Monday, April 26, 2021

A to Z Quilt Challenge: V = Valentine's Day Quilts

 For the month of April, I have taken up Frédérique's Quilting Patchwork and Applique challenge to blog daily (except Sundays) on a quilt topic related to a letter of the alphabet.  

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Next to quilts for Christmas, Valentine's Day has been the holiday I have made the most quilts to celebrate.  I think that is because much like for Christmas, there are always so many inspiring designs to make under the Valentine's Day theme.

My first V-Day quilt is called "Vintage Cherries for Valentines".

Believe it or not, the quilt design came from the same "Tis the Season" book of Christmas quilt designs that my "High Strung +2" quilt came from.  It was also a fun quilt to make because I finally got a chance to make "jar blocks" and buy a fun set of novelty fabric squares that featured various candies.

I also made this little wool table mat to accompany the quilt.

"Warm Heart" by Zenith Petersen, Quiltmaker magazine Jan/Feb 2008

Since the "Vintage Cherries" quilt was made to hang on the back of my couch when decorating for the holiday, the next logical step was to also make covers for a couple of the pillows on the couch.  Those were made up last year as an early-in-the-pandemic project.

This year, the Fat Quarter shop had the cutest little scrap buster wall hanging project and I just had to make that one up too!

Ironically, I'm not done with Valentine's Day projects!  I have a table runner for our dining room sideboard to finish up that I started when making the pillow covers.  I also have a bench pillow that sits on my couch that I've made a Christmas cover for in the past.  I would like to make this cover for it next year:

The debate is whether to go with the pattern and my stash or the pre-cut letters kit?!?

Have you ever made quilts to celebrate Valentine's Day?  Do you like to make quilts to celebrate other holidays?

Linking up with Frédérique and the other Challengers at Quilting Patchwork and Applique.  Bonne journée!


Sherrie said...

Very pretty Heart projects. I really like the
wall hanging heart. Have a great day!

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

Cute Valentine's projects! I love the 2 cushions, and the little jars too ;)

Vireya said...

Your projects are all lovely.
Valentines Day has not traditionally been a thing here (although young people seem to have caught the bug), so I've never celebrated Valentines Day or made anything for it.