Twisting Heart Valentine Tutorial
Are you looking for a quilted project that can be used for Valentine’s Day and is beautiful enough to leave up all year long? This wall hanging might be what you are looking for! It is fun and easy to make and I have a tutorial just for you for the Twisting Heart Valentine wall hanging.
The size of this is 18 inches square…..I could have made it into a pillow!
I didn’t do a very good job picking my light pinks……one is too light. You can see in the next photo the colors I picked in Electric Quilt, I wanted the two light ones to be very similar. Now if I hadn’t just done a whole month of Pink for the Rainbow Challenge I might have had the perfect one in my stash.
I used 3 1/2 inch squares in the following colors:
- 10 dark red squares
- 11 red squares
- 6 medium pink
- 7 light medium pink
- 15 background squares
Use a 1/4th inch seam allowance.
Follow this diagram for the placement of the colors. Note: the top row has a background square in the center, not a pink.
After you have this pieced you will add the 2 1/2 inch border of the background color. When you cut the blocks using the template you will be cutting blocks using the intersection of the border/block for blocks as shown in the diagram below.
I forgot to take some photos of cutting the blocks so I sewed a couple extra squares together so you could see how to cut the blocks and then turn them.
As you can see I am using the Primitive Gatherings Pinwheels template I bought from a quilt store some time ago. You can find it here.
I also drew this block in Electric Quilt and have a diagram that I made in EQ.
It is always fun to show how much the piece shrinks in size after you cut and piece back together.
I have another tutorial here that shows how to turn the blocks after you cut them if you would like to see more.
Once you have pieced the blocks together add a 3 inch border of red fabric and quilt as desired. I cut my binding in 2 1/2 inch strips the width of fabric and it took 2 strips.
My free motion flowers are a little wonky…but I like them.
As you can see, my free motion quilting isn’t perfect but….it works! I hope you have enjoyed the Twisting Heart Valentine Tutorial!
Here is another Twister quilt that you might enjoy!
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