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. 

72 Replies to “Blog Hop Day 1: GO! Ahead and Show Some Love”

  1. Hmm…I appear to be first.
    I plan on following this blog hop, because it looks like a lot of fun. There are also some good ideas being shared if everyone lives up to the first day. (I was at Ariane’s earlier.)

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. oh I’m a follower anyway but I love this block, I’m doing the total blog hop as I’ve bought a big shot and I’m going to be adapting alot of the accuquilt instructions:)
    thanks for the giveaway…

  3. wow, gorgeous quilt. I love a red and white quilt too and would love the red hearts. Don’t have an embroidery machine…yet, it is on my list of toys to get one day, maybe when the kids are all off to college 🙂

  4. I love the quilt. I really love the red and white quilts so the valentine’s quilts i have been seeing are especially nice.

  5. Those hearts are so beautiful, Marjorie. I’d love to have the embroidery files.
    thanks for doing this!

  6. Cute quilt. I always love the graphic quality of two color quilts. I would select the blocks because I don’t have an embroidery machine.

  7. Thanks for participating in this blog hop! Sounds like fun and I love visiting new (to me) quilters blogs – there is so much to learn and so many great folks willing to share their ideas. I’d love to win the fabric blocks. On to the next blog for today …

  8. I love this red and white quilt. I will be following this blog hop because is sounds like so much fun and there will be lots of inspiration. Thank you

  9. Wonderful project! I love it. I like baskets and hearts and red so this is great! Your tutorial was great too. I’m looking forward to trying out this project. I don’t have EQ7 but am really thinking about buying it. Everyone I know that has it, loves it. Thanks for sharing. Come by and see me tomorrow, I’ll be showing what I’ve done for the hop too.

  10. I, too, have EQ and think it’s great. I don’t have an embroidery machine, so count me out of the drawing for the files. Thanks so much for the giveaway. Kathie L in Allentown

  11. This is such a pretty table topper… I have a square table that would be perfect for exactly this!! I also love the red and white – pretty!

  12. Thank you for the great instructions. This is a very pretty table topper. I love red and white quilts too.

  13. I dream about EQ and am always glad to hear from others that they enjoy it. I’ve visited Arianne’s site and checked out her needlebook. I would probably choose the 18 Candy Heart blocks and background fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. Did you create the machine embroidery for the hearts? I am just getting into machine embroidery and have been thoroughly enjoying the results. I would love to win the files to make my own!!

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

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

  19. 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…

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

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

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