I bought this bolt of Valentine fabric a few years ago. I first saw this fabric in my local quilt shop about five or more years ago...then it disappeared. I remember trying to find it a couple of years later - to no avail. But, I found this bolt at an antique mall for very little money, and of course, I bought the whole bolt. So, now I'll have to come up with Valentine ideas for years to come!
I decided on making pillows from my left over drop cloth (see last pillow post here) and began to gather up all my supplies. I have some old cutter quilt parts, some pretty vintage lace pieces...
Rick-rack bits of trim and a lot of odd pieces vintage doilies and old lace.
I'm sure I'll need buttons to finish embellishing the pillows!
I made these valentine heart pillows from the fabric last year. I used pieces of quilts and (some new and some old) and odds and ends of trim.
For these pillows I began with a piece of the drop cloth and a valentine picture from the bolt of fabric. The picture determined the colors I would use as I sewed each piece down and layered new pieces on top. This one was mostly pinks and blues. The large star piece was from the old quilt I used for my parents 50th anniversary. (You can see that project here.)
This pillow I specifically made for a quilter. I used a vintage piece of a double wedding ring quilt that is in very bad shape. I was able to cut a good size piece of the ring that was in very good shape. Vintage lace, buttons and a velvet piece of rick rack finished off the top.
This pillow has a very pretty old piece of lace. The small round circle comes off the quilt top that was used in my 50th anniversary project for my parents. I have one pear snap from an old western shirt as the lone embellishment on this pillow.
On this pillow I used the upholstery webbing as part of my trim. I like the red and white theme (I'm always partial to red!)
Here's the whole group! I think they turned out pretty cute!
I made gift tags to attach to the pillows and stamped the recipients name on the tag.
I tried a slightly larger picture for the tag...not sure which I like better...
But, I think the ladies of my dinner group liked their pillows.
Till next time...