Happy Valentine's Day Dear Friends. This is a little project made for my Art Quilt Group as a swap. It is an artist trading card the size of a playing card: 2.5 x 3.5 inches. I first made a sandwich of fabric with snippets of ribbons, threads and little pieces of fabric.
The photos above show the inside contents of the fabric before laying a piece of fine netting over the top to enclose it. Then it is free motion stitched all over to encase into a "woven" fabric. This is the substance of the heart shape in the trading card.
I have some special spools of thread from my mother and grandmother's stash. Included in this Valentine is red thread from the spool pictured above that was purchased at TG&Y for a mere 18 cents!! This Valentine landed in a great home by luck of the draw to my friend Valerie.