January 25, 2011

It Is Now A Tablerunner!

Linking this up over at Heather and Megan's Fabric Tuesday!  head on over there and link up something you have made using fabric!

**Alert**... My oldest daughter's loss will be one of my follower's gain!!  I asked both of my girls if they would use this tablerunner and my youngest said yes and my oldest said no...SOOO!!!  I will be giving away the 2nd runner once I have them both finished!!  No need to sign up.. If you are a follower on the day I give this away, your name will go in the drawing!!  I will announce the winner on my blog by February 7th!! So, stay tuned!!

I am working on 2 tablerunners today for my daughters as their Valentine's Day gift!  I found the pattern on Kim's blog during the Be Mine Blog Tour that I posted about early last week!

These little boogers take forever to cut and piece but the end result is well worth it!  All of those 1 inch finished pieces makes for a timely journey to create the tablerunner!  I started at 9:00 this morning, took a 2 hour break for lunch, and have just come back downstairs with the completed tablerunner in tow.  So, how long was that??  7 1/2 hours!!  Man, am I slow or what!!! :)

I strayed a little from the way Kim made hers but I really like mine too!  I don't have as many fabrics as it would take for that outside border for it look well done.  It needs at least 13 different fabrics to get the best color combination going and I just don't have that many!  And I did not care for the arrow in brown on top of the heart so I couldn't draw any browns to the border either.

I really like the way all of the robins egg blues play together... From the photos it is hard to see the light blue in the background fabric but it is actually very pretty with those little pink flowers all over it.  And I LOVE that fabric for the final border!  It actually was part of the same collection as the background fabric.

I will be binding it in the solid darker blue to frame it!

I plan on quilting feathers in the hearts and a soft meander in the background.  I cannot wait to finish it but customer work is calling my name for the next few days so it will have to wait it's turn.  I will be back on the weekend with hopefully photos of it at least on the frame!

1 down.. 1 to go.. I have to make 2 remember... :)

I am linking this post up over at the following blogs!  Please go over and visit and link something you have to share also!

And if you are a visitor from the link parties, please visit the rest of my blog and check out the giveaway going on!

Linking up over at:

Freshly Pieced! - W.I.P. Wednesdays!


All Things Heart & Home - All Things Inpsired!

Olivia Renn - Hump Day Linky Love!

 Linking this up over at DittleDattle's Amaze Me Mondays!

14 comments:

Marie said...

That came out great!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Your table runner is lovely! Good work!!!

Stempelientje said...

I LOVE IT!!! AWESOME colours together!!Very pretty!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

that is just too cute!!!!

spencers said...

Very cute! The color selection is so lovely!

SewCalGal said...

Delightful tablerunner. Inspirational

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Lee said...

Very cute and cheerful, perfect for Valentine's Day. Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday, have a fabulous week!

Robin said...

Oh my goodness! I love this! I've always "planned" to do a Valentine table runner, yours is just perfect!
xo
Robin
Ps...I love your blog, have I told you that before :)
Please come on back on Wednesdays and link more of your inspiration! Can't wait to see what else your dream up!
xo

Marcia W. said...

I like your version of the bemine table runner.

Thanks for the prize award from your giveaway. I love Rebecca's chasing cotton patterns and will enjoy them. I've returned your email with the specifics.
This made my night! Marcia

Wendy said...

Your table runner looks wonderful. Thank you for the opp. to win one! Glad to know that my girls are not the only ones that do that.

Needled Mom said...

I loved that pattern on the blog tour. Yours turned out great, but two of them???? Way to go.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

What a great giveaway! Lovely addition to anyones holiday decor :D

Thanks for linking up to "Amaze Me Monday" blog party.

Quiltstory said...

Super cute! Love the hearts! Thanks for linking up to Quiltstory!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

This is so pretty, and how generous of you to have a give-away, thanks:@)