Thursday, February 21, 2019

A Time For All Season - A Piece of My Hearts

The February blocks are from Carol at Just Let Me Quilt and are really cute and so appropriate for the month of February... the month of love.

Ecclesiastes 3 has always been a favorite scripture of mine... 

There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:

     a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
     a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
     a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
     a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
     a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
     a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
     a time to love and a time to hate,

    a time for war and a time for peace.

She and the other designers for this BOM have been kind enough to offer two blocks a month, one pieced and one that involves applique.  Maybe I whined a little to loudly last year about the amount of appliqued blocks... Sorry!  But you may also recall... I did eventually stop whining because the blocks in the It's A "Wild" Life BOM were just so darn cute!  

I love those little hearts!  They went together quickly and reminded me of my own Pieces of My Heart block that was part of Volume 8 in 100 Blocks published by QuiltMaker Magazine... 

...My Pieces of My Heart block also inspired the teeny-tiny quilt featured in my version of the Quilter's Laundry Day from two years ago.

I have stated before that I have a difficult time following directions for multiple anything!  And rather than make two pieced blocks wholly following the pattern's instructions I considered come other options...

Like doing string pieced like in the Laundry Day mini... 

or jumbled up with half hearts like this one that I included in my Bitty Block Quilt...

In the end, I decided that using some cute heart prints would fun too...

I especially like the conversation hearts... Though Valentines Day has passed, a local baker had been sharing some of her special treats she had available for purchase for your sweetheart...  This collection of cookies cracked me up!  Ok, so maybe these don't really send a message of love... They may have been more appropriate for my HS BF that had declared his love for me... you can catch up with the whole story over on my color challenge post

If you were having conversation hearts custom made, what sort of theme or sayings would you request?

Leave a comment... I'd love to hear from you!

Sew Sweet!

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Linking with:

Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
Can I get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
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UFO Busting at Tish's Adventures in Wonderland


  1. Your cute heart prints are ... Well cute 😉
    Hubs started something that carried on with three sons. Hmmm hmmm hmmm, a hum noise that said I love you, when they didn't feel comfortable actually saying the words.. (Didn't want guy friends to hear)
    I would do that on cookies, along with X and O.

  2. Your wildlife quilt is so cute!! I like it! and the cookies - ha ha - too funny!