First Project of the Year Done: “I Heart You Eight Times”

So, I am teaching a beginning applique class at Cindy’s Quilt Shop here in Caldwell,  ID, starting on Thursday, January 19th, 1 -3:30 in the afternoon. It is a three session class, with the option of a fourth session to learn how to finish off the applique square as a quilted object. I love teaching these beginning classes and I try to have a new pattern for each class. That goal also requires a new sample to display at the shop.

I had been searching around for a pattern and did not come up with an idea until this week when I read about Pat Lapacek’s weekly challenge, 8 is Great.

Her rules:

1. Your project must somehow involve the number 8.
2.  Incomplete or unfinished does not qualify. Every challenge piece must be a FINISHED project seen through from INCEPTION to COMPLETION during the challenge timeline (January 1 through January 8, 2017). Each piece must stand alone as DONE to count toward prizes.
3. Please remember that these projects need to be created during the week of the challenge (started on or after January 1, finished by January 8).
4.  Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these requirements:

  1. Include patchwork.
  2. Include appliqué.
  3. Have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.

5. Link up a blog post, flickr image, instagram post, or public facebook post to the linky at the bottom of THIS PAGE by Sunday, January 8th, 2017, at noon CDT. Alternately, you may email the picture and description to {lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com} with PROJECT QUILTING in the subject line by 11am on Sunday, January 8. Yes – that deadline is one hour earlier, because it requires more work for Kim.
When you create your PQ entry’s blog post or instagram or flickr image, please include:

  • a description of your creative process
  • the overall size of your project (it’s so hard to tell in a picture!)
  • where you are (ie, I create in Madison, WI) and if you decide to just directly upload your image to the link up party please email me this information so I can share it with everyone else.

So, here is “I Heart You Eight Times” – eight hearts (four appliqued and four quilted) in this 13.5″ x 13.75″ little quilt. It is hand appliqued and hand quilted with Perle cotton. It was super fun and will go to the shop on Monday to invite folks to come and learn to or improve their hand applique skills with me!!

I needed to create a project that featured nice curves, inner and outer points and some planning for placement that could be done easily for a beginner but be very satisfying when completed plus timely….hence the valentine color scheme.

Pat helped me focus on a project and to get it done quickly. Thanks, Pat!! I may or may not do this again, but it was fun to do once!

(We are in the middle of huge snowstorms so there will be lots of quilting done this month. It has been at least 30 years since we have had storms and snow like this.)

Billie, loving her slippers and fireplace this week!




About travel4wine2013

I am a quilter now that I have retired from teaching kindergarten.
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3 Responses to First Project of the Year Done: “I Heart You Eight Times”

  1. Kim Lapacek says:

    This is beautiful! Thanks so much joining in the fun! And I hope you join in again 😉


  2. Pingback: One UFO for January 2017 | A Barefootin' Quilter

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