Friday, 1 February 2013

Valentine Quilt Projects

Valentine Hearts Mug Rug Pattern

February is the month for love (and pancakes!).  People at work say Valentines Day is too commercialised but I think it is only as commercial as we make it.  Here at the Across the Pond sew-along we are moving from commercial to homemade as Amy has decreed that February is the month of the HEART.   For this month's sew-along project we can make anything we like just so long as it is heart related.  Amy is teasing us with a promise of a wonderful project whilst Susie has created a cute heart snowglobe mug rug.  As for me - you will just have to keep on reading to find out about my free pattern.  We hope you will share your pattern finds with us - search the internet and make any of the many wonderful heart projects out there, then upload your photos to Flickr and post the link to the pattern in the Flickr group so that others may have a go. 

Just to get you started I have found the following free patterns:

Heart Shaped Pot Holders by Martha Stewart
Valentine Coasters by The Patchsmith

Valentine Hearts Pillow by Ellie Roberts

Heart Quilt Block by Amy Smart

Just click on any of the pictures above and it will take you through to the tutorials and patterns.

Sneaky eh - my little freebie added in with the likes of Martha Stewart and Amy Smart?  I make no excuse for being so brazen!  But it should come as no surprise to any of you that my heart pattern for this month is a Valentine Coaster.   And note that I have made two valentine coasters - one for me and one for my valentine! 

If you are participating in the Quilting Gallery mug rug swap then you might want to check out the Mug Rug Swap Etiquette page added to Mug Rug Basics above.  There are hints and tips on making this swap a fun-filled affair.

Sew until next time .............


  1. So lovely, thank you for sharing.

  2. Thanks for sharing your too-cute heart coaster pattern with us! A set of them would be a lovely gift.


  3. Adorable little coasters! Love them :) Thank you so much !!

  4. So who's your valentine???? Such an inspiring post! I have to put my sewing machine away for this evening, but I'll be setting it up tomorrow to get going on my latest HEART project. Thanks for the free coaster pattern!

  5. Ah, you are the only one to ask so far - perhaps everybody else has guessed! Can't wait to see your project.

    1. They absolutely are. His coaster is in the post to him as we speak - though I think he might guess it is me - due to the label - and telephone number - I added to the back!!!!

  6. I love all of the hearts! Your coasters are adorable and I'm inspired!