Even though Valentine’s Day is already upon us, this pillow will last the whole month of February with its color and charm. I think I need a pillow for each month of the year, don’t you?
You can download the pdf instructions here: Home is Where The Heart is Pillow.
“Home is Where the Heart Is” seemed like the perfect name for this little pillow. I free motion quilted that saying in the borders:
Most of the fabric came from “Ruby” by Bonnie & Camille for Moda. I have been loving this fabric ever since it came out. I’m finally busting into my fat quarter tower and playing!
I added a covered zipper to the back of the pillow. It’s worth the extra effort, considering this is such a quick project.
I used my favorite tutorial from Amy Made That! for adding covered zippers to the back of a pillow.
I’m making a duplicate of this house, but it’s going to be a wall hanging. I’m hand embroidering the letters using two strands of DMC embroidery floss and a stem stitch. This is new territory for me, but it’s a great way to pass the time while watching the Olympics!
If you would like to download the lettering, I’ve made a pdf file for you. Click here: Home is where the heart is. I printed it out at full scale and traced it using a light box and a water soluble pen. The “H” is a free monogram pattern from Needle ‘N Thread. This is a great resource for embroidery tutorials, videos and patterns.
I wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day from my house to yours!