Thursday, 18 February 2016

Heart Spin - A New Pattern Using Charm Squares

I am so excited to introduce to you my newest pattern - Heart Spin. This lovely heart quilt is charm pack friendly. One 42 piece, 5" charm pack will give you all you need for the hearts and border, and you'll need just half a metre (or a very accurate half yard) for the background.

My inspiration for this quilt was the Card Trick block, though the construction is quite different. As many have noticed, the Card Trick block looks a bit like four hearts. I took that a bit further to make the hearts more obvious. I'm really pleased with how it's turned out.

I've designed this pattern to be beginner friendly, including lots of illustrations and tips as always. The quilt finishes at 35.5" square, and would make a beautiful wall hanging, child play mat or even a table topper.

Go check out the pattern now over at Etsy, or head to my online store where you'll find a special offer when you purchase two or more patterns.

Happy sewing!

Hope x

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Queen of Hearts

I'm happy to report that I've completed one of the items from my Q1 Finish-Along list!

A couple of people mentioned that the quilt reminded them of Alice in Wonderland, and since then I haven't been able to not think of that whenever I look at the quilt. So, I've called it "Queen of Hearts".

The backing has something of a romantic feel about it, don't you think? It's a Timeless Treasures print I bought from Hall of Fabrics.  

I was a bit lazy with labeling, choosing to write the name of the quilt on one corner hanging pocket, and my name and date on the other corner. Somewhat lacking in detail perhaps, but it will suffice. 

Looking back at my original post about this quilt, I see that it is over a year old! Unable to decide whether to make it a cushion cover or a wall hanging I let it sit in a cupboard being neither. I am so, so happy to have it finished!

You can see all the Finish-Along participants' finishes here: Quarter 1 Link Up.

Rhonda's [Quilt] Ramblings

Bye for now x