Thursday, February 10, 2011

Soft Hearts to Warm Cold Days

With only a few days left before Valentine's Day, love is definitely in the air ~ and it's a good thing too, because it's darn cold here!  So I've got my warm and cuddly heart quilts out for the season.  This is my Soft Hearts quilt, and it's available now as a downloadable pattern here at The Quilt Pattern Shoppe!  Downloadable patterns are great for instant gratification, and you save money on shipping too :)

Any fabrics can be used, but I love it with the vintage looking Valentine fabrics, and I'm a sucker for a striped inner border :)

These are the bonus pillows that are included in the pattern with the quilt.  Right now this arrangement is layed out in my guest room. 

I like to make quilted fabric post cards too.  This is my version of a little Valentine card tucked into a pocket on one of the pillows.  It's inspired by the little pockets we used to make to hang on our desks in elementary school, and other students would drop their little Valentine cards in there ~ fun memories :)

This quilt is so quick and easy to make up, I had started it in these shabby country colors too.  Being the overly ambitious person that I am, when I got too bogged down with other things, my friend Mary bailed me out and finished it for me...and quilted it!  Now it's hanging on the banister at the top of my stairs for Valentine's Day ~ and every time I walk by it I think of you Mary :)

I like the versatility of this pattern so much, that now I've picked out some fabrics to make it in juvenile prints for a big girl Mountain Baby Blanket donation...and I think maybe my grand daughter needs a heart quilt too...I think I can squeeze in a couple more in between other things ~ that's not too ambitious is it?  

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn


Pat said...

Your guest room looks beautiful with your Valentine quilt and pillows!

FabricFascination said...

Beautiful quilt and such a sweet pattern too.