February 3, 2009

Be My Valentine

I worked on these fabric valentines last week, and finished the last two yesterday. The first four are nearly identical except they each have a different picture, and the thread used for the the hand stitched outline of the hearts varies. The vintage red drapery fabric is the piece I bought recently at the quilt show. The remainder of the valentines are made with various vintage fabrics, handkerchiefs, buttons and trims.


Nettie said...

Stunning work Pallas! really inspiring (hugs)

Michelle said...

I really loves these--tell me though, are the actual vintage looking valentine images something that you turned into an iron on or something? They are on some sort of fabric backing then stitched onto the hearts and such, right? I love this idea! They are beautiful!

Pallas said...

The vintage valentine images are printed to pretreated fabric sheets by Jacquard that I buy at Michaels. The sheets are very thin though, and I back them with plain white cotton before I sew them to my projects. Otherwise the underlying fabric print would show through the images.