When I was a very little girl there was a popular movie called "Meet Me In St. Louis" about the World's Fair that was held there. One of the popular songs from it was The Trolley Song, sung by the female lead, Judy Garland.
Part of the lyrics are:
Clang, clang clang went the trolley
Ding, ding, ding went the bell.
Zing, zing, zing went my heat strings
For the moment I saw him I fell.
If you go here you can read all the lyrics, but be sure to play the video of Judy singing the song.
Anyway I remember asking my mother what "heart strings" were. I don't remember her answer, after all I was a very little girl, but here many years later are my heart strings.
The art quilt group of my guild, Northern Star Quilter's Guild, has a challenge every year that hangs at the guild's annual show. This year we are doing a deck of cards. We are to make a 12" x 16" piece that will go on a white backing that will contain the number and suit of the card. I chose the Nine of Hearts, knowing just what I wanted to do and thinking that I could whip this up in no time.
It started out well enough. I pieced together a lot of Dupioni silk strips and adapted my favorite teardrop quilting shape to hearts and quilted madly away. So far, so good.
That was enough! I went over the thread with paint and it was a little better. These will be displayed against white, so hopefully , those little white crumbs won't show.
This one was sewn in air using the walking foot and no Solvy