I’m super excited to have finished this heart mini quilt in time for Valentine’s Day. I actually cut this quilt out last January and have been very slowly stitching it while on phone calls and long car rides. It was slow going until the last month or so when it all finally came together.
This quilt is English Paper Pieced. I designed it using a heart block with small diamonds in between – super simple, but I think with just three colors its a striking design. The red fabric is Tula Pink and the gray is an old Cotton + Steel print that I also used for the binding and the backing. The white is a tone on tone polka dot.
Here it is just a few weeks ago! Once I began attaching the shapes I got motivated to put it all together.
I tried out some big stitch quilting on this quilt using #8 Perle cotton in white and I’m really happy with how it turned out. The gray fabric has white dots so the stitches blend in on the back.
I cut the binding strips 3″ wide (rather than 2 1/2″) and I like how the binding provides a sort of frame for this quilt.
There’s something so satisfying about a mini quilt and since I make dolls I can always use a doll-sized quilt to tuck someone under. Hooray for the first finish of 2020!
Loriann Payne says
That is a really neat quilt Abby! Well done. I’m amazed that you did it all by hand. Wow!
EPP is the best!
Darling! Love that it is your own design. I know how good it feels to have it finished!
To make a heart quilt has been in my want-to-create list for years, but I never considered epp for it… might need to look for something similar.
Take care of you & yours Abby!