A little late for Valentines Day but this quilt is QUICK and super easy that you will have it done in no time! I also thought it would be cute to launch this pattern on Feb. 1st because I am off getting married today! Yayyy! lol
This quilt uses Charm Packs, aka the 5" squares. As always you can use yardage trim down to 5" squares if you'd prefer BUT in order to make a solid heart block (or print) you need TWO matching 5" squares.
Today's Free Pattern will be given in the size for Throw which is shown on the cover. Finished Size is 55" x 64". This pattern is available in 5 quilt sizes; Crib, Throw, Twin, Full/Queen, and King which is available on my website as a PDF download later this evening since I'm saying my vows early this morning. lol
Fabrics shown on the cover are from Robert Kaufman's Kona Cotton Charm Packs in Fragrant Fuchsia. Background is Kona Cotton Snow. Backing and Binding are the same and sadly I forgot to write the name of the fabric before I trimmed it off BUT it is an old print. I bought a huge bolt of it many months ago on sale and I thought it would be cute for this quilt! =)
Materials: (Throw Size. Packs are calculated by 42 count. Sew with a 1/4" seam allowance. Binding uses 2 1/2" Strips. WOF is calculated at 40" wide.)
- 2 - Charm Packs (42 count each)
- Background - 2 3/4 yards
- Binding - ½ Yard
- Backing - 4 Yards
- Batting - 63" x 72"
Cutting:1. Separate your print charm pack squares into two piles. You MUST have one of the same prints within each pile. (One pile will be your hearts bottom point while the other pile will become your hearts top.)
3. With background fabric you are going to start by cutting yardage into 6 - 7” by WOF strips, subcut into 30 - 7" squares.
5. With background fabric cut 2 – 5 ½” squares and cut once diagonally to form your corner triangles. (Note: you can save fabric by using left over squares cut from either step 2 or 3 if you have any left.)
6. With background fabric cut 3 - 2 ½” x WOF strips, subcut into 42 - 2 ½” squares.
7. With the remaining yardage cut into 1 1/2” x WOF. Subcut into 168 - 1 1/2” squares.
Piecing A Block: (This quilt was design to keep same prints in one block.)1. With your 2 ½” x 5” rectangles you are going to snowball the top left and right corners with 1 ½” background squares. Trim and press open.
2. Next form the block below using 2 – 2 ½” x 5” rectangles from step one, a matching 5” charm square and a background 2 ½” square. Sew blocks together to form rows and lastly sew your rows together. (You will need a total of 42 heart blocks)
Forming your Quilt Top:1. Use a design wall to lay your blocks out accordingly on point.
2. While laying your blocks out on point, alternate between a background 7” square and your heart blocks. Use the background setting triangle to “square” up your quilt.
Finishing your Quilt:
1. First you’ll need to create your backing piece.
- Throw – Cut backing into two 72” x WOF. (Pieced Horizontal)
2. Don’t forget to remove the selvages and piece them together with a ½” seam allowance.
3. Layer the backing, batting, and quilt top to form a “sandwich” and baste together for standard machine quilting. Or send your backing, batting, and quilt top to a Long Arm Professional to be quilted.
4. After quilted, trim away excess batting and backing fabric.
5. You may use excess backing fabric to form binding strips if you have enough left over. Otherwise use Binding Yardage and cut binding strips at 2 ½” x WOF.
6. Piece binding strips together then use your favorite technique to bind your quilt.
Edge to Edge Quilting Ideas:
Calligraphy (Shown On Cover)