Sunday sketch #232

Hearts! You know that emoji with the heart and a little drop under it? I always thought that was a bleeding heart, but apparently it’s a ‘heart exclamation’. I’m not sure when you’d ever use it… when you really love something?? Who knows. Anyway, that emoji inspired this design…!

This one has upright hearts, no matter which cardinal direction the quilt is facing.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #232-1

It works in just two colours (plus white), too.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #232-2

I also made a more light-hearted version (haha see what I did there??) by reversing the colourway and using a darker background.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #232-3

You can also alternate the block layout to a 3-2-3-etc layout rather than a 2-3-2-etc layout. The helps to fill out the corners of the design a little more, so there’s less negative space around the outside of the design.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #232-3

I prefer the version(s) with more white space, but it’s good to have options! 🙂

And it scales up well too…

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #232-4

These designs could be made into actual quilts using mostly squares and rectangles, with just a few triangles needed for the outside corners. The central part of the block is essentially the ‘deck of cards’ quilt block, with a few added bits around the outside. Super-easy! So much so that I made the smaller version of the quilt top in about a day and a half while on a quilty retreat recently. And that’s counting the time it took to fix silly mistakes that I made by forging ahead without thinking first! So definitely one that could be made in a weekend.



One comment

  1. Christie M

    I really like this pattern! Right now there are so many patterns popular for beginners and this is one of those cool ones that looks tricky but even a beginner could get it done. I particularly love the one with the pinks/reds on the dark background but that’s just what I go towards. Thanks for sharing!

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