Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Heart Quilt progress

I have made a lot of progress on my Finish It! project, The Heart Quilt, the last week.

The threads have been tied and cut off and the blocks that were too large has been cut down to the proper size. The few blocks that were too small have been put aside for another project.

I sorted all the blocks by value and made 9 piles with 12 blocks in each. The last couple of days I have been sewing them into columns. I had to get a new sewing machine in between (noisy machine, have been fixed, came back even noisier, fixed again, sewing with noisy machine for 2,5 years, getting even more noisy, I'm sick of it, it needs service, I need quiet back up machine, I buy new one, the end), but the columns are ready for the design wall.
I love vertical quilts! They are easy to design and easy to put together:

Sort all your blocks by value.

Make piles of blocks with similar value; add some “crossovers” for interest if you like.

Work on one pile at the time: arrange the blocks, and piece them together into a column.

Do the same with the next pile, and the next until all the columns are done.

Arrange the columns on a wall or the floor and move them around until you are happy with the arrangement (much easier than moving blocks).

Piece the columns together.

I made “Class Picture” this way.


  1. Can't wait to see it finished....looks good from here!!

  2. I like quilts that make a statement , it,s looking good---cottonreel

  3. Nina that is going to be one awesome quilt. Can't wait to see it completed.

  4. It's looking interesting already. Looking forward to seeing it put together.

  5. It is going to be just gorgeous! I love the values.

  6. Love the way you've put this together so far. What a good idea...quilting in columns. Looking forward to the finished quilt.

  7. Setting up the columns like that is a really different idea and I like the effect! Very pretty! Who wouldn't love a quilt with hearts in it! Very Nice!

  8. I love how it looks so far. So are the hearts appliqued? I can hardly wait to see it complete! Just in time for Valentines Day.

  9. Just had a closer look at class picture - it really is incredible. Have you got any inspiration for writing on the heart quilt? The columns are looking fantastic so far.

  10. This is going to be G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.!! Can’t wait to see this beauty finished!!