Wednesday, January 12, 2011

WELCOME!

Welcome to my big quilting adventure! I'm SOOOOOOO glad you could be a part of it! It's finally MY day! Woo-hoo! This is the first time I've been invited to participate in a blog tour/hop as a DESIGNER, so this feels like a bit of history. And golly gee, but aren't I just terribly impressed with myself?!

Seriously, though, as much as I'd just love to think you're only here because you want to visit with ME, I know you're here for: (1) the prizes, (2) the fun, (3) the prizes, (4) the project pattern, (5) the prizes and, maybe somewhere after I list "prizes" a couple more times, . . . (16) me. So let's get on with it, shall we?

There are probably three of you who visit me regularly and have been waiting to see what I've come up with, so I'll end the suspense and show you. Ready?


At this point, if you're not all that impressed with the project, this is where you skip ahead to the comments part and leave one so I can enter you in the drawings for (1) a kit to make the runner, (2) a $50 FAT QUARTER SHOP gift certificate, and (3) a chance to get into the BIG drawing for a $100 FAT QUARTER SHOP gift certificate. Names will be drawn on January 16th and posted shortly thereafter.

Still here? I think I see two of you out there. Ah,you there on the right. You're just waiting for me to turn my back so you can grab the candy on the table, right? Okay, then, take a piece and move along.

Finally! Someone who's interested in making the runner! First of all, click RIGHT HERE to pop over to the PDF of the pattern and print it out. I'm going to give you the Reader's Digest condensed version in photos and a few words below, but you'll need the pattern too. I'll wait right here while you go do that.  [NOTE:  IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ACCESS THE PATTERN THROUGH SCRIBD, PLEASE EMAIL ME A REQUEST, AND I WILL EMAIL BACK A PDF OF THE PATTERN.  YOU CAN GET MY EMAIL ADDRESS THROUGH MY PROFILE.]

Back and ready? Well, of course, the main focus of the runner is the hearts. So let's concentrate first on making the heart blocks. After you cut your fabric according to the pattern directions, separate out the pieces needed for the hearts--the pink and red strips, the 4-1/2" x 2-1/2" red and pink rectangles, and the twelve 1-1/2" and three 2-1/2" background squares.


Next, using the strips cut from the charm squares, sew pink strips to red strips.


Subcut each pair of strips into 1-1/2" wide pieces--you'll get three from each pair. Each heart block will use eight of those subcut pieces.


Arrange the pieces like a checkerboard, alternating pink and red squares, and sew them into a 16-patch (four squares across by four squares down). For the runner, you'll need to make three of these.


Now let's do something else. Position a 1-1/2" square of background fabric on two corners of each of the pink and red 2-1/2" by 4-1/2" rectangles. Sew the little squares on the diagonal. I took a photo of it to show you what I'm talking about--those pencil lines are where you'd sew. It's always hard to explain, but you can see what I mean, right?


Trim away the underneath excess layers, and press the squares back (see next photo if what I'm saying isn't clear). You'll need to make a total of three red pieces and three pink pieces. Now lay out the pattern pieces like this . . .


. . . with all the top red rectangles on the left and all of the top pink rectangles on the right. You will also (probably) want to have the 16-patch squares all oriented the same way, with either a pink square or a red square at the top and bottom tips. Sew the pieces together. Now you have three heart blocks, right?

Okay, let's skip ahead. In the printed pattern, I talk about how to make half log cabin blocks and some other stuff that's necessary, but photos would probably just make you yawn. And for some reason, I didn't take any. So here we are, on page 3 of the pattern, with all the block parts made. (The half log cabin blocks are the ones at the upper and lower edges of the runner--there's a bunch of blue in them. See?) Now we can put everything where it goes, and it will start looking like a runner. In the pattern, I did not specify the direction of the heart blocks because I thought it might depend on your own taste and where you planned to use the runner. YOU might want all three blocks side by side. I liked mine with tips of the outside heart blocks pointing to each end of the runner. There is no WRONG WAY, okay?


In the printed pattern, I also don't really mention the background pieces at both pointed ends of the runner. When I made mine, I attached those pieces to the two heart blocks along the bottom sides right away, but in hindsight, I thought it would be best to leave them loose at this stage to be sewn into rows. Take a look at the drawn illustration on page three, and I think you can see what I mean with that arrow near the right margin indicating what constitutes a "row." Can you see the rows? There are five of them. Sew the pieces together in rows and then sew the five rows together. Clear as mud? Let's move on then.

This, below, is what your runner should look like before adding the outside border.


See the blue sections at the pointed ends of the inner border on each side? I wanted to point those out so that when you get to them in the pattern, you'll know what part I'm talking about.

After getting this far, you just need to add the scrappy outside border and maybe--but only if you want--the appliqued arrow for the center heart (refer to photo for placement). After that, just quilt and bind the runner. Easy, right? Mais oui!

If you haven't stopped by to visit with me before, I hope you'll come back again and visit. We have some fun here--at least I think so!

Now, two more things: Remember to join the Flickr pool and post your Be Mine projects there (you can click into the pool from my sidebar) and leave a comment on this post in order to be entered into the prize drawing. Thanks for stopping by!


[JANUARY 16, NOON-ISH--UPDATE: Comments closed; winners being drawn and will be posted. Good Luck!]

573 comments:

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Laurie in Maine said...

First? (maybe there's an approval delay...jinx!) I'm one of your newer stalkers - I just knew your blog tour entry would be up "early" :)
Pattern downloaded after a slight disagreement with Facebook spinning wheel of Wait. My daughter wants to do a Pay It Forward Handmade and THIS will be what she is gifted with. Hopefully by Valentine's Day.
Thanks for the chance of prizes as well :) Enjoying the tour!

Carol said...

I really like this table runner too! All the projects have been great so far. How much romance can one household have?! I like your chatty directions too and the really cool fabric. As a first time visitor to your blog, I am going to have a really good look before I leave. Thankyou for taking part in the Blog Hop - it is really fun. I hope you are enjoying it too! Best wishes from Carol in Australia!

Mom Quilter said...

I love your table runner!!!!! I couldn't get the download of the pdf to work though. Thanks so much!

Jo Anna

Orcsmom said...

Congrats Kimmie!! I am so proud of ya!! Remember the little people!! Hugs!!

Pam

Amy said...

Super cute! The arrow through the middle is my favorite part :)

Jane said...

Love it! And I just happen to have a Giddy charm pack right here!

Anonymous said...

I love your cute table runner! I have already downloaded the pattern and can´t wait for the weekend to start. Thanks so much!
Jana in Prague, Czech Republic

Carin said...

Thanks for that beautiful pattern. I had no problem to download it. I hope I find the time to make it because I have the flu.

JudyB said...

I enjoy the blog hops - finding a new blog and great pattern - double bonus! Thanks for pattern with a smile included.

Deb said...

I have enjoyed looking through your blog and will definitely be back. You have some fabulous tutorials and I really like the runner you have designed for this blog tour.

Paula said...

Hi! I'm a new visitor and this is so fun! Thanks for the great tutorial and for the chance to win the prizes too :)
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

ariuna said...

Such a cute design, especially for such an important piece of history as a blog hop designer :) I think there are definitely more than two or three of us interested in the design AND the designer. Thanks for sharing!

Susanne said...

The arrow is just too cute :) Added to my todo list!
Best wishes
Susanne

Suzette said...

What a sweet table runner. I love the fabric you used as well. Thanks for a great pattern.

Val said...

I had no idea how tricky it is to make a patchwork pattern. I have tried a rectangular runner and wanted a pointy ended runner pattern. Yours is quite complex - to me anyway - and should be a good challenge. Well done.

Suzan said...

I KNEW I would like it! Great tutorial. If I make a mess of it putting it together, it will be totally my fault!

LibbiesHome said...

Thanks for the great runner pattern and awesome directions! Love your writing style. :)
Thanks for doing this blog hop also - I've really enjoyed it each day. All the projects have been different and fun! Now I must go lurk around your blog for a bit. :)

Fiesta said...

Kim, I have been waiting for your project because I knew it would be great! am going to make that runner on Sunday when I do the bulk of my sewing. How can I square off the ends so I can make it longer? Thank you for a great project. I have the hardest time finding Valentine designs, and the chance to win.

Stacey said...

super cute table runner, love it, really i do. thanks

stacey
luv2knitnsew@gmail.com

Bluzbrod said...

My first reaction was how cute that you added the arrow. But wait -- applique? I do applique, but not for a cute little tablerunner, it's just right the way it is. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Kim, I made your St. Pat's pattern 2 yrs. ago and just LOVE it...now another great pattern to make, this time for Valentine's Day...LOVE it too. Thank you for your sharing...and please know there are a lot of us who visit your blog every single day, even if we don't comment. Thanks for sharing your life, sewing and humor with us! Zelda jzmcduff@aol.com

Helle said...

Your table runner is gorgeous!! The arrow made it extra cute. Thanks for sharing. Greetings from Seoul

Eileen C said...

Kim, LOVE the tablerunner!!! Thanks!

Eileen C

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thank you so much for a great runner pattern for Valentine's Day Kim!

Darlene Gerber said...

Nice job Kim!! I have saved the pattern and look forward to making it.

Rose said...

I check in with you just about daily and love your blog. Your tutorial is great and I love the pattern.

Patricia said...

Oh Kim, this is fabulous! Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

AWESOME!! I knew it would be spectacular! I do follow you every day -- and now I have others to follow also. Thank you so much! Florence

Diane said...

What a great pattern. Thanks Kim for sharing it with us!! Love these blog hops.

So many patterns I want to do now..

kimland said...

gosh, I could hardly sleep last night in anticipation of what you would be revealing!!! I must say you lived up to my expectations! Great little runner, almost makes me feel giddy!!! Seriously, love it, you did a great job as usual and yes, I am a loyal reader

Karen said...

I love the heart table runner. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern.

Wilma NC said...

That's really nice Kim!!

Peach Rainbow said...

I am new here & you are so funny ;D
Thanks for the tutorial & the giveaway!

Kriza said...

thank you for your lovely runner, I like it a lot. it is really kind of you to share the pattern with us.
Kristina

Anonymous said...

What a cute pattern! Love the arrow. Great work. I don;t know how you keep coming up with all these goodies! Hugs from cold snowy Ohio, Cathy T

Florence said...

Great tutorial ! Thanks !

Jackie said...

I really like this tablerunner! Congratulations on your first blog hop as a designer.

Sandy said...

Morning, I stuck it out and read the whole article! Thanks for the project and I do read your blog every few days!

Laura said...

Very cute! Your directions are very funny, too. Great job!

Michelle said...

I really like this tablerunner. Thank you for the tutorial!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Love the table runner, have the perfect place for it. Read every one of your posts, prize or not.

Sharon said...

Happy Morning to you! I really like the table runner and it will look perfect here. Congraultaions on your design being published and I wish you many more. Happy New Year

Donna said...

Love the table runner! Thanks for the pattern and being a part of the blog hop. You guys are awesome!

And, I am one of the three you say reads your blog on a regular basis! I very much enjoy your humor and LOVE your blog. Happy quilting.

joycem said...

Love the table runner pattern. Will definitely make this.

Linda said...

You are too funny! Love the table runner! Great design! I will enjoy making it!

Mommarock said...

Now, can you blame a girl for wanting to grab the candy? You put it right up there in the corner of your picture LOL.. it does look yummy! Thanks for sharing your post.. the runner looks delightful!

Sarah Craig said...

Definitely one of the cutest Valentine's table runners I've ever seen! I'll be putting this on my short list of stuff to make for sure! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway, and the great tutorial and pattern!

SueB said...

Oh love the design of the table runner. I like to change mine for the seasons. Thanks for having the blog hop.

Katie said...

Love your table runner--thanks for sharing!

Betty said...

This is a great pattern- not too simple and not too hard, and then a nice size and so pretty. I have downloaded it and will definitely make it. Thanks. I will add you to my blog list. (I don't blog, just read them.)

Merete said...

The runner is supercute! Like your blog, Im now a follower :o)

Aubrey said...

Very pretty!! Congrats on being chosen for the blog hop!!

Staci said...

This is adorable! I don't think I have any fabric in the house to make it right now, but I am going to have a search through the stash. I would love one for myself, and it would be such a cute gift. Thank you for sharing the pattern with us!

Martina said...

This project is great! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing. Wish my days had just a few more hours to make all those projects... Lol!And I am looking forward to follow you now. Great blog!

AnneMarie said...

Wow! Love the runner - that was no easy pattern to design! Very cool and love the little arrow touch. thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

This is sweet. I have been looking for a valentine project and I just found it ;~} If we get the snowstorm they are predicting today this might just be tomorrows housebound sewing. Thank you.

Frances -frances.campbell@ns.sympatico.ca

Peaceful Piecer said...

Love that arrow! Thanks for a chance to win!

Karenkay said...

Your tablerunner is adorable! Thanks for the tutorial!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Very sweet pattern! Love the fabrics you used, too:) Now I need to look at the rest of your blog!

Leah said...

That is so cute, and would go great with the Alice in wonderland party for my daughter! Here to hoping it will get done by then. Thanks
lbroadstreet@tds.net

Mrs. Monkeyboy said...

Soo cute!
Thank you for the project!

Sarah Huechteman said...

Super duper cute! Can't wait to make one for my daughter's new house! Thanks for the tutorial and giveaways!

pixie13 said...

Awesome Table Runner, & I love your writing style. Thanks for the tutorial.

mama dub said...

Thanks for such a cute table runner! I am enjoying the blog tour and look forward to a new project each day. Thanks.

Janet said...

I absolutely LOVE this table runner, and it's in my new favorite color combo too.

Thanks for the pattern and for the opportunity!

jfquilts@gmail.com

Mary said...

Great project, Kim! This will sure brighten up things around here - it's cold, cold, cold, and snowy.
Yours is the first blog I go to every morning. Thanks so much for all you do.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

OK, I read all the instructions on Scrib and your walk thru. I even went and looked at lots of other cool things, too - was that OK? I'm suppose to be helping with the shoveling - we are buried in snow this morning! I'll look some more while I finish my coffee - back outside - and then my reward will be some sewing. Thank you for sharing your talents on this fun blog tour of Hearts.

Dorian said...

This is a darling runner!! Thanks for the pattern and chance of winning.

Wendy said...

How fun you are!! I will be back :) I really like your runner and will be attempting to make it in the very near future ... :) Thank you so much for participating in this hop as now I have another very fun blog to follow ... Yay!

Tiffany Sherman said...

Love the arrow through the heart... nice touch!

Ellen said...

I'm a first time visitor, but I promise to come back. I LOVE the pop of blue on your runner - gives it a cheery umph. I haven't completed many quilting projects, but you've inspired me to get moving! Thanks

Barbara said...

that is the cutest runner EVER ! Thank you

Marj said...

Very cute table runner! I will have to make at least one, I hope they are not like potato chips,lol Thank you for the pattern and the generous giveaway.

Dorothy said...

KIM
I love your tablerunner! I hope to get it done today! Thanks for the great pattern!
Dorothy in IL

Tiffaney said...

I really wanted a piece of the candy but I couldn't find the cholocate! This is sew cute! I think I am going to try and make one for myself this weekend.

annemarie said...

Lovely tablerunner - thanks for sharing.

Baskets Of Quilts said...

Super cute table runner! How am I supposed to finish each stop's project in time for valentine's day? Every stop seems to be getting better and better!

Sunnybec said...

Okay I read so far, then jump across to download the pattern, but then I came back and finished reading to the bottom, hope that qualifies me to enter now!! Oh I have become a follower too. Linda

karenfae said...

would love to be included - great blog that you have.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

JayTee said...

I printed the pdf of the runner...it is sooo cute!!! Thanks for the pattern.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Great project and great instructions.......and yes , I read them all! Thanks for sharing. And yes....good prizes too!

Quilter Kim said...

WOW Kim, 77 comments already. From one of your daily readers the wait was surely worth it, your tablerunner is awesome. I will definitely be making one. Thanks for the pattern and also for starting my mornings out right!

Diane W said...

thank you, I love it, I have my AM coffee with you everyday.

KristyLou said...

It looks so complicated, but when you break it down it seems so wasy! Thanks!

sarahbethe said...

Wow, this is such an adorable runner! I absolutely love the hearts. A very creative pattern. Thanks for sharing this!

Lynnae said...

I really have enjoyed reading your blog the past week. I LOVE your table runner. I have downloaded it and it is on my list of to dos.

Thanks

Carol said...

Kim, your table runner is so cute!

Yvonne said...

Woohoo Kimmy!!!! And I can say I knew you when you were just a lowly little bloggergirl. Congratulations and I love the runner.....it's so you! :)

Jen said...

Very cute. I love the arrow through the heart.

JVC_Scout_Mom said...

I am a regular reader and was looking forward to your project. (I guess I'm one of the three. ;) )

I simply love this! It went immediately into my 'to do' pile. I have the perfect recipient(s).

Thanks so much!

Sonja said...

The fabric is sooo cute!
I like your tablerunner, thanks for sharing!

Kelly Ann said...

Bestill my pinkin heart....you did good...

Tracy said...

What an adorable runner! Love the Giddy fabric! Another project for the "To Do" pile. Thank you!

Susan Boyd said...

I want you to know that I read the your entire post and thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you so much for the time you took to put this together for us. Your runner is great. I'm going to check my stash to see if I can put one together from it!!!!
Susan

Lee said...

Lovely ! Thank you for the great tutorial and pattern. Thanks too for entering me to win!
I will be back for sure!
butler83ataoldotcom

Brooke said...

Kim,
I can guarantee you there's no skipping out early on this one!! This is a gem, and we all just hit the jackpot for learning how to make it for free!!!
Congratulations, as it looks like you passed the "designer test" with flying colors!!
I'm debating about my runner....it is cute in Valentine fabric, certainly, but I love the design and am thinking about making mine in traditional prints to leave out on my dining room table year round.
Options! :)
Thanks for this wonderful design.

Kim said...

Hi Kim,
I read your blog every day (except when you have pictures of mice!)LOL Great table runner. Don't I recognize those hearts from the quilt pattern I bought from you a few years ago? Now, to find the time to make this. Thanks for the great pattern.

Melissa said...

I love the blue you added to your runner to make the design pop:) Thanks for making the directions easy, too. I am sometimes directionally challenged:)

rebecca said...

Enjoying the blog hop. Thanks for the very cool runner and tutorial!!
Yours is a very fun post!

Sandy from Thimbleberries said...

Kim,
Love the runner. I will try and download the pattern later. I am running late. Great instructions.

Lyn said...

This is my favorite one so far! Great colors, and the hearts remind me of the woven paper ones. Definitely a keeper!

FML Crochet said...

Love the arrow. A nice addition. Lovely blog too. :)

heleen said...

I very much like the pattern. It's being printed now so I just have to find time to make it.
Thank you

Darlene B said...

Really cute pattern! Thanks so much for sharing.

quilter000 said...

Kim put my name on the drawing I would love to win your kit and all the rest of it too! This is soooo cute. I hope to get my fabric for it from my stash you know just in case my name is not drawn. I always have fun on these tours.
Thanks Lady
Quilter000

Anonymous said...

Oh, how cute! Thanks for the blog hop. Dori

Mary said...

That table runner is adorable. Great for Valentine's Day! Thank you so much.
Mary

Anonymous said...

It's gorgeous Kim. I have to admit, I've only commented a couple of times, but I read your blog every day. Helen

Ila said...

You'll autograph a label to include with the kit, right?

Awesome project, as usual!

Kim G said...

This is just adorable, love it!! Looks like something I could do!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a gorgeous project! I think the fabrics you have chosen really make it sing!

annmarie said...

Cute tablerunner, great tutorial. What fun!

Kathy B. said...

Kim, you have me in "stitches!" (Literally and figuratively!) Thanks to this blog hop I was introduced to your blog and have become a follower (one major reason is to read your funny posts!) Thanks for the pdf version (I followed your directions through the blog exactly) as well as the picture tutorial. Your teasing posts have been worth the wait. I love the table runner - a must do before heart day arrives!

Carla Edge said...

This is the best of the Valentine's projects yet. I am really hoping i have time to put one together this weekend. It's soooo cute! I saw someone's post about a St. Pat's project. I need to find it...

In the Heart of Happy said...

That tablerunner is really delish!! Great tutorial, too.

Congrats on a awesome job!

luv2quilt2 said...

I read your blog everyday - don't often comment, but always read and thoroughly enjoy! I love this little table runner. I'm sure you're going to see lots of them in the Flickr pool.

dianne said...

sheesh - you already have 110+ comments! and i am EARLY!!! anywho, i just called Auntia down here to see your tablerunner and SHE loves it, too!!! and i'm not even trying to red-nose or anything! i think she might even decide to join the blog tour/hop ... congratulations on FINALLY getting some recognition as the DESIGNER that you ARE!!!
wipe-sniff-wipe

word ver is "undropper" ... doesn't look good for me, does it?

Jenn said...

You are too funny! And I may be new but I read all the way through and may even try your pattern, so there! ;)

Ruby said...

Oh my goodness, wonderful table runner with very detailed instructions!!! You know I am one of the three that look at your blog every day, in fact yours is the
first one I look at!!! Thank you Kim!

Christa V said...

Wow...your pattern is way simpler then I thought it was going to be...I will definately be making this. Thanks for sharing. Christa

Beth said...

Oh my goodness, this is my favorite project so far! So cute!

cvdnurse said...

I'm one of your "older" followers, and I LUV this runner! I'm at a point where I like to see progress quickly, so no king sized quilts for me right now. This is beautiful and can easily be made in time for Valentine's Day. Thanks for the cute pattern!
Susan
susie.galasso@gmail.com

Stephany said...

Just lovely! And how cute is that heart with the arrow??? LOVE IT!

Melissa said...

Too, too cute! I love it! I'm not a follower, but I think I will be from now on :) Thanks for sharing Kim!

Vickie said...

Fun to find your blog for the first time!! Really great tut! Very creative!

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely tablerunner! So many lovely projects to make for Valentine's Day!
Thank you so much.

Kristen said...

What a cute and simple valentines tablerunnet! I love it!!!

Mama Spark said...

I love the runner! You should have put your photos into your pattern too might be easier to follow along. Some of us oldies are visual learners. Congrats on being officially a "designer" too.

Cindy said...

What really makes this tablerunner pop to me is the punch of blue you have added. The way you have made your hearts would go fun in placemats too I think.

Thank you for the PDF file that we can print out for the pattern.

Hugs.

Kasey said...

very cute! I didn't download the pattern, though, because I don't want another third party app accessing my facebook... just a personal preference. But, thankfully you show enough pictures I can figure it out without the pattern, so thanks for the inspiration!

Marianne said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I love your project and tutorial.

wendysquilting said...

Ok, I'm so tempted to step off track and start this table runner this morning...It is definitely going on my to do list!

Angie said...

Ah Kim, it's a beautiful runner! And your tutorial is excellent! You always do such a great job of explaining your patterns. Thanks bunches for sharing this with us, and congratulations on being included in your first HOP. :) I bet you'll be asked to join a bunch more!! :D

Thearica said...

You should market this pattern! I don't do too many holiday things because I hate only being able to leave something out for a few days when I go through the hassel of making it. BUT... I may have to rethink that here... I really LOVE this tablerunner! It is gorgeous!

Simply gorgeous!!

JANET said...

really love your tute. I am definately making this for valentines day.

Marilyn said...

I am a great fan of your blog and love all your projects. So glad to be following this hop.

Marie said...

You have a new follower - ME. Aren't you excited. I haven't found where to sign up yet - but I will. Love the way you write the tutorials - not stiff like most.

Hugs - Marie

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

This project is Pure Kim. I love it. I'd also like to enter the giveaway.

deserae said...

I love your runner! I want to make one now! :)

inese said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! This is one I will be making. Thanks for the tutorial and chance for goodies!

sammre said...

so sweet - i just bought giddy yesterday!! now i know what to do with it. Love your runner

Laurie said...

Kim, Love the project! We are getting about 18" of snow today so I'll be heading into the sewing room to start some valentine goodies!

Mamacessories said...

WOW! I LOVE IT!!!!!! Thank you so much!
Maria

Vintage Sandy said...

Kim, I'm a new follower thanks to Vickie, love your runner and your sense of humor thanks for sharing and I will be back often come on over & visit with me sometime great to make new friends!
Hugz

Thearica said...

I am going over to the HGTV Quilting and Needlework Forum to post your runner. Several over there would love to make this!! If you have any problems with me doing that, just let me know and I will delete my posting there.

Brenda said...

I love it. It has been worth the wait this past week as you have teased us with little snippets of the project. I would love to make a few of these for Valentine's projects.

bobbie23nc said...

Kim, I'm a first time visitor but I'll be back! The table runner is absolutely splendid. You can bet you'll find this on my table soon. Thanks so much for the pattern.

MN2NM said...

First thought - I love it! Second - looks hard... Third - I think I can, I think I can. Great instructions and photos. I may give it a shot!

Cindy said...

Great Valentine table runner. Wish I could save the PDF file with out going thru an app thru facebook. Anyway you can do something about this.
Thanks!

Gwen said...

Kim, I am a regular reader and love your work. I have been waiting for today with great expectations and you did not dissapoint me! The table runner is beautiful. I'm going looking for fabric later today and see what is on hand to work with. Thank you for the pattern and the great instructions! You always brighten my day when you show us your lovely work quilting and decorating. Thank you for sharing your family, time and talent.

Cathi said...

I read your blog daily...hardly ever comment tho. I would love to be entered into the drawing...thanks for your generosity.

Abbybeth said...

that is so adorable! I actually really want to make that :)

Kate said...

Great table runner... cant' wait to try it!

Tiffany said...

I love this runner! Adorable!

I am so in love with all the hearts and valentine yummy from this blog tour!

Barbara said...

I'm a daily visitor to your blog...love reading it! Thank you so much for the great pattern!

Rachel said...

Awesome project, Kim. I have to admit that it's been awhile since I visited you; I'm glad I did today (and not just for the prizes...)

Thanks for the pattern. I hope to make on of these cuties for my table!

Annie said...

So, so cute!! Thank you for sharing this project!

momto2wasd said...

I don't think I've ever been to your blog before. I'm going to have to check around a bit. I love the table runner pattern! Thanks!

CaraQuilts said...

I'm a regular reader! And I adore your style of writing, that's a really cute table runner! I'm finishing up a Bake Shop project in Giddy, its such a fun line.

Darlene said...

Love the table runner! Looking forward to exploring your blog and learning more about you and your quilty adventures.

Sarah N. said...

Very cute tablerunner! Thanks for the great pattern.

Carol said...

This is very pretty. Your pictures with the pink and red fabric all look so pretty. I will have to down load the pattern after work today.

Cindy said...

I love your project and the arrow is so cute! It reminds me of when my husband would draw our initials inside a heart. He would always draw the arrow too. Isn't that too cool?! Anyway....I'm a regular reader of your blog and just love your take on things. Thanks for being part of the blog tour!!

Shirley said...

WOW! I love your table runner. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Marsha said...

Thank you for the very cute pattern! Love your blog, too.

Judy in Michigan said...

I'm one of the 3 who visit you every day - remember me? As always, your runner is too cute for words but I will say "It's FABULOUS...LOVE IT!!!" Hope I win something but I'm off to find the perfect fabs for this fab runner. Thanks.

quiltma said...

another great table runner. thanks so much. love it.

Sheila said...

This is too cute! I read your blog daily and love it. I have made the Happy Jacks quilt, the St. Patrick's Day Quilt and the Peppermint Dreams. Can't wait to get started on this Valentine table runner.

Ellyn said...

what a cute runner! & a great blog. Love your writing style. My first visit here but I'll be back!

Kate said...

Mmm, candy... Oh, and also, I think I like this method of making hearts the best. The little blue hearts on the side, from the half log cabins, are adorable! Thanks so much!

Anita said...

Congrats, very Sweet, great design. And I'll be back, I'm a regular reader.

Shanley said...

Great tutorial, if only I had a table in need of a table runner . . . .

jennifer said...

I love your table runner reminds me of a Valentine card:)

jabeybaby said...

I love this table runner, the arrow through the middle is way too cute!

Briarside Lane said...

Hi! I am a new follower... so that makes "4 who will visit regularly." ;-)

Such a cute project and I love the way you have made the hearts! And thanks for putting it in a PDF.

Thanks much! ...Karen

Jen said...

So cute! Thanks for the pattern (and the prizes)! You did great on your first hop. Congrats!

jean said...

WOW! What an adorable Valentine runner. LOVE the colors you used.
Thanks so much!

Cindy N. said...

Soooo adorable!

Deb said...

Cute, cute pattern and the colors. I enjoy reading your blog. Keep up the great work.

Lisa Hart said...

Thank you for the pattern, Kim, and the chance to win a prize!

Beautiful tablerunner.

Rosa said...

Hi,
this `s the firs time I can here and I can say that your runner is very cute.I love the way you did the hearts.
Thanks you for the pattern and the tutorial.

paulette said...

Well apparently there are more than just two of us!! I am number 175 in the comment department!! First of all LOVE your runner! Very sweet! Looks like a fun and easy project to make! Thanks so much for the FREE pattern and for a chance to win the prizes! I am really enjoying your Valentine Blog Hop! Very FUN!
Take care!
Paulette

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Your runner is fantastic. Love the fabric.Thank you very much for sharing the pattern.

Joy said...

Thanks for sharing your project...it's lovely. I appreciate the download option, too!

Karen said...

Love, love, love your project and your fabric choice is terrific! This just looks fun and would look great on my kitchen table to enjoy every day. There are so many great projects so far, it will be hard to choose which to make first. Enjoyed your post and I think you have lots more readers than two :) Thanks for participating in the blog hop ... it is a lot of fun!

Tonya said...

Oh! Love the table runner! And it looks easy enough that, as a beginner, I just may be able to do it too! Although, I have to say, a piece of candy might be nice too. lol ;) Thanx for the tutorial on it!

VickiT said...

What an adorable table runner. And great tutorial too. Thank you very much. I will be sticking around to check in once in awhile too.

Wanda said...

I love it and after I get through my fabric and finish some of the many UFO's I have, I might be able to make it...maybe by 2025? Really it's beautiful and I would love to make it.

Thanks for this (I too couldn't get the PDF), I will be back though.

Wanda
http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

tpott said...

Hi Kim, We're snowed in here on Long Island(South Eastern, New York), I might just have to make this runner today!!!! Thanks for the patterns easy directions and photos(they do make a big difference)and also the chance to WIN!!! I am loving this shop hop, I've found so many new blogs to read. THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!

Molly said...

SO cute! Your runner pattern is wonderful...I love the scrappy hearts. I'm a new follower, and really enjoy your writing style! Thanks for a great project! :)

Jen in NY said...

Super cute Kim! You always come up with great projects. Love this table runner. Your fabrics are beautiful.

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful runner and tutorial.
I don't usually make things for valentines, but getting tempted.

Debbie

Bridget B said...

Very cute table runner- it is on my list of things to do. Thanks

Donna said...

Love the runner. I will print the pattern and check out my stash. Maybe my table will look festive in a few days!

Katie said...

beautiful. I don't really have a table for a runner but it is a cute project.

Moneik said...

Love the cute tablerunner. I'll keep it for next year as I know I won't get it made this year with a new baby soon to arrive. Love the colors in it.

Sharon said...

Thanks for sharing this adorable project...so sweet!

deronlee said...

Love the runner and your sense of humor. The arrow through the middle is a great touch. Thanks for the pattern

Carrie P. said...

I love this pattern. I wonder if I can make one before this Valentine's Day. thanks for sharing it with us.

Kathleen said...

Thank you for the tut..I love the table runner...color are very pretty...I also love your blog....thanks for the giveaway..

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