Exploding Heart - A Finished Quilt in All Pink!

Sunday, February 21, 2021

It has been so wonderful seeing all of the Exploding Heart quilts made during the quilt along!! I LOVE seeing them pop up in my social media feeds!

This week, I finished my all pink version! This is the FIFTH Exploding Heart quilt I've made now!

Exploding Heart quilt made in all solid pink Riley Blake Confetti Cotton fabrics


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This quilt started with ALL solid pink fabrics from Riley Blake Designs!

Get the Exploding Heart quilt pattern HERE!

Exploding Heart quilt made in all solid pink Riley Blake Confetti Cotton fabrics

I was not able to get fat quarters, so I used 1/3 yard cuts instead. That meant I had enough for a scrappy binding too! (Here's a bundle of 12 reds and pinks that would be a good start too!) Here are all the Riley Blake Confetti Cottons colors I used:


And I used the very pale Ballerina pink for the background fabric.

Exploding Heart quilt made in all solid pink Riley Blake Confetti Cotton fabrics

I used my AccuQuilt GO! to cut all the pieces. It only took 28 minutes to cut ALL the triangles for the whole quilt!! You can even watch me do it HERE!

Exploding Heart quilt made in all solid pink Riley Blake Confetti Cotton fabrics

At a quilt retreat a few weeks ago, I sewed up all the blocks and finished the quilt top! (I made the quilt top for this one there too!)

Exploding Heart quilt made in all solid pink Riley Blake Confetti Cotton fabrics

My husband is a great quilt holder! Even in 0 degree weather with wind! And this was just the quilt top, so it was extra challenging!

Exploding Heart quilt made in all solid pink Riley Blake Confetti Cotton fabrics

While it snowed outside and temperatures dropped below zero (for the first time in over a hundred years in our area!), I put the quilt on the longarm. I used Riley Blake Confetti Cottons Tea Rose for the back and Warm & Natural batting.

Exploding Heart quilt made in all solid pink Riley Blake Confetti Cotton fabrics

I had the perfect thread in my stash too - Aurifil 40wt #2425 Bright Pink.

Aurifil 40wt for quilting on my longarm

I free-motion quilted loops on the quilt, throwing in a heart every once in awhile too. I didn't count how many, but just enough to make it a fun I Spy game for my kids!

Longarm quilting on my 1989 Gammill

The leftover pinks became a scrappy binding. I cut the pieces 2 1/4" wide and about 12 1/2" long.

Scrappy binding

Like always, I machine sewed the binding on (tutorial here). 

Machine sewn quilt binding

I even remembered to add one of my satin labels!

Satin quilt labels

I am so in love with this all pink version!

Exploding Heart quilt made in all solid pink Riley Blake Confetti Cotton fabrics

I've now made five Exploding Heart quilts!

Exploding Heart quilt made in all solid pink Riley Blake Confetti Cotton fabrics

This one is headed to my local quilt shop to hang out on their wall for awhile. It will be fun to go and visit it!

Free-motion quilted hearts

Be sure to check out #explodingheartquilt on Instagram to see some other great ones made by other quilters too! I get so giddy scrolling through and seeing them all!

Exploding Heart quilt made in all solid pink Riley Blake Confetti Cotton fabrics

Get the pattern to make your own Exploding Heart quilt HERE!

6 comments:

  1. That did turn out great in all pinks! Love the binding, too.

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  2. Love the all pinks version! Haven't been able to start mine yet but looking forward to it.

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  3. This is gorgeous! I love it in pink!

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  4. Just gorgeous! It is a beautiful quilt and all the versions I have seen have been terrific. Congrats!

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  5. This might be my favorite version, though I have loved them all. So pretty!

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