Yesterday was a bright, but very cold day here in Montana. I think the high yesterday was around 9 degrees, perfect for an afternoon of quilting. As the sunlight shone through my home, I used the natural light to finished pressing the last of my prairie points (more on that later in the week), and stuffing my appliqués hearts.
I finished embroidering around the hearts on Thursday evening: I was very glad when it was done. I was getting tired of embroidering the scalloped edges. The only time I had to work on them was at night and by 9 pm the last thing my eyes want to do is focus on tiny stitches. But the task is done and I am happy with the results.
The one thing I wanted to get out of the way, although I am not ready for them yet, was the prairie points. I want to add these to the border of the quilt and I was unsure if I had enough fabric left, so I cut and pressed them before I went any further on the project in case I had to purchase more fabric today; I don’t thank goodness. All 300+ prairie points are cut and ironed. I must be insane because it took me about 5 hours to cut and press all of them.
Once I had the prairie points completed, I moved on to stuffing my hearts. I left a bit of “give” in my hearts when I appliquéd them to the background fabric so I could add a bit of dimension by stuffing them. Here is how I did it:
Happing Sewing ~