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 1/2 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.
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!