It seems like you can’t turn a corner these days without running into something red or heart shaped. 🙂 Well, even though the theme was LOVE and not Valentine’s- I don’t think these projects are going to disappoint. Are you ready for the project reveal?
Wait no longer:
Mmmm- aren’t they yummy? Such fun projects to browse through, love and Pin- am I right? 🙂
Ready to go check out the goodness? Here are the links to further details:
Jonie at Just Between Friends
Amy- just scroll down
Our very special Guests this month Meg and Steph joining us from DIY Divas
Camilla from Rosy Red Buttons
Michelle at A Little Tipsy
And Gwen from Gwenny Penny
Leanne had to miss this month dealing with a family emergency. We love and miss her and are glad her daughter’s doing better. 🙂
After you’re done checking out all this goodness- head over to Gwenny Penny and link up YOUR favorite LOVE posts. (remember that it’s any interpretation of the theme- so link away!)
Now- on to my project:
The Ruffle Heart Pillow
Oh yes- I am definitely in LOVE!
When I made the Wavy Ruffle Pillow
last year I had the thought that it would be fun to create other shapes with the ruffles- and this seemed like the perfect time to test out that theory. I didn’t re-do the entire tutorial, because I followed all of the same steps from the Wavy Ruffle Pillow
tutorial, but I did document the couple of changes I did.
First, we are obviously going to need a heart shape. I just folded the paper in half and did it the good old gradeschool way, but you can be more deliberate and use a cutting tool like a Cricut or Silhouette if you want. The shape does get a little skewed by the ruffles, so don’t spend too much time on it- just a general heart shape will be just fine.
Here is where I make the confession of all confessions. I am an “eyeballer”. I don’t measure things very often. I find that I am usually more accurate if I just eyeball where things go instead of trying to be exact in my placement. So- center your heart on the front pillow cover panel and trace around it to give you a guideline for placing your strips. Then take your pink (or colored) bias-cut ruffles, pin down the first layer. I lined up the center of the ruffle (where the gathering stitches are) on the pencil line, you could also line up the outside or inside of the ruffle along that line as well- it’s up to you. For this pillow, I did sew down one round at a time, instead of pinning all the ruffles and then sewing- but either method would work. Fill in the inside of the heart with more colored ruffles and you’ll get something that looks like this:
Which I think is gorgeous and I was really tempted to leave it like that, but I felt it looked too much like my Faux Chenille Pillow
– and I wanted them to look less alike. So, next I filled in the outside with white ruffles. Then I finished my pillow with an envelope closure
and I was finished.
I’m really glad I added the white ruffles. This pillow turned out just like I hoped it would.
Now are you ready for some linky fun? Head over to Gwenny Penny
and link up anything LOVE-ly. We can’t wait to see what you’ve done.