When I started this pillow, again, I had a vision! (I have lots of those!) Sometimes my visions work out, and sometimes...not so much. This time though, I think it worked out the way I wanted it to. It was a little time consuming with the stitching and the patchwork ruffle (oh boy!), but I kept telling myself it would be worth it.
I don't very often make totally over-the-top girly items, but I thought with this being for Valentine's Day, I was justified.
The hearts are quilted to give them a little dimension, then I stitched the 'string' in between.
I hand wrote the "be mine" on paper, then traced it onto the fabric with a water soluable pen.
I dangerously eye-balled the stitching onto the pink striped fabric....
Then made my patchwork ruffle with 32 5" squares...
A ruffle takes time, especially a patchwork one, but I couldn't get that idea out of my head! I very hesitantly got started because I knew I wouldn't be happy if I had settled for using just one fabric. And I do like the effect....
Plus, who doesn't like a reason to use as many cute fabrics as possible in one project?!?!?!
I know I do!!
Happy Valentine's Day!!!
P.S. I'm hoping to let out a little secret next week....I'd love it if you stop by! ;)