Friday, February 12, 2016

Heart to Heart Table Runner

Happy Valentine's Day! I love this holiday, probably because there's so much pink and red, colors I look great in! And I couldn't resist several Kona pink solids, and just had to make another runner. This one is just as beautiful as the other two, Love Abounds, and Love Abounds Version 2.

Introducing Heart to Heart, with matching placemats!



The runner measures 14" x 44", and the placemats 10 1/2" x 15", adding modern beauty to my table.

Would you love for Heart to Heart to grace your table? A pattern for both pieces is available at my Craftsy and Etsy stores.

But now for a sweet treat. Not chocolate, but eye candy!



Closeups of the quilting on the runner, done in Glide thread.





Here's the back view, because it's always fun to see the patterns, especially on a solid.



And let's not forget the placemats!








A little more about the quilting. Using the clear vinyl, I tested out fill designs before quilting, deciding which ones, and where they would go.



The hearts use ruler work and freehand fills, while the border has ruler work on the edges, but freehand back and forth lines for wonderful texture. I did mark 45 degree water soluble blue lines to help me keep on track.



Spritzing with water immediately after quilting eliminated the wash out marker. Yes, this all took time, but the gorgeous texture was well worth it. I must say, I'm liking solids a lot more these days!

I'm all set, spreading love around my house. Can't get enough of that!

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day everyone!




14 comments:

  1. Beautiful! The center of the table runner looks like a jewel! Your quilting is gorgeous, and I love the variety of designs you chose. Thanks for linking to TGIFF :)

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  2. What a gorgeous set for your table! Your quilting really pops and is beautiful.

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  3. The design is so lovely and the quilting is exquisite!

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  4. Amazing pieces! Your quilting is just stunning, it really takes the project to another level! Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. What beautiful work, love your super quilting and sweet colors.

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  6. wow! You really outdid yourself on the runner and placemats. You quilting is so perfect. Now I want to make these.
    Cynthia

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  7. Fabulous!!! Love the piecing and the quilting!!!

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  8. So nicely done! Lovely set for any day to express 'Love is in the Air'...

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  9. Very nice! Wonderful design and quilting. I like the Art Deco look of the runner, very clever! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  10. Eye candy indeed! That quilting is so lush, so full of texture, so wonderful! Cute tablerunner design.

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  11. Hard to say what I like best: the pattern, the colors or the quilting! Those are stunning.

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  12. Everything about this runner is stunning! Thanks for linking up at Podunk Pickin's.

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  13. Exquisite quilting--love it!!

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