Hearts and Flowers Quilt

This is a Kim McClean pattern from Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Romance book that I started last year. I like most of Kim's designs and was awaiting the release of the pattern for Stars and Sprigs. I was desperate to start making something in Kaffe fabrics though and in a rush of blood to the head I decided that I would make this quilt while I waited for the Stars and Sprigs pattern to be published. Well by the time the fabric arrived and I had found somewhere to enlarge the patterns for me quite a bit of time passed by. I decided to try the back basting method and set to work tracing the pattern for the centre block onto the back of the fabric. I basted the fabric onto the front and I think I even got as far as needle turning one of the squiggles. It was at that point that I realised I had rather a lot of projects on the go and really ought to finish something off. Plus I wasn't convinced about the back basting method and those squiggles were looking intimidating. The result was that the whole thing was wrapped up and put away. 

When I was making the Henrietta block last week I yearned for more applique to do and there was my heart sitting waiting for me. I got it out over the weekend and made some pretty good progress on it given the amount of sporting and whatnot that was going on. I overcame my problems with the back basting by drawing over the stitching line with my white pencil – I think I need to use a thicker thread for that if I do it again. I'd like to finish the squiggles off this week and get the next layer ready to take to the crop with me on Saturday.

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I'm excited about this project again now that I've overcome the problem with the back basting and I'm very happy to have some hand sewing to do.

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