Heart & Home Quilt
Hours and hours have been invested in my Heart & Home Quilt by Heart to Hand Patterns. I’ve been watching the twelve blocks as they evolved from a pattern in an envelope to fully developed 14 1/2″ square quilt blocks complete with hand applied embellishments. All twelve blocks are pretty enough to stand on their own yet even more beautiful when combined together.
The Last Stitch was Applied
Late this afternoon I finished the last bit of hand stitching. Next each of the twelve quilt squares were assembled and stitched into four rows. The rows were then combined to form a quilt top. After carefully pressing the entire project I grabbed the quilt, my camera and headed upstairs to take some photos.
I am so proud to share with you my fabulous Heart & Home Quilt top
along with a closeup of one of my favorite squares.
I Can’t Wait
Now I can’t wait to get busy sewing the borders and finally quilting the whole thing on my long arm quilt machine. This is going to be a spectacular quilt.
I Am Linking Up
It’s Wednesday so it’s time to link up with Freshly Pieced. I’m so honored to share my post with the other WIP updates. Make sure you pay a visit to
and check out the other wonderful projects.
P.S. If you are interested in reading about the history of this quilt, browse through my categories and look for Heart and Home under the Quilts I Have Made section.
Do you ever feel like your project has become so much a part of your daily routine that you will be sad when it is finished? That’s how I feel about my Heart & Home quilt by Heart to Hand from Acorn Quilts. I’ve been slowly plodding away making progress on my quilt. Because it was intended to be a BOM (Block of the Month) project I guess it’s not unusual that I am still not finished. Since last week I have been able to cut out the applique pieces for the remaining blocks seven through twelve plus those destined for the borders. I’ve also lined up the foundation fabrics for each of the blocks and begun piecing them together. If this were the only project I were working on I most likely would be finished by now. But because I sandwich its progression in amongst everything else my Heart & Home quilt lingers on. Here is my most recent photo.
Since last Wednesday I have also taken on two small quilting projects. The first one is this sweet little hand-made wall hanging constructed by my youngest daughter’s mother-in-law. She had originally tried quilting it on her own but was dissatisfied with the results so she removed all of the stitching. My mind has been going crazy day-dreaming about which free motion stitch patterns to use. Take a look at the quilt.
The second quilting project arrived yesterday. My oldest daughter stopped by with my youngest granddaughter Miss M to deliver this modern quilt.
She’s been exploring the world of quilting searching for her own direction. My daughter has dabbled with traditional as well as paper-piecing. Paper piecing has turned out to be her favorite. While this quilt is not paper-pieced this is her first completed wall hanging. She has decided to free-motion quilt her smaller projects on her own leaving the larger ones for me. We briefly discussed her wish list for the free-motion quilting. With a visual picture painted in my mind she left her quilt in my possession. This too should be well under way by next week. Be sure to stop next week for updates.
I am linking up with Freshly Pieced.
My schedule the past several weeks has been packed with far to many non-quilting tasks. Not having time to fan the flames of my sewing desire has been very frustrating. This week I FINALLY had time to sit down and nurture the passion within me. Loads of progress was made on my Heart and Home Quilt from Heart to Hand. Take a look . . .
Images from Block Three
Block Number Three All Finished
Row Number One Is Now Finished! Here’s Blocks One, Two and Three
With all but a few hand-stitching items left on row one, I decided to get started on row two. This week I traced and cut out all of the pattern pieces for blocks four, five and six. Pictured here are stacks of leaves as well as two tree trunks. As you can see there are quite a few. Between blocks four and six I cut out 78 of them. I didn’t mind doing it though. I expect by next week to have these three blocks finished as well. Let’s hope I’m successful.
This quilt is such a joy to work on. Watching it unfold and blossom has been so exciting. The more sections I finish the more I crave the opportunity to continue.
Well that’s my WIP update for this week. I’d show you my list of WIP projects but not much has changed so I’ll omit that for now.
I’m linking up with Freshly Pieced. Peek in on her blog to catch up with my fellow quilters. Have a great week!