The Tickled Pink Blog Hop gave me the perfect excuse to make a heart quilt I had recently designed in Electric Quilt. It was one of the most difficult projects I have made because it included hearts that were paper pieced⏤which I had never done before⏤and the diamonds were not one of the standard ruler sizes so I had to cut them out with my Cricut. (Have I mentioned how much I love my Cricut Maker 3?)
Anyway, I'm calling it Pieces of My Heart.
It has a variety of hearts from different sources. Most of the blocks came pre-programmed in Electric Quilt 8, but at least two of the paper-pieced heart designs were from Carol Doak's 300 Paper-Pieced Blocks book. I think I may have also copied a couple of designs I saw at pinterest. Most of the red and pink fabrics were from my scrap bin, though I did buy several pieces of pink because I didn't have much in my stash. Now, if this had been Tickled Purple Blog Hop, I would have been set.
The alternate block is called the Diamond Star or Amethyst block. It was surprisingly difficult to assemble and the bias-cut fabric stretched out a little bit as I constructed them so it made the quilt assembly a little less precise than I prefer. Some of the blocks look a little loose, but I'm hoping it will be fine once I get it quilted up. I'll do a fairly tight stitching pattern to help stabilize them.
I'll be taking delivery on a Handiquilter long arm in a few weeks, as soon as I manage to get my quilt studio set up. (The basement remodel is nearly finished!) I have so many flimsies I've been saving up, but this quilt will surely be among the early batch of quilts I'll get finished.
And for a giveaway, I have two sets of pink fat quarters. I had to buy full yards of the pink fabrics, so I'm happy to share the remaining fabric. They've been prewashed and are from Marshall Dry Goods.
Thanks for visiting my blog. This was a fun blog hop and I'm glad I got the chance to share my project with you. I hope you'll also visit the rest of the Tickled Pink Blog Hop participants.