Fat Quarter quilts Love Note fabric

The Lovey Dovey Quilt

“Spread a little love wherever you go.” These are the words found on the selvage of my upcoming Love Note fabric collection. I definitely took that message to heart when it came to designing the new quilts, but especially Lovey Dovey.

Lovey Dovey quilt pattern by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Love Note fabric selvage by Moda designer Lella Boutique

THE HEART QUILT BLOCKS

First there were hearts. 144 of them. These are the first step of making a Lovey Dovey quilt and I want to mention that it is especially important to trim these unfinished blocks to 4.5″ x 4.5″ as instructed in the pattern instructions. I know, I know, it is tempting to skip this step but don’t! Otherwise, the hearts won’t frame the dove block correctly…

Cute little heart blocks from the Lovey Dovey quilt pattern by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique
Lovey Dovey heart blocks by Lella Boutique. Fabric is Love Note.

THE DOVE QUILT BLOCKS

The dove block is a little charmer, don’t you think? Like the heart blocks, the key to piecing this one is to trim the units as you go–particularly, the striped-wing unit. It always takes extra time but is well worth it in the end. The dove block finishes at 12″ square before adding the heart units. Oh, and that blue background fabric? It’s Moda Bella solid #9900-38 “Dusty Jade.”

Lovey Dovey dove quilt block. Pattern by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

The Lovey Dovey quilt uses a combination of beginner techniques (i.e. half square triangles and easy corner triangles) and involves some piecing of small units. I would categorize it as intermediate skill level pattern. There is no FPP (foundation paper piecing) involved whatsoever, just traditional piecing. Here’s a little snapshot of the blocks laid out with the taupe herringbone sashing strips + little blue nine-patch sashing posts all ready to be stitched together. Is it dreamy or what?

Lovey Dovey quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Such a cute combo or pieced doves and hearts. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

Here’s the full quilt top mockup. Finished blocks are 20″ x 20″; finished quilt is 72.5″ x 72.5″.

Lovey Dovey quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Such a cute combo or pieced doves and hearts. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
The Lovey Dovey quilt layout by Lella Boutique. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique.

FINISHING THE LOVEY DOVEY QUILT

Once I finished piecing my top, I sent it to Kaitlyn at Knot and Thread for long arm services. I love having Kaitlyn pick the pantographs for me, it’s always a fun surprise! This time around, she chose the “Retro Tile 2” pantograph by Karlee Porter at Intelligent Quilting.

Lovey Dovey quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Such a cute combo or pieced doves and hearts. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

I took about a million pictures but will refrain from posting them all.

Lovey Dovey quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Such a cute combo or pieced doves and hearts. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

FABRIC KITS

If you are interested in a kit, check in with your favorite local or online shop to reserve one. Fun fact – Moda will be offering a boxed kit for Lovey Dovey–so you can specifically request that boxed kit option with your shop. I will carry a few boxed kits in my shop and have preorders up now for anyone interested. I anticipated shipping the kits in December 2021. (The fabric is due to arrive some time in November but delays have been the norm since the pandemic started.)

BINDING THE LOVEY DOVEY QUILT

I bound this quilt quickly using my favorite machine binding method (full tutorial found here). It sure is nice to be able to crank out a binding and feel so good about the quality.

Lovey Dovey quilt pattern by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics. Great machine binding tutorial for quilters

Do you have any question about the Lovey Dovey quilt, pattern, or boxed kit?

9 Comments

  1. Debbie Hays

    May 18, 2021 at 6:53 am

    Absolutely stunning!

  2. Julie B

    May 18, 2021 at 11:28 am

    This quilt is so incredibly beautiful! How long does it take you to make a quilt with these smaller details?

    1. lellaboutique

      May 18, 2021 at 7:55 pm

      Surprisingly, the doves weren’t too bad! I cranked those out in a day. The hearts actually take a little longer (and they have to be trimmed) so that took longer than anything. I’ve made it twice already and really enjoyed it.

  3. Linda P

    May 19, 2021 at 9:42 am

    I love this!!! I was going to pre-order & wasn’t sure if I need to order the pattern separate. Does it come in the kit?

    1. lellaboutique

      May 19, 2021 at 9:59 am

      Yes, the pattern will be included in the boxed kit – no need to purchase separately 🙂

  4. Day Dreamer

    September 23, 2021 at 8:02 am

    The Lovey Dovey Quilt, What a classic and great piece of writing, I read it thoroughly and get a lot of knowledge about quilting, and I am leaving a request please carry on such beautiful work.

  5. Tanya

    October 28, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    I am in love with this pattern & fabric! Do you think it would work with a darker taupe replacing the teal background behind the dove? (Inspired by your Christmas Morning version)

  6. Lisa Price

    February 14, 2022 at 11:49 am

    What fabric did you use for the back of the quilt??

    1. lellaboutique

      February 21, 2022 at 3:11 pm

      I used the main blue floral print from Love Note – SKU 5150-12. Hope that helps!

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