Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hugs and Kisses blog hop Day 4 My Turn!

I decided to combine my two loves for this Hugs and Kisses blog hop.  Quilting and machine embroidery.

I downloaded the free Heart of Hearts pattern here and got to work.

I picked out some white fabric that I think is a poly blend.  Most of my fabric is donated, so I'm not exactly sure where this came from.

Then, I got stitching.  this is a BIG design and took a long time to stitch-about 45 minutes.  Good thing I didn't have to do all of the stitching myself.  I do so love my new embroidery machine :)  It's a Brother pe770 and I got it used.  It is a real work horse and I'd recommend it to anyone.  Just remember to change the needle every once in a while!  That's usually when I start having troubles and go, oh, yeah, change the needle lady!

Once it was done, I squared it up and put on some borders..  Then, I cut a piece of Hearts Fleece and sewed a back on.  Stuffed it and in a short amount of my time (not counting the embroidery) I have a great pillow that screams LOVE!  I'm not sure where this will end up just yet, it may be a present, or I may just keep it.

Would you like a white panel machine embroidered with this heat of hearts?  Just leave a note on this post and I will pick a random winner on Saturday around noon.  You will get the center panel embroidered in red thread and you can make your own pillow or use it in a quilt or wall hanging.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and be sure to check out everyone else on the hop.

Thursday February 14th

87 comments:

Gill said...

Fabulous!
I'd love to win!!
Thanks for sharing

Britt-Inger said...

Your pillow is adorable. And thanks for sharing and I `d love to win.

Rosa said...

Spectacular!!

Debby said...

That embroidery is breathtaking! I haven't used my Pfaff embroidery unit in years, but now I'm thinking I should pull it out for something as awesome at that! The pillow is beautiful - thanks so much for sharing!

Lisa Marie said...

Simply beautiful! I would love to have an embroidered heart to make into something lovely. Thanks for the chance.

Fiesta said...

Marilyn, I too have this design so do not include me in the giveaway. I made a black kitchen towel with this design last year as a gift and the contrast is fabulous. Thank you for sharing tiday

JoyceLM said...

This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Jeanie said...

Beautiful pillow. I love the heart pattern and would love to include it in a project. Thanks so much!

Sharon said...

Oh how pretty an very chic.....Happy Valentine's Day..Beautiful design

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Wow! That's beautiful. I have an embroidery machine but have never designed anything like that.

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

That is a beautiful heart design, and made up wonderfully into a pillow, very sweet. Happy Valentine's Day!!

Brenda said...

Beautiful design. I like the rich old feeling it has.

Thearica said...

Love the pillow! I need to break out my new 10 needle!

Sowing Stitches said...

Beautiful red heart pillow!
May your day be filled with LOVE.

AnitaS said...

I like your kissen very much.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

What a a lovely piece you made..I would love to win this..thank you

Charlene S said...

Your heart is beautiful!

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here: Gorgeous!
Fantastical heart and lovely fabrics! What a treasure!
Thank you for sharing today

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Love the pillow! (I lovew machine embroidery too and this pattern is wonderful)

Just Quilt It said...

Your pillow is really beautiful! I would love to win this great heart panel! Thank you for offering a giveaway and for sharing such beautiful work.

Teresa said...

Cute pillow!! I love the embroidered heart. Thanks for the chance.

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I love the embroidery - it's so elegant and modern all at once. The color you used is gorgeous, too. I've been eyeing embroidery machines more and more now and wish that I would have invested in one when I was shopping for my last machine but to be honest, I was intimidated by them, lol. It's good to know that you like your Brother if I ever am looking for a used one - sounds like you got a good deal out of it!
I love your project - thank you for sharing and Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Love the pillow...love the giveaway...it's all about love today!

Linda said...

How beautiful! I would LOVE to have one like it!!

Sandra said...

This is just beautiful. Yes, I would LOVE to have one - for me - for my birthday this week. I just love red and this would just be so awesome to have one myself. Thank you for the chance to win and for taking the time to make this Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop so much fun. Happy Valentine's Day to you.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Cliodana said...

wow... i really have to find an embroidery machine too! very pretty. have a wonderful valentin's day

patchouli moon studio said...

It's a beautiful heart!

Joyce Carter said...

Beautiful!! It would be wonderful to have one like this. Thank you so much for a chance to win and for sharing.

Sandy said...

Beautiful design--LOVE IT!

Sallie said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the link and for the giveaway!

Nellie Duclos said...

Wow! That heart pillow is stunning! I'd love to win because I don't have an embroidery machine, hopefully sometime in the future I might get one because I have many ideas for its use!. From CA, thanks for sharing.

MooseStash Quilting said...

Whew, gorgeous design!

Gwen said...

Wow! It's just beautiful! And what a wonderful give-away! Hope you have a happy Valentines Day!

Suze said...

Wow! You are generous with your giveaway. Your pillow is beautiful and great inspiration to all of us. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us.

JudyCinNC said...

This is gorgeous and red and white is my key to decorating - love all Redwork and this embroidery is stunning. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity from Judy C in NC

krislovesfabric said...

Hmmm, I only do hand embroidery but this is stunning...guess I should look at those machines someday ;)

Denise Bevard said...

Thanks for a chance to win, the pillow is very pretty, might have to use this heart to make the center of a pillow that I have some scraps that haven't decided how they want to be arranged yet...

vicki said...

That is so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win! vickise at gmail dot com

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

WOW! That is rally pretty. I wish I had an embroidery machine but that is in the future. Great giveaway thanks...bpfrimmer@yahoo.com

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Yikes! That is just beautiful! I love it. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Lou said...

Beautiful heart!!!

Madame Samm said...

look at that embroidery..wow....truly inspiring

Kathy L said...

Love to win. That heart is special.

Kathy H said...

Your pillow is so pretty. I love the embroidery on it. I would love to win one of those, so thanks for the chance.

Christine L said...

Very Elegant! Love your Pillow!

Katherine McNeese said...

what a love-ly heart!
thanks for the giveawy!

Nikita said...

Love it!

lefuntz said...

Very pretty!

Brenda said...

Boy would I ever love to have that! You did a fabulous job in creating your project. Thanks for sharing and for your give away!

Tammy said...

What a beuatiful pillow..Tha twould look fabulous in my house you know...I would love to win the panel to make one...Thank you for shareing your project with us. And also thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Julie said...

Stunning design! It makes me want to check into embroidery machines.

Crickets Corner said...

This is just to pretty for words. Thanks for the link to the file. I downloaded it even if it may be awhile before I can use it as I don't have an embroidery machine. Would be honored to win the panel.

Martina said...

Really pretty! Looks awesome!

Teresa said...

Such a lovely heart. Thanks for the chance to win

Wendy said...

Beautiful work and wonderful pillow ... thank you so much for the share!

Judy B said...

Gorgeous pillow! I don't have an embroidery machine so sure would love to win. Thank you for sharing.
jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

StitchinByTheLake said...

I had to give up my embroidery machine recently and now you show this lovely pattern! Very pretty. :) blessings, marlene

Lyn said...

I really love the pillow. And Yes I would love to win!!!! Thanks for sharing in the hugs hop.

Nini said...

Wonderful!!! Great job. Thanks for sharing!!!

Mrs.Pickles said...

Lovely work!! thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

I LOVE it!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful give away! I would love to win. The heart is really beautiful. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

I absolutely *LOVE* that design :) It even caught my daughter's attention when she walked in the room after I let out a delighted gasp. I would love to make something from that beautiful panel. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

WoW! This fancy heart is just gorgeous! I don't have an embroidery machine so I'd have to do this by hand, which would take much longer than 45 minutes, hehe. You made a lovely pillow! Thanks for sharing with us, awesome job!

Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Vicki B said...

Beautiful pillow. I would love to win.
tvbart@charter.net

Elizabeth said...

How beautiful! I love my Brother emb machine too! I use a Quattro 6000D that I've had for several years and give it a workout often. Whether you keep that gorgeous pillow or gift it, whoever gets to see it everyday will know it was made with LOVE! Happy Valentine's Day!

Bonnie said...

Love the heart. It would make a beautiful center for a quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

Connie said...

How beautiful and delicate! Thanks for sharing!

The4Rs said...

love the design, I have an embroidery machine on my bucket list. Love your project and thanks for hopping!

pippirose said...

I love your pillow. The heart is just gorgeous!
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

pippirose59 at gmail dot com

LJ said...

That's a beautiful pillow and I love the design. BTW, you said the design was free - may I ask where you from where did you download it. I also have an embroidery machine and several years later...I still love it and am fascinated to watch it work. If my name is drawn, choose another as I have my own machine; I do thank you, though. :) Happy V Day!

carla said...

Hi!! It is beautiful!!! Very sweet!!! Love it!!! Thank You

Mary Ann said...

Love my pe770. Will have to down load that file. So pretty!

Heide said...

Beautiful design. After seeing that, I think I'll start saving for an embroidery machine!

Kaynik said...

Would I? YES, I would love to win that gorgeous embroidered heart. I am paying someone to embroider some tree designs for a quilt I am working on. I'll have to see if she has anything like your heart.

ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

Cecilia said...

Your pillow is beautiful! I would love to win an embroidered heart. Thanks for sharing.

Quilt n Queen said...

Beautiful, delicate and inspiring. Thanks sEw much for sharing...great job!! Happy stitching, Pauline

BizyStitches said...

I love that swirly heart. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Joanne said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I find it amazing that something so simple (meaning just red thread on a white background) can be so stunning. Thanks for sharing your creations with us today!

java diva said...

That is so beautiful!

Theresa said...

Love that heart, beautiful pillow!

DeAnna S. said...

Great pillow. The embroidered heart is awesome. Thanks for sharing and thanks for offering the giveaway!

Teri said...

The embroidered heart is beautiful....would love to receive it....great giveaway....

Linda J said...

Your pillow is gorgeous! It must be fun to see the embroidered design take shape. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day

Amy said...

The embroidery is lovely, what a great pillow!

MoeWest said...

Your pillow is beautiful! I'm starting to wish I had an embroidery machine now. Thanks for the giveaway.

Wendy said...

so pretty! it really is a gorgeous embroidery design