Then I decided to work on the Sew Red for Women Blog Hop. I went to Burgundy Buttons and downloaded this Chevron Heart pattern by Leah Albertsen: it finishes to a 12 1/2-inch square, and seemed like just the thing to work on the week before Valentine's Day. I combed through my stash, and came up with this combination of reds and pinks, plus I had a long strip of white that I decided to use for the background fabric.
I cut out 2" squares and made thirty-six little half-square triangles. I don't usually work with little measurements, but since I'm taking a Bonnie Hunter class in April, I decided I needed to get in some practice. The triangle squares look like this:
When you sew them together (in the right order, I might add....ask me how I know), you get a cute litle chevron heart strip:
After I assembled the rows, I sewed them together (and only had to "unsew" once!). Added the little borders, and ended up with this block:
I even got all my points nice and crisp! I can't wait to see the March block. Want to join in? Click on the button in my sidebar.....you've got lots of time, or go to Leah's blog to download the pattern.
Off to the showers; red wine beef stew is simmering in the crockpot and I've got an all-day meeting in Harrisonburg.....the house should smell great by the time I get home.
Happy Saturday.....there's a little snow on the ground here, but clear roads.....the best kind of "snow day."