February 10, 2013

Carol - Valentine hearts

 
Valentine Hearts
I somewhat neglected sewing Birthday and Christmas gifts last year and plan to rectify this in 2013
As I have a few February Birthdays I thought a trio of silk hearts was appropriate. 
 

As to this year's sewing goals, well I have a sampler quilt to finish and so many patterns and kits, which should keep me pretty busy.

9 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

This is a beautifully feminine heart and gift. Lucky the recipient!

ladyhawthorne said...

Those hearts are gorgeous, can you share a pattern?

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Angela, they are so simple. Take a square of fabric (mine was 7"), cut into 2 triangles, sew together leaving a 2" gap, turn and stuff the MIDDLE only. Sew the opening closed, bring the 2 "ears" together, overlap by 1/2" and catch in place. I wanted to hang mine, so I covered rings with seam binding and slipped over one of the "ears" before stitching together. Also I decorated my triangles before sewing. I like using seam binding and spritzed to make it crinkly before using. Enjoy.

Debra Spincic said...

Aren't you too clever? and you do not need "kits"!

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Just a minute, I can't take credit for these they're not my pattern. I do need kits and patterns, even for triangle hearts lol. BTW I stabilised my silk fabric before cutting.

Suztats said...

So pretty and feminine! A nice gift for sure. I'd make mine stuffed with lavender if they're not too big. They'd be great on clothes hangers to scent both the clothing and the closet. I never used to get pretty things for myself....maybe getting older just makes me appreciate pretty and feminine more.

Barbara C said...

These are lovely, and perfect for Valentine's Day!

cq4fun said...

Oh, how pretty those are! What lovely gifts. I hope they will be treasured. Thanks for sharing how they are made. I still think it's magic. =)

Judy S. said...

Lovely! I'll bet someone was very pleased!