Friday, February 14, 2014

Sharing the Love (runner)

Hello my lovelies and Happy Valentine's Day.

Just a quick visit to let you know I am still here, working very hard and trying to stay focused. It is really hard to walk past my sewing room a zillion times a day without sitting down to sew!  I did manage to finish off my Love runner in time for today, though.


This was an unexpected project that resulted from a new piecing technique I'm working on for upcoming workshops. I tried it out using a really old charm pack of Valentines fabric I found in my stash. The pieced units looked pretty good, and I have never made any home-dec items for Valentine's Day, so I decided to go for it.


The alternate rows are Kona PFD (prepared for dying) white that I had on hand. I used fusible Pellon fleece for a thin batting and stitched in the ditch of every seam.  The hearts were marked, then using a pearl cotton, I quilted them in with a running stitch.


And finally, a little Love chain stitched along one end.   It's all bound up with Lizzy House's fabulous pearl bracelets, which makes a fabulous binding!

I hope you get, and give, a nice lovin' squeeze from someone special today. And if that doesn't work out, treat yo' self to some delicious chocolates. Happy heart day.

14 comments:

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Looks great, the pearl cotton quilting adds a perfect touch.

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Oh, your chain stitch is just so perfect.
Happy Valentine's to you too!

Katherine said...

Beautiful! Love those handstitched hearts.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Amy Friend said...

I really love the handstitched hearts. Nice touch!

Leanne said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you too.

Katy Cameron said...

Very sweet :o)

Elsa said...

sweet runner ~ hope you had a happy love day!

Brenda said...

Bright and Lovely. Great item!

Carol Browne said...

I love this runner! And the hand stitching is really lovely. Also, I like your door knob. Is that weird? I thought so. :-) Happy Valentines Day to you.

Lise-Lotte said...

I love it!!
Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.
Lise-Lotte
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Helen said...

This is very pretty Krista. Hope you had a lovely Valentines Day!

Wendy said...

that's lovely. The quilted hearts are beautiful, the perfect finishing touch

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is simply beautiful, Krista! I love every.single.thing.