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Video tutorial: 2 Valentine’s Day quilting projects

Two Valentine's Day projects

Do you need a Valentine’s Day project? Here you have not one but two!

Both projects are suitable for beginners.

1 – Win my heart quilt project

5 quilt sizes: Mini, throw, twin, queen and king.

Block finished size: 7 ½” H x 6 ½” W.

Quilt pattern: Win my heart - beginner quilt

2 – Heart foundation project

Heart finished block size: 7 1/4 inch square.

Download the heart foundation pattern (PDF) and print it at 100%.

Close up of heart block

Video tutorial: foundation paper piecing for beginners - Heart free pattern

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Video tutorial: Strippy heart quilt block

Strippy heart quilt block video tutorial

As we get close to Valentine’s Day why not try out foundation piecing to make this cute heart block?

Learn foundation piecing in a couple of minutes:

Template

Download strippy heart template (PDF)

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Quilt pattern: Night eyes – PDF download

Quilt pattern: Night eyes - quilt pattern for beginners - quick cutting instructions

Night eyes is a quick and easy quilt suitable for beginners.

The pattern includes, fabric needes, quick cutting instructions and lots of diagrams.

Pattern basics

Quilt sizes: Cushion, throw, twin and queen.

Quilts finished block size: 12”.

Cushion finished block size: 4 ½”.

Quilt style: Traditional piecing. On point.

Skill level: Beginner.

Buy Night Eyes quilt pattern

Buy The four seasons of the heart quilt pattern on Craftsy

Buy Night eyes quilt pattern on Craftsy

Buy The four seasons of the heart quilt pattern on Etsy

Buy Night eyes quilt pattern on Etsy

See  the quilt up close on this video

Many thanks to the many testers that helped me test the pattern:

Quilt pattern: Night eyes - testers quilts

Night eyes quilt pattern for beginners

Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope blocks

Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope quilt blocks

This block gives an impression of curves but all blocks have straight lines. This kaleidoscope block is quick and easy to make and it makes great quilts.

I chose to make this block with paper piecing because it has many points and it’s easier to sew accurately with this technique.

Download template

Print the template twice for 1 block. Alternate the colours to make 2 different blocks.

Learn to make a kaleidoscope block in just over 2 minutes

Whirlwind quilt pattern – PDF download

Whirlwind quilt pattern - quick and easy quilting - PDF download

Whirlwind is a quick and easy quilt suitable for confident beginners.

The pattern comes with traditional templates.

If you prefer to make the quilt with foundation piecing, you will also find foundation piecing templates in the pattern.

Pattern basics

Quilt size: 48” x 48”.

Finished block size: 9”.

Number of blocks: 16.

Quilt technique: traditional piecing OR foundation piecing.

Buy Whirlwind quilt pattern

Buy The four seasons of the heart quilt pattern on Craftsy

Buy Whirlwind quilt pattern on Craftsy

Buy The four seasons of the heart quilt pattern on Etsy

Buy Whirlwind quilt pattern on Etsy

See  the quilt up close on this video

Tips

For best results, use two different colour fabrics of similar value, for instance two light fabrics or two medium fabrics.

The quilt has two visual interpretations depending on whether you focus on the windmill pattern or on the negative space of the quilt, which is a bracket shape.

In the 15 page pattern I have included lots of diagrams and written instructions, traditional templates, foundation piecing templates, colour scheme suggestions as well links to 3 of my video tutorials.

A million thanks to the testers who helped make this pattern great.

I hope you like my quilt and enjoy making it.

If you share photos of this quilt please tag me @teresadownunder and use #whirlwindquilt when sharing on Instagram.

Quilt Pattern: Whirlwind quilt - traditional piecing. Quick and easy quilt