Lots to Share for February 2022!

I have had a very productive and fun week this week!!! Grab a cuppa something good and read on!

Mainly I focused on binding completion then washing and drying that finish. Catch up on house chores then wrangling my honey to help load the frame up…. actually he volunteered!

Usually I do the loading solo but with my bum right knee (surgery is this coming Wednesday!!! YIPPEE πŸ™‚ I was happy to have his help!

So this quilt top was a joint effort from my bestie and me…. She pieced the center via stack and whack style pinwheels… I think they look so much like flowers wide open though so I call them flowers! lol And I added the borders outside the burgundy to make it queen sized to fit our bed! The center is 62 x 84… The wide border is the print she made the flowers/pinwheels from πŸ˜€

Isn’t this quilt top just AMAZING!!!!??? I love how she pieced the center… it is not anything I could have had the patience to do… I still have the book she made it from too! I will probably look for a home for it in the near future!

I forgot to take a pic of the backing but it is a neutral large print wideback that is soft and cuddly… this will be on our bed when completed and loved forever! I have chosen a few stencils from my stash and with my honey’s approval and 2 cents added as well…

I have started the quilting already too!!! πŸ˜€

So this stack and whack quilt will officially be named the “Purple Heart Quilt”. My honey decided that and I love it πŸ™‚ Above you can see the deep purple Aurifil 12 wt thread I am big stitching the purple hearts in…. above and below I am using 28wt Aurifil in beige to support the decorative purple hearts that finish this amazing top.

As for the finished Boho Heart with Friendship Stars Quilt I completed… it shall be mailed out after my surgery I think as we don’t have a good enough sturdy box for shipping it safely just yet. It will be traveling to my good friend in Florida πŸ˜€ I am sew excited for her to receive it and share a pic of it on her bed!

The completed quilt after a wash and dry!

Before washing/drying with quilt measured 82 x 91…. afterward it measures above 78 x 86!!! That was quite a difference but there ARE lots of seams! I used great quality fabrics and a wideback backing that was fun to use with friendship text in all sorts of fonts… but that is a lot of shrinking! Now for some fun close ups for you to enjoy on this hand quilted beauty…

Close up of the swirly hearts design and the chunky binding I am soooo glad I did!
Close up of the wavy crosshatching of the heart part ❀
The hand written label. This is my fave fabric marker that once heat set… will remain vibrant forever more πŸ™‚
All 4 corners turned out perfect on this quilt too!

I really love the last shot (Debbie is an amazing friend to me) and the label (I lightly used a Frixion pen to write straight lines… then practiced what I was going to write on a piece of paper first!) and the whole quilt shot (WOW… I really did all this myself in under 1 year from start to finish!!!!)

I sure hope you enjoyed all this hand quilting show and share goodness today! Linking it all to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching…. please take time to go see what others are sharing and showing πŸ˜€ Just follow the bold letters to automatically open a new tab and see!

As I now prepare for my second knee replacement (the left one was replaced the end of October 2021)… I am excited to have the same surgeon and hope anesthesia will go the same too! I have a new mask to wear for the occasion that our great neighbors shared with me… They will be watching Molly for us while we are 2 hours away in the hospital for my surgery overnight.

Please send up healing thoughts and prayers for this upcoming surgery if you would…. next week my post may be short and sweet or long winded as I may be high on pain meds! lol We shall see πŸ˜€

Thanks for stopping by & remember to focus on the present…. that is the only place you can change the future or deal effectively with things from the past!

11 thoughts on “Lots to Share for February 2022!

  1. Cathie J

    I love your good morning meme. I may have to steal it. Oh my, that quilt top is gorgeous. I hope to be able to make a quilt with those fussy cut type of pinwheels once I stop working. I am so looking forward to following your quilting progress. Your friend is going to love this quilt made with love. Thanks for the Frixon pen recommendation. I have a quilt label that has badly faded that I have to fix. Sending good vibes for your surgery this week. I will be thinking of you.

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  2. Karla (threadbndr)

    I want to try a stack and whack. Every time I see one, I really love the way they look. I even have a busy floral fabric (or two) put back. If you do decide to re-home the book, I would love to purchase it. Your Boho Heart quilt turned out so nice! Love the quilting patterns on both quilts!

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  3. karenfae

    your friend did a great job on that stack and wack, a lot of quilting in the quilt will help it shrink that much but whenever I wash and dry a quilt it generally has about that same amount of shrinkage I think it is the washing and drying not the quilting that shrinks it. Good luck on your surgery and by summer you will be taking walks in your neighborhood or driving to the trails in the Smokey’s to see what is out there and enjoying hikes in the mountains.

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  4. Gretchen

    I LOVE your Boho Heart quilt, the quilting is wonderful! Your friend is going to be so happy. Praying all goes well with your surgery Wednesday. Stack & Whack quilts are so much fun, I’m always glad when the border is the original fabric the designs are cut from. Happy stitching and blessings on your knee surgery!

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  5. kathyreeves

    BOHO is glorious! I’ll be praying! I am amazed by the stack and whack quilt, I would never have guessed that all those flowers came from the same fabric, that is quite amazing.

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  6. Gail

    The heart quilt is wonderful and your friend is a lucky person to be the recipient! Good luck with your surgery this week. You will be back on your feet in no time!

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  7. Texas Quilter

    Good luck on the 2nd surgery – with the same doctor you will do fine! Your quilt is very pretty and different. I like your quilting. Goes faster than the regular method. The Stack and Whack quilt is very pretty – I made one and gave it to my cousin. Have the best experience you can this week. Hugs

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  8. Karrin Hurd

    Beautiful quilts! I love the Boho Heart. Will keep you in my thoughts in prayers as you undergo your upcoming surgery. Take care!

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  9. Jill

    Yes, a productive week indeed. BoHo is amazing. Thank you for mentioning the shrinkage which is perhaps due to many seams. The flower pinwheel top has a rich, luxurious look. Smart to get it in the frame prior to surgery. Here’s to having a successful surgery as the previous one. Thoughts & prayers Wednesday.

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