Earlier this week I posted my LOVE pillow. (For all our loyal followers, so sorry to repost this in the same week. I promise next week I have new and exciting things to share!) I love this pillow, and while I made it for Valentine's Day, it may just stay on my chair for a wee bit longer, so I can continue to admire it. At first I wasn't going to submit it for the Stitched In Color Blogger's Pillow Party this month because I thought it was too simple of a design, but as the week has worn on I decided that I love my LOVE pillow too much to not enter it in the contest! (Not to mention cutting out letters is anything but simple!)
I pulled the idea from a pillow a friend showed me as well as the Love Statue. I chose to slant my O in love because, as I stated earlier this week, I think that love can be unpredictable, has it's ups and downs, and has power beyond measure. So those are my deep and profound thoughts on love and why I chose to follow the original Love Statue and slant my O.
I also have my LOVE pillow resting on the chair that sits in the same corner as my Anna Maria Horner shrine, and it accurately expressed how I feel about all of her fabrics. However, I do have to confess that the fabric I used to make my LOVE pillow is not Anna Maria. Gasp! I actually went with Amy Butler's Lotus fabric. I like they way it complimented the bright red felt that I put under it.
On the back I used a scrap of a fabric designed by MoMo for Moda. I literally only had a scrap that I found in a bin at a fabric shop I went to during Freedom Fest, so I'm not even sure what design line of MoMo fabric it came from, and in order to put a zipper in the pillow it ended up in the middle of the back. I think the pretty fabric makes up for the odd placement of the zipper.
I hope the judges love my LOVE pillow as much as I do!