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.