Since February 14th lands smack in the middle of Winter’s chill, cozy, quilted Valentine decor is just what you need for the celebration! These sweet designs transform patches of pink, red and white to set the stage for the season of love. Choose one or two or four and enjoy the warmth of the beautiful hearts you create and touch as you stitch and piece.
Image Source: Ameroonie Designs
Valentine’s Day Mini Quilt
Brighten your wall or that of a friend with this pretty collage of hearts and patches – the perfect quilted Valentine decor! Designed by Amy for her Ameroonie Designs blog, it uses 8 prints, several solids and is perfect for 5” Charm Squares. You’ll enjoy learning Amy’s technique for interfaced applique hearts with a finished edge. Her directions are nicely detailed and image illustrated for this super-cute quilt. Amy finished her mini-quilt with stylized hearts stitched with free motion quilting which she emphasizes are charming when they’re not perfect. You’ll love the selection of Machine Quilting and Embroidery Thread offered by Coats for your finishing touch. If you’ve not done FMQ before, this darling quilt will be a wonderful place to start! Click here for the Valentine’s Day Mini Quilt tutorial.
I Heart You Mini Quilt
Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew aptly named her sweet and easy quilted Valentine décor “I Heart You”. Sweetly set with graduated hearts in lovely prints and solids, as Allison says, “it would also make a darling pillow.” Hearts range in size from 12” to 5” and could be adapted for other projects, too. Add more for a larger quilt or start with the largest in the middle and work out to the smallest on either side for a table runner. Or follow Allison’s clearly thought-out, professional directions, then shorten her design into place mats. Her tutorial includes color and fabric choice tips, lots of easy-to-follow diagrams and suggestions for machine quilting and embellishment. Everything you need to Heart your own Mini Quilt! Click here for the I Heart You Mini Quilt tutorial.
Woven Heart Block
Julie of The Crafty Quilter blog offers us quilted Valentine décor with a hint of Scandinavia. Pieced and faced appliqued woven hearts shine in their traditional warmth on a background of pure white splendor. “Addictive” is how Julie describes these beautiful blocks and she warns you won’t want to stop with just one. She created a table runner, but you may want to keep going and stitch up a whole quilt! You’ll cut rectangles to assemble into segments, cut sub-sets and stitch them together for the “woven” portion of your 9-1/2” finished blocks. Julie loves transparent thread for stitching the appliqued hearts and includes a link to her applique tutorial for extra support. Julie’s block is lots of fun and you’ll enjoy this unique twist on red, pink and white! Click here for the Woven Heart Block tutorial.
Tender Hearts Quilt
We all love a good Jenny Doan project and this quilted Valentine décor sweetheart is no exception! Shown on the Missouri Quilt Co. site, Jenny’s clear instructions include a helpful YouTube video tutorial. You’ll need a roll of 2-1/2” strips plus fabrics for the background, inner sashing, backing and binding. In the video, Jenny shows you how to sort your strips into darks and lights and every step of assembling your quilt. She concludes with a bonus – different ways to make quilted hearts and using your scraps for a second quilt. Best of all, you’ll get to learn Jenny’s trademark philosophy of “finished is better than perfect!” Click here for the Tender Heart Quilt tutorial.
Country Hearts Quilt
“Ambitious” is the rating designer Lisa Calle gave to this sunny, vintage style quilted Valentine décor created for Moda Bake Shop. It’s set-on-point blocks could be difficult but, as Lisa advises, accurate cutting and lots of pins will make this quilt successful! A large quilt (76” x 87”), she also suggests stitching just one panel of four patches if you’d rather have a table runner. For the whole quilt, you’ll follow Lisa’s excellent instructions using 2-1/2” strips and 5 yards of backing. Her reminders and tips help you keep everything straight and choose the finishing style you’d like. Lisa’s wonderful free pattern is available in a printer-friendly version to keep next to you while you sew. Click here for the Country Hearts Quilt tutorial.
Modern Heart Pillow
Designed with unique colors and modern flair, you’ll love making this beautiful cotton and linen quilted Valentine décor pillow. Abandoning traditional pink and red, Jodie of the Fort Worth Fabric Studio created a marvelous grid of hearts in grey and black dots and solids. Her neutral, monochromatic palette makes the pillow a stand out in any décor. If you’re craving more color, mix it up with brights or change the backing fabric to a more intense hue. Jodie provides all the instructions you need to make this quick, fusible applique project including a template for the hearts. And, if you just can’t stop making hearts, plan on a wall hanging instead! Click here for the Modern Heart Pillow tutorial.
Shades of Love Runner
A stunning version of quilted Valentine décor is offered on the Art Gallery Fabrics blog by guest blogger, Amy. The hearts are subtle but, tilt your head a bit and the sweet symbols of love become very clear! Amy used a mixture of blenders for her table runner set on a sharp white background. This is the perfect project for fat quarters along with extra fabric for binding and backing. You’ll stitch up lots of HSTs (half square triangles) and be grateful for Amy’s great color diagram for layout and assembly. Finish it with your choice of quilting with Coats Quilting thread for a spectacular V-Day table! Click here for the Shades of Love Runner tutorial.