Friday, February 4, 2011

Valentine's Day Table Runner!

Hi everyone-Happy Weekend after a very long week! I wanted to make a Valentine's table runner and was thrilled to use some of my favorite fabrics from my stash.

Love the little yo-yo's with the heart sequin and pearl in the middle.
Any simple suggestions for a non-quilter about how to finish this piece?
Earl blushes and stammers "hi"...
after so many lovely offers to be his Valentine he's feeling quite bashful.

It's Fresh Cut Friday so I treated myself to some beautiful white tulips!
Have a happy day:@)

I'm joining:

61 comments:

  1. What a lovely patchwork table runner! makes me think of the quilts my grandmothers used to make. :)
    Just popped by from My Romantic Home for Show & Tell.

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  2. That's so very pretty.

    My show n tell link: My latest art sketch

    http://hootin--anni.blogspot.com/2011/02/hes-there-inside-your-mind.html

    Hope you can find time to stop by. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. Your Valentines Day tablerunner is so pretty, I'm so not a quilter so can't offer any advice I'm afraid.
    Off to find out more about your Kitchen Gadget party.
    Maggie.

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  4. Everything is so pretty and well done,enjoyed browsing around.Please drop by and do the same at my site if you wish.Have a good day.

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  5. I think your runner is fabulous! Your tulips looks so cheerful and happy to be sitting on such a lovely table. I love your vase; it's so pretty.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Lynn! La

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  6. What a perfect way to use your remnants. I love it.

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  7. Hi Lynn,
    I just love your table runner, it's so colorful!
    You did a wonderful job. I like it the way it is, but if you want to finish it off just sew "X's" on each square and put a layer of batting behind it.

    You have created a beautiful tablescape.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  8. I love your runner! The way that I have seen non-quilted quilts quilted is with buttons or little yarn knots .... But it looks cute just the way it is! :)

    Tulips are always a winner! Thanks for joining in!:)
    ~Liz

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  9. Very sweet! Flowers give me hope for all this snow to be gone!

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  10. Hi Lynn,
    I love your pretty runner. It's very cheerful and I like it the way it is. I am not a quilter so I can't give you any advice.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  11. HI Lynn! OH, your Valentine runner is so pretty! You did a wonderful job! Tell little Earl blushing looks good on him.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;0

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  12. What a wonderful way to use all your pretty red fabrics. The table runner is just beautiful!! Thanks for the reminder about your valentine's day party....I'll be there!!
    Jane

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  13. Hello Lynn! Thank you for stopping by and posting my Giveaway on your sidebar. I put the link for yours in my posting today but need to figure out how to do it in the side bar. Your Valentine Table Runner is so pretty. I like how you used the yo-yos. I am soooo ready for Spring! The tulips added a lovely touch too!

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  14. Perfect runner for Valentines, or anytime.

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  15. You did a wonderful job on the table runner! Love the idea of the yo yo's....and I just love tulips!!

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  16. What a beautiful table runner. I just love it!
    Beth

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  17. So beautiful work! A fabulous runner!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  18. Hi, Lynn, I don't quilt, but I bet you get some suggestions from some of the girls who do. I do have quilts and love them and love your runner! Earl... he's such a heartbreaker, and he better not be cozying up to anyone but me. I will be pout. Magpies are like that, you know. ;-)

    XO,

    Sheila

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  19. Your fabric choices are just beautiful together! Now I want to make one too!! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment!

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  20. Very pretty runner! I love it!
    I know nothing about quilting either...I think it looks pretty as is, if you decided not to do anything else.

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  21. Cute table runner! Love the look and what a great way to use those red fabrics.

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  22. Your table runner is so cheerful! I love it! I think it looks perfect just like it is. You may have already done this, but if you sew the cute little yo yo's all the way through to the other side that will hold the piece all together just like quilting would. Hope you have a warm and wonderful weekend!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

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  23. ♥ Lynn ♥ Dear ♥ I ♥ Am ♥ Grinning ♥ From ♥ Ear ♥ To ♥ Ear ♥ :)
    Thank you for the heads up!
    Quilters know that the actual quilting process is what holds the layers of fabric together. Your yo-yos were an excellent choice where the 4 fabrics meet, (the + spot). Even putting a yo-yo in the center of each block would have been pretty. Some quilters use hand or machine stitching in the seams (called stitching in the ditch). It is usually invisible. I know gals who use fancy zig-zag or other machine stitching over the seams, or they just tack the fabrics together using several strands of embroidery floss or crochet cotton. Some even use buttons. I recall someone sewing rick rack to cover seams and that held the fabrics together. There are many options, and of course the main one is to pull out a big embroidery hoop and some quilting thread, a quilting needle and thimble then hand quilt using a running or basting stitch. With practice and in time your stitches will be uniform and lovely ♥

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  24. I really love your table runner. It is perfect for Valentine's Day. I envy your talent with a needle. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  25. Oh just love it! how pretty, and I like you vase too!

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  26. What a lovely Valentine runner!! Love how you added the yo-yos to it!!

    Have a great Pink Sat!!!

    dana

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  27. You've been busy and creative! Love your adorable runner!

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  28. Lynn, that is just fabulous, so bright & cheery a runenr! And your presentation is beautiful. The yo-yo's are just the perfect touch.

    Have a beautiful PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs, Marydon

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  29. Earl looks quite happy on that gorgeous runner. I might have to copy that idea. It's so pretty.

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  30. Your squares are perfectly cut and sewn. What a talent you have and the runner is just perfect for Valentine's Day. Great job girlfriend. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

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  31. Lynn, your table runner is very pretty. The fabric squares from your stash look fabulous together. Good job. It looks great even without quilting. Love your bashful piggy. I think he likes your quilt runner too.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  32. Love the table runner as it reminds of a quilt. Quilts are one of my great loves. The tulips add just the right touch.

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  33. Oh, I like that runner just like it is. Thanks for stopping by ... I might have a mate for that little bashful pig!

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  34. Happy P.S. Love your flowers.

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  35. That runner is so sweet ~ and so of course is Earl. That's a great name by the way, it was my Daddy's name.

    Lots of love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  36. What a pretty runner! Love the colors and the yo-yos! I am not much of a sewer, but I can make the yo-yos!!

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  37. Lynn, I love your runner. It's a great combination of fabrics. Thank you for stopping by my blog today and happy PS.

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  38. Happy Pink Saturday Lynn Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share this evening. I love this table runner. It is just exquisite, and the use of the yo-yo(s) was so clever.

    I am not a quilter, but I think I would get out my embroidery hoop and quilt stitch a heart on each square. It will keep your pieces together and give it a little pattern. If you used the thread color of each square, then it would be a design on the square, you know not a color that would show up. It would be beautiful.

    Whatever you decide to do sweetie, it is both elegant and beautiful just as it is. You did a marvelous job. Have a wonderful weekend. Many hugs, Sherry

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  39. Your runner is really sweet-I love the yo-yos!
    What an adorable vase! The scallops go well with the yo-yos!
    Happy Friday!

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  40. Yo-yos! What a wonderful quilt runner. Kitchen pig is "sweet." HPS!
    Joyce M

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  41. You're so talented- I love your table runner! I wish I was able to just "whip up" a little something for my table. :)

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  42. Hi Lynn: I'm so glad you stopped in! I just made "Team Ina" up for those of us who are devoted to her. But, "Team Ina"--how bad would that be. I shall mull that over. Any ideas?

    I love your quilted runner! I need to get busy on festivating for Valentine's instead of thinking of all the snow around here!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  43. Lynn, this quilted table runner is so pretty! Perfect for the holiday but really will work all year round! You are so talented!

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  44. A Valentine's Day table runner is a great idea. Yours is so pretty and festive. If I start one now I might have it ready by next year's Valentines Day.

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  45. Hi Lynn
    I love how the colours look so good together. Its perfect for Valentines day!!! LOVE IT!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate that: )
    hugs
    Manni
    www.ibakecakes-manni.blogspot.com

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  46. Your table runner is beautiful. Looks great on your table with the fresh flowers. I love the milk-glass vase also. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  47. Love your charming table runner:)) Happy PS~~~

    Having a little give away over at my blog:))
    Stop by if you have a moment!

    Have a blessed weekend!

    Kay Ellen

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  48. HELLO AND HAPPY PINK SATURDAY~WOW YOUR TABLE RUNNER TURNED OUT STUNNING :)

    XO~MARI

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  49. Your tablerunner is so cheerful and pretty. Love the little yoyos. You really don't have to do anything else to it unless you want to. If you have more of the yoyos or just some buttons, you could handstitch some on at the intersections of your squares, but do it randomly, not every one. Then it would be too busy. Love the tulips and the vase.
    CAS

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  50. I have made quilted table runners for my little kitchen table where we eat each night. I have them for the different seasons and just love using them. Your is precious and the yo-yo’s add a dear little touch. The tulips just set it all off perfectly. HPS.

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  51. Beautiful runner!! I also love the tulips!!

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  52. Now that is one heck of a gorgeous runner!! Fantastic job!! I LOVE it!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  53. I just love your runner! It's perfect for Valentine's!
    Blessings,
    Janet

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  54. I love your table runner. I am just finishing up mine as well. It is a perfect way to use up bits and pieces of leftover fabric huh!

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  55. So pretty! Love all the colors and the white tulips in that sweet white vase look beautiful!
    Mary

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  56. Beautiful runner! You did a great job on that!

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  57. Great work! Looks perfect just as it is.Blessings, and Happy Pink Saturday! Debbie

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  58. What a happy table runner! You've made me think that I need to make one. Now, I'm going to read your chocolate cupcake recipe, and I know I'll want to make those too. :-)

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  59. This is beautiful! You have done a lovely job and the little white rounds are perfect! So pretty. Love it! Thanks for adding it to the Valentines party!

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  60. Love this you may have just inspired me to make one!

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