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LOVE BURST quilt pattern

March 12, 2020

LoveBurst.basket1.HSL.loI released a new pattern last month. A simple little block but it packs a lot of punch. It’s called “LOVE BURST” and it just makes me happy. The PDF download comes in two sizes: 5″ and 10″, and can be found in my Etsy shop.

The sneaky thing about the pattern is that it is designed so that the two halves of the heart are both piece #1 on the Foundation Paper Piecing pattern templates. This makes impressive pattern matching when fussy cutting super easy peasy. A number of people commented on my Instagram post about my great fussy cutting skills in this block. Hah! We’ll keep it our little secret, ok? 😉

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A couple of weeks after the pattern was listed, I was tagged in a post by Jennifer of NEEDLE Crafts + Studio with this pic of a set of drawers that she customized for her shop with the Love Burst block:

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I mean seriously?? How brilliant is that?! Jennifer’s lovely shop is located in Beausejour, Manitoba, 30 minutes northeast of Winnipeg. They carry a variety of fabrics (mainly quilting cottons, but some linen and rayon too), notions, kits (cross-stitch, embroidery, wool felt) and also yarns and knitting / crocheting / rug hooking / needle punching tools.

Her shop has been open for just over 3 years – online store as well as brick & mortar – and offers classes on all kinds of crafty goodness. I love learning about new Canadian shops to support. You should check her out. Look at her beautiful space – now bursting with LOVE! ❤️
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The 12″ LOVE BURST block would make a great pillow or centre for a medallion quilt. I made a zippy pouch for a friend with mine. The pink pompom just makes it extra fabulous!

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Then I made a sweet pincushion with my 5″ block. The pattern for the round pincushion is in the works too. Soon to be released!

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Here is the inspiration story behind my LOVE BURST block design:

“LOVE comes in many forms. You may love your partner, your family, a sweet pet, a neighbour or dear friend. You can feel love for our beautiful planet Earth, your community, your country, your God or even for your own precious self. Love is not always easy. Sometimes it’s most important to practice when it is hardest and most painful. But is is an essential ingredient to being happy and peaceful. It’s always somewhere to be found if your heart is open. So if you need to find love just look around you and love on, my friends.”

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