This project has been planned for some time now. The idea first came to me when I saw the crossword fabric from Sew Me A Song. It's from Bungle Jungle by Tim and Beck for Moda in grey. In addition to Sew Me A Song, this print can also be found at Sew Fresh Fabrics, the The Fat Quarter Shop and Marmalade Fabrics in multiple colors (but the grey is my favorite!).
I wanted to make a Valentine's Day crossword patchwork. I made this pillow sham to fit a normal bed sized pillow. What I love about it is that it could be made for a guy and how many Valentine's Day projects can you say that about?
I started by cutting 19 squares measuring 3 1/2" from Alexander Henry's grey crosshatch using my 3 1/2" square Sizzix die. Then I appliqued the letters needed to spell "Valentine," "Kiss," "Heart," and "Love" using two prints from Basic Grey's Kissing Booth and Sizzix Lollipop Shadow Alphabet Dies. I applied the letters using a fusible webbing.
I made the back of the pillow a simple envelope closure and bound in the red grunge print. The finished dimensions of the sham are 27" x 20".
If you want to make one, you've got a month still till Valentine's Day!