What the world needs now, is love, sweet love.
Good timing for all of the heart and Valentine/love-inspired-projects that are abundant this time of year.
A short while ago, Lee of May Chappell Designs, felt inspired to create a new quilt block to encourage a little more love in our lives. It’s called the Love All Around block.
In her words: “Lately I’ve been feeling as though there’s a lot of negativity going around, from the election to world affairs to right here in our own quilting community. I decided to create a block called Love All Around. It’s all about coming from a place of love and kindness. Quilting brings me joy and I love sharing that with all of you! Let’s all try to take a second to send a note of support, offer a word of kindness, cheer for the underdog or offer a helping hand. If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Or maybe keep thinking and find something nice to say!”
I’m all for that. This block was so fun to make. I think I’m going to make a couple more and make a table runner. You can find the free tutorial for Lee’s Love All Around Block here.
And since making these blocks did such a great job of getting me in the mood for Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share a bunch more of my favorite heart and love-inspired quilting projects. There are so many cute ones out there. Here’s a bunch:
Pixelated Heart from Amanda of A Crafty Fox
Heart Penant pillow tutorial
Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew has a collection of free projects with patchwork hearts.
Half-hearted blocks pattern by Amy Sinibaldi
I also love Amy’s Love stitchery free pattern
Be Good to your Heart block tutorial
Heart mini quilt free pattern from Canoe Ridge Creations
Valentine Zip Pouch Tutorial by Melissa Mortenson of Polka Dot Chair
Big Love Quilt Tutorial by Nicole of Modern Handcraft
Liberty + Felt Valentines by Bev of Flamingo Toes
Hearts hoop art by Lauren Makes
Valentine patchwork mini quilt/table topper
Shades of Love table topper by Amy Friend
Not hearts, but lots of red and pink: Dresden pinwheel quilt tutorial
A few heart-inspired patterns for sale include:
I Heart You Pattern by Vanessa Christenson
Tiny Hearts by Nadra Ridgeway off Ellis and Higgs
Cupid’s Arrow quilt by Melissa of the Polka Dot Chair
Or Bonnie’s new pattern, Love You Most.
If time for sewing is looking short, check out the adorable free printable Valentines from Nana Company.
Lots more ideas on this Valentine’s Pinterest board:
Or pin this image to find all of these projects again later.
Thanks again, Lee, for the motivation to share the love right now. I think we could always do with more of that.