Decided to share with you a cute little heart that I have used for some mugrugs I made for friends and a Valentine mini quilt that I made for myself…Valentines Day is just around the corner…❤️❤️❤️

If you make just one block you will have an extra half square triangle to use for something else…otherwise why not make two heart blocks at once … ❤️️ Cutting instructions is for one block (for two blocks in brackets)

Heart fabric: 

1 red/pink 3″ square (for two: 2 squares) 

1 red/pink 3 1/2″ square (yields two HST)

Back ground fabric:

2 white/beige 3″ squares (for two: 4 squares)

1 white/beige 3 1/2″ square (yields two HST)


Mark your backgrounds on the diagonal on both your 3″ and 3 1/2″ background squares …sew on both sides of the marking with a 1/4″ seam allowance…


Cut along the mark…between the two seams…Press ALL SEAMS OPEN!


Trim the smaller half square triangles to 2 1/2″

Trim the larger half square triangles to 3″


You will now have for one block 2 x 2 1/2″ half square triangles ( for two: 4 x 2 1/2″ HST)

 1 half square triangle that measures 3″ (for two 2 HST) 

 1 x 3″ background square (for two: 2 x 3″)


Mark the diagonal… Notice the way the diagonal goes… sew on both sides of your mark and cut in the middle between your seams…


Lay your 45 degree angle on the ruler on top of your diagonal seam…and match the 2 1/2″ mark at the bottom of your ruler with the corners of your triangle… and trim to 2 1/2″


You shall now have four 2 1/2 ” blocks…


My block on the backside with my seams pressed open…

With this block it’s great to chain piece or use leaders and enders since it’s a bit of a bulk at the start of the seam…


Ta da… a cute 4 1/2 ” block to sew to something nice for yourself or for your friends…

Have linked to older blogposts at the top on the words … mugrug and Valentine mini quilt, it will take you to what I made with these hearts…❤️

Enjoy..sew lots of hearts!! ❤️❤️❤️

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I belong to a small but really cute group of creative ladies… we are only four…and this Christmas I decided that I wanted to give them a little gift … so I made us all mug mats to use when we enjoy our “fika time”…?

Since I was sewing with only scraps at that time, I continued my mission to sew some of them up… found already cut 1” squares in my boxes and used up almost all of them…only needed to cut out some more from the yellow and green scrap bins. Looks like I have sewed less with those colours.


A tiny tiny heart made…


I first made the blue one …for The Lady Blue…?


and then a pink one for The Lady Pink… ?


and of course a yellow for The Lady Yellow…?


And at last for The Lady Green..she needed one too ? ( and surprisingly this one is mine…not the pink one ☺️)


Scrappy backsides… ????


And scrappy on the front… how I love scraps!!

It was very fun sewing these… think I need to make some more to have at home…❤️️

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I’m so happy … I have a finish… a quilt… not big … but it’s a quilt! ❤️
Started this one intended to be a Christmas gift.. but had to focus on making new plans for Christmas…so it had to be put away… and now it’s a happy 2017 gift instead! ❤️️

I have always had a love for Cheri Saffiote Payne patterns…they are very fun to make and with a sense of humour … and best of all … not at all perfect! You can find her patterns here.
Made a revisit to my “old” Stina fabrics and made this version of “Embrace Each Day”.

 

Embrace Each day… it’s something we all need to do every day!


I webbed my pieces and machine appliquéd with a buttonhole stitch…


I used two strands of mouline yarn for the stitchery… ❤️️


Pardon the thread on the flower…? It felt a little bit strange sewing with this colour palette since it’s something I haven’t sewn with for a long time, but once deciding on my focus prints it all felt natural again… ☺️… and with the knowledge that the one I’m gifting it for would love it..it was a lot of fun… ❤️️…and I quite like it…☺️


Love the rectangle start instead of a square…


When deciding on the quilting I wanted to try something new out…just because… ?  I wasn’t sure on how it would turn out but I like it..and will make some more with the same quilting…


I started at the bottom and worked my way around the quilt … I actually was surprised I didn’t got stuck in a corner or something …which I very likely could have ..?


Do like the texture… a bit of traditional quilting and still not…and done by machine… ❤️

Photograph taken outside in -29 C … the winters first really cold day …Happy to have a quilt ready to be gifted to my lovely friend Åsa… ❤️ Happy 2017 ❤️

Pattern: Embrace Each Day

Designer: Cheri Saffiote Payne

Fabrics: From stash

Thread: Gutermann Mara 

Quilting setting: Top stitch needle 80/12, stitch length 3.0, tension 4.6

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