There are a multitude of heart projects in the top 100 patterns. It is that time of year….
Jen Kingwell and Andrea Bair’s Boho Heart is a booklet of block patterns that are then combined into an over-sized lap quilt. Add a border to make a double size quilt. The pieced strip border is stunning and adds that awe factor to the quilt.
What makes your heart burst with joy? Capture the feeling with the Exploding Heart by Slice of Pi Quilts! This advanced beginner pattern makes a large 72” x 72” throw quilt and is fat quarter and fabric cutter friendly.
Shoot the moon with a winning hand of hearts. With 5 fat eighths, make a “pair of hearts” from each print. Three fat quarters will yield “four of a kind” from each print. To make each heart different, deal 10 – 10″ squares to each player. No need to avoid the black queen, we’re playing with just hearts. Let’s Play Hearts by Atkinson Designs.
Have a Heart by J. Michelle Watts is created with 1-1/2 inch strips for a small quilt, 2-1/2″ strips for a generous throw. Choose one pack of strips for the heart, two for the background, and you are ready to sew!
Have a Heart is a top-selling pattern that gives instructions for two different sizes. The large (74 x 90) is a perfect throw size for your favorite couple and is made with 2-1/2″ strips. The smaller size (37 x 45) is a great wall hanging or baby quilt and is made with 1-1/2″ strips. Why not personalize it by having the machine quilter quilt in the names of those you love?
As shop owners, here is the GREAT news! Wilmington Prints makes an entire line of pre-cuts called Essential Gems in multiple sizes in specific color ranges. This quilt takes one package of heart fabric and two packages of background. How easy is that to kit???
It takes 32 2-1/2″ strips for the hearts and 80 2-1/2″ strips for the background. That means the binding can be sewn from the extra 8 heart strips and the scraps! These packs come in 24 and 40 strips so make sure you order the right size!
Hearts aren’t just for February. Any of these darling quilts would be great decorations all year long. Or make them as wedding gifts or a gift for that pre-teen in your life!
Conversation is a large-sized through that is done in rows so it is a perfect block of the month style class. Teach several techniques for basic blocks. Who says a beginning sampler class has to be boring???
These two patterns use jelly rolls and can be made in two different sizes. What a great way to use up scraps! And don’t you love the background? It gives them a modern look!
Look closely at this one because it is actually pencils – and a great way to showcase your solids or tone on tones! What a great quilt to display in your studio!
Why not pull out some of your red and pink fabrics to make a display. After all, it doesn’t have to have hearts on it to showcase the holiday!