My second finish is a second Cupid's Bow. It appropriately will be coined Kupid's Kurtsy 2). With a little ingenuity there was enough between scraps from the first Cupid's Bow (Kupid's Kurtsy) and my meager red stash to pull it off.
In the meantime I am reading the sleeve, binding, and label for Krooked Kreek and several nights in front of the TV. More to share with you tomorrow on this project. Right now I am thinking of what project to tackle next! Kupid's Kisses and Kadbury are on their way back from Kerry after being quilted. There are lots of TV nights ahead.
Before closing wanted to share a photo of Kamel Kountry (Old Tobacco Road by Bonnie Hunter) that was gifted to Ty and Sharon this past week. It was meant and is perfect for their brown/tan travel trailer. They were so surprised and thrilled to receive it.
The pieces were all laser cut, a first for me. The first time opening the container the fabrics smelled distinctively burnt. We were promised the smell would eventually go away, which it did. Upon first inspection too there were burnt marks on the edge of the white that were very distinctive. These marks didn't go away, but ended up in the seams. Both of these were a bit of a shock when we got the kits.
After finishing the Valentine's Day projects my next project to work on became this one called It's A Mystery (not too clever Pat Yamin...). The trick for this one is to make certain to pay attention to the layout diagram as it is real easy to orient the units the wrong way. Rows together is what remains besides finding a back that will make this project a bit more interesting... Oh and a mysterious "K" name =^.^= It happens to be a 2021 UFO too!
5 Things You Didn't Know About Valentine's Day
- St. Valentine Wasn't Just One Person
- Valentine's Day Became an Official Holiday in the 1300s
- Cupid Has Its Roots in Greek and Roman Mythology
- Americans Send 145 Million Valentine's Day Cards Each Year
- Nearly 6 Million Couples Get Engaged On Valentine's Day
Used YTD: 25.25 yards
Purchased this week: 4.5 yards
This is the background for the Crazy Hearts table runner. The ruler is the Spider Web by Creative Grids. I like to use specialty rulers more than once. This will be the third project to use it. I am about to cut two units that will form the sides of the table runner with this 10" x 11 1/2" rectangle.
The hearts have already been cut out and rotated about. My project consists of five hearts instead of six. Six hearts makes it pretty big and Mom has a smaller table.
The cutting of the fabrics leaves quite a bit of scrap. I'd rather have more like what is in the second photo than the first. This is however how the pattern comes about. I will be cutting down the scraps and adding to my scrap bins.
These are parts of the cutting sequence. The rest of the pieces are cut; border and inner border along with more background pieces. Time to press, cut, and sew! Just before stopping for the day this is how my Design Wall looked.
I'll move the border units around a bit to even out the two patterns. The binding will be the same as the inner border. I hope to have this one done before Thursday. How about Kupid's Kisses?
I have a finish in Stitches From The Heart. This is not a UFO, but it is always fun for me to work on the holiday theme projects when that time comes. I have two more I'm working on that will be ready for next year. This one goes to my Mom. It finished at 35" x 35". I purchased a light pink print for the backing and a bold pink solid for the binding. It will be off to Kerry soon, but will not make it in time to Mom for Valentine's Day. Maybe she'll have it for decorating during the month of February! Heart "K" name ideas welcome...
Used YTD: 16.75 yards
Purchased this week: 7.25 yards
Used YTD: 11.75 yards
Purchased this week: 17.5 yards