Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Hearts on Fire blog hop

Carol of Just Let Me Quilt has put together a fantastic blog hop -- Hearts On Fire.  The challenge was to create something with a heart, but not red.  I knew for sure that I wanted to use some of the fabrics from Island Batik's Tickled Pink collection, but I figured I'd challenge myself to not use the pink fabrics in the collection.  I sometimes have difficulty with white-based prints, so I chose 4 of those from the line and paired them with an Island Batik foundation called Cantaloupe.  

I used the heart block by Cluck Cluck Sew.  This is the 9" finished size in a 4 x 4 layout.  I had *just* enough of the cantaloupe background to finish--that last strip is pieces from several smaller pieces, but I made it! The binding is a multi-colored fabric from Tickled Pink.  I think it sets off the rest quite nicely.

One of my go-to quilting motifs is wavy lines.  These are spaced roughly an inch apart.  I like the texture and flow it adds to the quilt.  I used Aurifil color 2215 Peach and it matched perfectly with the cantaloupe.  Seriously, as if they were the same fruit!

Be sure to check out all the amazing heart projects featured in the Hearts on Fire blog hop!

January 18

Creatin' in the Sticks

Life in the Scrapatch

Freckled Fox Quiltery

All Thingz Sewn

Den Syende Himmel

That Fabric Feeling

 January 19



Words & Stitches

Vroomans Quilts

Quilt Schmilt

Cynthia's Creating Ark

Songbird Designs

 January 20

Selina Quilts

Stitchin At Home

Samelia's Mum

Just Sew Quilter


Karrin’s Crazy World

The Darling Dogwood -- you are here!

 January 21

Quilt Fabrication

Ms P Designs USA


Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel

Ridge Top Quilt

For The Love Of Geese

Sew Many Yarns

Quilting Gail

January 22

Just Let Me Quilt

Karen's Korner

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Quilt In A Not-Shell

Storied Quilts

Kathy's Kwilts and More

Homespun Hannah's Blog


  1. Your quilt is lovely, fresh, and cheerful!

  2. I have been inspired by your wavy lines. When I try straight line quilting it’s a struggle, your use of wavy lines gave me freedom to embrace wavy too!

    1. You're showing up as a no-reply commenter, so I'm replying here. Wavy line quilting is a game changer. Seriously. I also don't do well with straight lines. Wavy lines are easy to stitch, look good against almost everything, and require very little marking. I do mine about an inch apart most of the time. I mark each 1" interval on the side of the quilt--int he seam allowance plus I use a Frixxon so it can iron away, then that's my starting point. I use seams that go across the quilt (like sashing) to straighten me out a bit if I've started to lilt. I hope you try it!

  3. Lovely quilt! I like the background it makes those lovely hearts pop.

  4. Oh, Emily, this quilt is so precious. The colors are so soft and pretty. Great choices of fabrics and the quilting looks so fun. Love it!

  5. Beautiful quilt with the soft, lovely colors. The quilting is perfect for the piece, your heart quilt is a stunner!

  6. Pretty quilt, Emily! I love the wavy quilting too!

  7. Fun, Emily!! I'd like to say it again, very classy!!! Nice choice of quilting, and love seeing those little hands holding your quilts!!!

  8. Very nice, Emily! I love the soft colors!! The Cantaloupe is a great background!!

  9. Emily it’s lovely. I knew it would be. Hope all is well with you and your family. Stay safe.

  10. It is such an adorable heart quilt, Emily. You've used the white-based prints very well. Looks very different from the rest of Tickled Pink.

  11. Such a sweet project. Wavy line quilting is my favorite. It gives things such wonderful dimension.

  12. Your heart quilt is adorable!!! The fabrics you chose are perfect ... and the quilting ... organic wavy lines - the perfect finish! Thanks for sharing! Happy Quilting! :-)

  13. Oh, Emily, this is so beautiful in those fabrics! The colors are so mellow and sweet, and the quilting really does add dimension. Love it! Thank you for sharing your no-red heart project and hopping along with us. xo

  14. That's so cute! I really like the fabrics and everything about this little quiltlet.

  15. Thank you for sharing your lovely quilt with us!

  16. Lovely fabric choices for this little quilt!

  17. Beautiful quilt, thanks so much for sharing!

  18. I use that pattern frequently if I need just a heart of 2 for a project. Never did a full quilt. Yours is lovely.

  19. That background fabric really compliments the pretty hearts.

  20. Your heart quilt is really sweet and I really love those fabrics you've chosen. Thanks for sharing the heart block link with us too. I hadn't seen it before, so will definitely go and have a look :)

  21. Nice quilt made with beautiful fabrics.

  22. Adorable. Love the pattern and your choices of fabrics. Wonderful.

  23. That is a great version of that pattern! Wavy lines are a perfect quilting motif for so many quilts!

  24. Baby quilt? Large wall hanging? Whatever the case, nice job on challenging yourself with the colors uses!

  25. Beautiful. They don't look like they are on fire. They look cool and soothing and very peaceful. May be I should say - Cool as a Cucumber :-) Wavy lines are my favorite too.

  26. It's beautiful! The colors are very nice. I like to use wavy lines sometimes too. They are very effective. Thanks for sharing!

  27. This turned out so good and I must admit the wavy lines are perfect for the finish.

  28. What a sweet (fruity) quilt! What will you do with this one?

  29. Nice finish and I like your quilting you used with it. I'll have to give it a try at some point. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Very pretty quilt. That cantaloupe color is really calming. You did a great job on the quilt for sure.

  31. What a soft look to this and the organic quilting is the right amount of texture.

  32. Awesome quilt. Isn't Cluck Cluck Sews pattern awesome? Love the fabrics you used.

  33. What a sweet little quilt Emily. 😢