My Heart

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Check my side bar or click this link for my free Valentine pattern - Last year in January I gave out a free pattern to my readers. It was featured on Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber and also Sew Mama Sew carried the link to my pattern in January 2008. I have so many new readers of our blog that I thought I'd go back and review.

This valentine pattern is one of the first designs I drew up several years ago. The shape of a heart is so simple and pleasing and I wanted a way to use lots of my fabric scraps. This is what I came up with. I love visiting the different fabrics every time I look at the hearts. There is just so much for the eye to enjoy.

Above is a different version putting two sets of the hearts together to make four. I enjoy being able to use novelty valentine fabric, too. And when a project is this small, it is quick to whip up and simple to machine quilt even for the beginner.
I have one big heart hanging in my sewing room right now. I have to confess it has been here since December 26. We take our Christmas decorations down on Boxing Day and up go the valentine decorations. After all, there is only 49 days in between Christmas and Valentine's Day to celebrate the love of hearts!
And if you are into a smaller project, you could make the Doll House pattern into Valentine pot holders, or just valentines. I swiped this pic from Posh and Trendy after she told me that she made valentine themed pot holdrs. I love how she quilted them, too. I've been going to make some valentine pot holders from the Doll House tutorial but Posh and Trendy beat me to it! Good for her. Sandi sent me some valentine fabric yesterday so I'll definately be making more heart themed projects. Thanks Sandi.
-nanette

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45 comments

Fiesta said...

such lovely ideas but so little time for me.
I have been wanting to make those potholders but have too much on my plate.

sarahmurray said...

I love your Valentines goodies! The heart quilts are so sweet, I think I need to start organizing some scraps. Thanks for sharing your wonderful patterns! x

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Those Valentine projects are all so LOVEly! I really like how you used the dark reds and the lighter fabrics to really make the hearts pop! Fun fabric too!

MGM

Trisha said...

Your heart pattern is very cute! I love the look of a million different fabrics in a quilt.

Carla said...

I really think that is pretty. I just wish I could get my time organised better. By the time I think about a holiday, it's already past. Maybe I'll start it for next year LOL Thanks for the pattern.

jabeybaby said...

Thanks for sharing your heart pattern. Yours is so cute I'm definatly gonna have to try it!

Jackie said...

The heart quilts are great! I can't believe valentine's day is just around the corner. What a great project to whip up!! Thanks, Nanette!

Cheryl said...

I got that pattern from you last year and started....hmm guess it would be a good time to get it finished!! Love all the hearts.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

cuteness! I love hearts - but haven't made one in a while :) love the scrapiness of the fabrics too!

CJ said...

I love your heart banners! So very cheery :D

Catherine said...

Those hearts are fabulous!! I have got to start buying red fabric. I love the look of these Valentine quilts!!

Linda said...

Thanks for putting some of the stuff you did a while ago on your blog as I am a new blogger myself. I like your blog and trying to have a good blog myself - with my sister who is also creative.
Linda

em's scrapbag said...

Fun hearts and a great way to use scraps. I'm going to try some today. Thanks

Michaele said...

I LOVE the hearts, especially in the form of a wall hanging- though I don't quilt, I am proud to say I support others' habit!

Happy Valentine's Day (almost!)!

Michaele

MichelleB said...

The heart banner is wonderful. I really should get something heart-y made. There are so many great heart ideas!

Anina said...

Thanks for sharing the pattern. Those hearts are SO cute!

beth at aunties said...

Nannette,

I love this heart pattern! Thanks so much for sharing it:) I am headed this afternoon over to the Material Girls and I am going to look for some red fabrics.

*C*

beth at aunties said...

Nannette,

I love this heart pattern! Thanks so much for sharing it:) I am headed this afternoon over to the Material Girls and I am going to look for some red fabrics.

*C*

Posh And Trendy Back to Basics said...

Thanks for show casing my pot holders.. I think I'm getting a big head now lOL
Love those hearts.. Hmmm would make some lovely pot holders too and I do have plenty of tiny fabric to make them... OH dear, I hope you don't get made at me for jumping the gun on your creations.

Dawn said...

Nanette, I lovin your hearts!! Thank you so much for your generosity!! Oh, and the count down has begun!!

Rae said...

Nanette, thanks so much for the Pattern for the Valentine Banner. I hope someday to make. Right now my plate is pretty much overflowing and I can't hardly handle what I have going. But I will get to it.
Rae Ann

Candace said...

Nanette, I heart your heart pattern!! Thanks so much for the pattern - I will put it in my pattern stash up front!
Cheers!

Ginger Patches said...

Very cute pattern! Thanks for sharing it again Nanette, I didn't see it last year. I will definitely put that on my to make list, I heart hearts too :)

Sherri said...

I love the hearts...especially the four set together! And I was meaning to make some Valentines doll houses as well...they are absolutely beautiful!

rachel griffith said...

oh yayyy!!!
oh yayyy!!!
oh yayyy!!!

i'm SO excited!!!

thanks for sharing this!!!

{and i can't wait to learn how to use my darning foot!!!}

Lurline said...

You know, Nanette - one day I am going to spend the whole day reading your blog - you never cease to amaze me - there must be so much I have missed!
Hugs - Lurline♥

ayumills said...

I like seeing everything you make - all so happy, bright, and cute. The idea to make potholders with your house blocks are really cute. I'd love to try one!!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, I love those adorable house potholders with the hearts! So, so cute!!!

Carol said...

Thank you so much for the darling valentine heart quilt .. I am going to gather my fabrics and get started right away.
Thank you, thank you...
Carol

Mimi Sue said...

The heart is definitely my favorite shape. I'm going to try that heart quilt. Mimi

Busty LaRue said...

I love your heart banner, and it has been on my "must sew" list for the past year. Hopefully this year I'll actually get some time to make it!

Ravenhill said...

Oh, your heart quilts are so fantastic! And I love the post holders, they are so sweet!
~Emily

Simone de Klerk said...

Your valintine pattern -THANK YOU!!! It's gorgeous (O:

pratima said...

Very pretty!! All the different variations look so wonderful.
The valentine potholders are so cute!

Shari said...

It's all very pink and red and Valentine's Day. Lovely as usual.

Carrie P. said...

Lovin your Valentine decor. Thanks for sharing.

Darlene said...

I pulled out my Valentine wallhanging the other night and remembered when you posted the freebie! It's a favorite of mine!

amandajean said...

i love your quilted hearts!!! my little daughter LOVES hearts. i may have to make one little wall hanging for her room. i bet she would love it. thanks for the inspiration!

Lady of the Cloth said...

I love those little hearts, I have enough projects in my head that I will be 140 years old before I get to them all, but isn't that better than being bored?? I've never been bored! hummm, I wonder what it's like. No, not really,
Carline

Mel said...

I love the fabric you used for the borders! Thanks for sharing your pattern and creativity!

Kerri said...

these are so lovely!! just found your blog and am enjoying!! :)

Robyn said...

Hi Nanette,
I love hearts too and yours is lovely and so are the possibilities!
Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my kitty cat and quilt.
Have a great day!
hugs
Robyn xx

Kritta22 said...

Thanks for sharing the pattern! I think I will make this for one of my PIF girls. I'm thinking different color hearts! This is great...thanks!

Caesar Beezer The Wonder Dog said...

I Love the Valentine's quilts! I'm knee-deep into the red stuff myself these days - just trying to get a quilt finished before the last of the Valentine cookies get eated! I always seem to start too late! I love that your patterns are scrappy, too! I just clicked on the Tea Swap button and left a comment begging her to let me in...oh, if only I'd known! Oh well, I'm sad but then again I've got so much to do I should be thankful! Love the tea pot and the fabrics - adorable! The Other Nanette

Nan said...

I have had that heart banner pattern for a year now, and still haven't made it! Thank you for the reminder. I love it!
I also love the Doll House pattern in it's Valentine finery - adorable!