Hi Quilting Friends,
Welcome to the “Hearts on Fire” blog hop, brought to us by our quilting friend Carol of “Just Let Me Quilt”. Thanks Carol!! The challenge for this blog hop was to create a project that features hearts that are NOT red. Blog hops are a fun way to find inspiration, so enjoy visiting the participating bloggers to check out their non-red heart projects. You’ll find the links at the end of this post!
Here at Ms P Designs, we tend to use hearts fairly frequently as a design motif. We love hearts, both pieced and appliqued. Here are some pictures of our projects past, each with at least one heart. We confess that a few of these hearts are red, but the majority of our hearts are non-red.
For today’s “Hearts on Fire” project, I decided to combine two of my favorite quilting things – scraps and foundation piecing – to make some pretty pieced hearts. Here’s a picture of the four heart blocks that I made:
My first step was to enlarge one of our previous foundation pieced heart block patterns, drawing a new heart piecing diagram at 7″ by 7″ for this project. I used 1.5″ wide scrap strips in pink, orange, yellow, and lime to make the hearts. Black fabric with small colorful dots from my stash worked well for the background and the narrow frame borders around the heart blocks. I love the contrast between black and bright!
So, what do you do with a set of non-red heart blocks? I made a set of four pretty place mats, with the colorful heart blocks as their focal point. Wouldn’t they be great for a special Valentine’s Day celebration!
I love it when a design comes together so seamlessly! I had all of the fabrics in my stash, including this great (wild!) heart print, bought on sale several years ago, for the back of the place mats. It was meant to be.
The pattern for the “Scrappy Hearts” place mat set is available in Ms P’s Pattern Shop.
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