Pixelated Hearts Throw Pillow Pattern

Scrappy Pixelated Hearts Throw Pillow tutorial and pattern for Valentine's Day

Everywhere I look lately I see pixelated images. They are in cartoons, movies, clothing, home décor, and even quilts.

If you are a quilter like me, then pixelation is tailor-made for you. It is squares of various colors and patterns put together to form a picture. If you think about it, you could probably call any patchwork quilt a pixelated one.

It’s simple to sew these types of patterns together because they are all squares. Sure, there is planning involved so you have to sew the pattern in the right order, but that is the most difficult thing about this process, and it is easy to overcome by staying organized.

I thought it would be fun to give it a try, so I to came up with this throw pillow. The result is this “Scrappy Pixelated Pink Hearts” pattern, and it is perfect for Valentine’s Day.

An added bonus is that it is another one of my scrap buster projects, so you don’t need to buy too many supplies for it, and it can be sewn in an afternoon.

So let’s get started!

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No-Sew Valentine’s Day Embroidery Hoop Patchwork Wall Hanging

No-sew Valentine's Day Embroidery Hoop Patchwork Wall Hanging

Valentine’s Day, that one day a year that brings out the romantic in everyone, well maybe not everyone. For me, it brings out my crafty side. All those lovely shades of reds and pinks are just begging for a project.

So if this holiday makes you want to create something artistic, then this is the project for you.

No-sew Valentine's Day Embroidery Hoop Patchwork Wall Hanging

This year is special for me because I just started my new blog, and this adorable no-sew Valentine’s Day embroidery hoop is my first post. It’s an easy way to decorate for the holiday that doesn’t break the bank, and looks good wherever you hang it.

I have become a fan of embroidery hoops because they can be transformed into anything. It’s easy to switch out inserts to correspond with particular occasions, and they come lots of sizes.

The bottom line is that they are super fun to work with. So let’s get started!

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Easy 15-Minute Valentine’s Day Vanilla Candy Tutorial

Easy Valentine's Candy Recipe - createwithclaudia.com

My daughter came to me the other day and suggested this Valentine’s Day candy blog post.  I’ve always made her cake pops for her birthday and she absolutely loves the candy coating I dip them in so she’s always thinking of things to make with it.

She happened to come across a couple of bags of the candy in our pantry and wanted to eat some of it.  I explained that it probably wasn’t a great idea since it was right before dinner. I happened to have my cookie cutters sitting out and she came up with this fun idea instead.

About 10 minutes later, a tray of these festive sweet treats was hardening in the refrigerator.

For a candy that only takes a few minutes to make with only a couple of supplies, it sure looks beautiful.  She’s planning on making them for teacher gifts this year.

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Easy No-Sew Valentine’s Day Felt Heart Table Runner Tutorial

No Sew Felt Heart Table Runner

Ah Valentine’s Day…one of those fun, craft inspiring holidays.  I’m not sure why, but every time it rolls around I want to make something with hearts.  It’s probably because there are hearts around every corner.

The idea for this runner came about while I was sidelined with pneumonia.  Laying around all day for a week tends to make me think of all sorts of creative things.  Luckily I had my notebook by my side so I could jot down any projects that came to mind.

This turned out to be one of my favorites, and it worked well for me since I didn’t have the energy to walk up and down the stairs to my sewing room.  I just sat around cutting out felt shapes and glueing them together while I recuperated.

The result was this charming no-sew felt table runner.  It only took about 2 hours to make, not including drying time, and it looks like something out of a magazine.  I especially love the open pattern which makes it looks like that hearts were just scattered on top of the table.

This project is the perfect Valentine’s Day decoration for the table.  It looks really good set on a solid color tablecloth or on wood like in the picture.

So without any further ado, let’s get started…

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