A Valentine Giveaway

So there I was, all sorts of swap projects in various stages of completion and a list that never ends of quilts that I want to make and about 7 quilts that are “almost done”.  So, of course, I thought now would be a good time to make a Valentine quilt.


I didn’t have a pattern and didn’t really need one.  I used mostly scraps  that I cut at 3.5″ square for the whole squares and 4.5″ for those that I turned into half square triangles.  I had to “make” more low volume scraps from my stash in order to have enough.  I’ve noticed I go through a lot of low volume.  I tend to reach for low volume scraps before I go for my white yardage.  I like the scappy look to it.


It’s hard to see the pattern on the backing but it’s white with a ton of red hearts in a scribble all over the back.  It was from last years after Valentine’s Day 75% off sale at Joann’s.  It had a nice feel to it so it and I had just enough to use for the backing.

I didn’t really do any calculating prior to making this quilt.  I just cut a “bunch” (that’s somewhere between a few and a lot) of blocks and started piecing.  I ended up with a finished size of 48″ x 38″.  It fits nicely over the back of my couch and it is a perfect little lap quilt. Because I didn’t do any planning, I ended up with several extra blocks.  I cut those blocks into smaller blocks, 1.5″ and made a couple mini heart mug rugs.  Aren’t they cute?


I have plans for one of these mug rugs, but the other needs a good home.  My goal for the blog was to do one giveaway a month and so far I am right on track.  If you would like to have one of these mug rugs for your very own leave me a comment.  I will pick a random winner on Monday 2/10 and hopefully be able to get it in the mail and delivered by Valentines Day 🙂

Thanks for reading,



44 thoughts on “A Valentine Giveaway

    • Suuuuuure, plenty of time lol. In all seriousness I think I spent 3 nights (maybe 9 hours) on this. It’s a nice small size which makes it super easy to baste and quilt. And I just quilted a simple loopty loop all over. You can for sure do it. If you do, I would love to see it!

  1. Oh, Mara! The Valentine quilt and those mug rugs are sew sweet! Love the low volume! Looks like these were truly a pleasure to work on. I’d love to be entered to win one of those mug rugs. Thanks for the chance!

  2. The larger quilt is adorable. You are great with coming up with a pattern. The low volume fabric is great. I haven’t learned to use low volume yet – I still tend to go to my light solids, solids, solids. I guess it’s hard to teach an old quilter new tricks – sometimes! Your mug rugs are cute, too. Someoone is going to be thrilled with one. Thanks for a great post and a great giveaway.

  3. Love the quilt and the mug rugs. Limping through valentines cushion covers myself….hope to get the second one finished before Valentine’s Day 🙂

  4. I like the fabrics you’ve used. The pink really pops. I like how the mug rugs are cute mini versions of the quilt, it’s a nice pattern.

  5. I’m new to quilting and find some of the lovely creations I see to be very intimidating. I love that you made your heart quilt without a pattern and great planning, and it turned out beautifully! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. I would LOVE to have one of your Mug Rugs!!! I am “addicted” to anyything Heart related,,, & this would be perfect for sitting cups of tea on while I sew! Thanks! 🙂

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