Fat Eighth quilts Fat Quarter quilts Jelly Roll quilts Pin Cushions valentines

Made with Love (Heart Quilts + Sewing Projects)

Love is always a reason to celebrate.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I’m pulling all the heart quilts out of the cabinet for a turn in the sun. Here is a little about each of them (and where to find the pattern).

Heartthrob Jelly Roll Quilt

This is Heartthrob. It’s made with 9 fat quarters + 1 Jelly Roll (40 precut strips measuring 2.5″ x WOF). If you don’t already have a Jelly Roll precut laying around, you can make your own from yardage or scraps you already have in your stash. The Heartthrob pattern is found in my book: Jelly Filled – 18 Quilts from 2 1/2″ Strips. (Quilting by Marion Bott; pantograph is Sand Dollars by Mike Fountain.)

Heartthrob jelly roll heart quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Pattern is from her book: Jelly Filled - 18 Quilts from 2-1/2" Strips. Fabric is Bloomington by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

The Heartthrob quilt above is made from my Bloomington collection from Moda Fabrics; the version below uses Garden Variety.

Heartthrob striped heart jelly roll quilt pattern. Pattern from the book: Jelly Filled - 18 Quilts from 2-1/2" Strips by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is Garden Variety by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

Open Heart Fat Quarter or Fat Eighth Quilt

Next up, we have the Open Heart quilt. This one can be made with 30 fat eighths or 15 fat quarter depending on how much variety/level of scrappiness you are going for. Both versions are made with Olive’s Flower Market fabric. The version below uses Moda Crossweave in Charcoal for the background. (Sidebar – if using Crossweave, I always recommend prewashing since it shrinks a lot more than the regular cotton prints. This means you will also want to buy extra yardage.)

Open Heart quilt pattern by Lella Boutique. Make it with fat quarters or fat eighths. Fabric is Olive's Flower Market by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Open Heart quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is Olive’s Flower Market by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics

The version below uses Moda Bella 9900 98 “White Bleached” solid as the background.

Open Heart quilt be Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Make it with fat quarters or fat eighths

Mini Open Heart Pin Cushion

This last project isn’t a quilt but it sure makes a fun, quick project. This is the Mini Open Heart Pin Cushion pattern and is made with 1 mini charm (precut 2.5″ squares). In fact, 1 mini charm pack (plus a little white background fabric) will yield enough to make 3 pin cushions. This makes a pretty sweet gift for your sewing friends & family. That sweet little heart patchwork block finishes at 4″ x 4″, for reference.

Mini Open Heart pin cushion by Lella Boutique. Makes a great mini charm pack project. Fabric is Lollipop Garden by Lella Boutique for Moda.

Of course, if you don’t have the time to make the pin cushions, you can gift the pattern with mini charm pack (and some sweets) like I did. Who wouldn’t love getting a valentine like that?

2 Comments

  1. Doreen Brooks

    February 12, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    Are you in Australia so l can ring and purchase a panel.

    1. lellaboutique

      February 13, 2021 at 9:56 am

      Hi Doreen! I’m in the US. Do you have any shops out there that carry Moda? I know there is a distributor for Moda in Australia called PK Fabrics. You could reach out to them and they can help you find a local source that may have it.

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