There’s nothing like a bit of love and romance to cheer us up after the long month of January, and Valentines projects are the perfect excuse to make cute and pretty things for our loved ones. So we thought we’d do a round up of our top 5 Valentine’s projects, to brighten up your January and help you spread a little love.

1) Sweetheart Zip Pouch Tutorial by Melissa Mortenson of the Polka Dot Chair

Valentines Day is only a few weeks away and this simple zipper pouch is a quick make and perfect to fill with your loved one’s favourite treats. Or why not fill it to the brim with candy so there’s enough for all the family! We love how this project is made with wool felt, with the cute 3D hearts, that almost look like butterflies. It’s so pretty! You can find the FREE tutorial on the Polka Dot Chair blog here.

2) Hope Mini Quilt/Pillow by Jo Westfoot of The Crafty Nomad

If there’s one thing we all need right now it’s love and hope, and this gorgeous pillow includes both! Constructed with traditional piecing, even confident beginners can have a go at this project and if you’re looking for extra help, you can purchase the ‘on demand’ video class from Jo, to help you every step of the way. You can find the pattern and on demand class in Jo’s online shop, here.

3) Heartsease Quilt by Nicola Dodd of Cake Stand Quilts

If you’ve time on your hands and are looking for a big project for the special person in your life, then look no further than this beautiful quilt pattern.  Although it may look complicated, this quilt is made up of just 2 repeating blocks, and with no sashing, complicated setting or borders, it will come together faster than you think. Visit the Cake Stand Quilts shop here:

4) Sweet Heart of Mine Baby Quilt by Sarah Ashford of Sarah Ashford Studio

If you don’t have time to commit to a big quilt, then why not make this Sweet Heart of Mine baby quilt by Sarah Ashford.  Featuring a rainbow of hearts, use up your stash or your favourite prints and watch love grow as you get to grips with simple foundation paper piecing.  You can find the PDF pattern here:

5)  Facets of the Heart by Victoria Peat of Little Black Duck

If you’re confident with foundation paper piecing then you’ll love this Facets of the Heart pillow.  Victoria has just re-released this pattern to include 5 different sized blocks in the PDF pattern, starting at a teeny 2″, right up to a 10″ block.  These gorgeous hearts would be suited to many different projects for the love of your life!  Visit Victoria’s online shop and purchase the PDF pattern here.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this Valentines round up. Do tag your makes with #quiltersplanner on Instagram so that we can see your work, and make sure you’re signed up to the email list to keep up to date with the latest news, tips and tricks, straight to your inbox.