Monday, September 14, 2015

Day Off on Monday!

I had a day off from work today, and I have just loved it.   I have cut out more blocks for this one...loving the diagonals here!!  And the bonus pinwheels are so much fun to me!
 I have been collecting heart shaped rocks for a long time...here is my collection so far.  I would love suggestions about how to frame this collection?  I just put them all out on a piece of batting.  Like love...none of them are perfect hearts, but I enjoy them just the same!  Every walk, I look for heart rocks, and have for many years.
I received the best ever package from Kyle!!  She sent some of the prettiest pieces, already cut, to go in my postage stamp quilt!  Thank you so much, Kyle!!  Click HERE!!  One of these days...I will show you a finished quilt...LOL!


Hope you all are enjoying your Monday!!!

Julie

19 comments:

Karen said...

Heart shaped rocks. Don't think I have ever noticed any. A unique collection.

Tired Teacher said...

A Jacob's Ladder with pinwheels - such fun!

Love the heart-shaped rocks, too.

Mary Burns said...

Beautiful Julie

Quiltdivajulie said...

What about a shadow box frame that you lay flat like a table top? Or better yet, a small table that comes with a shadow box top. That way you could easily add more rocks as you find them . . .

Janet O. said...

What a sweet thing to collect, Julie. A gift of love from the earth and it doesn't cost you anything.
I like that shadowbox table idea, though I've never seen one.
Your quilt is delightful. I especially like the way the pinwheels are framed so they really stand out. Nice effect!

Nancy Mahan said...

I agree with the coffee table idea. Would showcase them and keep them in order - and it would be easy to include future finds.

mkhquilts said...

I saw your heart shaped rocks on FB before the Heart and Stroke walk this past Saturday. I went also, but had lots of fun taking photos of our Riverfront Park and Centennial Trail. So pretty! Did you get photos of your walk too?

Mary Jo said...

I love the quilt! What is the pattern, or is it one you designed? I would love to make one!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I love your scrappy pinwheel quilt--so fun! My sister also collects heart shaped rocks, so I too try to keep an eye out when I walk. I've only found one for her though--I'm not such a good finder of hearts!

Kyle said...

Great new quilt. The colors are bright and so cheerful. What a wonderful collection. You've seemed to have found quite a few hearts.

Chantal L. said...

I love the diagonal too... and the fabric chose. Lovely golden yellows and that blue! WOW! The pinwheels are really the cherries on top. Lovely design. Your creation? In any case I love it. Happy to see you have really enjoyed your day off. Awesome rock hearts collection. Hugs! ;^)

Missy Shay said...

I would do some kind of collage with the rocks. You could glue them on a table, tray or something like that.

Rose Marie said...

I have been wanting to make that pinwheel quilt since the day I saw it in a magazine. You are tempting me!!!!

Quilter Kathy said...

Love your collection... of heart shaped rocks and fabric!

Gayle said...

I have a friend with a huge collection of heart shaped rocks - you're so lucky! I have looked, and looked and never found a single one! (sad)

AnnieO said...

I keep my special rocks and shells in a shallow dish. It's moved around the house a lot! Love love the new quilt!

Linda O said...

Another great quilt in the works. Love your heart rocks. I have a friend that collects them too!

O'faigh said...

Hi Julie a lovely collection of rocks enjoyed catching up with your projects regards lyn

Liz D said...

My mother and I [as adults] collected heart shaped rocks and heart shaped seaglass. We had maybe 20 pebbles? She kept our collection in a Nantucket basket at the family home on Cad Cod. Sadly when she passed away, our treasures were discarded when the house was sold. I picture my sibling throwing them back into Cape Cod Bay and someone new finding our hearts and cherishing them. Silly but I'm sentimental like that.

Maybe a large shadowbox? Cover the background with fabric, hot glue the rocks in place. The glue won t ruin the stones, it peels off.The craft store Michael's sells shadow boxes of all sizes, or you could look inline.