I've been wanting to do a Valentines project and as I was going over my Google Reader and ran across the project I tempted this weekend. Freda's Hive blogged about Random Red for February and mentioned a pattern she had posted a while ago. Her Valentine Flag/Banner seemed like an easy and colorful project. So I got all my squares set up, moved my blooming hyacinth to my sewing table for the wonderful smell and started watching Season 1 of Fringe. (The latter thanks to my boss who lent me the DVDs and keeps insisting I watch...I may be hooked...)
(Sorry for the crooked picture...just tilt your head a little.)
The hearts I made ended up a bit bigger than I was picturing...but that's my own fault for not reading the pattern and realizing what 2 1/2" squares means for final size. Either way, I really like how they look. And since I've got a bunch more pre-cut squares, I might be making one or two more this size. But I suppose there's aways a use for 2 1/2" squares somewhere down the line.
I'm not sure how I want to finish them. At first I was considering keeping them as two separate squares as wall hangings. But maybe I do like the vertical banner look also. First I have to decide if I need another border of white around the heart before a small red border. I'm also considering embroidering a "B" and an "R" in opposite corners as a little personalization. : )
(And ironically, as I update this, I'm watching another episode of Fringe where hyacinth plays a roll.)