Hearts are popular for quilts for babies, quilts made to cheer people up, Valentine’s Day quilts, quilts for people going through illness, red and white quilts or just a quilt for no particular reason other than to show a little quilted, cuddly love.
Allison from the popular quilting blog ‘Cluck Cluck Sew’ has created a bright and cheery quilt that would appeal to many different ages. She has generously shared a instructions in a simple heart quilt tutorial.
Allison’s tutorial uses simple stitch and flip methods to create the heart point and rounded tops. The blocks are 7 inches finished and would be easy to upsize to a 14 inch block. Imagine one giant heart made out of a fabulous focus print, surrounded by smaller hearts in simpler fabrics for a medallion type quilt.
This simple heart quilt tutorial also lends itself to a dark background and super bright hearts, or perhaps a navy background and red and taupe hearts for a more masculine look. An alternative to making a whole quilt would be to make just four of these simple heart quilt blocks and turn them into a sweet pillow or cushion to brighten up a room or bed.
Here is a link to the tutorial: http://cluckclucksew.com/2015/01/simple-heart-quilt-tutorial.html
Thanks to Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew