I got my heart pillows out the other day and thought you all might enjoy playing with this fun geometric shape and its modern approach to crazy piecing.
The Crushed It Heart Block Pattern focuses on improvisational and traditional piecing techniques to create (3) 12.5″ x 12.5″ blocks. This block pattern is a great start if you are learning curious about either of these methods. I’d call it advanced beginner, but the kids make them in Open Studios with my pressing and cutting help so I’m pretty sure you’ve got the skills!
Fit your linear and geometric heart blocks into endless quilt designs and projects:
- Pillows (here’s my invisible zipper tutorial)
- Wall pockets
- Multiply the blocks to make a quilt.
I know I know, I’m getting this out a little close to Valentine’s Day, but there’s a backstory to that later. Here are some other quilts and projects I’ve made with the blocks.
The blocks are perfect for bins whether round or square. I’ll get another pattern together to make the circular since I couldn’t find one large enough for the big ol’ hearts.
I was also thinking wall pockets would be perfect for a class Valentine’s Day party or a teacher gift.
My friend Carrie multiplied the number of blocks in different colors for a sweet baby quilt. Easy peasy and would be fun by mixing up the background colors or maybe a black, red and white baby quilt?
The blocks are a bit addictive to make so you won’t run out of projects to place them in.
Whether you place the blocks traditionally in a straight set or add them into your own improv quilt design, I hope it inspires you to get your quilty heart on. I’ve got the Crushed It Heart Block pattern on sale until Valentine’s Day. XOXO, Katie