I’m going to look for pinks, reds, and purples because I’ve started my fourth try making a hearts quilt. The THIRD
try did not work. I’ve used up most of my pink/red stash trying to make this darn thing. I sketched the original idea in 2001.
The weather has turned sunny and it will be fun to get out of the house and into a quilt store. I’ve started a corner with my newest idea. I hope it works.
If I were making a piece for my own pleasure I could just put things together to get the effect I want. I could fuse and glue. I do that every so often. But this is a pattern I want to sell so I have to consider how someone else will put it together and how it might have to go through the wash. My first three tries involved a lot of tucking and hand sewing. Very tedious stuff. I also have to think about writing instructions and doing diagrams. I usually write them out and draw them first and then try to follow them as I’m putting the project together. Sometimes when I’m sewing I say out loud, “This doesn’t make any sense!” That’s when I re-write.
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