My husband is a little anti-Valentines Day, and I on the other hand am allllll over it. I'll take any reason to sprinkle red and pink hearts around my house and buy bags of juju cherry heart candies. I thought about making this little mini last year when I wrote my tutorial for making heart blocks in multiple sizes. Wouldn't it be fun if the sizes overlapped a bit and made a cute mini quilt to hang or gift? Yes...yes it would. Too many hours later I wrote up a pattern, and now I'm finally sharing it with you! It would also make a darling pillow.
You can download the printable pattern by clicking the link below:
If I made this again I would use more contrasting fabrics...or all solids maybe? The aqua print heart disappears into the larger heart...so keep that in mind when choosing fabrics.
That empty white space in the upper right was begging for some embroidery or fun quilting. I almost embroidered "love" in the corner...then thought adding a heart in the quilting might be even better. I traced a heart cookie cutter onto the fabric with a disappearing ink pen, then went over it twice with my sewing machine to trace the heart outline. Then I quilted it normally, starting and stopping once I got to the edges of the heart. I love how it turned out, and how it looks from a distance!
Happy really really really early Valentines Day!