Friday, February 13, 2015
Machine Quilted Valentines
Happy valentines day everyone! I have always loved making valentines and this year was no exception. I stitched 8 different hearts on whole cloth postcards for my valentine project. I do love to machine quilt so this was a good excuse to do more of what I love.
The first three were stitched in pink thread for the design and white for the background. The “binding” is a strip of fabric with fusible on the back cut with a wavy rotary cutter and pressed around the outside edges to finish them off.
These are less frilly and are for my two grandsons. Hopefully they won’t think they are too girly. Red fabric with white thread says happy valentines day, right?
White on white fabric and red stitching for the heart designs on these three. As you can see I do love to stitch feathers and what a better place to use them than on hearts.
I made the back of the card from a printed phrase, poem, sentiment printed on card stock and that too was fused to the back of the card. By the way, the front fabric was fused to Peltex or Timtex which is a thick, stiff stabilizer. I quilted the cards, fused on the back then fused on the binding. Ta-Da done!
I finished them up on Wednesday, popped them into addressed envelopes and delivered them to the post office to mail. I always mail these kinds of fabric postcards in envelopes to keep them clean and prevent them from getting caught in post office machinery. Hopefully they will arrive in time for Valentines Day and be enjoyed by all.