Friday, January 18, 2008

Another SOH2 heart, a COH heart, and my dilemma....


This first heart is from Wilma in the Netherlands. It's a little late for June, but well worth the wait! She used some French landscape fabric and added an embroidered spider and a ladybug bead.

This is the heart I got in a swap with Candi in California on the Chains of Hearts list. My very first swap there, even though I've been a member since last fall. Just got too busy with craft shows and then Christmas. I've one other heart in transit from Carol in Canada.

Here's my dilemma: I've broken a very basic design rule with this block (it is for the season to season spring swap). The block is cut almost in half along the horizontal. I'm hoping I can "fix" this with the embellishments, or perhaps by adding some other fabric patches along the bottom (in the dirt!). Will post more photos as I go. I'm only supposed to embellish 1/2 and leave the other 1/2 for my partner to do, so maybe my partner will save the day.....

6 comments:

Susan said...

Wilma's work is always so clean and fresh, and Candi's flowers look charming - two great hearts! We'll swap one of these days when I have a chance to make more hearts. They are fun breaks from other things.

As for the dilemma, I see no difficulty at all in breaking this rule. A knight riding up to the stone (or door) - a garden planted along the horizon, a path down the "ground" - I'm sure you and your partner will come up with wonderful ways to 'fix' this. Personally, I just break all the rules, willy nilly. =)

piney cq said...

This block has such potential! You can make a "cobbled" path, start a tree and flowers....MANY ways to go!! YOU get to set the tone of where the block goes! HAVE FUN!! LOL!!! Remember! There are NO RULZ!!!

Candi said...

Your block has lots of potential and I know with your talent and that of your partner it will come out just great!!
HUGZ:)
Candi

Charlene said...

Stick with your initial thought and the 'no rules' rule applies here! Can't you see the Spring flowers blooming, light green sprigs from a winter>spring tree? It'll be great!

Judy S. said...

Hi Janet,

Neat hearts! My first thought when I saw your spring block was "the empty tomb" and Easter. Sometimes rules are made to be broken...and besides, I though the mantra was "no rules"?

JK said...

Hey darlin...thanks for visiting my blog and your wonderful words.

Hon I think this block is wonderful!! I can think of a lot of things that can be done with that. I really like the "landscape" look I am seeing more and more of on the CQ blocks.. Remember hon, there are no rules in CQ okay? Just have fun and go with your gut instinct.