Cupid’s Heart Quilt

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.  love logoMy 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. _MG_0757 (1)  (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?  

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If you notice carefully, the strips of fabrics are angled in different directions to draw attention to the middle.

After I made the central heart, I used some old batik fabric for some strip blocks. If you notice carefully, the strips of fabrics are angled in different directions to draw attention to the middle. The corner ones are diagonal but the central ones are straight.  Because the heart was already seven inches, I chose to keep my surrounding blocks that same measurement.  The quilt could have been finished at this point, but honestly, I’m grappling with liking it so much that I held off while considering enlarging it to a lap size.  I’m not sure how I’ll like that but I might just have to complete this one and try a repeat in different colors.
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Cupid’s Heart Quilt

The hop goes on for a few days.  It’s so exciting to see everyone’s final projects.  Thank you to the kind, lovely and patient organizers.   Part of the fun of a blog hop is getting to know each other. Please take the time
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68 responses to “Cupid’s Heart Quilt

    • Me too, just photographed 5 doll quilts for Amy and they’re all quite scrappy. In fact, I even tried one with denim.

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  1. I love this project, I think it would be awesome with other types of blocks in the middle also, such as the star you mentioned, but what really fascinates me about this project is the outside blocks. I love how they are laid out and I think that’s what really makes the middle shine.

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    • Marian, Thank you for the kind comment. I will be trying another one as soon as possible. I’m just thrilled for the blog hop that inspired this and other projects. I

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    • You are right but with my family of all boys, this won’t stay pretty for long. It is tempting to add a girly touch to a main part of the house though….hmmmm.

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    • Thanks. Still trying to think about how to quilt it. I’ll keep it small and it’s going on the wall in my studio.

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    • My pleasure. I love a great free pattern and what better than a heart that can go on anything!! I do enjoy the whole Valentine color scheme and sometimes I wish this month was just a bit longer.

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  2. We all know how life gets in the way of our best laid plans. My HH always reminds me, we make plans and the gods laugh!

    I love the scrappy blocks radiating out of the heart~like love growing and spreading!

    Thanks for sharing your project on this fun blog hop!

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    • We can do so much with our printers at home. I did find a bunch of small heart patterns as well though. I posted a few weeks ago about a 4.5″ paper pieced heart pattern that was the perfect size for a zippered tote. It seems whatever we need can be found somewhere on the internet! Thanks so much for visiting.

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    • Thanks for visiting. The minute you made that comment, I realized that I need to try this with a star in the middle. I’ll keep you posted on that version!!!

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  3. Thank you for the reminder of the free Craftsy pattern! I’ve downloaded it, but haven’t used it. Seeing your colorful block, makes me want to make a pile of them! Lovely fabrics!

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    • You will love this pattern once you try it. I have used it frequently and in so many different variations. I’m sure you will find it great too!

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    • Thank you for the kind comment. I also love paper piecing and discovering a free pattern is even extra nice.

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  4. You did a great job of drawing attention to your lovely heart with you cool strings!!! Love how it turned out and I’m looking forward to seeing it finished!

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    • Thanks so much. I am happy to share this free pattern which has been so good for me. I check Craftsy’s freebies every now and then but nothing has compared to this beauty!

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    • Thanks. I have been all about scrappiness lately. I’m not sure how to switch gears actually, but that’s the beauty in creating things…you go with the flow.

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  5. Your quilt is so pretty-I am loving the red & pink fabrics that are being used for Valentine’s Day! I don’t have much pink or red in my stash-or maybe I do- I will have to search thru & see! Thank you for sharing your quilt & the craftsy heart pattern, Susan

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    • I learned that I also have very little red in my stash. It seems that I use it up as soon as I get it. Oh well, just another excuse to go buy fabric, right!? Thanks for visiting and leaving a lovely comment.

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  6. That is sizzling!!! It has so much life to it. My coveted fabric is a batik from Sew Batiks, it’s splashes of yummy yellow, fuscia, blue, green and orange. It goes in everything!

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    • Melody, that fabric sounds terrific. I also adore the Tula Pink True Colors ladybug fabrics…in all colors, but the red is my first choice and that’s in this quilt too! Thanks for the lovely “sizzling” comment.

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    • Let me know if you can’t download it because it truly is one that I highly recommend. Thanks for the lovely comments and for visiting.

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    • Thanks so much. I tend not to work with pastels very much and the jeweled colors of this project make my heart soar!

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  7. That is a beautiful paper pieced heart…I love to paper piece! I’ve enlarged paper piece patterns before because I like the bigger pieces. Thanks for sharing your project and being a part of the blog hop! :O)

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    • Yes, this pattern is a winner! I use it so much that I spent some time looking for different ones for this project. In the end, this one was just too perfect! I especially like smaller paper pieced projects for my zippered pouches.

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  8. So sweet. I am going to Craftsy to get that heart pattern. Oh, dear me; I definitely HATE to cut into too – many – fabrics. I have a bundle sitting in my sewing room that even needs dusting!! Happy Heart Day.

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    • I hear you. I have more than one dusty bundle, but my goal is to try and corral them into some sort of order soon. I love that Craftsy heart pattern. It honestly has served a lot of purposes for me.

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    • Thanks Joan. Yes, it is a great scrap buster. I’ve been on a strip block craze lately and this paper pieced addition is one of my favorite results.

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    • Thank you so much. I love seeing other strip quilts where the angles are varied. This is just a little attempt at that but I do think it works.

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