Thursday, April 4, 2013

I {heart} this Quilt

 It's gonna sound corny but I am so in love with this quilt.  It may be one of my favorite finishes so far.  It was simple and quick and easy - 3 of the best things to be - well as far as quilts go:).

A few weeks ago I was perusing pinterest and came across a version of the pixelated heart from Blue Elephant Stitches.  I really liked the concept and so following her pattern I constructed my own.

I also used 3 inch squares but I picked a more subtle color palette.  I wanted to make the heart more hidden.  Plus I had just gotten a gorgeous fat quarter bundle of Kona pinks so it seemed like the thing to do.

I used Ana Davis' Animal Parade collection for the heart.  So I did the heart all prints and the area around the heart in the Kona solids.

Obviously this one is super girly.  I'd like to make a more gender neutral version but I'm not sure that even in blues it would appeal to boys.  Although I do think I'm gonna try it in yellow.  I think it would make for a really sweet throw quilt.

The binding is made from the scraps and I machine sewed it on as I am not patient enough for hand sewing.

Here's one last lovely picture:).

If you're interested it is for sale in my etsy shop.  

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

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  1. That is so pretty! I like it even better than the original with more contrast.

    1. Thanks. I really loved using a single color choice for this pattern.

  2. So cute!
    I use to like the scrappy ones the best, but this pale pink is so fantastic!

  3. Such an amazingly sweet quilt. You've inspired me! I need to make my oldest girl an "I Love Lucy" snuggle quilt and it never occurred to me to make it with this pattern! Duh!

    Love yours - love how subtle it is. I would love to see it in yellow.

    1. Such kind words - thanks!! I now have a yellow one on my to do list.


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