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Hearts Tied Up with Love Quilt
By Barbara Weiland

  • $9.00
  • 53" square
  • PDF
  • Intermediate

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Contrasting “ribbon” bows tie up these crayon-colored hearts in a quilt that’s sure to please as a gift for a newborn or a wall hanging for a nursery or child’s room. Or, make it in your favorite fabrics and colors to commemorate a special anniversary or a wedding, or make it just because you love hearts! For a baby quilt, change the center heart and the borders to a gender-appropriate color for the newborn as needed. For an anniversary or wedding quilt, choose the couple’s favorite colors. It’s the perfect way to use up scraps, too. You might want to use all the blues or all the reds in your collection for the hearts and bows and add white for the background to make a scrappy two-color quilt with this design. Or, try it in bright batiks or soft pastels. The options are as endless as your imagination and your stash. You can use this as an album or friendship quilt, too. The ribbon bands on the hearts are wide enough for a signature, so this quilt would be a wonderful “family tree” or shower gift. Have family members or shower guests use a permanent marking pen to sign each of the blocks. Write the baby’s name and birth date in the ribbon band of the large heart. You can add the parents’ names to the bow streamers if you wish. The hearts are easy to appliqué using your favorite method. I suggest using fusible appliqué for the bows on the small hearts since the pieces are small. If you choose fusible appliqué for the hearts, I recommend using the “Window-Frame Fusible Appliqué” method included in the pattern so the hearts do not become too stiff. The multi-colored sashing is quick and easy to make using simple strip piecing. Add a hanging sleeve to the back of the finished quilt and don’t forget to add a special label to identify the maker.
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Barbara Weiland

Barbara Weiland is a nationally known author and award-winning free-lance writer/editor in the home sewing and quilting fields. Barbara's most recent books include How to Make a Quilt (2013) The Quilting Answer Book (April, 2009) and The Sewing Answer Book (July, 2010), published by Storey Publishing. Barbara has been designing and marketing patterns for her quilts, quilted placemats and table runners, and popular tote bag patterns under the Jo-Lydia's Attic label since 1999. She makes sporadic postings entries to her blog. Check it out at www.joyofsewingandquilting.blogspot.com Barbara was Editor-in-Chief at That Patchwork Place and has written hundreds of articles for several sewing publications over the years. She offers a depth of hands-on editing and writing experience to publishers and independent pattern designers through her company, All the Write Words.