Thursday, February 7, 2013

Valentine's day heart progress

I have a progress report on this little project. Since that last post, I added some fiber-fill stuffing under the heart and then finished all the blanket stitching around the edge of the heart.

Here is a closer look at the blanket stitch.  It did a really nice job keeping all the stuffing in and the heart secure to the backing fabric. 

Now to add some text!  I decided to use the Portuguese word for love - amor.  It looks really beautiful written out - especially with a heart for the "o"

To transfer my pattern to my fabric, I used my water-soluble marking pen.  This fabric is fairly easy to see through so I taped my word to a hard, smooth surface.  In this case a clipboard:

Then I put the fabric over the top and traced the word:

Now I am ready to start stitching! 

I have a few more steps after this stitching is done, I will keep you updated with  my progress!


Digna said...

So cutte. Nice colour.

Jules said...

So pretty Kim!

Bobbypin Bandit said...

This is adorable! I can't wait to see it with the stitches on it. I made some embroidered hearts on felt for Valentine's Day this year, but I don't think they look as cute as this polka dot heart you have here!

Very lovely!

Kim said...

Digna :) Thank you!
Hi Jules - Thanks!
Kristen - Thank you! I love felt hearts too and you don't have any worries about the edges although felt looks so good with blanket stitch too!

Johanna said...

Way too cute... :D The heart for the 'O' such a good idea :)

FlaM said...

Ficou lindo! Adorei você ter usado o português neste trabalho! Gosto muito do seu blog. Um beijo do sul do Brasil! Flávia

John'aLee said...

Oh you talented lady!

Lilasesazuis said...


Amo seus bordados...tão perfeitinhos...

Querida, tenha um lindo dia,


Lígia e turminha:))

Kim said...

Johanna - Thank you! I love that little heart o :)
Hello Flavia - Obrigado! O português é tão bonito! A palavra de amor é bonito quando bordado! Estou tão feliz que você gosta deste blog.
John'aLee - :) Thank you!!
Ligia - obrigado! Espero que você tenha um lindo dia também :)

Ana Lopes said...

Hi Kim, so lovely your Valentine projects! I love your embroideries!
Hope you have a wonderful week!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft