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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What a wonderful idea of seat sacks! I totally agree with you that hearts brighten them up. A very nice charity project. Your other heart projects are also good looking.ReplyDelete
Just the thing to brighten up the classroom. Well done.ReplyDelete
You've made a wonderful group of heart-felt projects!ReplyDelete
A wonderful project and one that will be well used. I like the addition of the hearts, they soften the dark colour.ReplyDelete
I had no idea there was a Lori Holt jigsaw puzzle - cute. What will they think of next?ReplyDelete
Love your seat sacks and the idea of putting a heart on each one is so sweet. A gift from your heart for sure.
Your quilt is super sweet and looks like a lot of love went into it. Beautiful projects, each one.
Those seat sacks are awesome!!!! I think I need to make one for my first grader for the chair at his desk while he's learning at home. What a great project! You totally inspired me.ReplyDelete
Another new thing I learned about today. Great great idea especially with little oned.ReplyDelete
I love those chair covers and I bet the kids are going to love the little hearts you added to them as well. What a fun Kimberbell project.ReplyDelete
Bring on those jigsaw puzzles. I love working on them.
Lots of wonderful heart projects! And how awesome of you to help make those seat sacks! Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
My goodness, Carol, you totally fulfilled this challenge of no-red hearts...wow! Those chair covers are so cute and you deserve a big high five for helping out a teacher. The love note piece is really sweet as is the Lori Holt quilt. Lots of pieces, but so pretty! Thanks for hopping with us! xoReplyDelete
Wonderful hearts on fire, but I'm really drawn to the seat pockets, because I was a teacher, too. =) My children fortunately always had desks, but I think this would make a classroom so cute.ReplyDelete
Great projects! Thank you for sharing with us.ReplyDelete
How wonderful of you to step in and make all those fun seat sacks. I'm sure the kids will enjoy looking at all the different heart colours. Definitely a project from the heart.ReplyDelete
Great projects with hearts, and how nice of you to make the seat sacks!ReplyDelete
Wow, those chair covers are wonderful, so good of you to do that for those kids. Your Kimberbell project is also wonderful. VEry impressed with that puzzle. I don't have the patience to put together a kids 100 piece let alone something with this much detail. Great job.ReplyDelete
These are great heart projects! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Great ideas. I won't look at the red hearts (or at least I won't tell you so). Really cute ideas and I love that you helped out a teacher.ReplyDelete
Those chair covers look great and I'll be the kids will love the colourful hearts.ReplyDelete
Seat sacks, what a great idea. And so many other beautiful thing you make.ReplyDelete
Way to make those seat sacks fit the theme of the Blog Hop!!ReplyDelete
You have shared so many cute projects.ReplyDelete
Great projects and nice on the eye too. Love how generous you are with your creations, time and kind-ful heart. (pun intended!)ReplyDelete
Those seat covers are so practical and lovely. I love the other projects with hearts. Where do you find the time?ReplyDelete
Two gorgeous projects. You have really been busy. Both projects are really pretty.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Danice!Delete
The chair pockets are a great idea and so easy to personalize - especially with in-home schooling right now; kids would love this.ReplyDelete
Love the chair pockets idea. They are so cute. Also you have some awesome heart projects there. The Love notes is very cute.ReplyDelete