Thinking of Hearts for Valentine's Day
This is a repost because, well - it's almost Valentine's Day!
We all made these woven hearts in school. And I believe they're still making them! I'll check with my little grandsons in school.
I realized the other day that I had made 4 Danish Woven Hearts about 12 years ago and they have been languishing in a box all that time. At first I thought I had given them away (I was de-stashing last year). But, I found the box (because I had labeled it on the outside - what a novel idea, huh?)
|First woven heart almost finished|
I decided to make one using some Kaffe Fassett fabrics. I love pink and green! The wrong side of the fabrics are fused with fusible interfacing (not double sided fusible webbing).
|Freezer paper template ironed to right side of interfaced fabric #1|
I cut out one from each of two fabrics:
I pinned them together,
|Two halves pinned together|
But I didn't like how busy that green print was. So, I took it off and cut out a solid reading print.
|Trim away backing before stitching the straight lines|
And here is my little mug rug finished with a few straight lines of machine quilting.
|Woven Heart Mug Rug: 12" x 12"|
I made a second one using more Kaffe Fassett prints. I gave this to my sister in law for Christmas a few years ago. Don't you love that yellow marbled fabric?
Valentine's Day is fast approaching and you may still need to make something special for that special someone in your life! This is easy, for sure.
I actually like both the greens in the Kaffe Fasset fabrics, and I don't like his fabrics normally! I know our students were still making these a few years before I retired. It's timeless, and they love the hearts!ReplyDelete