Friday, February 3, 2017

Hearts Aplenty Quilt

So many hearts, so little time! With Valentine's Day around the corner, we wanted to share another heart-themed project with you featuring the rich reds, pinks and purples from our Painter's Palette Solids collection. This quilt measures 18-1/2" square, so you have plenty of time to stitch it up before February 14th! 

Painter's Palette Solids used: (background) Honeycomb; hearts (top row, from l-r) Clematis, Claret, Bubblegum; (middle row, l-r): Real Red, Lipstick, Fuchsia; (bottom row): Pale Pink, Raspberry, Claret

We used this heart block tutorial from Alison of Cluck, Cluck Sew. She offers the block in multiple sizes; we used the 4" finished square size. 

Adding corner squares:

Trimming the squares:

Pressing to make two heart halves:

 A finished heart: 

We made nine hearts--eight in shades of red, pink and purple, and one in reverse: 

Laying out hearts with 1-1/2" x 4-1/2" Honeycomb vertical sashing and 1-1/2" x 14-1/2" horizontal sashing:

Assembling the quilt center: 

Adding 2-1/2" wide borders. We added colored strips on each side just for fun:

Straight line quilting:

Ready for the binding--with a flange-style edge for a pop or color:

Love these hearts!

Simple straight line piecing enhances the design:

A valentine decoration, ready to go in just an afternoon!

Click here to see the entire Painter's Palette Solids collection.
Click here to read about Stephanie's Wholehearted Block tutorial, also featured on our blog this week. 

3 comments:

  1. So beautiful quilt and fabric combo!

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  2. The colors really make the hearts pop, and I love the little bit of added interest with the strips you placed in the border.

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