quilting

Getting ready for Valentine’s Day 2023

I think you’ll love either of these two heart projects. I had a lot of fun creating both of them.

For the garland I made 2 hearts of each design, one with a dark background and the other one with a light background.

The video demonstrates how I turned the blocks into little ornaments.

Template

To make the blocks into ornaments, cut a square the same size as the block, place block and square right sides placing together.

Place a piece of ribbon folded in half between the square and the block where you will hang the ornament with the ribbon edges facing the edges of the square.

Then sew around the square with a 1/4″ seam allowance leaving a 1 1/2″ opening to turn the bag inside out.

Fill with polyfill.

When filled use a ladder stitch to close the opening.

You can find details of the above on the video.

Heart mini quilt

This heart block is quite popular and it’s also very easy to make.

If you’ve never done foundation paper piecing (FPP) follow the video step by step without over analysing and you’ll find it’s quite simple to do.

The block is 9″ finished.

Get the template

Download stripy heart template (PDF)

Mini quilt

Turn the block into a mini quilt or wall hanging by adding a 4″ border.

Strippy heart quilt block

Right and left borders

Cut 2 strips, 4 1/2″ x 9 1/2″.

Top and bottom borders

Cut 2 strips, 4 1/2′ X 17 1/2″.

Tip: Pair the mini quilt with a pillow.

Stripy heart template

Some recommendations

I used regular copy paper but you may find it to be a bit thick. You can use special paper for foundation piecing if you prefer.

Two Valentine's day projects

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My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

Buy individual chapters of my book

Now that my publisher is going out of business I have bought the rights to publish my book. Now you can download individual chapters. Each digital download is a bundle with 4 quilt patterns in it.

As well as the instructions and fabric needs to make the blocks you’ll find a section on quiltmaking basics at the end of the pattern that discusses:

  • Tools
  • Squaring up blocks
  • Borders
  • Assembly and quilting
  • Binding

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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1 comment

  1. Teresa, Thank you so very much for your great videos and pattern. It is amazing generous of you. I bought your book, now reading and learning. Wishing you a great New Year. Regards Anneke

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