Happy Valentine’s Day from Quiltmaker

Valentine’s Day seems like a good time to enjoy some heart quilts, doesn’t it? Each quilt is linked to where it appears online.

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Amy Ellis created this design for Sew Red for Women.

This has to be one of the best heart quilt designs ever! It’s by Amy Ellis and was posted on Diary of a Quilter as part of the Sew Red for Women campaign. The Sew Red for Women initiative was to raise awareness of heart disease by way of creativity and camaraderie within the modern sewing community. This design is ingenious: just half-square triangles and squares, but it looks complex.

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Hearts Afloat, Quiltmaker Jan/Feb ’12

Hearts Afloat was the cover quilt for the Jan/Feb ’12 issue of Quiltmaker. The red and aqua combination is very pleasing and those scalloped edges are to die for. It was designed by Bev Getschel.

heartsquilting Happy Valentines Day from QuiltmakerHow about this heart quilting? It’s called Heart Flow and it was part of The Machine Quilting Project by Leah Day. You’ll find this and hundreds more quilting designs all free of charge on Leah’s website.

 Happy Valentines Day from Quiltmaker

Amy Ellis, author of Diary of a Quilter, designed this block.

And here’s another keeper, also by Amy Ellis for Sew Red for Women. What a great block!

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Improvisational heart block by Diane Harris

I improvised this heart block last week but I like the way it turned out, so I think there are more of these in my future.

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LOVE Squared by Julie Comstock for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 6

This is LOVE Squared by Julie Comstock for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 6. A fitting way to end a Valentine blog post, don’t you think? I hope you get to spend time with the people you love today.

About Diane Harris

I'm Interactive Editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I've been writing pattern instructions and product reviews, and doing a host of other tasks necessary to help produce a national pattern magazine. Now I work remotely from rural Nebraska to generate some of our online content. I manage the QM Scrap Squad, our blog tours and our Quilt-Alongs. I have one of the best jobs in the world.
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One Response to Happy Valentine’s Day from Quiltmaker

  1. Peg says:

    I am definitelt a traditional quilter.

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