Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Valentine pillows ready for February

I finished my three Valentine pillows just in time for the month of hearts.

Each pillow has a scrappy heart. Some of the fabrics used have a "sewing" theme including spools, buttons, and sewing instructions.

Each heart is surrounded by a "ball headed pins" on white fabric.

 Each pillow has a different outer border.

They also have different backs.

After doing a small amount of machine quilting on the fronts, I made spilt backs for ease in the insertion of 14 inch pillow forms.  Fronts and backs were sewn together wrong sides together on the outer edge.

Then I cut 3 inch wide strips to make a binding wide enough to cover the seam.  I bound the edges just like I would with a quilt by sewing with machine to the right side and then hand stitching it down on the back.

I planned on scrappy binding, but ran out of fabric. I found this fabric in my stash for the final binding.

The other two were scrappy.

I love these on my red sofa.  Only two are staying.  The one that is not quite like the others is going to another home.  Shhhhsh!  It is a surprise!

1 comment:

Lindsey said...

Laural--These are absolutely adorable! I love how you added the extra borders! I love them! You did such a beautiful job!


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