• Gifts,  Quilting

    Heart Full of HSTs

    As a part of Lindsay’s studio makeover, I decided that I would make her a small lap quilt/wall hanging. I had seen the “i heart you” pattern over on V and Co. and really wanted to try it out. I picked up a fat quarter pack from Hawthorne Threads because I thought that they would work well with the pink paint colour I had picked for the walls. So I went to work getting the 231 half square triangles (HSTs) ready for assembly. I used this tutorial for making 8 HSTs at once, but it meant I needed to trim each one to exactly the right size. I actually like…

  • Quilting

    Mug Rug Swap

    On Tuesday we had our monthly Roanoke MQG meeting. We had decided last month that it would be fun to do a little mug rug swap. I had seen a few different quilts/mini quilts that used black quilting thread almost as if they had “drawn” the shapes on the quilt. Like an outline, I guess. So I decided to try it out! Hedgie!! And bunting!! I used raw edge applique and then stitched over top with the black. I used a little button for the nose too, just because. I should have taken a picture of the back, because it was grey plaid. I thought it worked well with the…

  • Charity Work,  Quilting

    More Quilts of Valor

    A few months back my friend Melinda brought some quilt tops and backings to the Roanoke MQG, looking for someone to quilt them and finish them off to be sent as Quilts of Valor. I decided to take them, and then the craziness that was this holiday season took over. But I am finally finished! This first quilt Melinda called “Autumn in Virginia. I quilted it with “Signature” which is a loopy free form pattern. I thought it sort of looked like the way leaves would swirl around. Plus it’s my favourite pattern, so I use it a lot. I bound it along with Nicole and Lindsay one night at…