Saturday, January 22, 2022

Two Hearts Quilt Along - Week 2

Week 2 is here of the Two Hearts Quilt Along and it has been so inspiring to see all the Fabric Pulls and lots blocks all ready in anticipation of being made into a quilt.

What an amazing start we have gotten off to with the Two Hearts Quilt Along - it is so exciting to see so many fabric pulls and cut out quilts block pieces showing up already.  I am seriously in love with lots of these that they make me want to make another one - or ten!  Have you checked out the #twoheartsquiltalong and #twohearts hashtags?

It's certainly not too late at all to join in the fun at all.


The Two Hearts Quilt pattern is Available here 


You can get all the details for the Two Hearts Quilt Along Week 1 here


Now that you have chosen and cut out your fabrics, this week you are going to be working on making blocks.  If you are making a Baby size then you are making 2 blocks, 6 blocks for the Large Lap or 10 blocks for the Queen size quilt.


Helpful Trimming Tools

There are A LOT of sewing gadgets around.  Some are just gimmicks, some are helpful and then there are the ones that are Game Changers.  


One of the biggest Game Changers I always recommend in your Quilting Tool Box is Bloc-loc Rulers.  I am in no way affiliated with Bloc-loc – just my personal/professional opinions that these are rulers that ARE worth investing in.


While you do not need these to make this quilt at all – I highly recommend that you grab yourself some and you will never look back.


For the Two Hearts Quilt I used the following rulers:

Half Square Triangle Ruler – 4 1/2in x 4 1/2in

Flying Geese Ruler 2in x 4in and 4in x 8in


I will be sharing a Reel this week on my Instagram grid of these Rulers so watch out for that.


You can also see this post here on My top Tools on my Blog.


So this weeks task is to post a pic to Instagram using the hashtags #twoheartsquiltalong#twoheartsquilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns of your blocks for your Two Hearts Quilt.  It helps to tag me - @tiedwitharibbon to make sure I see your post and of course your Profile has to be set to Public for me to see it.  


Friday, January 14, 2022

Two Hearts Quilt Along - Week 1

Welcome to week 1 of the Two Hearts Quilt Along.  I am so excited you will be joining in.

Welcome to Week 1 of the Two Hearts Quilt Along.  Designed to be fun, casual and relaxed so that you can work through making your very own Two Hearts quilt over the coming 4 weeks - I am looking forward to having you join in. Everything you need to get you started is here along with the Schedule for the coming 4 weeks.


If you are wanting to join in - it's not too late at all (you can join in at any point). To participate all you need to join in is:


2. Post your pics from the weeks prompts on Instagram to  #twoheartsquiltalong#twoheartsquilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns.  It also helps to tag me - @tiedwitharibbon to make sure I see your post.


This week is all about choosing and deciding which fabric you will use to make your Two Hearts Quilt as well as getting it cut up.  Make sure to check out the #twoheartsquilt hashtag for inspiration.

Week 1 - Selecting your Fabric
This weeks task is all about selecting and choosing the fabric you would like to make your Quilt from. Post a pic to Instagram, using the above hash tags of your fabric pull or quilt planning to show us what you will be making your Two Hearts Quilt from and to be in the running for this weeks prizes.

This is where the sky is the limit - whether you choose Solids or Prints this quilt works.  You can grab fabrics from your stash or use a collection.

For this quilt - multi directional prints work best and are easiest.  Geometrics work well as well as smaller scale prints.


Solids work so well for this Quilt and the choices of different Fabric Company Solids is huge.  One way to do this is head over to Pinterest and search Colour Palettes - this gives you lots of boards with a selection of colours already that co-ordinate and work well together.  From here you can pick and choose solids for any colour palette you like.

This design also works perfectly to pull fabrics from your stash if you want to go with a scrappy vibe.  

Cutting your Fabric

Now that you have chosen your fabrics, this week is also all about cutting into them. As the pattern calls for Fat Quarters from your print/coloured fabrics make sure to use the Fabric Cutting Layout guide included in the pattern to avoid wastage or not having the required number of pieces.

HOT TIP - With your background fabric, I like to roll the yardage onto a spare empty bolt.  You can ask you ask your Local Quilt store for a spare empty cardboard bolt that is used to store fabric on.  Rolling your yardage onto a bolt makes for easy cutting of the yardage which you can roll off and cut from the bolt.

So this weeks task is to post a pic to Instagram using the hashtags #twoheartsquiltalong#twoheartsquilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns of the fabrics that you intend to use for your own Two Hearts Quilt or maybe them cut up.  It could be you planning out your choices or a lovely bundle of what you have chosen - get creative, or even your cut fabrics all laid out beautifully.  It helps to tag me - @tiedwitharibbon to make sure I see your post and of course your Profile has to be set to Public for me to see it.  

I'm so excited to see what fabrics and colours you are choosing - no matter what you go with these will look bold and beautiful in this modern design.


Two Hearts Quilt Pattern Release

Turns out that I am a bit of a fan in designing and creating Heart patterns.  It turns out that this is the 8th Heart inspired pattern I have published, with 6 being stand alone patterns and 1 in each of my Books - Weekend Quilting and Quilt Big.

Introducing the Two Hearts Quilt

When I got my hands on the Darlings #2 bundle from Ruby Star Society I immediately knew that I was going to make up this design for the cover.  With the greatest prints and perfect match of Low Volume prints in this collection it made for just the right mix.  I wanted a bold and statement style modern quilt, featuring hearts that was also great for those early in their quilting journey to achieve.

This version was made with all my beloved Carolyn Friedlander fabrics from my stash. I have been keeping them very safe on the shelf but I knew it was their time to shine.  I really wanted to showcase how this pattern, although being a heart design could deliver a "masculine" feel with these darker prints and absolutely stunning Essex Linen Yarn Dye Metallic in Midnight (by Robert Kaufman)

Make a Quilt from the Heart featuring hearts.  This modern and bold Heart design quilt is the perfect quilt to make for someone you love.  You can also  use this design to gift a handmade present for occasions such as Engagements, Weddings or to celebrate to arrival of a precious new baby.  Wrap up someone you love in a Two Hearts quilt of their very own.

The pattern is Fat Quarter friendly and comes in 3 sizes - Baby Quilt 32.5in x 40.5in (83cm x 103cm), Large Lap/Twin Quilt 64.5in x 72.5in (164cm x 194cm) and a Queen Quilt 80.5in x 88.5in (205cm x 225cm). Great for the confident Beginner. 

Also available for wholesale customers through Creative Abundance.

Happy Quilting
Jemima x x
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