And everyone knows what that means!!!! “Valentine’s Day” is fast approaching. I made a couple of little quilted hangings to gift to a friend who resides in our local long term care facility. I had taken her this to hang on her door to ‘ring’ in 2014 so I thought an update was needed.
The heart (on the left) was done very simply. I had purchased the fabric a while back (1/4 yd), cut a heart shape and fused it to a larger black heart. Putting batting on the back, I stitched swirls on the printed portion and feathers on the black ‘border’. I, then, layered it with a larger piece of black fabric (right sides together) and stitched around the heart shape (leaving an opening for turning). I cut away the excess fabric using a pinking shears. This eliminates the need to clip the curves in order to get a smooth edge. This little “trick” is one I used a lot when I had my (bridal/formal wear) sewing business. It, also, alleviates the fraying problem. Cool, huh??? I love short cuts that work!!!
The other little project is a small hanging that will go above my friend’s bed. Taking a piece of the black fabric, I “fussy cut”, again using the pinking shears, some hearts from the fabric and fused them to the backing. This time, I “sandwiched” it, quilted and bound it. Here are some close-ups of both.
You may ‘click’ on any photo to enlarge it. Maybe this will be an idea for that special gift that is needed in your life!
Til next time……………………….