With a little time on my hands, I was able to finish a project I started a couple months ago. As with many of us, life can get crazy! We go with it, we do what needs to be dealt with and patiently wait for the time to do what we really want to do! Life!
17" x 15"
I cut 1" wide strips (just a tad less) of white and red fabric, and stitched each one together making one piece.
The fun began when I cut this strip to make the tiny little square frame for the heart! It isn't easy keeping something so small straight, but I did my best.
I had a few ideas for the border blocks which included half square triangles. Thank you Bloc-Loc for making the task of trimming HST's so much easier and faster! I can't imagine life without it!
I guess I should tell you the first blocks I decided to make were Mini Raspberry Kiss paper pieced blocks. They are the cutest ever blocks ever! The blocks finish at 2"...mini indeed...and it's a free pattern on Craftsy. Click here for the pattern: Mini Raspberry Kiss
The size of the Kiss blocks determined the size of all the rest of the blocks in the border. A few nine patch, geese, kisses and ribbon star blocks should get me the border I'm envisioning!
Admittedly, it was a tough little border to work through! But it came together and for the most part worked out.
I stitched all around the bias tape heart before quilting the rest of the mini. The center is vertical lines that line up with the frame squares.
I wasn't sure about quilting in red thread for the background heart. I was fully prepared to pull out the seam ripper if it didn't work. Boy, am I glad it worked!!
This will be in the mail in a couple days! Let's hope it surprises and puts a smile on the unsuspecting victim!