We were thrilled to receive an invite from Vanessa Goertzen to join her Jelly Filled Quilt Parade! Jelly Filled is Vanessa Goertzen’s latest book, with 18 delicious patterns for 2.5″ precut strips. Just perusing through the pages of this book gives us so much inspiration, and she brought back a favorite, out-of-print pattern that we couldn’t wait to dig into!
Quilty staffer Kate took on the heart-stopping Heartthrob quilt and she’s here today to share it with you, so take it away Kate!
Jelly Filled Quilt Parade – Heartthrob
Well, I’m definitely crushing on this quilt! The design is so bold and simple that it immediately caught my eye. It’s a big statement quilt, if I can call it that, and I love how it turned out!
I was inspired by the rainbow colors of Ombre Bloom by V & Co for Moda Fabrics. To that, I added some Spark by Melody Miller for Ruby Star Society for the sashing and used Add it Up by Alexia Begg for Ruby Star Society for the backing and binding. I have to say, these Ruby Star Society fabrics are sooo soft!
This heart block is all about the strip sets! When I began, my goal for each set of strips was to include a partial rainbow gradient and to have a good mix of all the colors.
The giant 20.5″ blocks go together easily. The hardest part is finding space to lay them all out! I made sure that the ombre gradient on the large heart pieces ran in the same direction, from dark to light, on all nine blocks.
Fabric Inspiration for Heartthrob
For my rainbow-inspired Heartthrob quilt, I used one Jelly Roll and some Fat Quarters of Ombre Bloom by V. & Co for Moda Fabrics. I loved this combination, but I also wondered what it would look like in some other fabrics.
These sherbert-colored Sugarcreek Prints by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics would make such a sweet Heartthrob quilt, don’t you agree?
For a romantic look with red and rose tones, Chafarcani by French General for Moda Fabrics can’t be beaten.
Jelly Filled has an amazing variety of quilts for all skill levels, and I can’t wait to try more. Each pattern comes with beautiful photos and detailed full-color instructions, too. You can follow the author and designer, Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique on Instagram @lellaboutique, and visit the hashtag #JellyFilledBook to see more of the quilts. Don’t forget to check out Vanessa’s Blog for coverage of the Jelly Filled Quilt Parade now through November 9.
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