Sunday, February 10, 2013

Love Is In The Air

It is almost Valentine's Day and I've had hearts on the mind for the last two weeks.  Valentine's has always been a favorite holiday of mine and to be able to participate in the Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop...well, there was just no question about whether or not to join, it was more of what don't I make.




I started with this 14-inch pillow.  I had seen this tutorial, but I decided to use 1-1/2" strips and graph paper to design mine.  I have always wanted to make a pink and yellow quilt and was also able to use some ric rack I had on hand.  I did quilt the squares in the ditch so the top has a little poof to it, and I was really pleased with the way it turned out.


I also stitched this Lizzie Kate "Love Crazy" cross stitch and made it into a pillow.  I added a button to the middle to add a little sparkle.


Now that my holiday cushions are finished I should probably get to work on sending Valentines.  Thank you to Madame Samm and Jane our cheerleader for this blog hop.  You can follow these links to see what everyone else has to share...


106 comments:

Scrapatches said...

Your pillows are sew pretty. I love the way you used yellow with the pink. Yellow is my favorite and I have never thought to use it with pink this way. I really like the way these colors look together. Thanks for sharing ... XOXOXO ... :) Pat

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Lindas!!Parabéns!

Judy B said...

Lovely pillows! Thank you for sharing your great work.

Martina said...

Yes they are sweet and lovely! Real treats!

nähtina said...

both are very cute!

Grammasheri said...

Such sweet pillows. The yellow and pink one that you designed is my favorite, and I love the way you quilted it. Both are very nice!

Nati said...

Great pillows love the cross stitch!

Nini said...

Geat pillows! Thank you for sharing!
Greetings from Germany
Nicole

Jeanie said...

Both pillows are very sweet! Thanks for sharing!

Sowing Stitches said...

Great pillows! I think your smaller pillow is my favorite!I never think about making pillows but yours have inspired me!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!:)

Britt-Inger said...

Your pillows are awesome. Thanks for sharing

Tina said...

Lovely Pillows. Neat Use Of The Ric Rack Too.

charlotte said...

Oh, I love both of your cushions! So pretty!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Super pink and yellow pillow - love tiny piecing and this is delightful! And such a cute little cross stitch. Thank you for sharing with us today.

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Kristin,
I'm in love with the heart cushion, you designed. The colours you chose are so lovely... it is so very beautiful.
The cross stitch pillow is sweet aswell, but my "Heart" belongs to the pink and yellow one.
Have a lovely week.
Best Wishes
Daphne

Thearica said...

Fantastic pillows! bet they make top honors for today!

You might consider turning off word verification so you get more comments.. I have had to respin that thing 4 times just to find one legible enough to make out what it is. hate those things.

Gill said...

Gorgeous!
I especially like the pink/yellow cushion
Thank you for sharing!

patchouli moon studio said...

Lovely cushions.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Very nice work!

Quiltsmiles said...

Beautiful finishes! Love that pink and yellow bottun to compliment your quilted heart pillow, nice touch. Jane

Frances said...

Such pretty pillows. Very cute.

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty pillows.

Gwen said...

Both of your projects turned out just lovely! The little love pillow is especially cute and the button really does add a nice accent.

gpc said...

I love your pillows -- maybe it's time to put my christmas ones away?!

Madame Samm said...

Kristen, these are beautiful pillows and your stitching is lovely....YOU did well, so well...welllll you will see..

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Adorable Kristen!! I love both, but really like the perfectly straight lined quilting on the first pillow...lovely

Mommarock said...

Such teeny little squares.. and it turned out so beautifully! I don't know that I am quite up to making that yet..I really have to get my seams perfect first. But I really love the ric-rac border!

Joyce Carter said...

Hi Kristen.Your pillows are adorable. I really like the first one with all the tiny squares.

Theresa said...

So very sweet pillows. I especially love your cross stitch pillow! Before my app;ique days and back when I was much younger, I was big into cross stitching. Makes me want to dig into my patterns for a cross stitch project, :-)

Mara said...

Very pretty.

Katie said...

super cute projects and such tiny squares.

Rosa said...

Awesome pillows.Thanks for sharing!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Beautiful! Congrats on being in the top choices today!

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here: Love the pillows, yes the pink and yellow is beautiful.
The little cross stitched one is just adorable!
Thank you for sharing today

ga447 said...

I love the way you did the word LOVE.
Great pillows.

JudyCinNC said...

LOVEly pillows and I LOVE them - super additions to this wonderful blog hop. Judy C in NC

Vicki H said...

Beautiful pillows. Thanks for sharing

vicki said...

Very pretty. Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

Sandra said...

You have made really cute pillows for Valentine's Day. Actually, they would look really cute on your bed or your couch. Thank you for joining the Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop and giving all of us evey more clever ideas.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

sew.darn.quilt said...

I love your projects :)
Thank you for sharing with us :)

Sandy D said...

Your cushions are great.I like your LOVE cushion, great job.

Tammy said...

Super cute Pillows. Love them both.
conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Agnes B. Bullock said...

I so need these pillows! hope you still have my mailing address :) !

Linda said...

Great job, Kristin! Your pillows are beautiful!!!

Quayceetatter said...

Love the pillow and cross stitch. I love her patterns on cross stitch.

Nellie Duclos said...

Kristen-Your heart pillow is stunning and the "Love Letters" are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

Needled Mom said...

Great job! Both projects are so cute.

krislovesfabric said...

Oh, beautiful projects! Thanks so much for sharing today!

Heide said...

Beautiful!

Stacey Napier said...

Lovely projects!

Lyn said...

Love your pillows. Thanks for sharing

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

Thanks for sharing your super-cute pillows! I really like the yellow with the pink.

evelyn said...

Awesome pillows. Love the pink and yellow.

Connie said...

Beautiful pillows, thanks for sharing!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Wow! So wonderful! Your heart is so soft and pretty and the cross stitch, amazing!! Thank you for sharing your talent.

Wendy said...

your cushions are beautiful, so much work has gone into both of them!

Quilt n Queen said...

You have been very busy....both pillows are beautiful and perfect to decorate for Valentines Day. Thanks for sharing!! Happy stitching, Pauline

Gmama Jane said...

I wish I owned those two precious pillows. I like the way you combined the cross stitch with the quilting.
Enjoyed your blog!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Charlotte Thompson said...

Kristen love that heart pillow, your first example. It is crazy good!

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Beautiful! Pink and yellow go so nicely together!

Linda said...

Love Love Love your cross-stitch.

Denise Bevard said...

Very nice.

Fiber Babble said...

Both of your pillows are wonderful - but the quilted one? You're out of your mind!! ♥

carla said...

Hi!! These are so pretty and sweet!!! Thank You

Kathy H said...

Your pillows are so pretty. I need to get to my valentines too.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Beautiful pillows - I love them both! blessings, marlene

Sandy said...

Great pillows, so cute!

Sharon said...

Very pretty pillows....

Just Quilt It said...

Beautiful work!

Nita said...

I love your sweet pillows! Good job!

Sallie said...

Very nice! Thanks for participating in the hop!

DeAnna S. said...

Great pillows and what awesome cross-stitch. You have more patience than I do. Thanks for sharing!

Vickie said...

Your pillows are "sew" pretty !

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work!

lefuntz said...

Very pretty. I especially like the cross stitch pillow!

Linda said...

Such pretty pillows. Love them.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

They are both lovely. The cross stitch is awesome. Congrats on being one of the chosen.

Elizabeth said...

I love the cross stitch pillow! That's another hobby of mine and I always enjoy seeing different ways to use cross stitch pieces other than just being framed. Thanks for sharing!

quiltma said...

I love both but really love the Lizzy Kate.

Crickets Corner said...

Both of your pillows are pretty but my heart belongs to the cross stitch one. It's just to dang cute!

Christine L said...

Great Job on your Pillows! They are fabulous!!! Thanks for sharing your hugs and kisses!!!

MoeWest said...

Your pillows are very pretty! Yellow and pink is a nice combination.

Shepody Mountain Crafter said...

Your pillows are inspiring. Your color choice are great. Thanks for sharing.

Just Carol said...

Beautiful pillows--love them both!

The Slow Quilter said...

Yes, the pillows are so sweet and lovely.

maggie said...

I just LOVE that heart pillow! beautiful!
cheers
maggie

tink's mom said...

Wonderful pillows. Wouldn't want to have to pick a favorite as they are both great. Enjoy them and the holiday.

Mimi said...

Love both of your pillows!! The pink and yellow works nicely... I never thought about this colour combination!

Farm Quilter said...

Adorable pillows!!! So cute and festive :) Great job on the quilting too!!

Quilter Kathy said...

Beautiful Valentine's pillows Kristen!

Cathy's Chatter said...

I love the pillows. So very clever! Isn't it fun to make something and use up left overs from other projects? (your rick rack). Thanks for sharing.

Patty said...

love your pillows.

Wendy said...

Kristen, You did marvelous on both pillows!! Love the cross stitching especially but your pink and yellow pillow is pretty sweet too. Great job!

Nikita said...

lovely!

LJ said...

Two wonderful pillows! Cross-stitch is so time consuming; wow! Happy V Day!

Cecilia said...

Beautiful pillows! Thanks for sharing.

Susana said...

Feliz dia!Ese almohadón bordado es tan delicado.

Amy said...

Love your pretty little pillows! I really should break out my cross stitch for awhile. Beautiful work!

SewBlinkey.blogspot.com said...

Your pillows are just wonderful. I've never made anything like that. What great talent you have. I also love your other blocks in the last post. Great blocks and fabric.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Wow Kristen, both your heart cushions are gorgeous! Loving all your stars too, can't wait to see your applique blocks.

BizyStitches said...

love the pillows. Thanks

Elita en Suisse said...

Oh, what sweet cushions! I especially like the pink & yellow one but appreciate the work that would've gone into the cross-stitched one as well. Thank you for sharing such lovely work!

Suze said...

Each of your pillows are beautiful. Now you have me in the mood to cross stitch again! That is what is so great about these hops ~ all the people who take time in this busy world to blog and inspire others with their creativity. Thank you for taking time with all the health issues in your family to blog and share. Hope your recovery is short.

Joanne said...

BEAUTIFUL! You are very talented. Thanks for sharing your creations with us.

Linda J said...

Lovely pillows! You did a great job on them.

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Cherry said...

I am in love with your heart pillow... love everything about it! Thanks for the inspiration!