Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentines "True Love" pillow

A few weeks ago, Megan from Canoe Ridge Creations posted a nice tutorial for a True Love mini quilt.
I decided to make one using some of the pretty red prints from my Bonnie and Camille fabrics as I already had them out for other projects.
The pattern requires making some hourglass blocks as well as some split quarter square triangle blocks for the points of the heart.
And for the background I used my favourite shot cotton in a charcoal colour which really makes the reds pop!
Once it was done I tossed up between quilting in a variegated red thread or a dark grey.... 
And I am so happy that I went with the red as it really stands out against the dark grey background! 
And like Megan did for her pink version of the mini, I used the Serpentine stitch on my machine again for the quilting - I have used this stitch for quilting before but not as densely as for this pillow and I love how it turned out.
The binding is a tiny red spot on cream and once again some of the Ikea Britten Nummers fabric for the pillow backing. 
Fresh Poppy Design
Linking up with Fabric Tuesday @ Quiltstory.
2016 FAL
This was on my FAL Q1 list for this year so linking up with the 2016 FAL team.


  1. The red quilting finishes it off so nice!

  2. This is so pretty, I meant to make this pattern too but never got around to it. Love the quilting you did.

  3. Bravo on this beautifully thought out and executed cushion - love all those details. I really must try out a serpentine stitch for quilting as it looks so effective. Thanks for linking your list again and for participating in the FAL2016 from your global team of hosts