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.
It works in just two colours (plus white), too.
I also made a more light-hearted version (haha see what I did there??) by reversing the colourway and using a darker background.
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.
I prefer the version(s) with more white space, but it’s good to have options! 🙂
And it scales up well too…
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.