Two Hearts

Eventually, I will have a quilt to display/decorate for every holiday/season, but in the meantime, pillows will have to do!

I love these heart pillows I made for V Day.

The heart block is a free pattern from Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter.

I quilted the darker one w/straight lines using thin masking tape as a guide.

I did all diagonals in one direction first, then the other.

I quilted the other heart w/a free motion meander. I’m extremely pleased w/the results. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve attempted fmq meander.

Then, I used this tutorial to turn the quilted blocks into pillow covers.

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May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1Thess 5:23‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Through Thick and Thin

It is finally finished!

I honestly couldn’t remember how long ago I’d started this quilt. I knew it was at least 2 years ago and just discovered I started it in January 2015.

So…Through Thick and Thin, my king size, scrappy, mostly batik, log cabin quilt, made with 2.5″ and 1.25″ logs, was only 3 years in the making!

I stopped at forty-two, 15″ blocks even though I knew it wasn’t going to be big enough for my bed. I didn’t want wide borders all around, so I decided sashing was the way to go…even though I’d personally never seen it done on a log cabin quilt. And even w/the sashing, I still needed borders! I added 6″ side borders and 2″ top/bottom borders.

I quilted it w/this modern panto that brings to mind a fence of “Asian” influence. My friend GayLee thinks it resembles a tree. Regardless, it’s perfect for my quilt.

The layout is an offset barn raising and the quilt is longer than it is wide. But when I put it on the bed, I liked the fit better turned the other way. So now, what were supposed to be wider side borders, are now top/bottom borders.

I am totally in love w/it and can’t stop taking pictures. The fur babies love it too!

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Other People’s Orphans

Last week I had to make a quick gift for my grandson’s teacher and a mug rug came to mind.

Part of my stash consists of other people’s orphan blocks and UFOs and I remembered having something that would make a great mug rug for a male teacher.

About 15 mins later I had 2 completed mug rugs. My grandson chose the one on the right. img_2771

Since it only took me 15 mins to make them, I decided to make a couple more.img_2773


And then I dug a little deeper and got all kinds of excited when I came across these 4 matching log cabin blocks that I promptly sewed together to become a  future hand quilted pillow cover!

I almost forgot this lovely OP-UFO! This will soon become a wall hanging!

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I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. – John‬ ‭16:33‬ ‭ESV‬‬