Thursday, 9 April 2015

"Place in My Heart" Patchwork Block

Place in My Heart Quilt Block Pattern
When I started my BAD (Block-a-Day) project I had no thoughts about what I would do with the blocks.  All I wanted was to make use of my fabric scraps.  I couldn’t have known that making a Block-a-Day would create a new mug rug pattern .....
Half-Hearted Mug Rug Pattern
and now a new quilt block pattern – the “Place in my Heart” patchwork block ......
Place in my Heart with Pinwheel Inset Block
The Place in my Heart block is a 9” patchwork heart that surrounds a 4” focus block.  The block design is so versatile because it allows you to use different fabrics for the heart and inset blocks yet the shape and layout of the block provides a unifying look when the blocks are placed together.  Great for using up my scraps and you know the finished project will not look too messy or chaotic due to the block design.
Initially I was going to make a bed runner.  However, the blocks are so quick to put together that I have decided to make a full size bed quilt using the Place-in-my-Heart blocks some of my scrappy BAD blocks and 2” sashing (in Kona ‘snow’). 
Place in my Heart with Flower Heart Inset Block
So if you have some little blocks that you don’t know what to do with this is the pattern for you.   (If your blocks are smaller than 4” (finished size) just add a border to bring them up to size.   This is what I have done with Carol Doak’s little 3” paper-pieced blocks – which I love making by-the-way.)
Block 69 - Carol Doak's Tulip Pot
However, if you don’t have any little blocks not to worry - the pattern includes instructions for three patchwork inset blocks (nine-patch, heart and pinwheel) together with two appliqué inset blocks (Folk Art Tulip and Flower Heart). 
Four of the five inset blocks included with the Place in my Heart Block Pattern
To date I have made ten Place-in-my-Heart blocks and I am loving them.  They are quick and easy to make and look good when laid out together.  The hardest part is choosing which of my BAD blocks to use as they all have a place in my heart!
Block 51 - Love Star - will this find a Place in my Heart?
p.s. I forgot to mention that this pattern is just $1.99 (as are all my patterns) and is available in my Craftsy store.   I shall also be adding some Patchsmith inset pattern packs throughout the year so you can start collecting.  

14 comments:

  1. Brilliant! Or in other words...I love it!

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    1. I love it too Ferne - it is so much fun that I think one quilt won't be enough!

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  2. Those Place in my heart blocks are adorable Amanda,
    they'll make a beautiful quilt or wall hanging!
    Look forward to seeing what you do with them.

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    1. Thank you Jodie. First up is a bed quilt.

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  3. Hello Amanda! These block are so cute and the quilt is going to look adorable! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

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    1. Thank you Christine. The weather looks like it will continue to be fine. I hope you have a good weekend too. xx

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  4. I LOVE your Place In My Heart blocks!! Such an awesome idea! I also adore that you made some applique' AND patchwork blocks for the little blocks inside this dear heart! Your Tulip is my FAVORITE Tulip EVER!!!
    Susie

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    1. Thank you Susie - glad you like the tulip - tulips are everywhere at the moment so I thought I would add mine to the pot.

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  5. I'm so happy to see your latest pattern, Amanda! It's so sweet and the perfect way to display those little blocks. I'm on my way to get my pattern now!

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    1. I hope you enjoy the pattern as much as I enjoy yours Julie. I have made the background for the Spring Petals and have my fabric picked out and ready to go. But I shall wait for your next post as you provide so many hints and tips.

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  6. Oh that is a great pattern Amanda! The little blocks inside the hearst looks so sweet! A wonderful way to use scraps too!

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    1. I hate to throw fabric away but my scrap bag just seems to be growing and growing. I will have to make some more blocks and quickly!

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  7. Adorable! I just popped over to Craftsy and you have so many cute patterns!

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    1. Thank you. They are fun to design, make and share.

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