Monday, January 7, 2008

Free pattern - Valentine Flag/Banner

Valentine Quilt Banner

Red print: 40
Light print: 60
Half light/half red: 20

Assortment of red scraps, or assorted fat eighths
Assortment of light scraps, or assorted fat eighths
¼ yard red print for inner border
1/2 yard valentine print for outer border
Back fabric 1 1/8 yard
Binding ½ yard

Valentine Cutting:
Gather red and light fabrics and cut into 2 ½” squares and 2 7/8” squares. You may want to cut more than actually needed to produce a good amount of fabric variety in your quilt as your taste and fabric scraps allow. This way you have a nice assortment as you lay out your rows before construction. Cut the 2 7/8” squares diagonally to form triangles. Quantities of squares needed listed by the valentine diagram.

Alternatively you could strip piece parts of this quilt. Refer to strip piecing methods found in instructional quilt books for this.

The border is cut selvage-to-selvage. If you have a one-way design, please cut the top and bottom borders before cutting the side borders. Sizes below are approximate.

Inner border cut 2 ½” wide:
2 @ 30 ½” sides
2 @ 20 ½” bottom/top

Outer border 4” wide:
2 @ 34 ½” sides
2 @ 27 ½” bottom/top

Construction: All seams are ¼”

Join the red and light triangles to create 20 triangle half/half blocks. Press seams to darker side.

Next lay squares out on the floor or design board to get a good mix of prints. Refer to diagram lay out. There are 8 blocks horizontally and 15 blocks vertically.

Connect squares working left to right sewing each
square together making a chain of squares. Press seams in all one direction. Repeat for all rows and join as you go pressing all seams opposite direction of the row before it and sandwich together when you join rows and match seams. Press.

Next pin and sew the inner border, sides first and then top and bottom strips. Repeat for outer border. Make a finish press.

This is a small and easy project to try machine quilting. You could stitch in the ditch with a walking foot for hearts and stipple (with darning foot and feed dogs down) the light area and borders. Trim, add fabric sleeve and bind.

© Nanette Merrill

Alternatively you could make (by modifying directions) a 4 heart banner.


michelle said...

It was so fun to get out my heart banner. I am using it on my dining room table instead of hanging it. I Love it.

~D Spack~ said...

Thanks for the pattern, I think I'll try it. I've been wanting to do a Valentine project. Thanks for explaining the quilt group exchange and telling me what you are doing there. It's fun to get new ideas for our group.
~D Spack~

Oiyi said...

This is so pretty. Thank you for sharing. I am imagining a small quilt for the wee one.

Sherry said...

Thanks so much for the pattern. I'm going to make one of these cute banners.

Busty LaRue said...

Thanks for the pattern. This is so cute, and I can't wait to have a festive Valentine's Day decoration to display! :)

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful pattern! I am happily making a four heart quilt in reds/pinks and cream with a rose/black floral border...all fabrics from my stash. It should be warming my home in a day or two.
Thank you for sharing! And thanks to the Jolly Jabber for posting the link. :)

scrapatches said...

This is a wonderful pattern! I am happily making a four heart quilt in reds/pinks and cream with a rose/black floral border...all fabrics from my stash. It should be warming my home in a day or two.
Thank you for sharing! And thanks to the Jolly Jabber for posting the link. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the free pattern. I am going to go make it today.

kaye said...

great scrappy pattern

funda62 said...

Thank you so incredibly much! My daughter's birthday is on Valentine's Day so I am going to go start this right now!

Alison-My Little Stitching Corner said...

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely pattern. I think I need to make one to hang on the front door!!

DaiseyB said...

Thanks for the Valentines quilt pattern. I think I will try it tonite. Just wondered if you are LDS, I saw your quote from the bottom, so am I.


Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love this and all your patterns, thanks so much!
I am still collecting red/white and blue for the flag!

RachelJane said...

This is beautiful! I love the reds. Thanks so much for sharing this pattern.

Threeundertwo said...

What a fun pattern! Thanks for reposting it!

Scrapatches said...

Nanette ... I just want to say "Thank You" again for this wonderful free pattern. I made this two years ago and it is still one of my favorite seasonal wall quilts.

I have posted a link to your pattern here in my blog

for others to enjoy, too.

Hope this is okay, :-) Pat

natalka said...

здорово! так люблю лоскутные вещи в такой технике. но учиться этому нет ни времени ни терпения образование

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Canadian Kristin said...

Thank you for a great Valentine's Day project!!!

Canadian Kristin said...

Thank you for a great Valentine's Day project!!!

Garden Lady said...

My mom loves to quilt and I am sure she would love this pattern! I never seem to have time to sew, but I love flags so I buy them at The Flag & Sign Place in Broomall, PA. Their staff is always so nice, and very helpful. They have Valentine's Day flags and St Patrick's Day flags. Every holiday, really. They carry really nice sewn American Flags too and lots of other great flags. Check them out:

Garden Lady said...

Whoops that didn't show up as a link, sorry! Here's their Valentine's Day Flag page:

Kathy Grom said...

I made your table runner using three hearts an an extra row of white blocks between the hearts. Thank you so much for the wonderful instructions.

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