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.
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!