I've restarted the stitcheries on the Christmas Hearts tablecloth, and here is the first one done on point like the other one should have been. The heart stitcheries go on the corners of the pieced table cover, and if I hadn't been so anxious to get started on the project and would have studied the pattern a little bit better beforehand, I would have realized that they should have been done on point. I've enjoyed doing some redwork again.
These are some of the fabrics that I plan to use in the tablecloth. My camera is one of my favorite quilting tools. I can tell a lot about the value and shading and how fabrics or blocks will look together by taking a photograph and putting it up on my computer screen. I sometimes use a reducing glass, but to get an overall idea of what a project really looks like, I use a photo. That way I can back away from the screen and get a much better idea of what a quilt or fabric grouping look like together.
Hope you are all ready for Christmas and can take a break to do a bit of stitching!