Monday, February 18, 2019

My Valentine Quilts

I'm not sure where the year has gone.  It is mid February already, and January is a blur.   I'm getting ready to put my Valentine's quilts and table topper away for the year and thought I'd share them with you.

This is my Valentine String quilt.  I just made this one day while I was making string blocks out of my red and white scraps.  You can read more about this quilt and see my EQ drawing here.  

Here is the quilt after being quilted by my long arm quilter.  He quilted a heart design that I just love.

This is a smaller version of the quilt above.  This one has 3 inch string blocks.  You will read more about these in the link above.  Here is a link to my tutorial for making the heart string blocks in both the large heart quilt and the smaller one.  

If you don't enjoy making string blocks, you can achieve the same look with squares and half square triangles.  You can see my EQ drawing with this layout in my post here.  

You can see the two versions side by side.  They look pretty much the same.  


The next two photos are of my patterns.  The first one is Sunburst Dresden Table Topper.  I have one of these table toppers for every holiday.  It is a quilt as you go pattern and is pretty easy.  The patterns are available in my Etsy shop here.   They are also available at Back Door Quilts either in their shop or on their web site.  

This pattern is called Hexie Love.  Directions are included to either add a hanging sleeve to be hung on the wire table hanger as shown, or it can be made into a little quilt.  

This is English Paper Piecing and broderie perse.  The heart is done in EPP using quarter circles.  I'm not sure how this quilt will end up, but I loved doing the hand stitching on it so far.  

I had a wonderful Valentines.  My hubby got me a dozen roses, but I forgot to take a photo before they started to wilt.

I love each and every one of you that are taking the time to read my blog.

Happy Belated Valentine's Day to you!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

I hope you are finding some time to stitch today.  


  1. your hexie love is so cute - love that little hanger it is on

  2. I loved seeing your lovely Valentine quilts! I especially like the little string one. I think going to have to make one for myself. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I agree. I barely got the Valentine quilts out and it is time to put them away. Something I haven't done yet. I enjoy seeing what other people display quilt wise for Valentine's Day.

  4. I haven't put mine away yet, either. I didn't get them out until just a day or two before the big day. For that matter, I still have some lighted garlands and alpine trees around my home, so not having put Valentines things away yet is nothing. LOL
    Your red/white creations are very festive. I don't enjoy working with strings, but I love the look.


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