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My Heart's Desire


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Here's an innovative Celtic applique block design by Scarlett Rose, with three sizes of Celtic hearts to use in making your own unique Celtic quilt. These applique designs will fit on background blocks ranging from a 12" square for the small heart, up to a 24" square for the large heart. This pattern includes links to videos for detailed instructions on how to make bias tape by several popular methods. Use your favorite method! Applique just one block for a wall hanging, several blocks for a lap quilt or make enough blocks for a bed sized quilt. These Celtic hearts could also be appliqued free form onto a large background, making a unique medallion style quilt. Try mixing all the sizes of hearts together in one project! Use almost any large scale print to make a special theme quilt. For example, find a fabric printed with your favorite items: butterflies, cranes, geishas, cats, zoo animals, cowboys, clowns or flower bouquets. There are so many wonderful large scale prints to choose from! For the small size heart, the desired printed area of fabric is needs to be approximately 6 1/2" square, for the medium size heart at least 7 1/2" square and for the large heart at least 9 1/2" square. Consider using inkjet printed pictures for a family history quilt, a wedding or anniversary quilt or as any other kind of remembrance or special occasion quilt. Since you can make your own quilt layout for this block, try a traditional block setting; straight, on point, with a lattice or with alternate plain blocks. You could design your own medallion quilt by mixing this block with other applique or pieced blocks of your choice. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY hand applique or machine applique SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Suitable for 12" block, up to 24" block, depending the size of the heart

Recommended with this pattern

  • For the background, depending on the size of the block: fat quarter for a 12" block up to 18" block, 3/4 yd for 24" block.
  • For the heart center inset patch: Depending on size and scale of the print, the desired design area is approx. 6 1/2" square for the smallest size heart, up to 9 1/2" square for the largest size heart. When shopping, take a freezer paper heart template with you to see what designs will fit and to help in figuring the yardage needed.
  • For the triangle insets around the heart: fat quarter or 1/4 yd (23cm) of fabric.

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Scarlett Rose's Celtic & More
Scarlett Rose's Celtic & More
Well known for her Celtic knotwork designs for applique, sashiko, embroidery and quilting, Scarlett also enjoys designing delightful scrap quilts based on traditional patterns. She brings a unique perspective to these redesigned classic patchwork patterns, keeping the vintage look but using easier techniques for the construction. All of Scarlett's e-patterns contain clickable links to Galleries showing more samples of each design and pictures of completed projects made by quilters who have purchased her patterns. Links are also provided for you to buy specialty notions like bias bars, fusible bias tape makers, preprinted Celtic knot blocks for embroidery or sashiko, thimbles, needles and other specialty items.