Hanna Hearts ~ A Finished Quilt

Hanna Hearts Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Hanna Hearts is officially in the “finished and photographed” camp. Many of you have followed along as this quilt came together. It started when I saw the below quilt on the Hanna Andersson website.

Hanna Hearts Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I made 99 4-1/2″ hearts from Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew’s very timely Simple Heart Tutorial. Between the heart blocks, I cut my sashing 2-1/2″ wide, resulting in a quilt measuring 56″ x 68″.

Hanna Hearts Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I backed this quilt in bright pink minky (or “mooky” as my husband called it! “All quilts should have mooky on the back.” Ha!) I normally handstitch my binding to the back of the quilt, but I’ve found that in the past, the binding becomes unstitched on my minky backed quilts. (Due to lots of stretching I guess?) Any tips for me? In any case, I machine attached this binding to the back and although I’m not crazy about the look, I am confident it will stand up to abuse.

Hanna Hearts Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

The quilting is a wavy stitch from my BERNINA 750 – you can read more about creating that stitch here. The binding is a pink and white dot, I believe from Sarah Jane Studios Children at Play line.

Hanna Hearts Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

This quilt is a gift for someone special. I am pretty confident she will like it! The rest of this week I am working with some fabric that is no normally my “thing”…Spiderman. Maybe it will give you some ideas for those little Superhero fans in your life!



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    March 16, 2015

    Beautiful quilt, I know it will be a treasured gift.

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    March 16, 2015

    Adorable! When I use minky for the back I always sew the binding to the back, flip it over and hand stitch to the front. Haven’t had an unstitch problem when I do it that way. πŸ™‚

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      March 16, 2015

      Wow, that is so smart! I would have never thought of doing that. Thank you!

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    Diane B

    March 16, 2015

    Good Morning, happy MOnday Faith,
    Hanna Hearts is divine! It speaks love and happiness for the recipient.
    Same as Kathy in comment#2, I hand stitch binding to the front when backing w/”Mooky” haha. My hubby can never remember what it’s called either.

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    Anne Beier

    March 16, 2015

    Lovely quilt. It will be well-loved.

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    Sharon Genners

    March 16, 2015

    Lovely and sweet quilt for a pink loving girl.

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    March 16, 2015

    This is a beautiful quilt! When you use minky for the backing do you use batting?

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      March 16, 2015

      Hi Elizabeth! Yes, I do use a lightweight batting when I use minky. It makes for a great weight of a quilt for here in Chicago. πŸ™‚

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    March 16, 2015

    She’s going to love it Faith! I am crazy for that hot pink minky!

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    Marcia R

    March 16, 2015

    It’s gorgeous! I’m sure the recipient will love it!

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    Julie B.

    March 16, 2015

    How beautiful! And what a great way to use scraps! How in the world did you get the minkee backing to stay in place? It always shifts on me…. very frustrating. The receiver of your quilt is one lucky girl!

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      March 16, 2015

      Hi Julie! I pin baste my quilt and it stays right where it needs to be. πŸ™‚

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    March 16, 2015

    I love the minky backing and the wavy quilting; they work well together. I’m always looking for quilting ideas because I was absent they day they handed out stippling abilities. I think I can handle wavy. I’m adding it to my to-do list. You did a beautiful job!

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      Lyn mcCarty

      March 16, 2015

      That day I was there and now it’s all I can do… Stippling I mean. I have an older QE150 Bernina but I never have the bravery to actually use the stitches that came with it. Here’s my suggestion for you. Stipple little things like mug rugs, graduate to dolly quilts and then try a cuddle quilt. Stippling is mindlessly easy once you get the hang of it. So what are your suggestions for me?

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    March 16, 2015

    99 hearts–PHEW! Way to go, Faith!

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    March 16, 2015

    HI, I really like this quilt! It turned out so pretty! I’d like to make one similar I think! Thanks for sharing! HAPPY STITCHING!

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    March 16, 2015

    It’s so pretty!

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    Karen @ Badlandsquilts

    March 16, 2015

    Looks fabulous! So much better than the Hanna version!

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    March 16, 2015

    Such a beautiful quilt!

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    Happy Hazel

    March 16, 2015

    It’s absolutely So Beautiful! <3 Love all the hearts and pink inside! πŸ™‚ Amazing work!

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    Rachel @ Quiltineering

    March 16, 2015

    This is absolutely adorable!! I love the simplicity of it with all those beautiful prints. Gorgeous!

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    March 16, 2015

    I really like this quilt. Thanks for sharing the process – its great to see a quilt made in “real time”!

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    March 17, 2015

    I’m really impressed with the way the hearts round out when the whole quilt comes together. We know they’re made of straight lines, but they look like perfect hearts. And I agree with Anna … the minky and the wavy lines are perfect together!

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    Julie Beard

    March 17, 2015

    Hello Faith,

    Your daughter will love her new snuggly cuddly quilt! It’s perfect and love the milky backing too! Soft and cuddly is just what anyone would want. Thanks as always for sharing your skills, techniques and loves. Julie

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    March 17, 2015

    This is just so cute! I love it.

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    Crystle Minor

    March 17, 2015

    I made one too! But my blocks were much bigger at about 16.5. So fun to make :).

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    March 23, 2015

    So cute! I can’t wait to make one for my newest niece.

    In the meantime, I needed to make a block for a guild challenge. They supplied charms in pink, purple and a floral print. We can add up to 3 fabrics to make a 12″ block. I made 4 hearts on a black background. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    March 26, 2015

    Love the quilt! When quilting the wavy lines, do you rotate the quilt at the end of each line and quilt in the opposite direction?

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    Jodie Abbs

    November 21, 2016

    I love this and my step daughter wants me to make this for her so I was wondering if I can get the pattern for it? It’s a beautiful quilt.