Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Hearts :: A Trio

I really thought I was done with making hearts, but I had the urge and couldn't help myself.  Why make one when you can make three?  Is that a thing?!  

Using my Pattern for 'Trio of Hearts' I was inspired.  Except this time I wanted to enhance the design with detailed quilting.  Something that I really haven't explored with my hearts.  The great thing about this pattern is that by making the half square triangles you end up with enough to make two (2) large hearts, and two (2) mini hearts.  How you decide to use them can be totally up to you.  

Large Hearts: 15" x 15", Mini Heart 6" x 6"
I typically make a large double heart, a large single heart and a mini heart.  I'm not one to change up what has worked for me in the past!  

I don't know how many times I've made this trio.  I usually do some sort of straight line quilting and move on.  With most anything I make, somewhere in the piecing process my mind wanders to the quilting part.  For some reason an idea popped into my head and believe it or not...I was stoked to quilt them!  

Why I never thought about quilting my hearts this way before is mind boggling.  It just makes good sense to me!

Starting with the large single heart, I marked the silhouette of a heart in the center.  Inside of that I quilted pebbles of all shapes and size.  Once you get going making pebbles, it's hard to stop!  While not perfect, which of course they aren't suppose to be, they created amazing texture.  To complete the picture, I stitched 1/8" concentric heart shaped lines around the center.  

I couldn't be happier with how this turned out and like that this idea kicked the design up a notch!


The same basic idea was used for the mini heart.  The pebbles are smaller and I kept it to one row for the outline.  There's only so much you can do inside this mini heart.

I considered pebbles for the double heart, but in heart belongs to straight lines!  How's that for corny?!  

For the backs I was able to use some stash.  All pieces that were large enough for my needs and these hearts.  

My method for hanging wall quilts is quite simple and very effective.  Did you know I have a tutorial for that?  Hanging a Mini Quilt. There are a million and one ways to hang a quilt, from a push pin to Command Strips!  In case you want yet another option, I'm here for you!

With Valentines Day fast in two days, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make my 'heart' mark in the world!



  1. The quilting is what drew me in. I love all your hearts!

  2. I love the ghost heart you quilted and you can't go wrong with this sweet trio!

    1. I don’t know why I didn’t think about quilting a ghost heart sooner!

  3. Super cute! and I too love the ghost heart! So glad I nabbed one of your minis!

  4. So cute!!! I am planning to make a squirrel today with a heart, but a pouch will be the result!

  5. Well, now I want to go sew hearts! And I should really try pebbles. I think I could maybe handle them. What a fun project, and perfect finish for this week!

    1. It was the perfect way to cap of the week! With a small project like these hearts, pebbles are a breeze! You really should give them a try!

  6. I love your hearts and the quilting is perfect!

  7. I’ve been trying to figure out what it is that makes it different, that draws me to this particular heart. It’s the inside lines of the heart, the jagged steps of colour and the squared off inside top. To me that’s what makes it interesting. I like your choice of quilting too, especially the pebbles.

  8. I still need to make your heart pattern Jayne. I have it, I just need to make them :) I always love to see your minis!


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