Monday, March 27, 2023

Pieces of My Heart Finished

I've finished it! This is the Pieces of my Heart quilt I designed and finished for the Tickled Pink blog hop last year. I still need to make a label and bind it, but I did finish the quilting, which was my one monthly goal.

I spent way too long obsessing about the quilting pattern to use on this quilt, but finally I just stitched out the design my husband liked best.

For the batting, I used Quilter's Dream Green (again); this is my go-to batting because it is made from 100% recycled bottles. I didn't use fancy threads on this project, just some dark purple MaxiLock serger thread and red Madiera AeroQuilt thread.

This is the quilt design I ended up using.

I actually created a number of these pieces from purchased pantographs. I started with the Ironworks Border 3 by Celine Spader and I took a portion of it and created the octagon, the square corner block and the diamond shape. (Have I mentioned how much I love my ProStitcher Studio software?)

And I used the Sweet to the Core melon block from Quiltable and took off the rounded outline border and used it for the diamonds and then created a four-pointed piece for the Amethyst block.

Finally, I used the Welcome Spring sashing by Darlene Epp, with a small edit, to fill the space between the blocks and border.

Considering how wonky this quilt was, I am quite happy with how it turned out. I did learn some good lessons which I hope to remember for next time, like I wish I had basted down some of the seams because it created some extra fullness having them flipping back and forth under the seams. 

Update a couple days later: It's finished!!

I'm linking up with 

One Monthly Goal Finish

Design Wall Monday
Monday Musings

Brag About Your Beauties
Peacock Party


  1. Your quilting looks very nice, it highlights the quilt block pattern, happy stitching!

  2. I like the way you combined pantographs to make a unique quilt pattern for the quilt. Your husband has good taste, too.

  3. Quilter's Dream Green is my go to batting as well. The quilting plan is great (I love getting to see it). Congratulations on the finish!

  4. It's gorgeous, Sharon! You did a fantastic job with the quilting and taking the parts of different motifs! Deciding which motif to quilt is always the hardest part for me! Thanks for linking up with Monday Musings!