You can find step-by-step photos and directions on flickers here: Heart Pin Step-by-Step. I plan to put together more thorough (and printable) directions . . . someday.
The rest of my red strings from last week were made into fiber postcard valentines. I still enjoy a bit of child-like awe over how you can stick a stamp on a fiber postcard and it almost always arrives at its destination unscathed.
I used a lot of red scraps in a bunch of sample lotto blocks for March--since I've already given everyone a heads up that we'll be using red fabrics, I can share the corners of the blocks I've made . . .
. . . come back on March 1 to see how great the blocks turned out ;-)
I wanted to do red and white blocks in March in a nod toward the Folk Art Museum's exhibition of red and white quilts that will be taking place in New York, Infinitie Variety: 3 Centures of red and White Quilts. (If you're going, I'll be the one wearing the little stuffed heart pin ;-)
Although the next project didn't begin as a red scraps project (the cover heart is one of the bonus blocks from the string hearts), I used 2 red fabrics from my red scraps bin for the inside and pockets and some red wool felt scraps for the felt leaves. I have published directions for making the small hand-sewing kit here: My Portable Hand-sewing Kit.
I haven't yet pulled the red and white project from my packed away UFOs–I still hope to quilt and bind it this month–but I have started cutting triangles to make more scrappy stars. I'll be taking them with me to UFO night at the Honey Bee tonight.
Value is very important when putting the stars together and I had a hard time finding enough "lights" for these blocks. I broke the Rainbow Scrap Challenge rules this month and used a few pinks and creams to make it work.
While I was cutting triangles, I also cut a stack of some small squares. I have an idea for one more red scraps project this month. They'll probably come along tonight and be sewn into 16-patch blocks.
You can check out what everyone else is making from their red scraps by following the links at the bottom of the So scrappy Scrap Happy Saturday blog post.