Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Valentine Picked By Jen

 This Picked By Jen  comes from The Sassy Quilter and is called "Feel The Love". I pinned this tutorial when it came out in 2014, and pieced it right away. However it sat without the pieced border for another year.  

A year later I added the pieced border. After sewing your 10" strips together you will be trimming off a 3 1/2" section. I trimmed those down to 2" strips, pieced them together end to end, to get the striped border. I adore it. A year after that it is now quilted and ready to be hung.

Before quilting I did a quick basting stitch around the outside so those seams wouldn't get pulled apart. I lengthened my stitch to 3 and stitched about 1/8 inch from the edge. When I added the binding those stitches were hidden and I didn't have to rip them out. Bonus!

I loved the look of the straight lined quilting and decided to do that on mine as well. I didn't feel like marking all of those lines and chose to deliberately make them different widths apart I used my walking foot and started from the middle and worked my way out.

Hoping to keep it from stretching and a getting tucks on the backside, I would stitch down one way, turn and stitch back the other way. I don't know if that is why it worked, or if it was my awesome pinning job, but there were no tucks and no stretching. 

I didn't have enough of one color for this 21" x 21" wall hanging, so I pulled two fabrics from my stash and did a quick and easy pieced back. 

A pretty mauve/pink binding and we are done. It's so bright and simple and will make a great wall accent. 

Happy Stitching!


 I have linked up with Crazy Mom Quilts and My Quilt Infatuation's Needle and Thread Thursday.


  1. Love your string Herat quilt! Some projects do take longer than others to complete. I know as I have several in different stages.

  2. Thank you for the hints...This is a great heart...Have a wonderful day.


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