Monday, January 17, 2011

I'm Feeling Crafty

I'm feeling very crafty. I have several projects that I'm working on, but I'm not ready to share them yet. Next week I'll have a tutorial for you, but this week I'm going to share this table runner that I made last year.

My version

The Original by Phyllis Dobbs for Quilter's World Magazine

It's really the only Valentine's Day craft that I've made since I was little.  I found this table runner pattern and got to work. It was the first time that I had worked from a pattern and turned out way better than I expected. I only used outline quilting and I flipped one of the hearts so they would face the same direction. It was going to sit on top of our buffet, up against a wall, so I thought it would look better that way. I loved how it turned out. Here is a close-up of one of the hearts on the sides:

This was only the second table runner I ever made and only the third quilted item. I made it as part of an ongoing gift for my moms. I'll share the other table runners I made in that gift throughout the year. I like to look through and see how much better I am now and see all of the new techniques I've learned.

Have you made an amazing VDay decoration? Leave a link in the comments below. I'd love to check it out!

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. I am so impressed. Very resourceful of you. It looks BETTER than the original ! Thanks for sharing it on BeColorful's Motivated Monday.
    PS that little redhead in your blog banner - what a cutie. :)


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