I can’t resist making mini quilts! These little cuties are so fun to sew together and they make such cute decor. This Floral LOVE Mini Quilt is great for Valentine’s Day – but it’s not so cutesy that you couldn’t leave it up year round. It would be a great gift too!
I used Blue Carolina fabric from Christopher Thompson for Riley Blake for the prints – aren’t these florals gorgeous?! I’m dying. I didn’t realize I needed more navy and pink in my life but I do. I can’t wait to make more projects with these prints! I added in a bit of vintage embroidery on the heart too. I had a small piece of damaged embroidered linen and it worked so cute as a little applique piece! I love giving vintage embroidery new life.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own!
Mini Quilt Size – 18″ x 18″
- Fat Quarter Bundle of Blue Carolina
- HeatnBond Soft Stretch Ultra Fusible Adhesive
- HeatnBond Fusible Fleece
- 20″ x 20″ backing fabric
- 1/4 yard Confetti Cotton Pink for heart and binding
- Small piece of vintage linen embroidery
- DMC Pearl cotton No 8 – #601
- LOVE Mini Quilt Letters Pattern
Cut out your fabric pieces. You’ll need 4 – 6 1/2″ squares for the center section and 20 – 3 1/2″ squares for the pieced border.
Pick your fabrics that you’d like for the letters and heart. Cut out pieces of fabric larger than the letters and iron fusible adhesive to the wrong side of the fabric. Cut out the letters and heart. Iron fusible webbing to the wrong side of your embroidery piece. Cut out the smaller heart shape. Remove the paper backing and iron the embroidery heart in the center of the fabric heart.
Remove the paper backing from all the letters and the large heart and iron the pieces to the center of the 6 1/2″ fabric squares.
Sew around all the letters and hearts with a zigzag stitch using coordinating thread.
Sew the top two squares together then the bottom two squares. Press the seams open. Sew the top section to the bottom section and press the center seam open.
Piece together two sections of four small squares each. Press the seams open. Sew one on each side of the letter sections.
Sew together two strips of six squares each and press the seams. Sew these to the top and bottom of the mini, matching up seams. Sew in place and press.
Iron a 20″ x 20″ square of fusible fleece to the wrong side of the backing fabric. Place the mini quilt right side up on top of the fusible fleece and pin or spray baste together. Quilt the mini as desired. I used a free motion meandering pattern but I think it would look great with straight lines or quilting outlining the letters and squares too!
Embroider around the letters with a running stitch. Stitch around the outer fabric heart with a blanket stitch.
Trim the backing and binding off the mini quilt and bind it as you normally would. I used a 2 1/4″ double fold binding in the same fabric as the heart. Now your quilt’s all set for hanging or even as a cute table topper for Valentine’s Day!
I hope you like it!
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