In the mood for sewing up some Valentine’s décor, or using up some stash for a quick project? The Fat Quarter Shop has this really cute free-printable Valentine mini quilt pattern and it comes together so quickly. Here are a few versions I’ve put together over the past few days.
This Love Note pattern finishes at 20.5″ x 24″. The pieces are large and the piecing is simple, making it an easy project to finish quickly as well as a good one for beginners.
You can see the original quilt and find the free Love Note Mini Quilt Pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop here.
There is also a free coordinating Cross-Stitch pattern! How cute is that?
The fabrics I used include prints from the following collections: Be Mine Valentine by J. Wecker Frisch, Bee Plaids and Cook Book Cottage Stamps from Lori Holt, and Seasonal Basics from Christopher Thompson all from Riley Blake Designs.
The the taupe background print with the white hearts as well as the cute pink and white stripe binding are both from the Be Mine Valentine collection.
I used Christopher Thompson’s Seasonal Hearts on white (from Riley Blake) as the backing. The cutest little tossed hearts.
The machine quilting design is from the January Perfectly Pieced collection. I did the quilting with my Baby Lock Destiny II sewing/embroidery machine and used a pale pink thread for some contrast, but not overwhelming.
I also used the Embroidery function of my machine to add this Hello Love embroidery design. I bought the digital script font on Etsy here.
It wasn’t until after I pieced the heart block that I realized what a large scale block it is. So I decided it would be fun to add some text. The phrase “hello, love” is sentimental for me from my days living in Lancashire. ❤
Hindsight I would make the text a little bigger/darker so that I stood out a little bit more. But I think the subtlety is also kind of fun.
And since the first quilt came together so quick I decided to do another variation this afternoon using fabric from my upcoming Portsmouth fabric collection. This time I went with a larger scale print for that big heart block and I LOVE it!
Its a really fun block to play around with. Check out the other versions people have made using the #FQSLoveNote hashtag on social media.
If you’re looking for other Valentine’s Day or Heart-themed sewing ideas check out this post where I’ve put together a fun list of LOTS of heart-quilting and stitching projects!