A while back I saw a photo on Pintrest of a block with heart applique. Today, that image remains in my mind, but honestly, I CANNOT find it again. So I can’t share my inspiration with you. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I found the perfect opportunity to use that block as inspiration for my new “You Have My Heart” quilt.
Just think of the warmth and snuggles that will happen under this quilt! Maybe some good ole fashioned necking! Just check out this sweet, romantic fabric!
This quilt is adorned with 48, you read that right, 48 heart appliques from the Riley Blake Lovey Dovey Collection. I machine stitched the hearts to a bright blue fabric that is a very contemporary color contrast to the pinks, purples and red of the hearts.
I just loved looking at the stacks of hearts. Each little heart was a labor of love to get ready to applique onto the blocks!
All the pretty colors!!!
I wanted to try a different type of quilting this time around and decided to tie quilt it. Each block is tied with bright red embroidery floss, the color of love. A soft pink border finishes the top. The quilt is backed with super soft white minky, perfect for snuggling up on the sofa watching a movie or under the stars on your Valentine’s Date.
The breeze picked up just as this shot was taken. It was such a beautiful afternoon out while I took these photos. They were shot from my front yard. With the rain we had in December, my geraniums looked so happy. Too bad, we didn’t have any rain in January.
This quilt measures 39″ x 50″. I currently have it up in my Etsy shop with a Valentine’s Day special price.
EDIT TO POST: I found the link to my inspiration for this quilt. Check out her blog here.