Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! So I have a new found love for pre-printed quilt panels. The reason…I love to use them on my front porch. I love to hang quilts out there, but unfortunately because they are exposed to the elements (as you can see from the snow on my hydrangeas), it takes a toll on their appearance.

 Hence, a quilt panel is perfect! They are cute and inexpensive. Typically I add a border, quilt it up, binding, hanging sleeve and viola…I have an almost instant quilt that I can decorate with and it won’t break my heart if it suffers from the outdoor elements!

Love Grows panel is from Deb Strain’s line of Love Grows line of fabric from Moda. Perfect for February.

I machine quilted the pattern hearts and flowers. Normally,  I am not a big quilted hearts and flowers quilting kind of gal, but it just matched this perfect! I used another leftover Moda fabric in the border from one of Alyssa’s quilts and a leftover backing from another quilt for the backing.

I used Innovatech Thread on the top…my new favorite, Magna-Glide prewound magnetic bobbins and Hobbs 80/20 batting.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I am offering $14 off any order of rulers, templates or DVDs of $75 or more by using the code HEARTS on my website here.  *Offer excludes machine quilting as that is already on special. Discount good through Feb. 17.

I think I have blogged more in 2019, than I did the last few years. Cheers everyone!


  • Janet O. says:

    Great idea to use pre-printed panels that way. I have nowhere by my door to hang such a thing that the wind wouldn't just carry it away. 🙁

  • Mary @ Neat and Tidy says:

    Years ago I moved to a new house in a little village on a main road. One of the first things I did was hang a quilt on my front porch hoping that maybe one of the neighbors would be a quilter and reach out to me. After living there for a while, I found out no one quilted. Dang! But I kept the quilt up for a long time because it was just plain cute out there. I love your idea for using a panel; I used a wallhanging that had served its purpose inside, so I didn't care if it faded.

  • Debbie Burgess says:

    Love this idea. I hang mine from the front door but I'd love to hang some from the walls but haven't been able to figure out how. I have the exact same style of siding that you have. Where did you get your hangers?

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  • Anonymous says:

    I love that you are posting more – thank you! You are an inspiration.

  • Patti says:

    That panel turned out so cute. Wish I had thought of doing that for a Christmas wall hanging.

  • mangozz says:

    FYI, your photos on my feed page for Bloglovin are very blurry. None of the other blogs I follow are blurry, just yours.

    • Linda says:

      Apparently, there’s some change in how Bloglovin is converting my photos. If you click on original, it takes you to my blog where the photos are clear. I apologize for the inconvenience. I’m making some changes to my settings to see if it helps but I read that it doesn’t help past posts in the Bloglovin feed.