Heart in Stripes in shades of blue and white. This third heart has the same background as the first and the second (new and recycled fabric I used for the the mug rugs with a white foundation). The various textures of the fabrics are on full display here.
I have added a layer of cotton batting inside the heart to be able to use it as a mug rug. It was hand quilted with a variegated King Tut cotton thread. I also played with a piece of ribbon to make a flower (it is supposed to be a rose, just to say).
A photo tutorial for making Heart in Stripes should be available tomorrow on my web site.
Heart in Stripes in shades of blue and white. Although this second heart has the same background as the first (new and recycled fabric I used for the the mug rugs with a white foundation), it looks darker. This is amazing what a change of color in the details can do to the overall look.
To adorn this heart, I sew by hand a ribbon I bought and stitched a row of “x”. Just as if I was making cross stitching. I was fortunate to have in my embroidery box a color that is almost the same as the ribbon.
A photo tutorial for making Heart in Stripes will be added to my web site as soon as the third heart is photographed.
This is my latest pattern for mug rugs and coasters. It is based on a famous character. And his not-less-famous companion.
On a Case is made with the applique method. I stitched the appliques by hand, but this could be done with a sewing machine. I made the quilting with a sewing machine. The binding was sewn with a sewing machine on top and by hand on the back. These steps can entirely be made by hand or with a sewing machine.
The pattern is available in my Craftsy Pattern Store. What material did I used to make it? Black fabric for the silhouette, flannel for the scarf, blue fabric for top and back, shirt-like fabric for the binding, batting and sewing thread coordinated to the fabrics. I used old clothes to make these items (polyester), but new fabric can be used (poyester or cotton).
For more details about this pattern, just click here.