I'm calling it my Heart and Soul quilt.
One day while perusing my facebook feed, I saw this heart quilt block pattern that was being shared by Aurifil. It was their designer block of the month by Katy Jones of Monkey Do. The block is called Heart and Soul. I immediately fell in love and had to make it. So I stopped everything and started cutting up squares.
**The full pattern download is at the end of the interview post.**
I could see the finished quilt in my head hanging on the dining room wall. I knew I wanted it to be a rainbow of colors. So I just grouped squares together based on the color wheel.
Here is blue/purple: (I even used some of my Michael Miller Mirror Ball fabric that I've been hoarding)
Here is red and pink:
Different shades of green from aqua to lime to dark green. I thought it looked cool:
And yellow with oranges:
(notice how I don't have a perfect point at the end of my heart? No one's perfect, right?)
Here is the lovely back. I've had this great swirly multicolored fabric for some time and could never figure out what to do with it. So, since it basically had the same colors as the quilt front, I thought I'd use it for the back. I did more improvisational piecing with this one and I love how it came out.
The "LOVE" letters are paper pieced following a tutorial that I had found on Sew Mama Sew by Kelly from kelbysews. In her tutorial, she made them into an adorable mini quilt which I have had on my to do list for some time. So, I just decided "why not kill 2 birds with 1 stone" and added them to the bottom of my hearts. She sells the whole wonky paper pieced alphabet in her etsy shop. If you haven't tried paper piecing but have been wanting to, her letters are easy and cute.
Up close of my cool swirly fabric from the back:
I bound the quilt with a text print called Scribble Notes in black from the Architextures line by Robert Kaufman. I really like this fabric and I think I should have bought more.
I quilted it with organic straight lines going horizontally.
I can't remember who made the colorful swirly fabric I used on the back but I think it might be from Michael Miller.
The quilt measures 31" by 34".
I love it and I'm excited to hang it on my dining room wall. I plan to hand sew ribbon loops to the top and thought I'd try those 3M products that are removable hooks. Anyone ever tried those? Did they work ok?
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