Call me sappy, but I adore fabric with hearts on it. So several years ago, while on a quilt shop hop with my mom, when I saw the most adorable peachy/pink and minty green and cream fabrics covered with hearts and old fashioned typewriters and the word “Love” and cute little dots and letters, I knew that I had to have that fabric.
We were at Hearts to Holly, a quilt shop in Charlevoix, Michigan, located north of us where an employee designs quilt patterns called “Holly Bunch Quilts.” Sometimes these patterns come packaged with a selection of perfectly matching fabrics. (I’m terrified to purchase kits. Having purchased a kit from Joann’s once that contained not quite enough fabric for the project, I’ve shied away from them.) So instead of purchasing a kit, I opted to purchase my fabric separately.
The pattern I used was HB #1001 titled Spinning Cross. I modified the pattern slightly, leaving off the two borders. I often leave borders off, preferring to let the binding be my only border.
I can’t remember what year I finished this quilt, but it is perfect for the Valentine’s Day “season” which is why I’m sharing it now. Presently it is draped across the back of our couch, a cheery sign every year that we’ve cleaned up the house from the Christmas season and have moved on into the new year.
Neville, our silly dog who is presently licking the carpet for no apparent reason, was glad to help take photos. Thankfully he chose not to lick the quilt for no apparent reason while helping.
The quilt is lap size. I pieced the leftover scraps together to make the backing. I kept the quilting simple, choosing to quilt in the ditch of all pieces.