Ya gotta have heart . . . and a Heart Quilt will give you lots and lots! Whether you choose a design with a central heart motif or combine heart blocks, these projects are heart-warming and delightful to stitch. You’ll enjoy the diverse and creative designs I found for you today!
Pixelated Heart Quilt
Corinne of Must Love Quilts envisioned and stitched this enchanting Pixelated Heart Quilt. It’s a marvelous modern style that finishes at about 50” x 60”. If you’re a “press to the side” quilter, you’ll want to explore Corinne’s decision to press her seams open. She found it the best technique for this quilt, but recommends intensive machine quilting for durability. Once you’ve made your pressing and fabric choices, follow her link to a tutorial on equilateral triangle cutting before you begin. The tutorial includes extensive information on how to piece the triangles and turn them into the columns that are used to assemble the quilt.
There are two basic assembly steps – the columns and the heart. The full color step-by-step diagrams in Corinne’s post are amazingly easy to follow and will make your quilting super-enjoyable. She also includes several different diagrammed colorways for inspiration as well as a blank for you to fill in on your own. Use colored pencils or pens, or save the diagram as a picture and get techy with it. Open the image in your photo editing software and drop colors in until you’re pleased with the effect. Suddenly you’re a computer quilter! Click here for the Pixelated Heart Quilt tutorial.
Heart Zipper Quilt
Beautifully colorful, this Heart Zipper Quilt was created as a donation for a charity by The Cottage Mama’s mama, Jane. It’s an adorable lap size quilt that follows a Missouri Star Quilt Company video tutorial. Jane found this quilt to be quick, easy and perfect for the hearts she added. Choose your own colors and fabrics and follow the MSQC video link included in the post. It’s a lovely, simple heart quilt you’ll find a joy to stitch. And, be sure to pick up as spool of Coats New Quilt + Machine Quilting and Embroidery Thread for your allover quilting! Click here for the Heart Zipper Quilt post.
Simple Heart Quilt
Just right for charm squares, this bright little quilt will be sweet and charming on a wall in your home. Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew began with hearts constructed of four print pieces then updated her tutorial to make it even easier. You’ll find this version has less seams and just two pieces to each heart! Her mark and stitch technique for assembling the blocks is marvelous and easy, too. Allison isn’t a fan of sashing, so she designed full blocks with borders. But, this is your heart quilt, so you can add sashing if you please! Sew a small quilt for your wall, expand it for your bed or stitch up just one 7” block for a pillow. Click here for the Simple Heart Quilt tutorial.
Mini Sweet Heart Quilt
If minis are your passion, you’ll want to choose the wee, sweet heart quilt I found on the Craft Buds blog. Designer Mary wrote terrific instructions that will easily allow you to resize the quilt if you’d like a wall hanging, baby quilt or any size you need! She used traditional heart colors of pink and red, but you may want to pick crayon brights or soft pastels. Shockingly, this is Mary’s first quilt and she did a beautiful job. Her tips on chain piecing the half-square triangles and marking the quilt for free motion stitching are terrific. And, if you’re going with the mini-size, this would be a great time to try Coats Hand Quilting thread. It’s just the right size to be a take-along project and you’ll love the anti-tangle thread! Click here for the Mini Sweet Heart Quilt tutorial.
Be Good to Your Heart Blocks
Amy of Diary of a Quilter originally created these 12” blocks for Sew Red for Heart month. She put together excellent step by step instructions illustrated with detailed images. You’ll learn how to seam, press, lay out and assemble the blocks skillfully. Amy linked a printable PDF at the end of the post along with a link to the original blog hop if you’d like more designs for your own heart quilt. Click here for the Heart Block tutorial.