Wednesday, February 1, 2012

It's all about HEART and color with Marianna and her Red and White Crazy quilted Valentines Heart( 2 guests today,)

Thanks to Madamme Samm for inviting me over again! I am Marianna from QDD and Craftluver. I really love to write up tutorials for you all! I hope you like what I made this time: a crazy quilted Valentines heart, the easy peasy way! 
The subject for February is Red & White and I love Valentines Day. So this was a good combination for me! So if you like something nice without spending to much time for a mother, daughter of beloved friend, than this might be the one! It is easy and fast to do. I made one in only an afternoon, binding and all!

Red/white scraps
A small embroidery piece or nice fabric for the center
Backing the size of the batting (see pattern below)
Lace trims and other cute decorating stuff for crazy quilting

How to start:
1)    Cut the pattern of paper (download the pdf in the end, the heart shape is in there)
2)    Put it on the batting and cut out. Make sure it is the size you want it to finish at (so add seamallowance more if you want it larger) and a little bit more for shrinkage.
3)    Do the same for the backing
4)    Lay them on top of each other batting facing up

5)    Determine what you want to put in the center and place it on the batting
6)    You can use temporary adhesive to let it stick together or use some pins
7)    Pick a nice contrasting fabric scrap and put it right side facing down on your center piece. Make sure the center piece is covered at the edge.
8)    Sew through all layers at once.
8)    Continue clockwise or countern clockwise, but keep doing the same till the whole piece is covered.   
10)  You can decorate it on the way. Sew a piece of lace on top of one fabric piece before you add the next piece, so the edges are nicely covered. You can also do this in the end for the lace or trims that end in the border. They will be covered by the binding.
11)  Finish as an ordinary quilt, without the quilting part (you have done that while sewing), and attach a ribbon at the top center to hang it. Even when totally finished you still can add embroidery stitches or buttons or beads. Sew through all layers.

Here's the process in pictures:

The pattern description and the heart pattern are in one document and you can find it HERE. Enjoy!


  1. This is so simple it is sweet! I think I need to make a couple of these to send off to the grandkids. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Very cute and pretty - thanks for the easy tutorial !!

  3. These I can make to my nieces, love it.

  4. Very cute and wonderful for just a little something....Will be making a few myself. Thanks bunches

  5. Clever to centre the motif before sewing the 'scraps' .... this is very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  6. This is a pretty gift. Looks sew easy too. Thanks for the tut!

  7. How pretty is that! I have some heat resistant batting and could make one into a hot pad too!

  8. This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Sew very pretty! And Perfect for Valentine's day - thanks for sharing! :)

  10. This is so cute! I'm going to make some of these with my daughter for her teachers.

    Jennifer :)

  11. Lovely - I really like that you chose a center motif. blessings, marlene

  12. Great Idea, totally adding this to my FO list.

  13. Very cute Marianna :)) and a great tutorial too! Love red!!
    hugs Ellyx

  14. good morning Marianna. Great heart and that you have scrap anything always comes out beautiful

  15. Finally, a paper piecing tutorial that even I, the paper piecing challenged quilter, can SEE and Understand. No sketch drawings, but actual pics of the process. Me thinks I get it!!
    Blessings & Gratitude
    Gmama Jane


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