On Trend and it's designed by Jen Allyson (My Mind's Eye) and produced by Riley Blake designs. They provided the material for this blog post, but On Trend is available in fabric stores and online. I love the prints and my favorite part is the sparkle of the gold. I designed this quilt based on the note card print and I just love how it turned out.
Valentine Mini Quilt
- Fabrics- This would be a great quilt to use 5" squares with, or fat eights. You will need a bit of yardage for the borders and the binding (and of course the backing).
- I used 8 prints in this quilt along with some solid white to back the applique hearts. I will share the cutting dimensions and hopefully that will help you decide how you want to purchase your fabrics.
- Probably the most economical way to make this quilt is to get a 5" stacker, then you will also need 2/3 yard white triangles (if you want the triangles to all face the same direction) fat eighth of note card print (or 1/4 yard if fat eight is not available); and 1/4 yard raspberry polka dot for binding.
- Lightweight interfacing for applique (unless you want to use a different method to applique)
- cardstock for heart template
3- 6 1/2" X 4 1/2" rectangles from Note Card print- I fussy cut these so the phrase I wanted to highlight was centered
4- 4 1/2" X 4 1/2" squares from solid white (in the picture my white squares are a little bigger because I thought it might be nice to have some wiggle room to square them up after applique, but it was unnecessary so I changed the pattern)
4- 4" squares- 2 raspberry and 2 mint polka dot
4- 3 1/2" X 4 1/2" rectangles (I cut 2- white triangle; 1 raspberry triangle; 1 raspberry stripe)
6- 4 1/2" X 4 1/2" squares (2 mint floral; 2 raspberry main; 1 raspberry stripe; 1 raspberry triangle)
2- 2" X 21" strips from white triangle for side borders
2- 2" X 18" strips from white triangle for top and bottom borders
First take a 4" square piece of cardstock and cut out a heart shape. I will work on getting my heart template online, but you can make your own if you don't want to wait. ;) *update: I have uploaded the heart template that I used here. Make sure when you print "Actual Size" is selected in the print option window and check the size against the 1" square on the template page. If you have any problems with this, please let me know! :)
1. Trace your heart on a 4" square of the lightweight interfacing.
2. place your interfacing on top of the RIGHT side of the 4" square of the polka dot print.
- Stitch along the pencil line around the heart.
- Cut around the heart, leaving a 1/4" of fabric in the seam.
- Trim around the point of the heart and cut out wedges from the curves so they will lay a bit flatter.
- Cut a slit in the center of the interfacing and use that hole to turn the heart inside out. The edges will be contained inside the interfacing and you can use a dull edged tool to push the seams out. Press the seams well. (you can see what the finished heart looks like in the first picture)
2. Unfold the white background square and line up the point and the dip in the heart with the center fold crease. Center the heart from top to bottom.
3. Pin the heart in place.
4. Top stitch around the applique heart.
As always, if you make this quilt- I'd love you to tag me! @AmeroonieDesigns on facebook or Instagram.
Have a wonderful day!