2 for 1 – Free Valentine Quilt Patterns

One blog stop, two free patterns…what’s not to love?

If you are looking for Valentine’s Day quilt patterns to share some quilting love, look no further!

We have two free and unique heart quilt patterns that are beginner friendly and can be used as a baby quilt, a wall hanging or a table topper.

Free Pattern #1 = Pixelated eHeart is the perfect quilt for all those red and pink scraps you have on hand AND it’s a jelly-roll friendly quilt.  Download a free pattern by clicking on this link:  e-heart_pattern_final-01-18-2017


Free Pattern #2 = Heartland Modern, is the perfect quilt for a cheerful mix of high contrast colors…like fuchsia and white.  Download a free pattern by clicking on this link:  Heartland Modern 01 10 18


The fuchsia light and dark tone fabric is “Patio Splash” Color Strokes Fuchsia by The Kanvas Studio.  The white/fuchsia fabric is a Robert Kaufman print in the “Blueberry Park” Collection.  This design is called “Strawberry”.  The solid white fabric is “Kona White” by Robert Kaufman.


Be sure to share your completed projects with us!  We love to see what you do with our patterns.

We will also be posting these patterns to the FaveQuilts Website.  You will find many more free quilt patterns on this site BUT you will also find quilt block patterns, how to videos, tutorials, fabric and quilt kits.  It is a great resource for quilters of all skill levels, be sure to stop by and take a look!




Birthday Trip to the Fancy Forest


What do you give a very dear friend for a milestone birthday?  A trip to the Fancy Forest, of course!

In my October 23rd post, I mentioned my dear friend (DF) and I attended the Tompkins County Quilters Guild Traditions & Beyond 2017 Quilt Show.

While at the show, DF fell in love with a Fancy Forest quilt, designed by Elizabeth Hartman .  At a silent auction, I bid on a smaller Fancy Forest wall hanging (hoping to use it as a birthday gift for my DF) but GASP!!! I didn’t win.

What to do?  Sewing pedal to the metal of course!   I had just two short weeks to make a wall hanging, pop it in the mail and pray it arrived in time for her birthday.   After staying up until 1:30 am to finish, here is the resulting masterpiece:


Who could resist a cute little fox face with a quilted snout?


Hazel the Hedge Hog is my favorite!


DF, I hope your birthday trip to the fancy forest brings many smiles to you!



P.S.  I wrote about the backing in my October 31st post “Should Knot Be Seen”.  As you can see, I had to change out the thread colors more than once but who will see the back of this wall hanging?  Just the wall!Knots 1



Free Pattern–Loved Mini Quilt

Yes, you still have time to make a Valentine Mini Quilt for someone you love!


Download this free pattern:  loved-mini-quilt-pattern and whip up this mini in no time flat!  It measures 15 x 14 inches and can be completed by February 14th…honest!

I designed this mini quilt pattern to go together fast and easy.  I’ve made three of these so far and plan to make a few more!  While this pattern is nice for Valentine’s Day, I think it will work for other special occasions too, don’t you?

Maybe instead of the word “loved” you could insert a name…I might do that on my next one.  I used fabric paint and stencils for the letters but for those of you who have an embroidery machine, the possibilities are endless for embroidering borders and words!

The mini below went to mom because she loves hummingbirds.  I found this cute Cotton + Steel print and I fussy cut the birds…well worth the effort!  Then I decided to go non-conventional and use navy as a border accent because the birds are navy.


Here’s a full view of the pink and white mini.  This went to a friend of mine who has a cat.  This print is called “Naptime 2” by Darlene Zimmerman, a designer for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.


I quilted around each letter and then went to town on straight line quilting the heart block and borders.  These mini quilts are helping me practice my machine quilting skills, WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE ABOUT THAT?!


Candy Under Wraps Quilt

When I saw “Desert Sand” from the “Canyon Collection” by Kate Spain for Moda fabrics, I fell in love!

What to do with a fabric I love?  I designed a quilt around this beautiful fabric.  My Candy Under Wraps Quilt is the result!

Full Shot

Candy Under Wraps


While wandering through a favorite quilt shop, I came across a charm pack of Robert Kaufman pastel solids that complemented the Desert Sand fabric and reminded me of Salt Water Taffy.  Personally, the green taffies are my absolute fave!

While we were growing up on the farm, mom and dad always made sure we went to the county fair at summer’s end.  We would always buy a big box of Salt Water Taffy as a take home souvenir.  Throwing the empty wrappers at annoying sisters on the drive home was very fun but got me into trouble!

For the next few weeks I’ll be posting a sew along for how to make my Candy Under Wraps Quilt.  I hope you’ll join me!

The colors of your quilt can be adjusted to fit your taste in wrapped candy; Salt Water Taffy, Jolly Ranchers, Tootsie Rolls, Butterscotch, Peppermints, Smarties (striped fabric would be cute), Halloween candy, Christmas candy, and the list goes on!

Finished quilt size:  53 inches x 53 inches

Block size:  11 inches  x  11 inches

Here are the fabric requirements for the quilt:

36 charm squares for candies

Aqua fabric for blocks:  3/4 yard

White fabric for candies, solid blocks and setting triangles: 1 1/2 yard

Outer border:  1 3/4 yards

Binding:  1/2 yard

Backing:  3 1/4 yards


Your homework for this week:  Look through your stash for just the right fabrics OR buy the fabrics that speak to you!