“Chain of Hearts” Published

4 12 2017

Excitement is running high! “Chain of Hearts” has been published in the January/February 2018 issue of McCall’s Quilting. And the editors have donated two copies for me to give away to blog readers, so be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win.

I was inspired by Corey Yoder’s scrappy patchwork heart design, “Lovely” #1300, published in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks from Today’s Top Designers, vol. 13. Instead of using many spring colors on a dark gray background as she did, I selected color saturated reds and pinks from Wilmington Prints.  The project is pre-cut friendly; I used 2 packs of “Ruby Days” 2 1/2″ strips as well as minimal yardage of red and pink tone-on-tones. For background I selected a light gray with gray polka dots. Using medium gray thread, I quilted hearts and loops over all in the interior and outer border. The thin black border is an unquilted accent.

The pages following the “Chain of Hearts” instructions describe how to make a coordinating table, dresser, or bed runner. The Quilting Company is offering a kit for this runner. Click here to link to the online store. Why not order a kit and craft a beautiful table quilt for Valentine’s Day?

And now for your chance to win the Jan./Feb. 2018 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine. Leave a comment saying for whom you would make “Chain of Hearts.” The drawing will be on December 12.




19 responses

4 12 2017
Beth T.

We lost my brother one year ago to PTSD-related suicide. I have been looking for the right patterns for quilts for his wife, daughter, mother, brother…you can tell I’m late getting started, as this is such a tender time and difficult project, but I think your Chain of Hearts quilt would be perfect for his daughter, for sure. A reminder that we are all connected in loving her and him.

4 12 2017
Janet T

I would love to make one for my sister who has been so supportive of me this year.

4 12 2017
Rochelle Summers

Congratulations on your pattern publication. It is a beautiful valentine quilt. My granddaughter is away at college this year and I am trying to send her something for every holiday. I could use the pattern to make a smaller runner or wall hanging. Thanks for the opporltunity.

4 12 2017

Congrats aby! I will be selfish and if I can make this for my new dinning room table!!

4 12 2017

I would make it for my sister.

4 12 2017

Hi Aby! I would make the quilt for Anne Bell. She is a sweetheart of a friend!!

4 12 2017
Jennifer Johnston

Congratulations Aby! What a lovely design. I would make one for my mother in law, she decorates a lot for Valentine’s Day because it is her husband’s birthday. Are those stairs in your new home or a picture McCall’s took?

5 12 2017

The stairs are in our new home. I just discovered this spot for photographing quilts!

4 12 2017
Maridee Hargis

Yay! Another Aby Dolinger design! I would most likely make this for a hostess gift.

4 12 2017

I would make for my daughters I am very proud of the women they are Drhodes9@cox.net

4 12 2017
Ann Jackson

Aby, another of your sweet designs. Uncluttered and simple, great gift for daughter, or grand daughters…or myself!

4 12 2017
connie german

Congratulations. That would make a wonderful tablerunner.

5 12 2017

Fun unique design! Want to try this

5 12 2017

I would make this to hang on the wall at the Women’s Shelter. They need the reminder that there is a world of people who care.

5 12 2017
Brenda E

This pattern would be nice for my SIL!

5 12 2017

congratulations on yet another beautiful quilt and runner, Darla

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5 12 2017

Congratulations! i would make it for me since I love hearts.

6 12 2017

I would make it for myself! Sometimes a girl needs to treat herself! Merry Christmas! D

10 12 2017
My Sewful Retirement

Congratulations Aby on another publication! It is a beautiful design — I need a new table runner for Valentine’s Day! Love the fabrics!

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