My Heart's Desire Gallery

Supply List for My Heart’s Desire block design:
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:
Depending on size of the print, you may need as much as 3/4 yd (69cm) of a large scale print to get the design you want. 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 the 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
For the bias strips: 1/2 yard (46cm) in a contrast print or color

Here are some pictures of this innovative Celtic applique design, made up into blocks or finished projects. Please email Scarlett if you make a quilt or wallhanging using this Celtic Heart block design and she will post it here.

Pine Tree Quilters Guild of Augusta, Maine - 2014

My Heart's Desire machine applique sample block

My Heart's Desire machine applique sample block


Student's heart block

Modern floral print

Student's heart block

Paisley print

Student's heart block

Iris print

Student's heart block

A tropical flower

Student's heart block

Asian style print

Student's heart block

Carnation print

Student's heart block

Floral print with fussy cut details in petals

Student's heart block

Cabbage Rose print

Student's heart block

Holiday print

Flowers of the Orient by Scarlett Rose

Flowers of the Orient wallhanging.

Here's the finished 27" square wallhanging, Flowers of the Orient, made with the medium sized Celtic heart from the My Heart's Desire pattern. This wallhanging is Scarlett's new class sample. A bonus handout with the extra applique patches, yardage and the feather quilting design is given only to students who take this class.

Medium Celtic heart with white peony.

Here's a closeup of the medium size Celtic heart, made with two colors of bias, before it was quilted. See how the bias that goes around the points also looks like it wraps around the bias used for framing the heart. The fussy cut white peony is from "Lady Yang", an Alexander Henry print.

Large heart with peony

Here's the large Celtic heart made with two sizes of bias. The 1/4" bias was used to outline the points and 3/8" bias was used for the heart shape, to frame the fussy cut red peony from "Lady Yang", an Alexander Henry print.

Scarlett's quilt Fairy Tale Knights.

Fairy Tale Knights
40 1/2" square

Here are all three sizes of the My Heart's Desire block pattern in one quilt! Scarlett also appliqued a scattering of small hearts outlined with red bias tape to add interest to the overall design. The hearts were hand appliqued, with machine quilted free motion feathers over the entire quilt.

Closeup of the I Dub Thee block from Fairy Tale Kniights.

Here's a closeup of the "I Dub Thee" appliqued heart, showing the machine quilting around it. Scarlett used a varigated thread in shades of blue for the free motion stitched feathers.

Medium size Celtic heart.

This block was made with the medium size heart pattern and is shown before quilting. The heart was fussy cut from a large scale print from the Camelot collection by Luana Rubin of The triangle insets are a coordinating fossil fern print. The bias was made from a red print and was hand appliqued. The background fabric is a blue stone print.

Michiko's Fairy Pillow

This pillow was given to Michiko Shima of Osaka, Japan in 2006. The anime style fairy was drawn by Allena Hail of Millville, California and inkjet printed on white cotton fabric. The dots spaced along the crescent moon are iridescent hotfix crystals. The bias was made from a black print with metallic silver markings. The background fabric is a blue satin with tiny scattered clear crystals. There are no fabric insets in the triangles surrounding the heart, they were only done with bias. The block was machine quilted before being sewn up as a pillow.

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