Valentine Placemats

If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.
Maya Angelou 

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.

Taking a Break

“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.
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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.
How appropriate!
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.