January 05, 2021

Intertwined - Quilt Block Mania

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It's time for the first Quilt Block Mania of 2021 and this month the theme is Romance. Whenever I thought about what I wanted to represent with my block's design, I kept coming back to thoughts of an older couple who used to live two doors down from us and who walk together every day, sometimes multiple times a day. They sold their house a couple of years ago and now live in a different part of town so their walks don't go past our house anymore, but I still see them regularly when they're out for a drive. It's still always both of them together. One of the saddest things I've ever seen was when she was hospitalized for a while, before they sold their house, and he was out tending to things in the yard alone between trips to the hospital. Seeing the joy on his face when she came back home was beautiful. That, to me, is the best kind of romance.

I translated that into a quilt block called Intertwined. I wanted to represent how two people can somehow be two separate people, but also one. This, of course, is not an original thought, and comes straight from Genesis 2:24 "This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one."
Intertwined quilt block | DevotedQuilter.com
I've had this scrap of red heart print for so long I can't remember where it came from. I've always loved it, but had trouble finding the right project for it, especially since it was only a small piece. This was the perfect time to use it!

The low volume fabric is from Island Batik and I love, love, love it. It's really hard to photograph, though.
Intertwined quilt block | DevotedQuilter.com
Intertwined a simple little block, but I think it would make a great quilt! Of course, I had to mock it up a couple of different ways. Here it is in blue, with the blocks in every other row flipped.
Intertwined quilt block | DevotedQuilter.com
And here it is in glorious scrappiness, still with the blocks in every other row flipped.
Intertwined quilt block | DevotedQuilter.com
I will not start another scrap quilt project...I will not start another scrap quilt project...
I'm trying to convince myself NOT to start making that quilt, but I'm not sure it's working! 

Want to make your own Intertwined block? Or scrap quilt (so I can live vicariously through you until I can make my own)? Fill out the form to have the pattern emailed to you. You'll also be subscribed to The Bulletin, which I hope you'll enjoy reading. You can unsubscribe anytime, of course.
Free romance themed quilt blocks | DevotedQuilter.com

As always, there are plenty of great Quilt Block Mania blocks being shared today. Hop around to see them all!

Chain of Hearts by Carolina Moore
Heart Postage Stamp by Slice of Pi Quilts
Special Delivery by Appliques Quilts and More
Intertwined by Devoted Quilter
Interlocking Heart Halves by Blockofthemodotcom
Romantic Patchwork Heart by Love to Color My World
Love Notes by Blue Heron Quilting
Woven Together at Patti's Patchwork
LOVE ARROWS by Cotton Street Commons
refracted heart at Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Puppy Love
Be Mine by Perkins Dry Goods
Love is family at Puppy Girl Designs
Love Owl-Ways by Studio R Quilts
Lacy Hearts by QuiltFabrication
Piece of My Heart by Orange Blossom QDS, LLC
Quilting by Candlelight by Snowy Days Quilting
Sunset Walk Block by Sara Flynn
Mini Log Cabin Heart by Katie Mae Quilts
Flowers and Candy by PhoebeMoon Designs
On Point Heart by Oh Kaye Quilting
Love My Gnome
Love Conquers All
Blue Bear Hug by Blue Bear Quilts
Love Me Knot by Pretty Piney Quilts
Pieceful Heart by Off the Wall Quilt
Rose Buds by Rona the Ribbiter
House of love
First Love by Sarah Marcina
Love postcard by Capaquilts


  1. Love it. Will try it thank you so much

  2. I h ave entered my information for Intertwined, but nothing comes through to either my inbox or spam. Pl;ease help.

  3. To quote you: Love, love, love this design! It has so many possibilities! Thanks, Leanne. What a great start to the new year.

  4. Hi Leanne, I have looked everywhere for the pattern Intertwined but can’t find it, help? Darlene

  5. Thank you for the pattern. I love it and will definitely make a scrappy quilt with this lovely block design.

  6. Great block Leanne, I really love that scrappy quilt mock up too!

  7. I LOVE this block - and especially the influence for it!

  8. Thank you for your generosity and creativity! What a nice story to go along with the block, too. Much appreciated!! :-)

  9. I haven't received the download code for the intertwined block. What am I doing wrong? Thank you.

    1. Unfortunately you're a no-reply commenter, so I can't email you to sort out the problem. Hopefully you will see this reply. If you've filled out the form above, check your spam folder as it may have gone there.

  10. Love intertwined and will need to go on my Pc as I cannot see each way to download it from my phone.
    I love your pattern Sparkle and the fabric. Mr. Donestic is awesome!

  11. Love 💘 it. Awesome pattern.


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