Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Can you rescue me?

I've been challenged to make some small heart-themed center mats for a few round tables... to be used at a writer's conference with the theme "Out of the abundance of the heart the pen writes."

Any ideas? I've a few. if anyone sends me an idea or pattern, I'll put their name on a list and after the conference is over (September) make a random draw. The winner will get one of the completed mats (not the same as their submitted idea). These should be fairly simple (I'm too busy now!!) and more elegant than 'cute' as the writers are mostly older adults.

Post your idea in comments, or link me to your blog with the idea or pattern, or post a link to an online idea, or email whatever you have to:



Karol-Ann said...

There are some heart patterns here:
or my friend has a placemat pattern on her blog that you could adapt into a heart shape?
It's in German, but the pictures are pretty clear :-)

LC said...

Thanks! I added your name to my draw, and will contact the winner in a few weeks!

jovaliquilts said...

Fun, fun! So much easier to get ideas for someone else to make! :)

I thought of two things:
1) There's fabric out there with words, like "dream, inspire" etc. Those would be great to make the hearts out of, or to use in the quilt in some way.
2) I also thought of love letters, though I don't know if that's what you are looking for. It's easy to make an envelope (quarter-rectangle triangles and a flying goose for the flap) and put a heart on the flap.
Have a great time! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Catherine said...

What about something like a heart with a fountain pen laid across it and appliqued on to one of those fabrics that have words written on them?