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Monday, March 6, 2023

Second Chance HST Quilt

My handsome Quilt-Holder
Some say that every piece of scrap fabric deserves a second chance, and that is the case for this quilt. 

Cross My Heart flimsy


After cutting pieces for the hearts in Cross My Heart quilt (flimsy pictured above), I was left with several decent sized triangles. I paired them with the dark eggplant background fabric and ended up with 128 3-inch HSTs.

Photo from the internet

I followed this design I found somewhere on the internet. If it is your design or if you mentioned it on a post, I apologize, and please yourself a shout-out, and I will credit you.

It took awhile to place those HSTs like the design, and I might have messed up somewhere, but overall the design made an attractive layout. I decided to separate sections of it with sashing in order to increase the size of the quilt. and added cornerstones for interest. I like the dark eggplant so much I also used it for binding. In retrospect, I wish I had added a coping border in dark eggplant, before adding the final border.

I really loved the fabrics for Cross My Heart (post on that one is coming in the next week or so!)

Hard to get a good photo of the backing

Here's a closeup of the pretty backing.

Quilting was a simple meander on Longmire

Our daughter delivered this quilt to the little hometown church of her sweetie after they attended service there over the weekend. And the pastor took them to see a quilt she is working on - isn't it great! It is my hope that this quilt will serve as a baby quilt or as a wheelchair quilt. 

Quilt Details:
Pattern: Internet photo
Finished size: 42" x 42"
Laundered size: 40-1/2" x 40-1/2"

Front: HSTs made from leftover scraps from Cross My Heart quilt
Background: Basic Grey Grunge in Sugar Cookies
Backing: From stash - no selvage identification but I think it is several years old

Superior Threads:
Piecing: So Fine #50 - #503 Genoa Gray
Quilting Front: Fantastico - #5169 Sterling Silver Variegated
Quilting Back: So Fine #50 - #522 Barely Pink

I am linking up with Brenda's Monday Musings and Melva's Sew and Tell!


  1. Linda, that is a gorgeous quilt! I just love the colors - so sweet and restful. I'm so impressed that you used all those leftover triangles from the heart quilt right away like that. And how fun is it that the church pastor is a quilter, too?! Beautiful finish!

  2. you have been busy at the machine and I have been too busy enjoying the outside!! this nice weather will leave us shortly and then I will be busy inside again

  3. Your HST quilt is so cute! Isn't it fun to make something out of leftovers and really like it? Happy stitching!
    I'm envious of the quilt holder's bare legs, I bet he didn't have on a sweater or jacket either!

  4. I do like your HST quilt. Making the blocks that way sort of sprinkled the colors around evenly, too.

  5. Oh, Linda, I love this!! Those colors play so well together with that grunge background. I love your Cross My Heart flimsy as well! I showed my DH your pic so he would know he wasn't the only quilt model hubby! LOL He said, "but he gets to show his face!" LOL Have a great week and thanks so much for linking up with Monday Musings!

  6. I love the name you gave your quilt and it turned out so pretty. I love the vintagy feel of it. Great job!

  7. Linda, I love both the heart quilt and the HST quilt. It’s brilliant that you were able to get another quilt out of the heart quilt leavings. And the quilt you donated is lovely. I’m pinning this post. I’d like to make all of these!

    1. Thank you so much Michelle, that is the best compliment!

  8. Super great way to use all those HSTs!!! and I love the name!!!

  9. Fun that you made a whole quilt out of the scraps. I love what you did with it and it will be a perfect comfort quilt for someone.

  10. Great quilt Linda - love it and such a good use of HST's, it'll be perfect for a babe or keeping someone's knees warm. Love the dark against the other colours. Perfect.

  11. It really looks great! You are so resourceful!

  12. I love your quilt and the Pastor's quilt is pretty - I have always wanted to make one like that - 3 dimensional! Have a great week-end.

  13. I love your second chance quilt! Well done <3

  14. What a lovely quilt - the texture makes it look so comforting!


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