Monday, January 25, 2021
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Today is my turn for the Hearts on Fire blog hop, hosted by Carol over at Just Let Me Quilt.
It's not too hard to put hearts on projects, and some just happen to be there!
Christine, a teacher friend of mine (1st grade, taught 1 year right next door to my 3rd grade classroom before I retired), asked for help with seat sacks. You know, one pocket fits over the chair back and another pocket holds books, etc. She had had some that didn't hold up, and good ones were rather expensive.
A cousin (who is BFF with Christine) sent me an email: Chris needs help. No one else had offered to help her, so I was in full gear pretty quickly. Found a simple pattern on line, adjusted it for 1st grade chairs, ordered the duck canvas (via JoAnn's curbside service) so they would be sturdy, and was making my prototype the next day. Chris wanted them to be black, but I didn't like the idea of plain black so I decided to applique a heart on each. I had some leftover cut-outs from my Cricut Maker for a different project and soon cut out more from a variety of colors (to make 26 seat sacks). The prototype fit the chair, thankfully, so I was stitching away on these lovelies. After the first several, I got smart and used my serger to finish the sides whenever I wasn't using selvage for an edge. That helped speed the process. These should be sturdy, washable, and usable for a long time.
I know there are some red hearts on this project, but there are also white ones spilling out of this jar,
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Saturday, January 16, 2021
It's almost time for the Hearts on Fire blog hop!
My day is the 20th, and I've been planning and making what I will show.
Here is the list of the participants:
This will be lots of fun and and will be inspirational--they always are!