Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Valentine's Day Strippy Improv Heart Pillows

Happy Valentine's Day! 
I used my most recent fabric from the Benartex Brand Ambassador program and my Strippy Improv Hearts pattern to create these throw pillows. 

 First, let's admire the fabrics. These prints are from Benartex's Watercolor Geometry collection. I love the palette, the shading, the shapes. These were so much fun to play with!

I picked out the red, pink and purple prints, and added in a few tonals from the New Hue basics collection to round things out. That heart just yells "valentine," doesn't it?!

And this version has a little more purple in it. Still valentine-y, but less traditional.

I chose dark backgrounds for both pillows so that the jewel-toned hearts would pop. 

You can make these heart pillows - or a heart baby quilt or lap quilt - using my Strippy Improv Hearts pattern, available here.

Hope your Valentine's Day is filled with delicious chocolate and beautiful fabric! 

Looking for more Valentine inspiration? Check out my Heart Projects Round-Up here.


  1. What a great way to add some fun to a heart...love them!

  2. The author's creative project and budget-friendly suggestions perfectly align with my frugalishness mindset, showcasing the joy of quilting while being mindful of our expenses.

    Frugalishness, as I understand it, encourages us to find creative ways to indulge in our hobbies and passions without breaking the bank.

  3. By exploring alternatives like repurposed sheets, thrifted fabric, or even utilizing existing quilts as backing, we can create a complete quilt while being mindful of our budget.

    Quilting is not only a creative outlet but also a way to connect with others.