V and Co: first quilt of the year 2013


happy new year! a few days late but whatever right?

okay so here we go my first quilt and pattern of the year. i’m so excited to show you her.

this one has now become my new favorite pattern.

yes. i love it a lot.

it’s called “i heart you.

i called it that because well, duh its a heart. and because we give quilts to those we love.

i heart you pattern includes two sizes:

baby 57″ x 57″ (pictured)

to gift to your own or others

and large throw 108″ by 108″ (not pictured)

the ombre pillow is made using my faux pleat pillow tutorial but i made the pleats larger this time.

find that tutorial here.

for both the quilt and the pillow pleated pillow shown i used my simply color ombre pink fabric (found at quilt stores and here at the fat quarter shop)

in my pattern i give you directions with illustrations on how exactly i created this look on the heart.

oh and yes, that quilting you see on top of my quilt, done by yours truly. first time ever btw. 🙂 i used a walking foot and the guide that comes with the walking foot to make sure my lines were evenly spaced out. i love how it turned out, and am already quilting my second baby quilt as we speak.

i used my daughter’s room that has awesome light as my photography set up, and i didn’t get to taking it down before she came home, and now she wont let me take it down from her wall.

which is okay cause it totally matches her room. she told me she now has two hearts in her room that i made for her. 

the gathered heart pillow (which i did make for her room a few years ago) and now this quilt which i guess she can have on loan for now till i need to take it to a quilt shop or something. 🙂 okay maybe i’ll just make another one! 

find the gathered heart pillow tutorial here

this quilt because it only uses one fabric for the heart can be a super fast,  easy to cut for quilt. if you put your heart into it you could make a few just in time to give out (or keep) for the upcoming valentines day holiday!

so what say you? do you heart it?

i heart it.

i hope you heart it too.

buy PDF pattern here.

paper pattern available soon.

okay off to keep sewing and parenting…the kids went back to school today and i need to see if they have homework to tackle!

we’ll talk soon.