The Valentine Fabric that kept giving and giving

February 6th 2015

It all started with some great fabric I wanted to use for Valentine Day projects just because the colors and themes are so pretty a Valentine is not required! I was eager to start because anything I made I knew would be beautiful.This little pillow is where it ended but certainly not where it started.

Banner over me is love pillow

Remember how I wanted to do some

sewing for fun

If you will recall, I started with this sweet bundle of fat quarters I got over at Stitchin’ Stash on Etsy.
Valentine FQs

The first thing I cut were these for an upcoming pattern (#7)

valentine fabric

From some of those leftovers, I cut strips for this wreath (which is still in progress).

valentine wreath

When I trimmed the wreath, because it was too floppy, I got these tiny squares and they were too cute to toss.

Valentine scraps

I thought these scraps could still be salvaged and displayed on some burlap frames I had.

love scraps

With the remaining squares, I cut triangles about 1 inch or less, estimation not perfection here. I love pennants aren’t they adorable? That square is about 6 inches. I started to sing that song from camp so many years ago “His banner over me is love….”

valentine banner

And that’s when the pillow was born, a little embroidery, scrap strips, some poly and there you go.

To make PILLOW you will need:

6 inch square of linen or tightly woven burlap

6 inch square of fusible interfacing

6 inch square muslin and/or batting for behind embroidery

11 inch backing piece

One 2 or 2 1/2 inch strip by WOF

Scrap triangles, embroidery thread & hoop

Optional: disappearing ink pen, micron pen, spray baste

Press the 6 inch square of linen or tight knit burlap onto the fusible interfacing. Stitch the triangles on as you desire. You can dot them with glue to keep them in place or sew as you go. First across the top, then back in “V” shape to keep points down. With disappearing quilter’s pen, draw lines in open area with a ruler to keep letters straight. Write your message on the lines using a micron pen or similar. Put the square in a hoop to embroider using a back stitch. See video here. Attach the muslin, neutral square with fusible or use basting spray on batting. Sew strips to top, bottom (trim and press) repeat with sides of the square. With right sides together, sew around the front and back of pillow squares, leaving a 3 inch gap for turning, stuff and close. If you need a visual tutorial leave a comment and I’ll make one!

Banner over me is love pillow

I still have 2 more pillows to go and am still wondering if I should keep the same verse Song of Solomon 2:4 “His banner over me is love,” or change to Jeremiah 31:3 “I have loved you with an everlasting love” or 1 Corinthians 13:13 “But the greatest of these is love.”

love potion

And you know those “strings” you get when squaring and trimming fat quarters? Yep, saved those too!

3 thoughts on “The Valentine Fabric that kept giving and giving

  1. Susie

    Look how many projects you are creating from the FQ Valentine bundle fabric!! Your pillow is so pretty and a wonderful reminder of God’s love!


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