More hearts to share

I’m all about hearts this month.  Mostly fabric hearts but a few chocolate ones, too!  I just put the borders on a new woven heart wall hanging.  This little gem was made using a charm pack of Feed Company by Sweetwater for Moda (plus yardage) and my woven heart block tutorial.

 

This fabric line is so stinkin’ cute and I was happy to use one of my coveted charm packs.  This collection is almost two years old and all I had was the one charm pack.  Fortunately, it pairs easily with other Moda fabrics.  I was able to eek out nine woven hearts with the help of some other background fabric.

Feed Company Fabric Collection by Sweetwater for Moda Fabric
Image Source: Sweetwater

 

 

I’m having it longarm quilted, so it’s going to be away for a few weeks getting beautified.  I took some pictures today while the weather permitted.

 

The blocks are set on point and I added a 1″ (unfinished) inner border and a 2 3/4″ (unfinished) outer border.

To make this quilt, you need nine woven heart blocks, four plain squares (7″ unfinished),  eight setting triangles (use (2) 10 1/2″ squares cut in half diagonally twice), and four corner triangles (use (2) 5 1/2″ squares cut in half diagonally once.)

It finishes at 34″ square.

 

The other heart I’ve been working on is this Color My Heart Quilt which was a free pattern from Fat Quarter Shop in 2014.   I was a participating blogger back then and we were given a challenge to try a new sewing or quilting project that we’ve never done before (you can read more about my experience here.)  I added a challenge for my readers to “share the love” by making a mini quilt and giving it to someone in need.  No swap, no strings attached, just “I’m thinking of you” kind of thing.

 

I made three “Color My Heart Quilts” in 2014 and have just added a fourth.  This last quilt was made for a friend who has been diagnosed with cancer and is going through chemotherapy treatments.  I made this quilt with positive thoughts and healing energy, so I named it “A Healing Heart” in the hopes that it will brighten her day and lighten her heart.

 

A special label completes the gift.  I love the back of this mini quilt just as much as the front! I don’t label my quilts often enough, and I’m always glad when I do.  Pat is an accomplished quilter, so I know she’ll appreciate the added touch.

 

This is one of my favorite ways of adding a label.   I made a video tutorial of this method (and others) for The Quilt Show which you can see below.

 

I’m still working on the Dresden Plate tutorial.  I hope to have it ready by Wednesday.  I wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day, or maybe you’re celebrating “Galentine’s Day”.  This is a new term that I’m hearing about from my daughter – I think it’s awesome!  Enjoy!

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About Julie Cefalu

Hello! I'm Julie and I love to quilt, craft, read, garden, hike and spend time with my family.

21 thoughts on “More hearts to share

  1. Julie, I look forward to your emails every week and when I saw the woven heart patten I knew it was perfect for my Valentine project for my husband. I had recently discover a piece of vintage fabric in his Grandmothers old sewing machine that this pattern was perfect for me to create a mini quilt square. I could tell the fabric was repurposed from a child’s worn pajamas. Who knows it may have been my husbands. He said it was the best Valentine he ever received.

  2. since my last name is Harte I love anything with a heart theme. LOVE the quilt and as always, love your choice of fabric. The black border fabric is stunning. Is that part of the collection or something from your stash? You inspire me every day.

  3. Julie, your pattern is so stinkin cute and looks fabulous with the stinkin cute fabrics. lol……..I think that I will use it to make some table runners for family members. Thanks much for sharing.

  4. Julie ~ i absolutely love your Woven Hearts Wall Hanging. I really liked the quilt block pattern when you posted about that, but I didn’t realize how great a group of them made into a quilt or wall hanging would be.

    Looking forward to your Dresden tutorial also.

  5. I love the heart quilt, that is a fabric line that I missed purchasing completely. I hope to try your tutorial when I go to a sewing retreat at the end of the month. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with all of us.

  6. Hello Julie! I truly enjoyed reading your post today and watching your video. I also got a great giggle out of the April 2017 question and comment! I have had a heart quilt going on in my idea brain area for quite some time; it is definitely time to make it happen. Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful inspiration and tutorials. Have a fabulous Valentine’s Day tomorrow!

  7. i’m totally a heart person and this is absolutely gorgeous!! The gray fabric accent around the block gives dimension. You are a wonderful friend to Pat and have given me an idea. my girlfriends mom could no longer receive chemo and her health is declining..The two hearts mini is a perfect idea! Thanks Julie for sharing this has come at a good time. I will need to boogie on making this! Happy Valentine’s Day to you too!!

  8. Oh, I am loving all the hearts! All the quilts are beautiful and colorful! Thanks so much for sharing and for the inspiration. I have a charm pack that would be perfect for any of them.

  9. Julie,
    I so look forward to you sharing your creations, your talent is awesome. As a cancer survivor of a few years I am excited that the heart quilt for your friend Pat has both colour & life. The chemotherapy & radiation sort of leach the colour from life at that moment. Pat will cherish this thoughtful & loving heart quilt. I wish her well–a long road but survivable with love & understanding. Thank You Julie.

  10. Julie, your work is so great! I watched your video on adding a label. A lot of good ideas there. I think you must have the best career on earth! Your talent is amazing. I enjoy your blog. Hearts are my favorite design.

    1. Ha ha! I have no idea! It must be that I’m looking forward to April 😉 I would hate to admit that it’s “mental”pause!

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