Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Woven Hearts

The woven heart blocks so many of you said you liked in this runner--


Have long been a favorite block of mine too. The first quilting class I taught two years ago was of this pattern--


I tilted the hearts in that project by adding additional background fabric that was cut in long triangular strips (from Sharyn Craig's Twist and Turn book), although the same effect can be achieved by adding strips of background fabric all the way around the heart block, tilting the block at an angle, and trimming away the excess fabric.

There were even a couple of you on the blog tour who mentioned you'd purchased the pattern from me back then--and I guess you're STILL reading about my daily quilting adventures! Thanks for sticking with me.

The quilt above uses 13 heart blocks, but the smaller version below needs only five--


I think I made it from sample blocks I demonstrated in class. In fact, I did several things with leftover blocks; I made a mini with a woven heart block in the center and wool appliqued hearts around the corners; and I made a small quilt to give away here on my blog--I went back and found a photo of that quilt to share:


I hope that having seen all of these possibilities, if you liked the woven heart block but didn't want to make a tablerunner (including all of you who don't have tables!), you might be inspired to try something else.

I think that most of us who participated in the tour have now announced our winners, so if you haven't checked the other blogs yet, you might want to do so. The grand prize winner was Prim2Pink--congrats! And thank you all for participating. I hope to have more projects to share and inspire you and a few twists you might not have thought of, so stop back by in the coming days.

14 comments:

Fiesta said...

Kim, great options for the hearts. Thank you for sharing.

Carol said...

I love this woven heart pattern. One of my favorites of your small quilts is the one with the Mary Engelbreit border. I plan on making your table runner soon.

Staci said...

Love your big quilt with the little valentine cards in the border. Very cute!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very cute. Love the heart pattern.

AnnieO said...

Love the woven hearts, Kim. Great design and possibilities!

Heartsdesire said...

Now that I see how versatile this pattern is, I'm inspired to get started today. I love the little quilt with the small red polka dot border. Also love the Mary Engelbreit border fabric. It's so perfect for that quilt. Thanks for the pattern.
Judith

Quilt Hollow said...

I do remember when you came out with that pattern and loved it then as much as seeing it now. If I had time to make everything I saw life would be wonderful don't ya think?

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I have that pattern! I forgot all about it. Just goes to show that I'm a pattern junkie. I can't get enough. I even have 2 new patterns ear-marked in the new Hancock of Paducah catalog. Now I really to make time and make the woven heart quilt top.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Very cute! I love the woven look in the heart. Have a happy week!

Nicole said...

I must link to your post today Kim. Love your Valentine's projects!

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

I love your style!

Tiffaney said...

I wanted to thank you for the lovely table runner pattern. Here is a link to my finished one. I made it with a Sent with Love charm pack.

http://tiffaneyissewbusy.blogspot.com/2011/01/heart-struck-runner.html

Thearica said...

I finally got my tablerunner quilted! yay!! Just need to bind it!

http://www.pigtalesandquilts.com/2011/02/remember-tablerunner.html

Beth Novotny said...

I love the woven hearts.
Did you use a pattern or template?
I would like to make a quilt with woven hearts.
Please share pattern name or template if you can.

Thank you