Chain of Hearts


About this Quilt

quilt-chain-of-hearts-flatLove is always in style and what better way to celebrate the love of your life than with this large throw or twin bed quilt. Designed and made by Aby Dolinger, quick piecing techniques make this quilt easy to make. To accompany the throw, make the Chain of Hearts table runner that incorporates all of the elements of the quilt in a lovely design to embellish your table.

The large hearts are scrappy and have a balance of pinks and reds—ideal for digging into your stash. To make your design pop, try adding some dark reds and/or light pink patches for variety. Working with one set of matching patches at a time and keeping matching units and patches sorted together will help to speed up the construction of these projects.

Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Ruby Days and Essentials collections from Wilmington Prints.

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Pattern Details

Quilt Designed & Made by: Abigail Dolinger
Skill Level: Intermediate
Finished Size: 71˝ x 83˝
Finished Blocks:

  • 12 Block W 12˝ x 12˝
  • 5 Block X 12˝ x 12˝
  • 7 Block Y 12˝ x 12˝
  • 6 Block Z 12˝ x 12˝

Fabrics: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Ruby Days and Essentials collections by Wilmington Prints.

  • Assorted red textures: 1½ yds. total for blocks
  • Gray dot: 4 yds. for blocks
  • Dark red texture: 2¼ yds. for blocks, 2nd border and binding
  • Assorted pink textures: ⅞ yd. total for blocks
  • Light pink texture: ⅜ yd. for blocks
  • Black texture: ⅝ yd. for 1st border
  • Backing: 5½ yds.
  • Batting: 79˝ x 91˝

Get the Chain of Hearts pattern and More from McCall’s Quilting January/February 2018