Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I *heart* Hearts

More Hearts for Across The Pond Sew Along

I just love  pulling  out all the pink and red fabrics and having some fun with them in Februrary!

I am loving the Heart theme for our Across The Pond Sew Along this month.
Amy,  of  eamylove@  Amy Made That! launched February's theme:  hearts.

Amy made this Cupid's Arrow table runner , a modified herringbone pattern
There are a lot of ways to include "hearts" into a project... Check out a a few more ideas with me.....

Amanda,  The Patchsmith, has designed a Valentine Coaster, and offers it  to everyone as a free pattern!  Isn't she a love!!
The Valentine Coaster    by Amanda,  The Patchsmith  
I saw how cute these were, and whipped up a coaster with my fabrics. This is a fast and easy pattern, and it showed me exactly how to sew up this smaller patchwork for my background.

The Valentine Coaster  by Susie of Susie's Sunroom

I ran across another free pattern for making a Fabric Heart Bookmark  at Sew Many Ways.

Fabric Heart Bookmark 

I found this delightful  tutorial pattern for a Fabric Heart Bookmark at Sew Many Ways.  

I have been adding fabric with hearts to a regular pattern, so it can be featured in February , and still used year- long. 
I  made the Triple Zip Pouch in the Triple Zip-Along, and added the applique heart on the front.  
And recently, I  made a Cathedral Window Pincushion, and used a pink fabric, with hearts , and a black fabric with red and pink "love" words.
The Triple Zip Pouch  and  Cathedral Window pincushion
Wait a minute.... what is that up there on the far right???

Meet Valentine!!
It was easy to make a bird pincushion fit the theme by using  some heart  fabrics!   
See the machine-sewn heart stitches around the wings....

So grab something that you like to make,   and put in some hearts fabrics, and send your picture to me or our Across The Pond Sew Along group to share with everyone!!

Oh yeah,  she's going to fit right in with  the rest of the girls!!

I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up to:        Sew Darn Crafty @ Sew Many Ways
                             Sew Cute Tuesday @ Better Off Thread                          


  1. All the heart ideas are so fun and your new birdie is cute cute cute!!

  2. Ooh lots of lovelies! How cute is your Valentine bird!!

  3. So many cute hearty projects!! I had a delighted giggle when I saw your heart birdie!! You have a flock now ;0) Some great photography too!

  4. WOW you have been happy and busy love it.

  5. this is all so inspiring! I better hurry up and make a heart! I LOVE the bookmark. That is perfect! And Valentine is a beauty!

  6. So many great ideas and links ... thank you for the inspiration and sharing.

  7. Wow I love your table runner and your little birds are just gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


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