8 heart quilt-block patterns for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine's Day!Cupid is ready to draw his bow and take aim; who do you want his arrow to tag this year?

Whether you want to spoil your main squeeze, a family member, or a special friend this Valentine’s Day—or simply decorate for the occasion—a quilt featuring a heart quilt-block pattern will send a meaningful message straight to the heart.

Now’s the perfect time to start planning a project that you’ll love making—and someone special will love receiving. Which quilt is a perfect match for your valentine?

Faith, Hope, and Love” by Cheryl Almgren Taylor. This wall quilt is a favorite not only for its beauty: fusible appliqué provides the ultimate in easy construction. Watch Cheryl’s trick for fusing small pieces in this how-to video.

Get this heart quilt-block pattern in Inspirational Appliqué

Be My Valentine quilt and Heartfelt table runner
Be My Valentine” wall quilt and “Heartfelt” table runner by Julie Popa. Mix and mingle your stash of red prints in the rows and borders of the quilt; then fuse and machine stitch happy red and pink wool hearts. Use the same fuse-and-stitch technique to make the table runner.

Get these heart quilt-block patterns in A Fresh Look at Seasonal Quilts
(or get the “Be My Valentine” ePattern and the “Heartfelt” ePattern for only $4.99 each)

Three of Hearts quilt
Three of Hearts” by Ellen Pahl. The classic red-and-white color scheme never goes out of style. Make this quilt to cheer up a blank wall or to give as a gift any time of year.

Get this heart quilt-block pattern in Pinwheel Party
(or get the ePattern for only $4.99)

Bride's quilt
Bride’s Quilt” by Nancy Mahoney. The pastel motifs in this pretty quilt remind us of conversation hearts—how fun would it be to embroider a little love message on each heart motif?

Get this heart quilt-block pattern in Treasures from the ’30s
(or get the ePattern for only $4.99)

Maple Sugar Hearts quilt
Maple Sugar Hearts” quilt by Karen Costello Soltys. You quite possibly could make this sweet quilt entirely from your stash! Choose 4 fat quarters for the background, borders, and binding; then add scraps of 20 assorted pink and red florals, checks, and stripes.

Get this heart quilt-block pattern in Bits and Pieces
(or get the ePattern for only $4.99)

Goodnight Sweetheart quilt Rainbow Hearts quilt
“Goodnight Sweetheart” by Christine Porter, from Cuddle Me Quick (left); “Rainbow Hearts” by Cornelia Gauger, from Jelly Babies (right). Show your love for a little one by making a snuggly baby quilt featuring simple-to-sew patchwork hearts. Cornelia’s quilt is Jelly Roll friendly!

Get these heart quilt-block patterns in Cuddle Me Quick and Jelly Babies

Red, White, and Sometimes BlueLooking for romantic red-and-white quilts?
Love is in the air whenever red and white unite! Use just two fabrics in one of seven red-and-white quilts to achieve a bold contrast; or dip into your scraps to create a romantic charmer. You’ll also find cool, crisp blue-and-white designs and scrappy red-white-and-blue quilts in Red, White, and Sometimes Blue.

Quilts from Red White and Sometimes Blue
See more quilts from Red, White, and Sometimes Blue

Which kinds of valentines capture your heart: the fabric kind, the flower kind, or the chocolate kind? Tell us in the comments!

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