Monday, February 13, 2012

A heartfelt display for Design Wall Monday

Yesterday I mentioned that I wanted to whip up a small wall hanging for my kitchen for Valentine's Day, which lead me to a lengthy search for some heart blocks I knew I had stitched up a couple of years ago. That's them at the top of my design wall. They are about 14 inches square and stitched up in Debbie Mumm fabrics.

And during the search for the heart blocks I stumbled upon these Stack-n-Whack block which feature hearts in them. I had totally forgotten about them and thought I had corralled all my SNW projects in one container - I hadn't. Not only did I find these blocks but I found 3 more SNW projects - holy hording Batman!

This fabric is really colorful. It has a stained glass look which is why I picked the black frame I assume. I made these years and years and years ago. As you can count there are 7 finished blocks. I found 7 of the 8 wedges for an 8th block and there are about 10 more cut out and fabric to do more. They are very pretty, they kinda glow and I have no memory about why I didn't finish them, but I think I will. Maybe just a lap sized quilt instead of a big queen sized one that I usually end up with.

Pawing through basket after basket of unfinished projects gave me time to ponder what I'm going to do with all this stuff. My first thought was I need a dumpster - a BIG dumpster - but since our driveway is already bumper to bumper with cars that isn't feasible at the moment. So I think I need to find some new homes for them. I'm sending some fabric with my son to his volunteer job. He works with an organization that does art projects with disabled individuals. They taken my donations before. And I'm going to do some giveaways with other projects in progress. Check back couple of days. I need to figure out the logistics.

As for the little heart wallhanging for my kitchen - ummm, I don't really like any of these blocks for that room. They are all the wrong colors. Oh well, not every project goes as planned.

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Love the stained glass look of the SNW blocks.

  2. Holy hoarding indeed! I tend not to give up on projects until after they are flimsies....having stacks of finished blocks sounds like a great treasure!

  3. Definitely finish up that stack & whack project, it's beautiful!

  4. I love the stained glass blocks. I hope you make them into something fun. It is time for them to come out of hiding.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  5. This comment has been removed by the author.

  6. Love the found treasure--definitely has the look of stained glass. Can't wait to see the finished product!

  7. Carol, Your SNW blocks will make a beautiful quilt top. I love the stained glass look.

  8. Would really like to know the pattern source for the heart/star blocks! Have been planning a country primitive look for my new house and those would be great! The other blocks are really nice too, the fabric just glows!


Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoy reading your comments. They make my day!