My love for you keeps growing and growing...
Applique size: 12.5" wide x 12.5" tall
Cut your background fabric to approx. 13.5”x 13.5” first. This is the fabric you will put all of the other pieces on top of. Then cut and place the heart pieces on top of the background.
Once your applique pieces are fused to the background, stitch with a straight stitch around each piece with matching thread.
Trim to square.
Add batting and backing and quilt as desired.
Your local quilt shop is a great resource for fabrics and techniques.