Friday, February 4, 2011

A little Valentine's pillow tutorial

I've been working on another little Valentine's day project.  I swear I have more hand-sewn Valentine's Day decorations than any other holiday. St. Patrick's Day is particularly neglected. I finally realized it all has to do with January. A month with no major busy holidays, inside-only weather and some actual time on my hands.
My project was inspired by this garland made by Stephanie of Stephmodo a couple of years ago. (Stephanie is one of the most effortlessly stylish people I've ever met.) I've always loved this image and decided it would be fun to recreate with fabric.
 I like how it also mimics the hearts on the Snoa fabric from Ikea.
And guess what? Today I'm sharing a tutorial to make your own over at UCreate!  It's a great project for those favorite scraps you haven't been able to part with. It's so easy too. You could whip one up this weekend. Honestly.



Have a happy weekend!

23 comments:

Bonnie said...

This is such a sweet little throw pillow!

DeeRoo said...

Great idea...that would fit in anywhere!:)

We have lots of colors of that big rick rack in our shop....it is amazing stuff!! I keep forgetting to buy some but I'm going to get it today when I go to work!!!:)

~The Bargain Babe said...

bah! love the garland pillow!

Anna said...

so pretty amy, i love this! my girls would love it especially. :)

John'aLee said...

That pillow is adorable!

Andrea @ Knitty Bitties said...

I love it!!!
It would be great paired in my living room with my 'Hearts on a String' table runner (http://www.joyshope.com/2011/01/i-heart-knitty-bitties.html).

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Rhonda said...

very cute!

Barbara said...

Love these, adorable!

Chris said...

Hooray for you! I saw this on Ucreate today. I made a Valentines banner last year with hearts threaded through...now I think I need the matching pillow!

Eva Marie Harp said...

So cute and easy!!!! Thank you for the post

Emily Call said...

I just have to say your pillow is about the cutest thing ever! I really love it!

Kristine Hanson said...

ack! sew :) c.u.t.e!

Amy said...

I love the pillows. Very cute!

The Crafty Side Of Life said...

I saw this on UCreate, and just had to come over and tell you how much I LOVE this pillow!!!! So cute!!
Thanks for sharing!!

Claire said...

I adore this little heart garland! Super cute-I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit! Claire

Becky said...

Adorable.

Atelier Caseiro said...

Beautiful pillow!
Fantastic your blog.
*Ü* Ana

Beginning Quilting said...

Oh my goodness! This is a very cute valentine throw-pillow. It's a perfect gift for friends and loved ones this coming valentines. Thank you very much for sharing ideas on how to make this beautiful throw pillow. :)

Conny's Cottage said...

Hello,

your Pilow is soooo goreose.
Very very Lovly.

greatings send you Conny

Allie said...

This may be my favorite Valentine's project I've seen so far. So excited to find your blog. I don't quilt, but am really envying those who do these days. You make beautiful, beautiful things! I'm your newest follower. Love that pillow.

Rachel Hauser said...

So pretty! You should think about entering this pillow into Blogger's Pillow Party: http://www.stitchedincolor.com/p/bloggers-pillow-party.html. You'll have a good chance at winning some Delilah - Red Pepper Quilts is judging!

liz said...

I love this adorable pillow! What a fun idea!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Amy, that pillow is so so darling. I'm incredibly in love with it. I adore the idea.