Red and White Quilt Valentine Charm Pillows
My husband and I went to an auction this past weekend and didn’t get anything that we went there for. That’s okay! We didn’t leave empty handed.
My hand went up for this fantastic vintage quilt. The colors and the basic patch square design had the wheels turning in my head. Classic country, Americana accents and, of course, Valentine’s Day were just a few of the ideas that came to mind. Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I decided to start there.
I dug out a couple of heart shapes from my pattern stash. I love the shape of the large heart. The humps are kinda squared and the center has a wider, deeper valley.
I make a lot of bowl fillers and pillows, but theses little hearts fell in between the sizes I normally do for either one. I still thought the size was charming, so I am calling these “charm” pillows.
They can still be placed in bowls or baskets, but they also look sweet on a shelf or tucked up next to a regular size throw pillow in a chair or on a bed.
I used the smaller heart to cut out red velvet hearts. I appliqued them to the pillows, along with a flowers I snipped from doilies.
Old pearl beads stitched to the center of the flower and an old button stitched to the appliqued heart completed the charm.
I still have some of the quilt left for the country and Americana ideas I mentioned. Stay tuned.