Carol from Just Let Me Quilt is hosting another blog hop with an intriguing theme; hearts but no pink.
Right away my mind wandered to a fun fact. Did you know that Hearts on Fire is the brand name for a jewelry company? There diamonds are very pretty and the jewelry settings are pretty unique!
Now I have a history with diamonds. My ex husband was a jewelry addict and always liked buying me jewelry for gifts. The problem is that I seldom wear jewelry so after we divorced I found myself gifting the jewelry to family members; both his and mine. 😊
My mind quickly turned to a paper piecing project I have been mulling around in the back of my mind. Out came paper, rulers and pencils and after a few hours I had what I wanted, even though the perspective wasn’t quite right!
I printed the pattern and pulled some bright scraps from my scrap bin (yes, I’m working hard at getting it emptied this month) and started to play.
I finished the block and then did some reverse appliqué and added a strip of bias binding to make me think of a setting for the “diamond”. Using my favourite Aurifil thread I echo quilted the block.
Since DH and I often use our iPads while watching tv, I thought some holders might be a good idea. I thought about how to make one. I played with some orphan blocks I had and made this one, which DH quickly grabbed to use. I work with my IPad upright but DH orients his sideways. I knew my pattern didn’t quite work.
Internet searches did not turn up any idea that were just what I was looking for since DH has specific needs. With his MS his left hand is always in a clenched position so he needed something stable but able to perch in his lap comfortably. He is left handed so has some issues with some tasks. His on/off button sits on the left when he is using his iPad, so he often knocks it over.
I decided to try another idea for a design that might work.
I sandwiched my block wrong side in with backing and batting, and then I stitched around 3 sides, leaving the bottom open to turn it right side out with a beautiful faced top.
I added some fibrefill stuffing, a fabric covered cardboard stand and a fibrefill stuffed tube to the front to rest the iPad on.
Now I’m sitting comfortably in my chair and checking the other bloggers today to see what everyone else has made for our inspiration.
Here is the list of today’s blogs to check out:
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