Valentine’s Quilts

Today I wanted to quickly share with you a tutorial that I made a few Valentine’s Days ago. It’s still a fun one to make and it includes a bit of fun machine applique (which I just don’t do enough of these days!)

Love Runner

Click here for my Love Table Runner Tutorial

Don’t think you are just limited to making it the exact same way as me. How about making it into a wall banner, or make a square version into a cute little wallhanging or pillow? Here are couple more inspiration images to get you started.

Love SquaredLove Wall QuiltHappy Valentine’s Day and Happy Sewing!

Valentine’s Table Runner Tutorial on Craftsy

Hi all. Just in case you haven’t gotten a chance to see my Love table runner tutorial, I’ve posted it for free on the Craftsy blog.

Love by Christa

Love by Christa Watson 12″ x 30″

You can make it into a table runner as is, or play around with different layouts to come up with your own design. It would make a super cute pillow, or you could even make several blocks for a larger sized quilt.

Love SquaredClick here for the tutorial and enjoy!

Christa’s Quilt Links – Valentine’s Edition

Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I thought I’d share a few links showing adorable valentine’s themed quilt projects and tutorials. All links and pictures are re-posted with permission. 🙂

Twisting Heart TutorialFirst we’ll start off with Connie from Free Motion by the River with her wonderful Twisting Heart Tutorial.

She made her design into a mini-quilt with lots of gorgeous quilting texture. She says it could easily be made into a pillow as well.

I love it!

Heart PouchNext, the lovely Jennifer from Ellison Lane Quilts has this adorable drawstring pouch tutorial complete with an appliqued heart on it.

By the way, Ellison Lane Quilts is sponsoring SewSouth – a modern sewing retreat in the south. Too bad that I am too far away in the west for this one. 😦

Patchwork Heart BlockMegan from Canoe Ridge Creations has created a patchwork heart block to share with you.

It’s made from 2 1/2 inch scrap squares in a variety of pretty pinks and reds.

I can see this as the center piece of a larger quilt, but it’s cute enough to stand on its own, too!

Heart PillowFor those of you that would like to add a touch of Valentine’s Day home decor, here’s a sophisticated, yet easy to make reverse applique heart pillow tutorial by Kati From The Blue Chair.

I love the subtle piecing and the linen background.

Finally, I will share the Love with you as I complete my Love Table Runner this weekend. This is part of a 3-step tutorial series that I started last month. My final reveal will be posted on Monday so be sure to watch for it!

Love Table Runner

Here’s hoping you can spread the (quilty) love next week and all year long!