There is big stuff happening in our country today that a lot of us are not happy about. With all the gloom and doom and hate swirling around, it is important to focus on what is good, loving and kind. My good friend Lee (@maychappell.com) has a great idea to help us do that in what better way than with a quilt! You can read her blog post, here, but the idea is to make blocks throughout the year when you see or feel love, kindness, a helping hand, etc. and by the end of the year, you will have a big beautiful quilt full of hearts and love.

And because Lee is a generous and loving spirit, she has given us a tutorial to get started.

Here is my block, reds and pinks (of course) and neutral background fabrics to show them off. I have decided to quilt my blocks as I go with straight non-parallel lines of varying widths. I used 50wt. Aurifil thread in a light gray.

This is such a fun way to quilt – just start with a few lines criss-crossing each other and then add more where you think you need to.

And then, because I wanted to carry the spirit with me everywhere I go, I made a tiny one to pin to my shirt. This measures barely 2″ square and is just the cutest little pin!! I am thinking about making  more and giving them out to people!!

Thanks for visiting and spread the love!!

Tessa