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**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... :)
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