Yesterday while sitting around wondering what I should do, I decided I wanted to make a Mini Quilt for my Mom. Something sweet and pretty. She lives in Minnesota and can't get around very well. Damn age (that sneaks up on you too)! I thought a 'little pretty' with color for those cold winter days was in order. Plus, she would think of me and how much I love her every time she sees it!! Win, Win!
Last year I received a gift from my daughter Britt's best friend since kindergarten, Anne. I blogged about it here: A Sweet Surprise. What better than a heart full of color and love?!
|16" x 16"|
The formula is simple. Decide on fabric for the heart, and fabric for the background.
20 ~ 2 1/2" squares for the heart
10 ~ HST's half background, half heart fabric
6 ~ 2 1/2" squares background fabric
2 1/2" border strips
I'm pretty sure she will love it. If nothing else it will make a wonderful LARGE mug rug!
|This is the one Anne made for me!|
|12" x 18"|
Paper pieced Hummingbird blocks (AKA Periwinkle Star). I used this tutorial from Rita at Red Pepper Quilts. I was so happy to have found this tutorial!
I enlarged the pattern so the blocks would be large enough to make place mats and not have to add a border.
I love how these seams meet! So very cool to me! I'm pretty easily amused, I suppose!
It's time to get back to quilting! I have a twin size HST quilt and my Vice Versa BOM waiting in line.
I have another project that needs to be quilted, but I can't share it yet! It's a Secret Santa gift for a Music City Modern Quilt Guild member. I would hate to ruin the surprise if she should see a blog post before! But I cannot wait to share it! And make another something, something like it!