We've been away on our summer hols in Scotland for a few weeks and I took some simple hand sewing with me to pass the evenings in our holiday apartment and caravan.
I stitched up hexies for my hexie diamond project, but to intersperse the hexies with a wee something new and interesting, I decided to take some appliqué hearts to work on as well.
I've been SO tempted by Sarah Edgar's Perfect Pairs quilt since she first posted it to IG and her blog. It's gorgeous! I would dearly love to make a whole quilt one day and so I recently invested in the acrylic template from her shop. It's a fab wee doofer with an inner heart shape and a quarter in outer heart which allows you to add on your seam allowance. Sarah also designed the template with alignment lines and a centre hole for fussy cutting - genius!
For now, a whole quilt is out of the question, but nine little hearts to make a cushion panel seemed like a perfect holiday project. I enjoyed every stitch of these pretties, and am very much looking forward to making up the cushion front, perhaps with a little hand quilting to finish.
Thanks to Sarah for the inspiration and the template to keep my hearts nice and standard.
So now that hols are over, normal chaotic services will resume - wish me sanity as I have 8 loads of washing to put through, I am running outside every hour to rescue my laundry from the rain and my tumble dryer is broken!! Home sweet home.