Monday, February 09, 2015

Artful Valentines

While working on another project for a Sizzix Blog Hop, I received this great flower #658680 to work with.  It is huge and only works on the Big Shot Pro. There is a button in the right column if you want to see what Sizzix is all about.  I thought to myself, 'what if I folded in half and then again, what would it look like?  Funny thing, it makes four perfect hearts. 

So, I gathered up some pre-fused with Mistyfuse fabrics, from my lines, and some Hoffman Batiks and hand-dyes

I made a little collage of fabrics

and another one

Then I got this brilliant idea to have two girls heads on some valentines, because this special day can be about the great friendships you have in your life.  The girls are from my Heart and Soul Sisters line with Hoffman Fabrics

This grid is from my Heart and Soul Sisters line with Hoffman Fabrics, however these are fussy cut out, well, the girls have been cut out, and the grid put back together another way

Okay, this is pretty fun!

And I am pretty happy how this one turned out

And the girls, cut in quarters

I pressed them all on pink wool blended felt, and cut them out, heart by heart.  Put them on another layer of felt and free motion machine quilted each one.  The wool blended felt on the back just gives the hearts more stability!

I think they look pretty great!

and the girls are adorable

Four more

You can see the quilting from the back.  And one with lime green backing.  I cut all of these out with pinking shears by Havel's Sewing.  They made the best scissors!
Then I decided that I wanted some larger hearts.  I didn't have a big heart die, so I improvised by using the large Melon die #660198 from Victoria Findlay Wolfe's collection at Sizzix, and you have to have a Big Shot Pro to cut this die.  I folded them in half length-wise and cut the heart.  They are kind of wonky, but I think it adds to the charm of them.  I used my Heart and Soul Sisters fabric line, and some from Home is Where Your Story Begins.

I fused them to red wool blended felt

and backed them with this beautiful pink. Wool blended felt by National Nonwovens TOY002

I made this one for my daughter who is celebrating a birthday this week!  Her heart has a red scalloped border. The hearts are about 9" high by 7" wide

And here is the result of all of the heart bunting that I made.  I am pretty darn happy with how they all came out.  Happy Friendship Valentines Day!


  1. These hearts and this current fabric line of yours are SMASHING!


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