I’m so thrilled to be a participant on Day One of the today’s fabulous Put A Little Love In Your Quilt blog hop by Just Let Me Quilt. Our main requirement was to put a heart somewhere on our project. My entry is not posted as early as I had hoped, but it’s finally here. I actually made several projects for the blog, including the heart bag that I posted recently and gave to a friend. There’s also a small “text” scrappy crumb doll quilt which I’ll show at a later time. However, the project that I settled upon is this Cupid’s Heart Quilt. The top is not yet quilted but I plan on showing it as soon as possible. Life has gotten in the way of my creative time, but that hopefully will stop. I am happy with how this top (or flimsy) came out. It has all the perkiness of the season and some of my favorite fabrics.
The central 7 x 7″ paper pieced Crazy Patch Heart pattern can be found free on Craftsy. (I have used this same heart pattern several times over, including on a Purple Heart doll quilt that was shared about a year ago.) The crazy heart pattern can be shrunk to a tiny size, which I’ve done many times as well. It’s a freebie that keeps on giving so chick on it or just go to Craftsy.com and check it out!!
This particular paper pieced pattern is very, very simple to use. If new to this method, then I highly recommend this pattern as a first one to begin with. The gorgeous purple fabric on the right top of the heart is one of my all-time favorite fabrics. It’s from a coveted piece of Good Fortune by Kate Sprain. That purple fabric is discontinued but luckily, I was able to snag a piece of it. While it’s tough cutting off a piece of that vibrant jewel shade, everything it touches then becoming a favorite project! Do you have favorite fabrics like this that you hate to cut but love to use? I’ld love to hear about the one or few special fabrics that you savor from your own stash?