GO! Pennants Lovely Hearts Wall Quilt

Feb 6, 2020 7:45:00 AM / by Jessica Dayon

Hi, everyone! It's Jessica Dayon and I am here to share a new tutorial with you made using the AccuQuilt GO! Pennants (55149) and GO! Hearts-2", 3", 4" (55029) dies. I love the GO! Pennants die and I was happy to hear there was a way to piece with it in addition to making pennants. That's right, you can piece with this project die. Keep reading to see how!
 
peach grey and white quilted wall hanging made of equilateral triangles and featuring love heart shapes and the word love

 

This project makes one wall quilt, measuring 41½" x 42".

 

Products

 

Materials

  • An assortment of low volume and gray scraps to use for the pennants, enough to make 60 triangle pennants
  • An assortment of red and pink scraps to use for the hearts and 'LOVE'
  • 3- 2½" x 42" strips of low volume or gray
  • ¼ yard low volume (for 1st border)
  • ⅓ yard pink print (for 2nd border)
  • ½ yard solid white (for 3rd border)
  • ⅓ yard binding
  • 1⅓ yards backing
  • 45" x 45" batting

 

Cutting

  • For the 1st border, cut 4- 2" x 42" strips
  • For the 2nd border, cut 4- 2½" x 42" strips
  • For the 3rd border, cut 4- 3½" x 42" strips
  • For the binding, cut 5- 2½" x 42" strips

 

Quilt Top Instructions

Lay the low volume and gray scrap pieces on top of each other in stacks of 6. Use the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter and the GO! Pennants die to cut out the triangle pennants. Repeat this process until you have 60 pennants. I trimmed ¼" off of the tip of each pennant to reduce bulk in the seams of the quilt.

 

fabric cut into equilateral triangles on a self-healing cutting mat above a row of equilateral triangles sewn together into a rectangle

 

Sew the pennants together, alternating the direction of each one, into strips of 15 triangles. Two strips should start with the point pointing down and two strips should start with the point pointing up.

 

close up of low volume grey, white, cream and taupe fabric equilateral triangles

 

Sew one 2½" x 42" low volume or gray strip in between each row of triangles.

 

low volume fabric equilateral triangles sewn in rows with sewn sashing between each rectangular row

 

Trim the right and left edges of the quilt, removing the overhanging triangles and strips so that the edges are straight.

 

hand over low volume equilateral triangle quilt with an acrylic quilting ruler used to measure a straight edge on the uneven quilt

 

Sew two strips of the first border onto the left and right sides of the quilt top. Trim the border to fit exactly. Sew the remaining two strips onto the top and bottom of the quilt top. Trim the border to fit exactly.

 

Repeat the same steps to add the 2nd and 3rd borders.

 

close up of low volume equilateral triangle quilt pieced with sashing and a triple border of white and pink and grey printed fabrics

 


Using the red and pink scraps, fuse Heat n Bond Lite to the back of the fabric. Use the GO! Hearts die to cut out 9 hearts (I used 3 of each 3 sizes). Use the AccuQuilt alphabet die of your choice to cut out the word 'L-O-V-E'. I used the GO! Carefree Alphabet Uppercase Set.

 

Fuse 'LOVE' and the hearts into the desired spot of the quilt top, then stitch down to secure. I used a straight stitch, but AccuQuilt does offer free, downloadable appliqué files for blanket, motif and satin stitches. 

 

close up of quilted wall hanging with a triple border and pink and red heart appliques and the word love

 

Finishing Instructions

Layer the quilt top, batting, and backing. Baste the layers together. Hand or machine quilt as desired. Make the binding and attach it to the quilt.

 

full view of low volume valentine's pennant quilt with heart and the word love appliqued in the lower right corner hanging on a wall

 

If you decide to make this lovely wall quilt, be sure to show us on Instagram, @AccuQuilt and @jessicadayon, and on Facebook, AccuQuilt. And follow my blog, Jessica Dayon, to see my newest patterns, sew-alongs, and tutorials. 

 

Topics: Quilt Tutorial, Valentine's Day, GO! Getter

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