Blog Hop Day 1: GO! Ahead and Show Some Love

It is one day before Valentine’s Day. I know you won’t get this quilt done before Valentine’s Day, but I hope you’ll make it to use all year long. It’s a classic and has wonderful open areas for free motion quilting. It was so much fun designing this in EQ7. I don’t know what I’d do without that software. The image and requirements are below. (you will also find blog hop giveaway info at the end of this post)

And hop on over to see Ariane’s great Half Circle Pinwheel. She made a needle case, but I can see that block on placemats or in a quilt.

I (heart) baskets quilt

For this quilt you will need:

4 each red and white basket blocks (finished 10, unfinished 10.5)

Cutting Requirements

Block Construction

Piecing Tips

Heart Motif for Basket Blocks

1 each hearts embroidery block (finished 10?, unfinished 10.5?)

4 each cut 10.5? x 10.5? white blocks

Border 1 (red): 2 each rectangles cut 2.5 x 30.5?,

and 2 each rectangles cut 2.5 x 34.5?

Border 2 (white): 4 each rectangles cut 1.5? x 34.5? and

4 squares (red) cut 1.5? x 1.5?

Border 3 (red): 4 each rectangles cut 2.5 x 36.5?

4 each cut 2.5? x 2.5? squares

Border 4: 36 each 6? finished half square triangles (red and white)

4 each (white) cut 4.5?  x 4.5? squares

Border 5 (red): 2 each rectangles cut 2.5 x 48.5? and

2 each rectangles cut 2.5 x 52.5?

Binding: 220? continuous 2.5? strip for binding

And now, if you’re participating in the blog hop, I’m sure you want to know what you’ll find here as a giveaway. This has been a great debate for me, so the winner will have two options:  The first option is 18 Candy Heart blocks and background fabric for the open blocks. The second option is machine embroidery files for the Candy Hearts. How do you qualify? Leave a comment on this blog between Monday and Friday and visit at least one of the other participating blogs each day this week. I am leaving this open for US and international entries. The winner will be selected by random drawing. 


Blog Hop Day 1: GO! Ahead and Show Some Love — 72 Comments

  1. Lovely quilt. I can always use more embroidery files for my machine. And hearts are always in season.
    I’ve tried to visit each of the blogs listed so far. Such great tutorials.

  2. I love your quilt design. Would love to win some blocks. I’m just learning to use EQ7. Hope I’ll soon be able to design something half this nice.

  3. Lovely quilt would heart the die cut hearts and backgrounds – I’ve proven to myself that cannot accurately cut hearts by hand. Thanks for the chance as this is sew very cute.

  4. So glad I stumbled upon this blog hop and your blog through a Facebook Link! Love, love, love the quilt (no pun intended).

  5. love this quilt and what a great prizes, being that I have purchased some of your designs and love them, I would love to win the heart embroidery designs…

  6. Clean red and white — classic. It can be out when it’s NOT Valentine’s Day.


  7. Red and white look fabulous in our home, anything handmade is appreciated here. Love is always welcome too!

  8. Love red quilts. Thanks for the giveaway. I have yet to start working on EQ7. It is still in the box.