Living This Creative Life

I have two favorite quotes. The first one is by Emile Zola, "If you asked me what I came into this world to do, I would tell you that I came to live out loud". I don't know who the second one is by, but it goes like this, "If you're not living on the edge then you might as well jump". Both of these sentiments sum up my personal philosophy of this experience we call life on earth. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Block #61 in the Machine Quilting Challenge


Good Morning All,
Thank you to all of you, especially Elana, Chris W, and Christa, who have welcomed me back with such enthusiasm.
Here is today's new stitch-out. I call it Crazy Hearts. It's a great background fill especially for little girls quilts.
It looks pretty easy and it is once you get the rhythm down. You may want to doodle it out first so you get used to the density and placement.
To begin, stitch a small heart that is about 1/2 -3/4 of an inch in size. Echo stitch around the heart one time then make a second heart and echo stitch around it. Keep adding hearts and surrounding them with one or more echos. Try to keep it so that there is no negative space between the echoed hearts. You can vary the size of the hearts or keep them all about the same size like I did. You can also stitch the heart in a bigger size, but that will make it more difficult to butt them next to each other.
Hope you enjoy today's new design,
Till Friday,
Heather

1 comment:

Christa Irell said...

Ohh,I LOVE this! I am definitely in the Romantic category, curvy lines are so much easier for me. Not that this looks easy, mind you... lol But it's so pretty!

You are just so talented, it's amazing. I am so blessed to know you, to be around you and be influenced by you.

That "20 minutes a day for 21 days" way of learning DOES work- how cool is that?! I have only doodled these designs, I don't have a machine to practice them on, but as soon as I get one, I will be doing the 20 minutes for 60+ days! lol

Practicing something diligently really makes a difference. We CAN learn!!! Thanks Heather.