Friday, February 14, 2014

Another Year on Sweet Hearts

Back in November I realized with a chill that on Valentine's Day, 2013, I wrote that I hoped to have all nine of my Sweet Heart redwork designs finished by Valentine's Day, 2014. I knew then that there was no way that was going to happen! Not after I'd spent so much time on Best Friends Forever. But I made a push, and finished this little guy, who may well be my favourite:


With the spats on the shoes and the striped outfit, I'm pretty sure this is a boy. But he feels quite familiar all the same...


Yes, that's me on the right!

I've realized that I stitched all the singles first, and now I have all the couples left. In general, the couples had more detail, so I guess I started with the easier ones. The first couple is well underway:


And here's a layout of all nine to give you a sense of where things are going:


I really do want to finish them and move on to the next steps with my plans for some pieced and applique borders. Too many projects! In any case,


14 comments:

  1. Oh be still my beating heart - these stitcheries are so sweet!! That is so cute that the first one looks just like you sitting on the steps.

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  2. So adorable! I hope you can get them done soon. We all know about too many projects.
    Happy Valentine's Day! Anything special planned?

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  3. redwork is so easy on the eye and these are beautiful, have a book on it but so far have only made an angel cushion for one of my girls

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  4. What a wonderful quilt this will be. Red work always reminds of coziness. Are the drawings yours or are they patterns?

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    1. Thanks very much, Anna Maria! The drawings are patterns that I bought probably 10 years ago now. I believe they are adapted from images that were first published around 1910-15. I agree, there is something cozy about the red/white combination!

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  5. How about taking an outline from your photo and slipping it into the project? It would fit really well. Well done for resurrecting it for Valentines Day!

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    1. My goodness, Jillian, you are right! It would fit. Maybe I will add a little outline to the label on the back. Thank you!

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  6. I didn't realize you were a stitcher! Most of the people who read my blog are quilters or textile artists. :) I'm liking what you're dong here - I've always loved redwork - and yours is quite lovely.

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  7. Oh my gosh! Those are the most adorable little redwork sweethearts ever. I really like Jillian's idea about adding your photo into the mix; it would fit in perfectly. Super cute quilt!

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    1. Thank you! Maybe some time this decade I'll finish it, lol.

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  8. So love red work. Love the photo of you too.

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