Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day and Pet Project Show #21


Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for the 
men and women who have died in service. It is 
a day to pause, and remember freedom is not 
free. My heart goes out to all who are 
remembering family and friends today.

 This wall hanging was made from the same 
pattern I've been using from Jen Kingwell's
book, Quilt Lovely. I'm sure I've seen a heart
modified this way before, but not where.

The piecing is fairly tedious when the strips
are cut only 1" wide. Not all my strips 
were spot on so I made sure to square up
all the blocks before joining them.


I made sure to match the lowest horizontal
strip on the upper quadrants. At least it
gives the 'illusion' that it matches even if
the rest of the strips are a little off.


I had a batting scrap to use, and made my
backing twice as large so I had something to 
hold on to. There's nothing harder than trying
to FMQ an itty bitty piece. I started to FMQ in
the white area, and it didn't look right. I 
ripped out about 12" of stitching. Then I
started over, and just outlined the hearts
with Aurifil 50#. It was enough as the
blocks were already busy enough.


I attached my binding to the back, and 
then realized I hadn't trimmed the edges
quite enough. Would you believe that when 
I trimmed the edge I cut the corner off 
my binding? 

It doesn't pay to hurry, and, Yes, you 
can section binding, but it's not fun!

This binding warranted hand sewing, and 
I looked forward to a little t.v. time with
my daughter. One episode of "The Gilmore
Girls," and I was done.

I thought you would like to see the fabrics
close up. I think it's so interesting how blocks
look close up while we're picking out fabrics
and sewing vs. the whole finished effect.








Woohoo, Doxie Girls!
It's Saturday, and time for the weekly 

Pink Doxies 

Pet Project Show. 

Pet Project Show

Add your link here every Saturday. 

Rules


Do we have to have rules? 


No worries! It's EASY.



1. Use the blue 'Add Your Link' button (below)
to upload a picture of something you've created 
in the past week. Any kind of handiwork--
share it now! It can be a work in progress, 
finally finished, or even your fab new fabric. 
Whatever it is that inspired you to create this 
week, we'd like to see it here. 

2. Please link to a specific post, and not just your
blog address. It makes it easy for anyone following 
your link to find the project.

3. Provide a backlink to Pink Doxies with a link in
your post, or pick up our Pet Project Show
button in the sidebar. Copy the code, then 
create a Pet Show widget with 'Add by HTML' 
on your Layout page.

-OR-
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feed will be your link. 
Please hashtag #pinkdoxiespetproject


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Spread the word, and tell all your stitchy friends.
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11 comments:

  1. Hi Julie! What a beautiful quilt! I love those modern, bright Fabrics! Have a lovely weekend! x Teje

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  2. How BEAUTIFUL! I love your design.

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  3. With teeny log cabins, a lot of people do paper piecing to keep everything lined up. I like to cut my strips a little wider than normal and square up the block with each round. My next log cabin project will be wonky--that way it's ok if the strips are a little crooked.

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  4. Shows today my table runners and wish you a Happy Pentecost! Do not know if you are celebrating this but have a good weekend !! Hug Bambi

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  6. Gilmore Girls! My youngest, Dayna, LOVED that show, and I watched a few with her, pretty witty but with a good message. Great runner, reminds me of a pattern of which I made MANY several years ago, and yes, those 1" strips can be pesky, but oh, the finish is worth it. Thanks for the linkup. :-) 21 already?!

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  7. Lovely wall hanging! There was a cute little heart just like that in the Gypsy Wife, I remember now!

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  8. Wow--Another great linky party! I love linky parties.

    I love your log cabin hearts, and how you chose fabric to make it look like an american flag. So clever! And the "illusion" of matching totally worked because I didn't even notice it until you pointed it out.

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  9. Very lovely quilt. I just love hearts.

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  10. Those small log cabin hearts are so cute! Perfect choice of project for a day of remembrance. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap! I will have to make a note so I remember to link to your party!

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  11. Your Memorial Day wallhanging is lovely - my eyes and grumbly fingers would have had a very difficult time with the 1" strips, lol!

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