I chose the topic "Surprise," having no idea what I could do. Not one idea came to me. I do love suprises. One should have them at every gathering, dinner party or even in blogs.
Life intervened to save the day, somewhat. I had some wild times with my heart and some very good news as well, each happening a complete surprise to me. I won't bore you with the details, but the loud colors, the brash conflicts and smoothness of the quilts show the two extremes. Previously in times of Afib pondering, I had quilted and beaded these tiny rectangular heart quilts; and this assignment gave me a way to display them. Across the center of the 12 x 12, I sewed some fusible thread in an EKG chart similar to an irregular reading and placed foil over the stitching to iron the iridescent waves. The 12 x 12 quilt content is purposefully irregular and needs some balance and resolution but the topic has none, so that is appropriate for my "Surprise" journal quilt. The backing comes over the sides of the front to make the binding or edge. Click to enlarge to view the naughty errant heartwaves.