Do you ever buy a craft book just because you like the look of it? I do it all the time and I have to admit that there are quite a number of books on my shelves that are collecting dust. One or two I bought just because I wanted to have a try at the project featured on the front cover. A closer look reveals that nothing inside takes my fancy but that front cover… well I can’t resist it. Those publishers definitely see me coming.
I have several books that I look through regularly. They are full of things that I would like to try but never get around to. Today I picked out this book and decided to adapt the heart quilt to fit in with my coastal colours of blues and naturals. The instructions are for a wall hanging.
This was one of those projects that didn’t go well and I was ready to quit part way through. I’m not one to give up easily, though, and despite the fact that my few bits of fabric and small piece of patchwork looked very unpromising I know from experience that things can change after a few rows of stitches.
I started this morning fully expecting to finish but after a couple of false starts and a bit of unpicking I knew I’d been a bit optimistic. I considered ditching the wall hanging and making into a cushion cover.
It’s not finished and it’s not going to be a cushion cover (although I haven’t dismissed this as a future project). I’ve got the decorative front panel done and I’m really happy with it. I have the back to put on and need to bind the edges. I was intending to put this in my Etsy shop but I’m tempted to keep it for myself. It would look good hanging on our bedroom wall.
I need a bit of help here kind readers. The project in the book adds smaller hearts and buttons. What do you think?