefer the house to the condo but I did really like that. Keith and I still share a single car so I have to coordinate with him. Not terribly difficult but not always easy to time a walk between the time in the sewing room and fixing dinner. I could always get up earlier but that’s not likely to happen!

And just because I’m loving this little heart project … I’ve got more blocks up on the design wall and tonight I prepped and appliquéd more hearts. I’m betting my stolen time in the sewing room this weekend will be spent working on this one. It will not go to Big Canoe with me and I’d love to get all 35 blocks done before we leave but we’ll see how it goes. They are quick to stitch once the hearts are done.


  1. Love the colours you’ve chosen to frame the hearts. You have been very prolific this month. I’m always intrigued by your moving from Big Canoe( such an interesting name!) to Florida. There must be a good reason!

  2. I have some heart blocks that my mother in law blanket stitched for me while she was in the home recovering from a broken leg. She was bored, I bonded the hearts to the backing, took her her sewing kit and she was in heaven for quite a few days. I used some for a baby quilt after she was gone, maybe I will border the rest like this and get them finished. Thanks for the inspiration,

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