I got two lovely surprises today – not only is my latest quilt pattern in the current issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting, but it’s also on the cover!
I wasn’t expecting to see Raspberry Crush until issue 61, but schedules get updated, things get shuffled around, and I get to see my quilt all styled and pretty a month early. Yay!
I also wasn’t expecting the name, as I’d submitted the quilt under the title of ‘Heartbreaker’! This quilt was based on a hand-drawn sketch, but for some reason (which escapes me now), I never posted it online as a Sunday sketch. I tried using PowerPoint and even Excel to mock up a coloured version, but it wasn’t until I bought EQ8 that I managed to do it justice.
Can you see why I called this pattern ‘Heartbreaker’? Tilt your head to the right a bit, and you can see that each group of 3 half-square triangles makes a heart shape.
I made the quilt using all Kona cotton solids on the front, and ‘XOXO’ from Margaret Berg’s ‘Love’ collection (another Robert Kaufman fabric) on the back. It’s all HSTs, so my BlocLoc HST rulers came in very handy!
If you want to check out my Raspberry Crush quilt pattern, Issue 60 of Love Patchwork & Quilting is on sale now.