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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love it , going to try and cheer up the bleak UK weather
I can’t wait to make this. It’s so cute. Thank you.
Kathy E. says
Like it?? I love it!!! I’m all over anything with hearts, so this is just my style. This would make an adorable pillow cover too. I hope to make one! Thank you.
I adore this Bev!!! Shared it on my fb page @MyComfortCottage. I’m thinking I need to dust off my sewing machine soon. Thank you!
Love it Bev, and really surprised to see that bit of vintage embroidery, as I have a pillow cover that my grandmother did once upon a time, and I believe it is the same pattern…..I’ll try to share it soon! Thanks for sharing on craft schooling sunday as always!
Betty Asphy says
I love the “LOVE” quilt. That is really beautiful. My grandmother used to make beautiful quilts.
Natalie A says
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! So cute, and there are many things you can use this for decorating. I haven’t quilted for years, and I miss it! You have done such a wonderful job on this mini quilt!
Karen, the next best thing to mummy says
This is beautiful, I did a tiny bit of quilting many years ago, but didn’t have the time or patience to carry on #ourmi ilinkyparty@_karendennis
Jann Olson says
This is darling! I especially love how you used the linen for the heart. I have been working on a quilt where I add linens here and there. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
It’s beautiful! I love the navy and pink and choice of fabrics you’ve gone for!
Jill Schwieger says
My first time here, and I LOVE so many of the projects. But I can’t figure out how to print patterns/etc. I’ve looked all around, but can’t find this info. Can anybody tell me how to do this, or help me find directions? Thanks!
Thanks so much! For each of the projects if there is a pattern to go with it, it will be near the Materials section in the tutorial. Usually the last item of the materials or just below the list will be a link to the PDF of the pattern. If you need more help let me know!
Jill Schwieger says
I’m really liking the navy blue on the Floral Love Mini Quilt. Wouldn’t this piece be really cute done in red/white/blue for our patriotic holidays?!
You did an incredible job. I love it. I will be featuring this tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party which opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com
Beautiful wall quilt! I love that you used some vintage embroidery in the small heart as well. I like quilting and vintage linens as well, although I haven’t yet combined them. (I have an idea for a small quilt that will combine some, but who knows when I’ll get to it…)
Check out my heart quilt here… http://jeanneselep.blogspot.com/2018/02/valentine-heart-quilt.html
Also, you can find some vintage linens under the tag textiles.
Roseann Hampton says
Very pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at the Snickerdoodle Link Party!
Barbara Chapman says
Oh, Bev! This mini Valentine’s Love quilt is adorable and just ethereal! Thank you for linking it up in last week’s SYS as I am sooo happy to get to feature your post this week at Share Your Style #191! ❤ I haven't quilted in a long time but it is really fun to use my machine to make little quilts ~ boy it sure goes quicker than by hand!
Happy New Year's hugs to you,
Cathy Kennedy says
I’m visiting from Inspire Me Monday. I always wanted to make a quilt but didn’t like the idea of working with a huge one. However, this is more doable and something I may venture into doing at some point. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Have a pAwesome week!
Nana K says
Saw you on Inspire Me Monday. Love your Love, Bev. It is so adorable. Keep quilting!