Coded Heart quilt, the pink one

I have always been a fan of video games, and Super Mario was a part of my childhood. My inspiration for making this pattern was the Mario pixelated heart. I drafted the design, simplified it from a quilters’ point of view, and Tadah!!! 

Meet the Coded Heart quilt

A fun and beginner friendly pattern that has no HSTs and is really forgiving with beginner mistakes. It makes your fabrics pop-up, and is totally fat quarter friendly!

Quilt Sizes
The pattern includes instructions for a number of quilt sizes:
  • Baby quilt (45” x 48”)
  • Throw quilt (60” x 64”)
  • Twin quilt (60” x 80”)
  • Double/Full quilt (75” x 96”)
  • Queen quilt (90” x 112”)
Precut friendly

The pattern works great with Fat quarters as well as Half Yards. All fabric requirements are clearly stated.

This version

My pink and first version of the Coded Heart quilt, was, from the start, meant to be a gift for a young baby girl. So I chose fabrics for her, and I think this quilt is really all about her.

I had been hoarding in my fabric stash, a lot of Sarah Jane (Michael Miller fabrics) prints that were my favorites and I just couldn’t cut into to them. But that was about time. I also used some polka dots and some feedsack style fabrics, that really matched with the Sarah Jane ones.

Machine quilting

I machine quilted this quilt using a stitch embeded in my sewing machine (my Janome 6700p), that really is magical. Easy and forgiving. Just a zig zag with a walking foot!

Quilt size

Baby quilt 45 x 48 inches

9 blocks in total


Quilt started: October 2021

Quilt finished: November 2021


Fabrics Used

Sarah Jane prints from the Out to Sea collection

Sarah Jane prints from the Children at play collection

A Lecien fabrics roses print

An IKEA polka dots fabric

Kona Cotton Candy Pink

Kona Cotton White

Backing: Amy Butler from the Midwest Modern collection

Binding: Striped pink fabric

Batting: 100% cotton

The photoshoot of this baby quilt was really fun, as we are exploring the nature around our new residence city, Xanthi.

Lake Vistonida is a big lake that also connects to the sea, near the city of Xanthi, and hosts a great number of birdlife and fish. It is a maginificent place to be.

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Our next stop was the village of Genisea, that has a lot of old tobacco warehouses, some of which have been renovated with a cultural perspective.

You will definitely see more of these places in my upcoming photoshooting, so stay tuned!

Modern quilts by Zafiro Vaxevanidou

Zarkadia Quilting Co. is a home-based company that focuses on making special and unique quilts that hug and caress. Quilts are love, tenderness, warmth and cure. Enjoy and be inspired by this art form and know yourself in the process.

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