As I was folding up my Heart Value quilt at the bottom of the bed this morning I pondered about all the quilts and patchwork projects that I’ve used the graphic heart shape and symbol. I thought looking forward to February it might be fun to go back in time and show them all here in one post. If you need more detail feel free to follow the links.
My Heart Value quilt has lived on the bed since I finished it last Spring. What do I love about it? That it has so much of my stash to look at, but it’s the simple vertical straight lines of the quilting that really do it for me. I was a bit concerned with how stiff it was with all the quilting, but it wasn’t anything a good washing couldn’t relaxed and with a flannel back it’s now dreamy with drape. Tutorial here if you want to make your own.
Populating my sofa for the next month are these Fractured Heart pillows. I love the variegated thread and again combined with the simple straight lines. Simplicity. I can’t get enough of making these fun Split Personality blocks into all sorts of patchwork goodness (more to come), but the heart shape seems to work well.
I put together a tutorial for my Heartstrings Quilt. Perfect for those jelly rolls you had to have or all those left over strips;) I think I love most how happy this quilt is. The simple cross hatch quilting was a perfect finish. I’d like to make more of these.
Still my favorite and wish it was 10x the size is my BIG Tossed Hearts Quilt. All those yummy print fabrics made into Split Personality blocks and tucked into a pieced background. I’ve really embraced running out of a color and digging around in stash for something close to finish up.
And a new one to end! The brighter days are a bit hard to come by in Seattle come winter, so I’ll have to get more photos on a brighter day. This new one is made with the Double-Trouble blocks. I’ll be teaching Double-Trouble Saturday, February 10th in my Seattle studio and with the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild in early March.
Looking outside, the Boca Raton trip can’t come soon enough.