Today I’m sharing this adorable little Baby Scrappy Hearts quilt. I made this heart quilt last year but somehow it never made it up on the blog.
This baby sized Scrappy Hearts quilt is made up using my friend Anna’s Driftless fabric line for Robert Kaufman.
Driftless fabric line by Robert Kaufman
I wanted to use something other than pinks and reds for this little heart baby quilt so I used the Driftless fabric line for Robert Kaufman. This line has such pretty blues with a sprinkling of corals.
Easy heart quilt pattern
Scrappy Hearts is a pretty quick and easy heart quilt pattern. It uses simple squares and half square triangles.
My quilt patterns usually have you making your half square triangles a little big so you can trim to size. I find that method so much more precise. I’ve always been terrible at making half square triangles perfectly to size. Plus I find trimming half square triangles satisfying and even a little therapeutic 🙂
Scrappy friendly heart quilt pattern
Because Scrappy Hearts is made up using squares, it is the perfect scrappy quilt pattern! While I didn’t use scraps for this version, you can swap out all of those squares for squares cut from your scrap stash.
The original Scrappy Hearts quilt is made from my pink scraps and pink fabric stash.
Essex Linen flax background
The background of this baby Scrappy Hearts quilt is Essex Linen in the color flax. The Driftless fabric line is all linen from the Robert Kaufman lines. So adding in a linen background kept the texture all the same.
I love quilting with linen and really love the extra texture it adds. I’ve pretty much only used Robert Kaufman Essex Linens in my quilts so I don’t have much experience sewing with other options.
Quilting with Essex Linen
Linen will shrink quite a bit more than a regular quilting cotton. I always use a smaller stitch length like 1.8 when quilting with linen. Pre-washing is never a bad idea but I will admit that I never pre-wash myself.
You can expect to loose a few inches on each side of your linen quilt when you wash it for the first time. I remember how surprised I was the first time I washed a linen quilt. It shrunk a lot!
What I really love about linen quilts is how warm they are! That surprised me too. We reach for the linen quilts way more than the cotton ones over here because they are warmer. Plus they get softer with each wash.
Wavy Stitch machine quilting
Is anyone surprised that I quilted wavy stitches on this baby Scrappy Hearts quilt…lol. If I quilt a quilt myself, 9.5 times out of 10 it will be this wavy stitch quilting.
It’s the same technique as the zig zag stitch in this tutorial but uses a wavy stitch instead of a multi stitch zig zag stitch.
The quilted lines are spaced 3/4 inch apart.
I keep using that wavy stitch because look at the beautiful texture it creates! The texture holds up through washes much better than straight line quilting so it’s become my go-to.
Scrappy Hearts Quilt Pattern
Scrappy Hearts is available in the Quilty Love shop. The quilt pattern includes instructions for a Baby size, a throw size and a twin size. It is scrappy friendly, stash friendly and fat quarter friendly.
I would call this one a beginner or ambitious beginner quilt pattern.
The original Scrappy Hearts quilt shown below is on the blog here.
Quilt Pattern: Scrappy Hearts quilt pattern by Quilty Love
Heart fabrics: Driftless fabric by Noodlehead for Robert Kaufman
Background: Essex Linen in the color Flax
Binding: Driftless Emerald Gem
Backing: Carolyn Friedlander Doe
Batting: Quilters Dream Select
Pieced and Quilted on my Janome MC6700p
Spray basted using 505