Put A Little LOVE in Your Quilt Blog Hop

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I have been sewing hearts and more hearts for the past few weeks. I feel so loved!

I am honored to be a contributor in Carol’s @Just Let Me QuiltPut a Little Love in Your Quilt Blog Hop.

For this blog hop I was asked to make a quilt featuring hearts. For those of you who follow me, you may remember my Crazy Heart quilt post last week where I showed you how to make a Crazy Quilt Heart.

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I am excited to show you the finished quilt and how to make it:). Here it is–

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It is absolutely LOVE-ly!! I connected all of my Crazy Quilt Hearts with a fun little nine patch that is very easy to make.

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  • Sew the 2.5″ strips of a jelly roll into groups of three.
  • One set with the red in the center and the other two sets with the white in the center – I made 15 sets – 5 red centered and 10 white centered
  • Cut these sets into 2.5″ strips
  • Sew them back together with the two red squared strips on each side of the two white squared strip making a cute little 6.5″ nine patch block

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I just love the look of blocks all stacked together nice and neat, don’t you?

  • The next step is to just lay them out alternating the nine patch blocks with your Crazy Quilt Heart blocks and sew them together in rows.
  • then add a pretty 2.5″ border

Done!

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I quilted my quilt with a romantic feather stitch. I think it looks SWEET!

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One thing I like to do to my finished quilts is to press them. I like how this helps to make them lie flat after the quilting process.

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I like the look of it too!

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I told my readers that I like to have quilts on my porch to welcome visitors when they come by. I had a reader ask to see how they look. So……

Here is my quilt on my porch staged and ready to snuggle up under with a book,

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It looks so inviting, but really, I very rarely ever have time to sit on my porch and read. That would be SWEET though!

Most of the time it is on display on the outside wall of the porch like this —

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I promise I will show you the actual way I display them on another day. This post is already getting way too long, and I want to head over and check out the other bloggers and see what they made to celebrate the Heart this month!

If you have a minute or two, why don’t you join me?

February 5

Life in the Scrapatch

Freemotion by the River

Val’s Quilting Studio

Marjorie’s Busy Corner

Cynthia’s Creating Ark

Vroomans Quilts

That Fabric Feeling

It’s A T-Sweet Day!

Elm Street Quilts

February 6

Creatin’ in the Sticks

Quiltscapes

Bejeweled Quilts

Creative Latitude

Fabric Scraps

Just Sew Quilter

Ms P Designs USA

Made By Marney

Beaquilter

Tu-na Quilts

February 7

Kris Loves Fabric

What About Rheema?

Bumbleberry Stitches

Selina Quilts

Quilt Quest

Hazel’s Daughter

Quilt in a not-Shell

Words & Stitches

Sunshine Reflections

February 8

Sew Incredibly Crazy

KaHolly

Moosestash Quilting

Kwilt Krazy

Kwilty Pleasures

Patchwork Breeze

Home Sewn By Us

Sew Many Yarns

Seams To Be Sew

Just Let Me Quilt

115 thoughts on “Put A Little LOVE in Your Quilt Blog Hop

  1. Lovely Tracy & thanks for the tutorial. Look forward to seeing how you display & photograph your quilts, as it something I enjoy doing, but don’t always have a lot of luck with. Have a good week & take care.

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  2. Tracy, that is an ambitious and gorgeous quilt. The stitching on the hearts is the best part and reminds me of candy hearts and hand constructed samplers. My grandmother’s birthday was this month, along with my own, and she would have loved your quilt design!!!

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  3. OMG….when I first saw this I have to admit, it reminded me of a vintage Valentines card. This is just way too cute. I’m going to have to start collecting red and pink fabrics I can see. I want a porch like yours too! I’d love to have that perfect place to show off and photograph my quilts! 🙂

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  4. Your one little crazy quilted heart was so cute. I admired it and took in all the fancy stitches before I moved on. Wow! What a treat that was to see your entire quilt made up of those little hearts. Wonderful. Happy Heart Day.

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  5. Hi Tracy,
    Oh how I love the finished quilt even more than your wonderful heart blocks! I just love making nine-patch blocks and this is a fabulous combination. I’m going to PIN this so I remember (!!) that I want to make one of these. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  6. Wow, what an amazing quilt! I love, LOVE the look of those crazy-patch hearts and the pretty machine-stitches that give them that old fashioned look. I’ll have to try that – thanks for sharing the link of your tutorial. Just gorgeous – thanks for sharing the ♥♥ love!

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  7. OMGosh! What a beautiful way to welcome friends and family to your porch! I have always dreamed of having an old fashioned wrap-around front porch! Now I am envisioning it with seasonal quilts! Thanks for the inspiration!

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