New heart cushion

Following on from the post “New hearts”, this is the first new heart cushion I have finished… it’s filled with hollowfibre filling and I’ve used the ladder stitch to close the gap. It’s not shown on this image but for the back I used a different shade of blue – fat quarter, cut to the size (slightly bigger) of 12″ by 13″ (inches).

My heart designs

I wanted to come up with an alternative to the heart design I used on my second tote bag without searching images on Google. The idea being to create a heart cushion.

There are two typefaces in Illustrator that include a treble clef. I wanted to use a standard heart shape. I played about with the composition using the Pathfinder tool and shape mode: Minus front. This makes everything outside of the heart disappear and everything within the heart merge and become transparent.

I had the idea of maybe making a set of cushions rather than just one because I really liked the composition and the idea of having a treble clef on the left, right and in the middle seemed quite appealing.

I created three designs (ima. 3 in orange), there were little sections where I didn’t think were quite right so I changed them slightly (to the blue hearts). I liked the two hearts together in the outline so I put the three hearts together and did some experimenting with colour.