Exploding Heart Quilt

I’m trying to use my covid house arrest productively, luckily I don’t feel too ill, I’ve had worse colds, so I decided to make a concerted effort to finish the Exploding Heart quilt. This is a wedding present for a wedding that took place in May! The pattern is by Slice of Pi, the colour scheme chosen by the couple was sage green and creams.

Last week I had made a concerted effort to make all the individual blocks, there’s five different pieced blocks, mainly quarter square triangles.

I had already started stitching the rows for the centre heart…

…so I ‘just’ needed to arrange and stitch the surrounding blocks. I’ve made things slightly more complicated for myself by using several different patterned cream fabrics for the background, it would have been much simpler if I’d followed the pattern and used a plain background! It’s just another factor to think about when arranging which block goes where so no blocks of the same fabric are adjoining. I’ve already spotted one pair which are next to each other!

I’m really pleased with it so far, I think the different creams in the background work really well, it was worth the extra head scratching! Now I just have to quilt it.

I’ve just ordered some batting which will hopefully arrive tomorrow, I was pretty sure I had some in my stash but it’s doing a good job of hiding away if I have! I’ve just to decide on quilting patterns and thread colour. I’ve ordered a spool of pale green variegated thread which I’m hoping will work on both the cream and the green.

I’m wanting a fairly simple quilting pattern, when I do free motion machine quilting I tend to do a fairly dense pattern whereas I want something a little more spaced and therefore quicker! I’ve bought a pattern off Etsy which is hearts and a meander which I think will work, however they have sent it in a zip file and I still haven’t managed to open it! I’ll have to get my OH onto it tonight!

Whilst I’m waiting for everything to arrive I might do some dress-making 🙂

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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10 Responses to Exploding Heart Quilt

  1. Jaya says:

    It’s looking so beautiful!
    Get well soon…not that you seem to be hampered in any way, hehe. You’re still stitching away! Admirable.

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  2. Karen says:

    Oh that’s beautiful already! Glad to hear you’re not too unwell but hope you’re soon over it.

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  3. Jane M says:

    Wow this is gorgeous

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  4. katechiconi says:

    I love this! And I can’t find a thing wrong with the layout – I love how you have a delicate ‘lacy’ edge to the explosion, and haven’t been too absolute about allowing similar colours to be adjacent. It really works! Hope you get the zip file working; I always used to find that if you drag it onto the desktop it would open more readily than if you tried to open it within the body of an email. I’m sure the OH will sort it for you.

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    I’m glad you are feeling OK, and able to make your “house arrest” productive. The exploding hearts is progressing nicely!

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  6. Thimberlina says:

    Love this Margaret😍 I’ve just made the top and bottom for my 22nd quilt. (The first was about 6 or 7 years ago!) and now it needs quilting too. I think I might need to pick your brains. It’s only a small baby quilt for my lovely work sister, but not sure what to do!! x

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