I couldn't let the beginning of 2022 slip by without making one of my favorite things to sew...a new heart quilt!
It's hands down the cutest quilt I've made in 2022. ;)
If you already own Brightly or Pumpkin Patches, I wrote out free instructions to make the heart block that you can substitute for the stars and pumpkins in those patterns. Click below or here for the free block pattern!
If you don't already own one of those patterns, or you prefer full instructions just for this quilt, I wrote out a full pattern for Heartsy you can find here or at the link below.
This block would even make a cute quilt on it's own!
I chose the colors in this quilt out of that tiny 30's floral print, mostly using near solids because it's all I had on hand. The blocks sew up fast using Diagonal Seam Tape (here's a video of me using it to make a heart block).
Wouldn't this be a cute memory quilt made with a pieces of clothing or special fabrics? Or a signature quilt where people can sign their names in the larger squares. Lots of possibilities with this one!
I quilted this one myself, and it had been awhile since I'd done free motion quilting on a large quilt like this. My shoulders were sore! There are a few wonky spots in the middle when smooshing the big quilt through my machine got a little tricky.
The free Heartsy heart block pattern if you don't need the full pattern, can be found here.
I'll round up the links to my favorite heart projects in another post. It's the one block I've definitely made and posted more than any other!