Wednesday, January 11, 2012


   Wednesday already?   I'm dusting off an old pattern.  First it was a pillow, then it became a little stitchery and now I think it needs a facelift.  Its a little Valentine that can stay out all year long.  I'll start with a muslin background but I want to layer some of that new Lecien that I just bought.
 And of course I have to add rick rack, after all the original had it and this way if I just stitch all three layers together than I don't have to piece anything.
 Using a zig zag stitch makes sure you catch most of the rick rack.
 Transfer the three little hearts onto fusible web, then select three different fabrics.
 Fuse them in place and trim around, no need for seam allowance.
 Add the saying and fuse the hearts into place.  
 Time to stitch!  I double up the pearl cotton so the lettering shows up really well.
 After a tea dye bath and three little buttons this little bitty is ready for framing. 
Now that didn't take long at all.  I better go grab something else from the stack and get busy on it.

1 comment:

Ruby Jean said...

Oh isn't that just CUTE!!! I LOVE it... :)