This week has been a bit of a this and that and hit and miss in the sewing room. So not much going on to show off.I stumbled across this Scrappy Project Planner by Lori Holt in a drawer and found this quilt project thinking it would be a good scrap buster. Well, two blocks into it and all those tiny four patches made with 1.5 inch squares made me decide it has to be modified if I was going to make a charity quilt with this pattern.So I substituded them for just a white 2.5 inch square and moved things along fairly well. The center should have been 4 of the 2.5 squares, but I made it 4.5 instead and that seems to be working well. So two blocks done and 7 to go. The completed blocks are 16 inches finished so I plan to lay it out with 9 blocks, making the top then 48 by 48, and can add 3 inch borders all around and it can finish at 54 inches square. A good size for the charity quilt group.I must admit that this project has actually put a good dent in my scrap bins.We have three daughters, Kendra falls between our youngest and oldest daughters. Her birthday is coming up on the 10th of next month. I thought I would add a fun little runner to her other gifts. I have been teaching this runner in a 5 heart size at our local quilt shop, so decided to scale it down to just 3 hearts for her.
Now, I am not a free motion quilter, just have never been able to manage it. However I often use these Borders Made Easy and other paper quilting templates along with the multiple fancy stitches available on my Bernina 750. So I am off to quilt this runner.