Monday, May 31, 2021

RSC May (red) and Table Scraps Challenge


Red! I am really falling for this color! I've also fallen for Dresden Plate blocks!

Earlier this month, I paid for an online Zoom class to make Dresden blocks. Overall, I was fairly unhappy with the class and how it was run. Good thing it included an instruction sheet with template (that had to be revised on the second day), or I may have flipped. 

With each new experience, something is learned, right? 

Since my scrap bag(s) don't include much red, I chose a charm pack that I've had for ages to make the above small runner. I absolutely got hooked on making these blocks! It felt so good since making a Dresden Plate block has been on my to-do list for ages. They really are much easier to make than I had imagined. 

So, I went on to make a few more....

This little lady is truly scrappy with 3 fabrics in each blade. She fits perfectly on an antique pedestal in my family room.

And the final one is just a bit bigger than the previous one. She sits on a small table in our front sitting room. 

Here they are next to each other like sisters. 

There will definitely be more Dresden blocks in my future!

Linking up with: 

Table Scraps Challenge @The Joyful Quilter

RSC May @ScrapHappy

New-To-Me Scrappy Project : IFAQH


Have you ever found a quilted heart out along your adventures? If so, you are very lucky! I first heard about this project about 2 weeks ago while scrolling through Instagram. At times, those leisurely scrolls stumble across some really "aha" moments!

The official I Found A Quilted Heart project started in January 2014 when a quilted heart was found in a cave in the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. Since then, people all over the world have participated in making hearts as a random act of kindness. I have happily added myself to that list!

There is a lot more information on this website: I Found A Quilted Heart  

Included in this website are the guidelines for placing hearts, a printable tag sheet, and a list of FAQS (frequently asked questions). There is no template for the heart itself as it's up to the maker to choose a desirable shape and size. 

When a heart is found, there are places to "report" them, too! On the tag, the website is listed, along with a hashtag for Instagram. There is a Facebook group also, with photos of the hearts and often with a picture of the "finder". 

Above is the first heart I hung in a tree in my neighborhood. About  10 days later, it still hasn't been found! It's visible from the street, sidewalk and right where cars drive by in a mini mall. I like to think that it's meant for someone very special and who needs a reminder that there is love in this world. 

These hearts are so much fun for me to make. It's quite addicting and a fabulous way to use up scraps of all sizes. Every single one of my hearts contains purple in some way...a fabric scrap, a button, lace or ribbon. Just so you know, in case you find one, it may have come from me!

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