Red Heart Pillow

Red Heart Pillow, Cluck Cluck Sew

Valentines Day is almost here!  I’ve been buying myself candy (and eating it all) for weeks in preparation for the big day.  ;)  Really I just used Valentines Day as a good excuse to make a red and white heart pillow for my couch that I will probably leave out all year long.  

Red Heart Pillow, Cluck Cluck Sew

Nettie made a black and white version last year that I’ve had on my mind ever since…and you know how I love a pop of red.  

This fits a 20″ Ikea pillow form perfectly.   I made 16 of the 4″ finished heart blocks (from this tutorial), and put 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ strips in between each of the hearts to make the 4 rows, then 1 1/2″ x 19 1/2″ horizontal sashing strips in between the rows.  That makes the pillow top 19″ after sewing the back on with a 1/4″ seam allowance.  If you have a larger pillow form or a really firm 20″ form, you could add a white border around the whole thing before sewing the back on, but I like my pillows full so this worked perfect.  

Red Heart Pillow, Cluck Cluck Sew

I kept the quilting minimal with simple lines in the sashing 1/4″ away from the seams.  

Red Heart Pillow, Cluck Cluck Sew

This pillow was even husband approved…and for a man who hates Valentines Day that’s sayin’ something!  

17 Responses to Red Heart Pillow

  1. Anita February 9, 2016 at 11:00 am #

    A beautiful Valentine’s Day pillow; love the hearts!

  2. Megan February 9, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

    Love the teal popping out from the back. :) And those hearts!!

  3. laurelsstitchery February 9, 2016 at 4:41 pm #

    This is so adorable! <3 :)

  4. Peggy February 9, 2016 at 4:50 pm #

    I just made a 10″ inch block from your tutorial for our #sewsweetbee February queen bee. Thank you so much for the free pattern. I’ve purchased two others of yours, and it is so kind to bless us with a freebie.

  5. Little Quiltsong February 9, 2016 at 5:27 pm #

    Perfect for Valentines Day – or longer! Love this!

  6. cheryljbrickey February 9, 2016 at 6:58 pm #

    Just beautiful, I love it!

  7. Katherine February 9, 2016 at 7:28 pm #

    So cute! Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. Cindy February 10, 2016 at 3:59 am #

    I love it!! It’s so pretty with the teal! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Kim February 10, 2016 at 4:14 am #

    Love, love, this pillow!!! Am away from my sewing machine for a week bit can’t wait to get home to make it!

  10. Nettie February 10, 2016 at 6:16 am #

    I love the red!

  11. Paulette Doyle February 10, 2016 at 6:23 am #


  12. Jen Ueno February 10, 2016 at 10:58 am #

    Gorgeous finish — so crisp and clean looking. I’m not for frou frou Valentine’s stuff (like your husband, I guess), so this is right up my alley.

  13. Sandra February 10, 2016 at 4:07 pm #

    Aww, love this pillow Allison! Thank you for telling us how you did it too. :-)

  14. Lara B. February 10, 2016 at 6:43 pm #

    Red and white really pops and looks terrific Allison! Looks even better stuffed full like that too.

  15. Suzette February 11, 2016 at 5:38 am #

    I love this! (My husband hates Valentine’s Day, too. Our anniversary is in February, so we just celebrate that. He claims it’s “too much pressure” to have two girly events in one month.)

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