I saw a cute “Heart Pennant Throw Pillow” tutorial on Amy Smart’s blog Diary of a Quilter. I made a table runner version for a February coffee table decoration 💕
I discovered that I have no batting (why???), so I used a piece of flannel for the center as well as a backing. It’s a bit flimsy but I like it and I now have batting on my shopping list!
The hearts are raw edge appliquéd and the string is hand embroidered. The fabric cut from the Me and My Sister “Badda Bing“ charm pack that I’ve also been using to make my hexies.
I used the “wrong sides together, turn it inside out, no binding” method…does this technique have a name?
And then did some top stitching around the edges. I echo quilted the hearts then stopped there. I just couldn’t figure out how to finish quilting it…So, c’est fini!
I’ve been thinking of what to make for my next keeper bed quilt and found a BOM quilt on the Portland Modern Quilt Guild site.
They provide nine giant (24 x 24” finished) star block patterns for free. I really think that is wonderful of them to share with the quilting universe! The patterns vary in technique. A good way to learn and practice.
I made July’s block (upper left corner in above photo) that features strip piecing. It also uses Y-seams, which I have never done, that involves sewing three separate pieces together with the seams in a Y formation. I couldn’t figure out how the joined seams would lay flat, but they did! Just like magic! It’s truly fun to try this technique.
Thank you for visiting me today and happy quilting everyone! 💕