Beloved and I had a little travelling to do over the last few weeks. Just a couple of overnight trips. I like to bring hand work to do on these little jaunts.
In my UFO stack I found this little treasure from about 20 years ago that needed just a bit of attention. Generally speaking I piece quilts. I quilt by check. Well on some of these small wall hangings, table runners and charity quilts, quilting by check just doesn’t seem “right”.
This little sweetheart was intended for hand quilting. And as primitive as my quilting is, I think it works.
I used embroidery floss, perle cotton and quilting thread on this. I did buttonhole stitch around the hearts before I pieced the blocks together decades ago and I can see that I need just a little more practice. Still I like it. Done is better than perfect, but this is just perfectly charming. And this is no longer a UFO!
Happy Valentines day to you and your loved ones.