Hello! So…with the holidays behind us what are you sewing now? Do you do a lot of Valentine’s Day sewing? I typically don’t do a lot of sewing for Valentine’s…but last year I started a pillow based on this Christmas pillow…and then didn’t quite get it finished in time…so off it went into the WIP drawer.
So when heart quilts recently started showing up on blogs and in my Instagram
feed, I remembered I had something that was almost finished. Basically, all I needed to do was to make the pillow back and bind it. It took less than an hour, and it was done!
I like using zippers for my pillow covers…it just gives them a more professional look, especially using the zipper flap method.
I’ve been using this Sew Mama Sew tutorial for my pillow backs for several years now, and I’m always happy with the results.
The fabrics I used are from the First Crush collection by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics (it’s about a year old, I believe). I also used the grey Moda Crossweave fabric for the background of the embroidery on the front and the black Crossweave for my pillow back.
I’ve always loved the saying by Mother Teresa, “Do small things with great love,” and it seemed like the perfect sentiment for this little pillow.
So I have a Valentine’s finish for this year. There are, however, two problems this caused: first…I want to have this saying out all year, so now I need to make a non-seasonal pillow or wall-hanging that will include this embroidered phrase, and second…I think I do want to make a heart quilt…in fact, I started experimenting…be back soon with my heart quilt ideas…
Thanks so much for stopping by!