Since this is Anabelle’s first Valentines Day, I thought it would be nice to make her a valentine that she could keep – or, I guess, we could keep for her. I got inspired by these images of fabric valentines-y things in the French magazine Marie Clair Idées:
|from Marie Clair Idées|
… So I decided to try to make some quilted Valentines cards. I checked my fabric scrap stash, and found some nice pink prints for Anabelle’s, and some that were a little more masculine to make one for Dave (okay, maybe they’re not masculine, exactly, but it was as close as I could get), as well as some scrap quilt batting.
I cut a cover and an inside layer to 6×8″, and cut the batting to the same size. Then I decorated the front cover (right side of cover fabric) and the inside page (right side of the inside fabric) with scrap hearts, pinked squares and stamped lettering, allowing for a 1/4″ seam allowance around the outer edge.
To make it easy, I used iron-on fusible web, so I didn’t have to stitch everything down, and pinked the applique edges so I didn’t have to finish them.
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DolceDreams12 years ago
Happy Valentines Day,
Britt Bravo12 years ago
Nathalie, you took the word right off of my keyboard!
Emma Thomsen12 years ago
What a really lovely idea, my 6 year old daughter Amelie would love something like that, she would really treasure it! Thanks for sharing.
monaluna12 years ago
Thanks, guys! She did seem to find it worthy of a good chew (but then, few things aren't worthy of a good chew these days…)
I hope you had a happy Valentine's Day as well!