Sunday, February 10, 2013

Love is in the air or at least that's what every commercial tells me!

While looking though things on pintrest the other day I found a link to a mini quilt of a heart done in twister blocks.  I of course had to re-pin it.  The pin came from this blog, but the true source came from Connie at www.conniekreskin.com on a blog post from a week ago.  I am not claiming originality, but I just love the idea of making different designs with the twister.  I want to make this for my wife for Valentine's Day. My wife is the type that I could not figure out if our LOVE was hollow like on the left of full like on the right.  It figures that she wants the hollow heart.  If you know Tanya you will know she HATES red/orange or any thing to do with that.  She picked out some fabric and threw out my original idea.


Yep you guessed it this will be made out of turquoise/blues.  You can see that Tanya and I have some different tastes in colors.  When I first told my wife about this I told her that she could hang it on the wall in her room.  She was thinking I was making a little wall hanging.  Unlike Connie, where I got this idea from my twister is huge hers is like 2 inch squares where mine are more like 6 inch squares.  So any way this is going to be a bit bigger then she expected.  The baby twister I made for example is 2 squares less in each direction so it will be decent size.  After I took my design downstairs and started cutting it out I realize one big oops, my design was backwards from what the twist I was doing (my blocks are spinning the other direction).  I sent James my oldest son up and this is his interpretation of what my heart should look like.


You can see that Jame's taste is closer to mine (but a little darker), but at least they are spinning the right direction so that I can use it as my pattern.  You can see that I have almost the top 4 rows made.  I don't think I have enough white so I will be shopping some time this week.


Speaking of love, Tanya played with her Embroidery machine today trying to make a label for a quilt she finished.  Above is the first try.  You can see that she was still working out spacing issues on this first try as the year ended up in our heart.  The second try looks wonderful and is sewed onto our quilt (more on that in the next post).



Just in case you guys were feeling bad that I did not get to make a pink heart Tanya did give me this pile of pink material with a beige background material to make a quilt that we will add to the Etsy Store.



13 comments:

Nikita said...

I am going to have to try this one out for my daughter.. I am stitching the last four rows to the pixelated heart quilt I did for my husband thats going to be a gift to him.. but I really like the flair the twisted version has.

Teresa Nance said...

I love this! Great job! Both you and Tanya are making me wish even more for an embroidery machine.

Rosa said...

Fabulous !

Joyce Carter said...

I love the open heart design.But I am like Tanya. Red is not one of my favorite colors.However, the orange would do it for me. The embroidery looks great!

Stella Nemeth said...

I like the heart very much. My favorite colors are the blues you are using. I know that turquoise reads as green for a lot of people, but for me it is a very pretty blue.

Erin said...

I have to say, I'm more like Tanya... my tastes lean towards the aquas and greens. Both are lovely, though! Love that design.

LynCC said...

That is the sweetest thing in the world that you are making this for her. :) Love it in her colors, too.

Connie said...

Richard I love the way you did the heart twist and I can't wait to see your BIG quilt! Looks like Tanya is really having fun with her embroidery machine! I hope you'll show this on my linky party! Thanks for sharing.
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kathysnest32 said...

Please tell me where you found the heart for the embroidery machine. I have been looking for one and I love the one you used. XX Kathleen
http://kathysnest32.wordpress.com

Beth said...

What a great idea! I Amy have to try this.

Mara said...

I like what you are doing with Connie's design, bigger is so much nicer on the hands, lol.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

This is a great quilt!! I think a heart in any color is wonderful, hehe. Thanks for sharing!

Becolorful said...

Such happy and colorful designs. I wish I could do this. :D Thanks for sharing.
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