I need to add some red to this one to make it pop! Garnet Red is the rich accent color I chose and, if they don't like it, they can just take it out for Valentine's Day and their anniversary! The second pillow needed to have more red, so I chose a heart with two love birds. This is how far I have gotten with that:
I also need to get some red and gray material, and pillow forms to complete this project. Then I have to figure out how to center my designs and sew them to the pillow. Hmmmm. It just dawned on me that I may have bitten off more than I can chew. However, I am too deep into it now to turn back.
Finally, my daughter must have loved the turquoise blanket I made for their first anniversary because she hinted she would like one for her bedroom to throw across the bed. I already bought the yarn, garnet red and light gray, for this project. Here is last year's aran hearts blanket which I will make again in new colors. I hope this year's blanket turns out as nice or better.
First Anniversary throw for living room.
Fast Forward two months later . . . this is how far I have gotten:
A Quilled Card
Two Cross Stitch pictures for the centers of the pillows
edged in gray double bias tape.
These are "Cotton" for traditional second anniversary.
<3 A gorgeous Aran Hearts Blanket <3
Two pillows forms still to be covered in red
and I do not sew or have a machine!
I have to watch some youtube videos and see if I can accomplish what is in my mind's eye. Wish me luck! I need to learn how to cover the pillows and center the design in the middle so it looks somewhat professional. Several videos later I stopped everything that I was doing, took out the material, and cut it to the size recommended for my 16 inch pillow forms. Then I sewed the cross stitch designs on the center of the two panels. Finally, I got to work on sewing the cover by hand. This is the final result!
And voila! I did it! I love they way they turned out.
I hope they will love it too.
<3 Happy 2nd Anniversary Melissa and Matt <3