The kids are visiting this weekend … Chris and Rae get here late tonight and Adam and his family tomorrow. Because Mom is here Adam is going to stay at a nearby hotel but Chris and Rae will stay in Keith’s office and I pulled out the trundle bed and put my HeartStrings quilt on it … it’s one of my favorites because the blocks were sent to me from HeartStrings members from all over!
Mom is still feeling pretty bad … thank you for all your concern and good wishes. I took her to a local clinic today — We still have lots we’d like to accomplish this visit and more importantly, we just want her to feel better soon!
I saw a cute bunny quilt online a while back and saved a photo because I thought Mom might like to make it, I even found a bunny appliqué and saved it. I had appointments all day today so Mom worked a bit in the sewing room tracing bunnies onto fusible web and when I got home, I cut a pile of bricks. Now it’s a kit for her to take home and finish.
I didn’t realize there was a tutorial but that’s OK, we calculated our own measurements to give us the size quilt we wanted. I should count this one as one of my Precut Party quilts since she used a set of my fat quarters … of course, there is a lot of fabric left in that bundle so I’ll have to come up with something else to use it up!
We didn’t work long today but I pieced a backing and straightened up a bit while Mom fused the last of the hearts for our 2nd quilt. This one will not have a border and I didn’t put all the blocks up on the design wall since I’ll have to wait until Mom appliqués the hearts before finishing it but I did want to see how it’s going to look …
Quilt size is is the same as the first one – 54 x 72
blocks are 6 inches finished (6.5 with seam allowances)
blocks are set 9 across and 12 rows down
we used my Accuquilt heart die for the appliqué (fused them with Heat and Bond lite and Mom will machine stitch them down)