Are you sick and tired of heart quilts yet?? ;)
I'm not a huge fan of all the red and pink (my husband is rubbing off on me!) so this quilt is hearts with a punch of color! I love quilts like this with no background sashing fabrics (sewing sashings is the worst!), and a minimum of adjacent seams to match. There are actually 4 different blocks in this quilt, so the hearts "bounce" around a bit.
I actually started this quilt back in October of last year when I had planned to write a pattern for it to release in January. I spent hours and hours figuring out how to make it, writing the pattern, pulling fabrics, making all of the blocks, sewing some of the rows together...and then I just felt stuck. Maybe it was the stress of the holidays, or the overwhelm of so many other heart projects already available (including my own), but either way I decided to scrap this project and give up all that hard work.
Fast forward 3 ½ months and I pulled this heart quilt out last week. I looked at it with fresh eyes and remembered how much I actually do love this quilt. So instead of overthinking it and stewing about it forever, I just finished the quilt. Also since the pattern was 99% done, I finished that too....with 4 days until Valentine's Day (not that this is a Valentine's day quilt!).
Anyways...long story short, don't be like me and overthink and stew about everything way too long. Just finish the quilt or do the thing and get it done. ;)
I put this pattern in my shop here on sale for $6 through Valentine's Day, only available for now as a PDF instant download.
Of course you can still find my heart pattern and my Simple Heart tutorial here. This is just a supplemental pattern if you want the thinking done, so you can grab a stack of fat quarters and just sew!
I posted a photo of this quilt top on Instagram and had so many questions about fabrics used, but I could only track down a couple and a few solids that are still available. I chose the top floral print below first, and pulled (almost) all of the other colors from it. Just about everything matches it, so really any pink, red, blue, or even light purple looks good with it.
English Garden Cream Meadow by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton + Steel
Amalfi Pink Checker by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton + Steel
Moda Bella Solid in Tea Rose (this looks orange on the website but it's actually pink)
Kona Cotton Solid in Pearl Pink (almost looks white)
Also matches well but I didn't use: Bella Solid Pistachio
Sorry I'm not more helpful at tracking down all of the prints. The downside of trying to use up my stash is that by the time I use the fabrics they aren't in stores anymore.
Have a great week and Happy Valentine's Day!
Love it !!
Thank you for taking the time to finish writing and offering this Box of Hearts Quilt! Love how it comes together - and the possibilities of using up some of my left over fabric pieces. Heart blocks never get old :)!!
This is a pretty quilt. I love all the differnt fabrics. Reminds me of how everyone is so different but still loves to celebrate LOVE. Thanks for sharing
Yes that is a great thought for this quilt!!
I love it. It’s very pretty. Actually, my granddaughter will too. Just bought the pattern and I’ m another who is not a fan of sashing. So thank you for this pattern without it.
I'm glad you are a fellow sashing hater. ;) For how much I use sashing in my quilts...I sure do hate sewing it!
Love the off set hearts with no sashing. Great for scraps and FQ's.
This is really a happy and cute quilt. Thank you dear Allison for sharing this. Now I want to make one stat!
I like your finished product and the fact you used fabric from your stash. It is something I want to do more.
I love patterns like this where the sashing is built right into the block. And having the hearts offset.
Me too...I hate sewing sashings!
I really like this one.
Love the staggered setting -- very clever!
I purchased the pattern Cascade this morning as a download. It did not complete the transfer. Could you please make this available to me again? Thanks, Carolyn
Such a beautiful quilt. I cant even begin to imagine the amount of work that goes into making one