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$5 in January 2023: Open Heart Patterns

Love is in the air. Grab some fat quarters or fat eighths and get ready to stitch up some love in 2023 with the newest $5 pattern of the month: the Open Heart quilt. (As an added bonus, I’ve also added the mini Open Heart Pin Cushion pattern to the sale as well!)

Open Heart quilt block by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique.

Open Heart: The Originals

The Open Heart quilt is made with fat eighths or fat quarters and was created for the Olive’s Flower Market collection circa 2016. I would consider it advanced beginner skill level (a combination of beginner half square triangle + easy corner triangle techniques). I get a lot of questions regarding whether this block can be made with a Jelly Roll… unfortunately, no. The bottom ‘V’ shape of the heart is made from a square. There would be no way to piece it with a Jelly Roll Strip unless it was constructed in a completely different way i.e. requiring templates.

My favorite version of the Open Heart quilt has Moda Crossweave in “Charcoal” for the background. (Please note that Crossweave tends to shrink a lot more than regular quilting cottons when washed… I always recommend purchasing extra yardage to prewash/preshrink it before cutting.)

Open Heart quilt pattern by Lella Boutique. Make it with fat quarters or fat eighths. Fabric is Olive's Flower Market by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Open Heart quilt in Olive’s Flower Market fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics. Background is Moda Crossweave in “Charcoal.”

We get a completely different look using a white background (Moda Bella 9900 98) and pale pink border. One thing I love about this quilt is that it is truly versatile and looks good in any collection you want to make it in.

Open Heart quilt pattern by Lella Boutique. Make it with fat quarters or fat eighths. Fabric is Olive's Flower Market by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Open Heart quilt in Olive’s Flower Market fabrics by Lella Boutique.

Open Heart in Country Rose Fabric

I wanted to showcase 4 different ways to make Open Heart in Country Rose fabric currently in shops. The collection has a large variety of colors, so it’s fun to see how many different looks you can get from just one collection. The mockups on the top row carry a light, springtime vibe. The bottom 2 mockups play to a more sophisticated look by leaning into the charcoals, taupes, pinks, and greens. I wanted to show that you can get a look very similar to the originals in Olive’s Flower Market. Which one would you make?


Mini Open Heart Pin Cushion

Also added to the $5 sale in January – the mini pin cushion version of Open Heart! From 1 mini charm pack (plus the background fabric), you can make 3 of these cute little pin cushions.

Mini Open Heart pin cushion by Lella Boutique. Makes a great mini charm pack project. Fabric is Lollipop Garden by Lella Boutique for Moda.
Mini Open Heart Pin Cushion in Lollipop Garden fabric. 1 mini charm pack makes 3 pin cushions

Make up a batch and share with your friends for Valentines! In past years when I haven’t had time, I’ve made valentine goody bags with the pattern + a mini charm + a few treats!

Mini Open Heart pin cushion by Lella Boutique. Makes a great mini charm pack project. Fabric is Lollipop Garden by Lella Boutique for Moda.
Mini Open Heart pin cushion pattern + a mini charm + a few sweets = the cutest valentine ever!


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