Valentine Quilts

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Blog, Holidays, Quilts, Tutorials

Have you heard? Michael Miller Fabrics has a new valentine fabric collection, Sweetheart. I love a good heart fabric, so I was inspired to get creative when I saw the collection, along with a few other prints like their charming Cherry Dot. I decided that a couple Valentine themed quilts were in order.

valentines quilts

First, there’s “Lots of Love“, which I am quite enamoured with for its graphic simplicity. Once I figured out how to connect all the hearts together (lots of staring at them, shifting them around and trying to get my head around the geometry of it all) I came up with something that is quite easy to make using a 60° triangle ruler.

Lots of Love quilt

I quilted it with a walking foot, framing each heart, then randomly selected a few hearts to echo this frame a number of times.

Lots of Love quilt detail

In this next image you can catch a tiny glimpse of the backing fabric, Crossing Paths in Red, one of my own fabrics with Michael Miller.

Lots of Love quilt folded

Then I made “Cupid’s Arrow“, adding some low volume black & white prints for the ground. This one is a bit more involved, but pretty simple to create as well, with half-square triangles for the heart and some strip piecing that’s then cut on an angle for the arrow tails.

cupid's arrow quilt

I also threw some Cotton Couture solids into this one and used this fun script print on the back. It is quilted with simple straight horizontal & vertical lines.

cupid's arrow quilt folded2

I love that when it’s folded and displayed on a ladder it can be hung horizontally or vertically.

cupid's arrow quilt folded4

cupid's arrow quilt folded3

Free tutorials for both these quilts can be found on the Michael Miller website here and here. Sending love your way!


  1. Kitty
    January 20, 2015

    Nothing better on a freezing January day than finding two lovely happy quilts in your mail box that warm your heart! Thank you for the link and the free patterns!

    • Tamara
      January 20, 2015

      Hi Kitty, It’s freezing here too. Quilts will help keep you warm!

  2. Monique
    January 20, 2015

    Those are gorgeous. How long did it take you to throw these together? I’ve never quilted before but one day when I have the time and patience I would like to try making one.

    • Tamara
      January 20, 2015

      Thanks so much Monique! Once I had it all figured out, I’d say a couple days for each (with lots of tea & cookie breaks). You should definitely give it a shot when you feel adventurous. Start with simple straight-line patterns and you’ll see it’s really not hard at all!