This is the free-pieced letters Wall Hanging that I've been making. It's a Biblical reference. But my daughter is objecting and telling me that I should have used the word "listen" instead. That's because more than just hearing is implied in the Biblical passage. She's correct, of course. It ought to be "listen and pay attention". However--this is free-pieced lettering--and the shorter the word, the better, in that case, as far as I'm concerned. Now-a-days people are so careful about being politically correct--so I want to say that I'm hoping that I'm not offending anyone. Anyhow, most of the wall hangings that I've done have some sort of religious connotation. Can't help that--it's part of my personality. I'm not out to convert anyone. Live and let live.
Now back to the quilting. I cut out the applique heart free-hand, slapped it in the middle without measuring, and I hand embroidered the edge in a blanket stitch. I'm hand quilting with a dark blue quilting thread. That's the bottom photo. One helpful hint: somewhere along the way I acquired a round-tipped scissors. It's so handy for cutting threads and removing basting without the danger of accidentally ripping your fabric.