Heirloom Hearts Quilt - using the "Shine On" Collection

It's been several months since the Heirloom Hearts Quilt Along has ended and I have yet to share my finished quilt that I made during our weeks of sewing together! I figured it was time to do just that! Heirloom Hearts was my first pattern release this year, and it's a really great skill builder for the confident beginner quilter. There are things like snow-balling corners, strip piecing, nesting seams....it's a fun quilt to put together! If you want to create the quilt using the Quilt Along (QAL) schedule and have access to all of the tips, feel free to check out the Heirloom Hearts QAL posts here.

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At the time of the QAL, Shine On was a brand new collection by Sharon Holland for Art Gallery Fabrics. I loved the muted tones, southwestern elements and mix of geometric and floral prints. Since Heirloom Hearts is Layer Cake (Precut 10" squares), 1/4 yard and FQ friendly, using this collection was a super easy decision. I paired the fabrics with a really pretty medium/dark blue (AGF Northern Waters) so that there was some contrast between the Background and the hearts. Then for the accent "irish chain" portion, I used AGF Snow.

We have a limited number of quilt kits for this exact quilt in our shop!

This blue color is really hard to describe. It's not quite navy, but it's not quite teal. Maybe it's somewhere in between? Either way, I really really love how deep it is, yet it's light enough to feel slightly vintage in a way. I'll definitely be using Northern Waters again in future quilts!

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There are two main blocks with this quilt, which makes the piecing super straight forward. There are tons of tips for both blocks in the QAL posts, so be sure to check those out!

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I sent the finished quilt top to Ashley of Hen House quilting. We went with a pantograph called Prisms & Pyramids by Karlee Porter Design. Ashley scaled the design just so so that they fit in the rows of the quilt. It makes for a really neat effect!

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For the backing, I used one of my favorite florals from the collection, Chasing Daisies, which we have in our shop. Then for the binding, I wanted to go with something subtle, so I used Northern Waters to match the Background. We have binding cuts of this in the shop as well. 

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