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Hearts in Motion Quilt posted: 7/6/2003
by Karen Combs Printable Page
Category: Mixed Level: Easy
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Just perfect for spring, these spinning hearts are fun, fast and easy to make.

Quilt design by Karen Combs for Clearwater Fabrics.

Finished Quilt Size: 15" x 15"

Fabric Requirements For Quilt:
Karen Combs' Texture Stripe Fabric (CF2477):
  • yard of TS-15 (greens)
  • yard of TS-17 (purples)
  • yard backing fabric
  • Paper backed fusible web
  • Multi-colored decorative thread
  • Click here to download the heart template (pdf)
    Cutting Instructions
    Piece # Fabric Instructions  
    A  4  Light Green From Green, cut (4) 5" squares from the lightest valued fabric strip.
    B  5 Light Purple From Purple, cut: (5) 5" squares from lightest valued fabric strip.
    C  4 Medium Purple From Purple, cut: (4) 2 " x 4 " rectangles from medium
    D  4 Dark Purple From Purple, cut: (4) 2 " x 4 " rectangles from darkest fabric strip
    E  5 Medium Green From Green, cut: (5) 2 " x 4 " rectangles from medium
    F  5 Dark Green From Green, cut: (5) 2 " x 4 " rectangles from darkest fabric strip.
    Borders  4 Dark Purple Cut (2) 2" x 13" and (2) 2" x 15 " of medium/dark purple.  
    Binding  3 Medium/Dark Purple Cut (3) 2" x 27" of medium/dark value purple.  

    Assembly (1/4" seam allowance throughout):
    Instruction Diagram
    Step 1: Following the block diagram here, sew medium and dark purple 2 " x 4 " rectangles and press seams open. Sew medium and dark green 2 " x 4 " rectangles together and press seams open.
    Step 2: Trace (9) heart motifs onto a paper-backed fusible web. Cut out hearts slightly larger than the tracing line. Following the manufacturers directions, fuse ONE heart onto the back of each rectangle set, lining up the center of the heart with the seam line.  
    Step 3: Cut out the heart on the tracing line. Center the hearts as shown below. Fuse the purple hearts onto the light green squares and the green hearts onto the light purple squares.
    Step 4: Using a decorative thread and a blanket stitch, stitch around each heart.  
    Step 5: Trim squares to 4". Arrange the hearts as shown in diagram above.  
    Step 6 - Borders: Sew 2" x 13" border strips to top and bottom of quilt. Press seams toward quilt. Sew 2" x 15 " border strips to right and left sides of quilt. Press seams toward quilt.

    Layer the backing, batting and quilt top. Baste the layers together. Quilt with multi-colored thread in a meandering stipple stitch.

    Sew binding strips together into one long strip and bind as desired.
    Color Options


    Some Pictures Created in EQ5

    Company Information:
    Clearwater Fabrics (wholesale only)
    2 Bridge Street
    Suite 220
    Irvington, NY 10533
    914-478-4456 (fax)

    2003 Karen Combs' Studio Copyright holder grants permission to shop owners to make quilts from this pattern, copy this pattern to hand out to customers purchasing Karen Combs' Texture Stripe fabrics.

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