Upcycled Love

>> Friday, February 10, 2012


A couple weekends ago I decided to play with some of my most recent selvages and make this heart pillow.




 Fortunately for me {not so much for my husband's wardrobe!} one of my husband's new shirts shrunk. It's 100% cotton and feels soft, maybe it's brushed cotton?

My husband's second comment on discovering the shrunken state of his new shirt was "Why don't you make something with it?" So I did.

I know you can guess his first comment!



I used the heart template from my Pockets of Love pattern and changed up the layout for a simpler, more modern look.  I did make the 'top' heart into a pocket by not sewing down the curves when I sewed the heart onto the pillow.





I enjoyed playing with the stripe selvage. I made two, 5 inch by 10 inch rectangles with 5 different selvages. I changed the positions of the selvages on each rectangle to give me 2 sets of hearts. 

My husband is a pretty big guy. This was a XL dress shirt so I had no problem in cutting a big enough piece from the back of it for my pillow. I've even saved a few 5 inch charms cut from the rest of the shirt to play with on another weekend.

It was a pretty quick project to make and I really liked using the shirt front as the back of my pillow.


I think I see some more shrinking shirts in my future!




With Joy,
Sarah Vee

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Checking in with a Winner and a Finish!

>> Monday, February 6, 2012

Janet is the winner of my wool rotary cutter ornament. Congratulations, Janet!

The football season is over and I'm happy to report that I finished binding this quilt during the first half of the Superbowl. I met my goal and this 12 year old UFO is finished!!

Sorry for my absence here. I am currently working at 2 different jobs outside of the home in addition to raising my children, keeping dishes and clothes clean and all that jazz. Quilting has become a joy that is captured in scattered moments throughout my week. I'm hoping to catch up on some blogging real soon!

With Joy,
Sarah Vee

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