If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.
I reached my goal of making one set of Valentine place mats today. I had the pieces cut out, so everything was ready for me to complete this afternoon. I cut these from the same heart pattern I drew and used to make the scrappy pillow the other day.These reversible mats gave me the opportunity to practice a heart design for FMQ. My heart FMQ came out a bit abstract, but I am satisfied with the product.
My granddaughter enjoys setting the table. I am hoping these owl place mats put a smile on her face when she sets the table.
This was one of my favorite art pieces at the Crystal Bridges Museum. “Maya’s Quilt of Life,” is the quilt by Faith Ringgold. Oprah Winfrey commissioned this quilt as birthday gift to Maya Angelou.
“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” — Maya Angelou
It was a good decision to take a two-day break from the Tribute quilt.
I realize that quilting is not a serious problem…however…
I have been allowing myself to be stressed by the difficulties I am encountering on this Tribute quilt.
It was nice to have two days without having to problem solve the next step on assembling the quilt.
Also, I had a chance to speak with a quilting friend.
She listened to my concerns, then she showed me a quilt that she was assembling.
I thought the quilt top was beautiful.
Then she showed me the seams.
They looked like the seams on my quilt!
I felt better.
The Rainbow Heart quilt is finished and ready to mail.
Quilt Carry Bag
I spent a few minutes looking over the remaining blocks for the Tribute quilt.
There were a couple of blocks that I am thinking of replacing.
So, I looked through the Block a Day book once again.
I found Block #188, Patience Block.
Mom always told me that patience was a virtue that I did not have.
Of course we laughed, because she was Ms. Impatient!
Block #188 Patience Block
If I place this block in the quilt, I will have to make a different block to replace the Kitchen Work block, since it is also green and similar in design.