brass key, Cabbages & Roses, Cabbages and Roses, Cori Dantini, embroidery, free motion stitching, lace, love, LOveBug Creations, Mini Quilt, Moda, mother of pearl buttons, Rumple Ribbon, seam binding, sewing machine, Simply Blue, Simply Red, stamped brass charms, Valentine Sewing Project, valentines day, zig zag
Cooler weather inspires me to play with my fabric and sewing machine and I just love the chance to use up some of the many fabric scraps in my stash. This project is inspired by a mini quilt I found on Pinterest created by Kristen Robinson.
I created this mini quilt featuring Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbon in Simply Red and Simply Blue from the Star Spangled Collection. I just love how blue and red look together. They may not be a traditional duo of Valentine colors but I’m just smitten!
A simple straight stitch with some Simply Red Rumple Ribbon balances out the colors on the corner. Isn’t this girl print the cutest fabric? It’s designed by Cori Dantini, an artist I met in Minneapolis at The Creative Connection event hosted by Jo Packam in 2010. I added some red embroidery to one of the flowers.
I’m just loving this Rumple Ribbon petite bow tied on the metal key.
I used fabric from different fabric lines here, attached with machine stitching to a muslin background. The number 14 is done with a simple zig zag stitch with the length at the smallest possible measurement. The heart shape is free motion stitched and the word LOVE is hand embroidered. I added some bits of lace, some vintage mother-of-pearl buttons, and stamped brass charms.
Thanks for stopping by to see my project! Let me know what you think!
PS: Want to see what the other girls on the Lovebug Creations Creative Team have been up to? Visit their blogs to find out!
Stephanie Eaken said:
This is beautiful Christine! I love all your stitching & I agree, red & blue look grat together! Even for Valentine’s Day!
Pam Lash said:
Wow – what a treasure – so many details and you generously promoted your LBC teammates – you are such a classy gal!!
This is so fabulous!!! I love all the detail!!!
Dawn Carlyle (@DesignsDawnRene) said:
Love, love, love this idea! Thanks for sharing….
Tanya Stilwell said:
OMG!!! LOVE the vintage feel of this!!