Have you been caught up in the coloring craze? I think I love it now more than ever. Gone are the chunky, rounded wax crayons. They’ve been replaced by super sharp pencils and fine line markers in rich rainbows of color. And coloring books? New works of art all on their own.
So, of course, I had to make a quilty little coloring page, just for fun. It’s free! Click here to download the single page pdf, then print and color to your heart’s content. It’s a fun way to test out color options for the Pieced Heart Quilt Pattern–an easy-to-make pattern I designed for AccuQuilt–or get crafty and create a hand-colored Valentine for a special someone.
Love these fabrics? Check out the full Flirt collection (and don’t miss Love Letter, a new collection after my heart) at dearstelladesign.com!
The Pieced Heart Quilt Pattern is free for a limited time on the AccuQuilt website. Get yours now!
Or should I say “hearts”?
Publishing can be an odd profession. I’m always working well in advance of a holiday or event, and usually feeling like I’m a few months behind. Traditional print publishing schedules may mean I spend part of my summer sewing wool scarves or fashioning felt snowflakes for December deadlines. Right now, it’s cold and cloudy–barely thirty degrees with snow flurries–and I’m conjuring spring quilt designs up out of the pixels on my screen.
Online items tend to have tighter deadlines. While the rest of the world was finishing up their holiday shopping, I was sewing hearts. Valentine hearts. Sixty-eight hearts. I counted. Several times.
And I loved it.
Fabrics are Soho Solids from Timeless Treasures.
This Layers of Love pillow is a textural treat. AccuQuilt’s Queen of Hearts die (#55325) made cutting easy-peasy. I layered batting and fabric right on the die. The cut pieces tend to cling together, so alignment is a breeze. The batting-backed hearts are randomly arranged and raw-edge appliqued to a quilted backing, making this a pretty much a fuss-free project! (And it’s a great way to use up those odd bits of batting that are leftover after making a quilt!)
My favorite part? The single heart on the pillow back. (I guess that should be heart number 69.) I love how it kind of floats over the quilted grid. It gives me all sorts of ideas for other projects.
Want to make your own Layers of Love pillow? Click on over to the AccuQuilt website. The pattern is free for a limited time!