Monday, September 15, 2014

Liesel's Heart

Hello quilting friends!!! Long time no chat! :-). With electronic changes around here, I just haven't gotten used to the new way I have to blog (plus Instagram is just so darn easy for lazy me ;-))

Any hoots, I promised a pattern for this super CUTE quilt I made for my nieces baptism last week.  Here is the basic 411 on this super quick and easy quilt!

Liesel's favorite colors are red and pink. I went through my stash looking for all of the reds and pinks that I could find. My mom sent over a few cuts of fabric for variety and sentiment. This quilt was made out of 100% stashed fabric ;-). Yeah me!

I have seen lots of pixelated hearts on line, but really thought some half square triangles would be AWESOME! 

For this quilt I used 6.5" squares and 4.25" squares. You will need:
31- 6.5" red print squares
26- 6.5" pink print squares
5- 6.5" squares of various pink solids
116- 4.25" squares of various pink solid fabrics. 

For the half square triangle construction, use the method found HERE on my blog.   Basically, you will make 26 pairs, one pink print 6.5" block with one red print 6.5" block. There will be five red print blocks left over that you will pair with the 5- 6.5" varied pink solids.   Pair them all together, right sides together.   Using a quarter inch seam allowance, sew around all four sides of each pair. Follow the directions found in the link above (and HERE for added measure ;))

Once you have pressed all of your HST's, its time to lay them out.  Follow the pictures above and below. For the ten red and pink print HST's on the sides and the four on the top of the heart, I made sure the the red print was touching the pink background fabric.  The trick with the heart layout is to no obsess about it!  Pretend that you are a carefree (non-OCD) quilter and that random is a happy place we like to be :)  

The quilt is 14 blocks across and 17 down.  I sewed the blocks into rows and then I sewed the rows together to complete the top.   The finished quilt top size is 52.5"x 63.75"

No that your top is finished, quilt, bind and enjoy!! :)

As a super fun side note, my friend Barbie showed me how to wrap my binding so that it unwinds itself perfectly to sew onto the quilt.

Make this figure 8 on your hands and then put it on the floor to your right. (put the side you can see in the picture down on the floor.  The loose that you start sewing onto the quilt will be right there)

Here is sweet Liesel lazing about on the floor with her quilt and pillow pets :-)


  1. Wonderful tutorial for a darling quilt!

  2. Thank you for the tutorial! Here is my version

  3. That heart is just beautiful!! And I really like the way you've quilted it up. Great work!

  4. Oh it's just beautiful - the half square triangles give it a sort of a ripple effect, like water in a swimming pool, and all that pink would make any little girl very happy indeed!

  5. Great finish - and perfect for a little girl. I'm a huge fan of HSTs, especially en masse, so I love this!


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