My Husband bought me these Tetris stickers that look like the terminos. He knows I like to play the game and create shapes. He bought them while he was on a business trip and had some time to kill before flying home. There are many who have made Tetris quilts, and I may have mentioned it to him. At any rate he saw them and snatched them up. This was one of my Christmas gifts.
When I saw the outlines for suggested shapes one can make with the stickers I thought VALENTINE WALL HANGING.
|The Inspiration - struck just Tuesday|
I created a key for myself and picked out fabrics from my stash. The red and white one has arrows with heart-shaped arrowheads. There are some scraps of some red Kona, pretty light pink floral, red with white polka dots, a light pink with white hearts and a super sweet stripe with pink bars and little rose buds.
I used low volume charms from an online low-volume charm swap and other low volume fabrics in my stash.
I know it's kind of hard to see, but it is a pretty heart. It is a LOT bigger than I imagined it. I probably should have used 2.5 inch squares instead of the 3.5 inch squares. Each row has 13 squares.
|Blocks sewn together for a Valentine Surprise|
So far this is the quickest turn around I have done from idea to sewn. I still need to sew the strips together. I am pleased with the quick turn around and decided to stop sewing at 12:30 am.
I took a few quick pictures and wanted to share my "Friday Finish". I promise to post more pictures when I sew the strips together and get it all cute and quilty.
I am thinking about adding a muslin border about 6.5 inches around the whole thing to help the reds and pinks stand out. I also thought about adding a grey and white chevron fabric border, but then perhaps that might compete with the reds and pinks.
Sound off and tell me what you would do! I love getting comments from the community.