This is one of my patterns. It's a beginner-friendly FPP pattern designed for scraps.
The cover photo uses old jeans and shirts but I also love the idea of making a single quilt block from this pattern using the scraps from each quilt you gift to someone else - and then keeping this scrappy hearts quilt for yourself to remember all the quilted love you have sent out into the world!
This pattern is pretty famous and has even been featured on Missouri Star Quilt Company's YouTube Channel by Jenny Doan.
It features loads of half-square triangles and since it's been featured on Missouri Star you know it will be pre-cut friendly. So grab your layer cakes or your favorite fat quarter bundle and get sewing.
This heart pillow is clearly not a heart quilt pattern, BUT if you are the type of quilter who likes to use fleece on your quilt backs you might have some fleece scraps lying around which is exactly what these scrap-busting cushions are made of!
Top Tips for Your Heart Quilt Project
If you’re a beginner, start simple. Choose a pattern with lots of squares and rectangles, try to avoid patterns with curved lines. Also, opt for making a small quilt. If you love making your first quilt, then you can choose a bigger, more complex quilt next time.
If you are following a pattern, read all the instructions before you start to make sure you don’t cut anything that shouldn’t be cut!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the most famous quilt pattern?
The Log Cabin quilt pattern is one of the oldest and most versatile patterns. It is loved due to its simplicity and ease to sew, made up of various sizes of rectangles. But there are tons of traditional blocks and tons of variations of all of them – like my hexagon take on the log cabin block.
How do you quilt a heart block?
Once you have pieced your heart blocks and your quilt is all together there are lots of choices for how to quilt it.
If you are doing free motion quilting you might consider only quilting the background around the heart to make it pop or stitching in the ditch to emphasise the heart shape.
For a more modern take you could quilt a whole heart quilt using straight line matchstick quilting all over.
Sew them together, wrong side to wrong side, leaving a 1/4 inch seam, and a small gap. Turn the heart inside out, and add stuffing, then use a ladder stitch to finish the heart. I made some fleece heart cushions this way with my kids.
I hope you have found a great pattern for your next fun project! Let me know if you end up using one of these patterns. It makes my day when I see my patterns or those I share take on a new life.