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We LOVE This Double Hearts Quilt

Feb 1, 2019 7:03:00 AM / by Gina Gempesaw

Hi, GO! Getters! It’s Gina from Gem Hill Quilts! In my mental calendar, February glows pink or red and it's just a wonderful time to celebrate loving hearts.

Double Hearts is a quilt of, well, hearts! At 40" square, it is just perfect to use as a sweet baby quilt, a signature quilt to celebrate a birthday or wedding anniversary or just a wonderful surprise gift for your beloved.

 

double hearts quilt completed

 

Supplies Needed:

All supplies needed are found in the Ready. Set. GO! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System:

 

Ready. Set. GO! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System

 

The Ready. Set. GO! includes the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter, the GO! Qube Mix and Match 8” Block, the GO! Strip Cutter-2½" (2" Finished) and more! Really, all you need to do is JUST ADD FABRIC. On the AccuQuilt website, you can view videos and download free patterns and guides to help you make fabulous quilts faster than before. One such download is the free GO! Qube 8" Block-72 Block Patterns Booklet (MMQUBE8).

 

GO! Qube 8" 72 block patterns download

 

From this booklet, I used the GO! Double 4-Patch 8" Block Pattern described on page 21 and the GO! Double X, No. 2 8" Block Pattern described on pages 24-25 to make Double Hearts.

 

Cutting Directions

For the color scheme, I chose shades of pink.

 

pink fabric valentine's day quilting

 

Do you see that light background fabric? Yes, it is directional! It was not difficult to deal with the directionality. All you have to do is lay out each unit or block before sewing to verify that the print is going in the right direction. The funny thing is, because I was aware of the directionality of the background, I even saved myself some "unstitching" by spotting early a patch that had been rotated incorrectly! 

 

Fabrics  GO! Qube Mix and Match 8" Block Die Shapes  Number to Cut 

¼ yard

Dark Pink Tonal

GO! Half Square Triangle-2" Finished Square (Shape 5) 52

 yard

Medium Pink Tonal

GO! Half Square Triange-4" Finished Square (Shape 3) 26

⅝ yard

Light Pink Tonal

GO! Square-2½" (2" Finished) (Shape 2) 35
GO! Half Square Triangle-2" Finished Square (Shape 5) 52

1⅜ yard

 Very Light Background

GO! Square-4½" (4" Finished) (Shape 1) 24
GO! Square-2½" (2" Finished) or 
GO! Strip Cutter-2½" (2" Finished) (55017) 
126
  GO! Half Square Triangle-2" Finished Square (Shape 5)   52 

 

Also needed are ½ yard for Binding, 1¼ yard Backing and 46” x 46” Batting.

 

Using the GO! Strip Cutter- 2 1/2" (2" Finished) 

An obvious use of this strip cutter is cutting binding. It's easy enough to cut strips to sew together into a binding strip. However, I actually prefer to use bias binding and though it may surprise you, this strip cutter can be used to cut bias strips as well. So, view the following video to learn how to cut bias strips for binding. This is such a time saver!

 

 

A less obvious use of this strip cutter is to cut 2” finished squares! Yes, squares! Can you believe it? Watch the following video to learn how.

 

 

Isn't that fantastic? I find that this technique is really useful if you are cutting a lot of Shape 2 squares as in the case of the Background fabric and even the Light Pink fabric.

 

valentine's fabric accuquilt GO!

 

Double 4-Patch Block Construction

As I noted above, this block is straight out of page 21of the GO! Qube 8" Block-72 Block Patterns Booklet. Follow the directions in the booklet or below to complete these blocks!

 

Sew two Shape 2 Light Pink squares with two Shape 2 Background squares to make a 4-Patch. Make 24, 4-Patch units.


pink quilt block 4 patch pink quilt block 4 patch sewn

 

Layout two 4-Patch units with two Shape 1 Background squares. Sew together to create a Double 4-Patch block. Repeat to make 12 blocks.

 

valentine's day quilt pattern block double hearts quilt block pattern

 

Double X, No. 2 Block Construction

Once more, this block is straight out of pages 24-25 of the GO! Qube 8" Block-72 Block Patterns Booklet (#MMQUBE8). Follow the directions in the booklet or below to complete these blocks!

 

Sew a Shape 5 Light Pink triangle with a Shape 5 Background triangle to create a 2” Finished Light Pink/Background Square. Make 52 of these.

 

pink shape 5 triangle Ready. Set. GO! shape 5 triangle Ready. Set. GO! sewn

 

Lay out and sew two 2” Finished Light Pink/Background Square with two Shape 2 Background squares to create a 4” Finished Light Pink/Background Square. Make 26 of these.

 

Ready. Set. GO! block shape 5

 

Sew a Shape 5 Dark Pink triangle onto two adjacent sides of a Shape 2 Background square to create a Dark Pink/Background triangle.

 

dark pink Ready. Set. GO! shape 2 dark pink Ready. Set. GO! shape 2 sewn

 

Then, sew a Shape 3 Medium Pink triangle with a Dark Pink/Background triangle to create a 4” Finished Heart Patch! Make 26 of these. 

 

Finished heart patch quilt pattern

 

Finally, lay out and sew two 4” Finished Light Pink/Background Square with two 4” Finished Heart Patch to make a Double X, No. 2 Block. Make 13 blocks.

 

heart quilt pattern tutorial

 

Quilt Assembly

Layout the Double X, No. 2 Blocks, alternating with the Double 4-Patch Blocks in a 5 x 5 Setting. Sew Blocks within each row together. Then sew rows together to complete the quilt.

 

heart quilt pattern project plan

 

Finishing

Layer the quilt top with the batting and the backing to create a quilt sandwich. Baste with pins or temporary adhesive spray.

 

Machine quilt as desired! My quilt has simple diagonal wavy line quilting on the background fabric. To show some of the quilting lines, I had to take this dark picture of the quilt full of shadows that highlight the stitch lines. 

 

 

dscn7059_quilting2web 

Baste along the edges of the quilt within a ¼” of the raw edges. Trim along quilt edges.

 

Prepare the binding strips and attach the binding to the last ¼” along the edge of the quilt. This way, you don't cut off the points on the Blocks.

 

double heart quilt basting

 

Don't forget to add a pretty label to your Double Hearts quilt. Hopefully, you enjoyed this tutorial and learned some new tips and tricks!  

 

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Gina Gempesaw

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