Friday, March 15, 2024

Hearts Afire Quilt and Pattern

Say hello to the Hearts Afire quilt. This quilt features fusible applique hearts, classic nine patch blocks, and a flying geese border.

Disclaimer:  The fabric used to make this quilt was given to me by Island Batik.

I used fabrics from Island Batik's Celtic Fields fabric collection, along with their solid white.  These are the fabrics I used.  They remind me of autumn leaves in beautiful oranges, yellows, greens, and red.

The Hearts Afire quilt has a lot of fusible applique hearts.  I adore fusible applique.  I like to use Heat 'n Bond Lite for my applique shapes, but any fusible web will work for this project.  The soft, full curves of these hearts make it a great project if you are new to fusible applique.  If you prefer needle turn hand applique, this project works very well for that technique, too.

Here are some of my hearts, fused, cut out, and ready to iron onto the backing fabric.  I find it relaxing to cut out the hearts while watching a movie or enjoying watching the sunset while sitting on my porch.

As I work on a quilt, I like to put the elements up on my design wall.  Sometimes I get new inspiration for another quilt when I do this.  I like how the colors are melding and playing together here.  Beautiful fabrics make my heart happy.

Speaking of happy hearts, here are 18 of the heart blocks put together.  I like to sew a zigzag stitch around the edges to secure them to the background fabric.

The quilt top is coming together on my design wall.  Looking lovely!

Next I worked on the borders.  This shows the flying geese in progress for the second border.  And that is all the photos I have for this quilt.  I must have gotten too busy to take any more pictures after this step.  LOL.  You will have to get the pattern and make one for yourself to see it through to the finish.  

Hearts Afire

Quilt Stats:
Quilt Size:  64" x 70"
Fabric:  Celtic Fields by Island Batik
Designed in EQ8

All of my patterns feature step-by-step instructions accompanied by full color diagrams.
Order your copy today in the Curlicue Creations Etsy Shop, here:  Hearts Afire Quilt Pattern or look for it in your local quilt shop.

If you sew a Hearts Afire quilt, please share a pic with me on Instagram @curlicuecreations.  I would love to see your quilt!
Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today,

Jennifer Thomas
Curlicue Creations

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