This red polka dot fabric is a really nice cotton fabric I have - you may remember it from the mushroom applique I did awhile back. I love the red and it matches perfectly with this red floss - DMC # 321. I am going to cut a heart shape from the red polka dot fabric and stitch the heart onto the white fabric with some white perle cotton floss - DMC Blanc.
I first selected a heart pattern, these are some of the hearts from the Be Mine Valentine Embroidery Pattern Packet. I decided on the medium sized one with the swirly lines:
I cut out the heart shape and I am currently stitching it to the white fabric. I am not even half way around the heart, I still have time to slip in some fiber fill to give the heart a little puffy, raised appearance.
I am stitching this using the blanket stitch:
After that, I am going to add some lettering to stitch with the red floss: