All the Hearts

Heart Quilt and Block Tutorial

This quilt and I are dating but not quite married.  As in, I like it…I just don’t love it yet.  

I added the aqua sashing instead of the white and I think it throws me off…even though I do love the color!  I wish I’d had the forethought to use aqua in the background of the blocks, but it also adds something different so I’m rolling with it.  

Heart Quilt Top and Block Tutorial

It ended up being a large twin size…and I meant to make a lap size, but I made too many blocks and couldn’t let them go to waste!  It will be darling on a bed. 

I used this tutorial, and I made the 8 1/2″ (8″ finished) size blocks.  

Not sure if I’ll tackle quilting it myself yet but I couldn’t resist a picture of these pretty threads with it. 

I have the best backing all ready for it!   

Heart Quilt backingThis one might not be finished in time for Valentines Day but it sure was fun to make and I can’t ever have enough aqua, red, and pink! 

 

 

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All the Florals Plus Quilt

All the Florals, Simple Addition Quilt Pattern

Today I’m sharing this lovely quilt top made by my Mom.  I would like to say I helped…but all I did was hand her a pattern and eat all the chocolate in her house while she made this beautiful quilt. 

All the Florals, Simple Addition Quilt Pattern

All the Florals, Simple Addition Quilt Pattern

The pattern is Simple Addition, in the throw size. 

The only plan for this quilt was to use “all the florals”, and it is jam packed with all the florals that I would never think to put side by side.  The combo of different florals and colors gives it a  beautiful, scrappy, vintage feel that I love.  

All the Florals, Simple Addition Quilt Pattern

Jane was impatiently waiting for me to take these photos so I didn’t press the quilt top as you can tell…so just pretend all those seams are crisp and flat. 

My only after Christmas purchase was a new roll of batting.  I ran out of Warm and White and someone posted a that this Pellon batting was a doorbuster here (it’s still on a good sale but not a doorbuster).  

Pellon batting

I’ve used it a couple of times now and washed a quilt with it twice…and I LOVE it.  It is so soft, so dense, and the quality feels so much better!  Since it’s a bit thicker it might be a tiny bit trickier to quilt with on my own machine, but I didn’t notice a difference at all…and it was worth it for the feel and the weight.

 Anyways, I would highly recommend it (not sponsored I just love it!).  They also have a white version that’s a tad bit more, but this one is light enough it doesn’t bother me behind white backgrounds. 

I’ll leave you with a picture of Jane (almost 8 months old!) I snapped yesterday.  Her smile is contagious!  

 

 

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Hearts Roundup

Heart Blocks  with Tutorial

After seeing so many adorable heart quilts over the past couple of years I finally started my own this week.  I have so many random sized pieces of reds and pinks that I’m ready to use up…so a heart quilt was calling my name.  

Heart Quilt Block Tutorial

I’m making the 8″ finished blocks (tutorial here!).  I figure if I make a handful each day I’ll have enough to make a nice big throw size without sashing within a week or two.  

If you ever make these big hearts remember to use this tip here….and make an extra scrap HST you can use later!  

Scrap saving HST trick!!!

Since we still have a month until Valentines day, here’s a quick roundup of my past heart projects/tutorials!  

Heart Blocks in Multiple Sizes

Making Heart Blocks in Multiple Sizes

I Heart You free mini quilt pattern

I Heart You Free Mini Quilt Pattern

Heart Pillow How To

Red Hearts Pillow 

Simple Heart Quilt Tutorial

Simple Heart Baby Quilt

Bring on all the hearts.  Have a great weekend! 

 

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