Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Go! Ahead and Show Some Love Blog Hop

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Batik Heart tablerunner at Freemotion by the River
Happy Valentine's Day!
Join me for the GO! Ahead and Show Some Love Blog Hop

Click on the button below to get the whole list of blogs taking part.

My tutorial is a table runner made out of Batiks and measures 16 x 40.
Keep reading to a giveaway too!

If you don't have a AccuQuilt Go Baby don't worry, you make this runner using any method you like that gives you 3 inch finished half-square triangle blocks. I used 2 fat quarters for the hearts and had a yard of the background fabric but didn't use it all.

Let's go make it!

I used my Accuquilt GO Baby and the half square 3" finished triangle die. When I use this die I cut my strips of fabric a little less than 4 inches wide.

You can go here to see how to lay the fabric on the die.
This is what I love the best about AccuQuilt's dies - dog eared corners!
Stitch with a quarter inch seam and press.
I made 3 blocks using the following for each block:
  • 2 - 3.5 inch squares of red batik (or pink)
  • 2 - 3.5 inch squares of background fabric
  • 12 - HST blocks
Here is the way I sew the blocks together....notice I forgot to take a pic of this step with the dark red...oops

Back to the dark red fabric.
I thought about this arrangement.
But I went with this.
Another oops....after stitching the 3 blocks together I added a 2 inch border on all sides.
I used muslin for the backing and Warm & Natural batting. Then I used a raspberry swirl thread to stipple quilt the pink heart. I also used this thread for the background quilting.
Then I decided to do something different with the other 2 hearts. I pulled out my very old chalk tracing wheel and traced a line in the center of the heart.
I used a eggshell colored thread to quilt my loops and curls and really liked the way it turned out. If I had thought of it sooner I would have done the pink heart with a dark red loop and curl. After quilting I added a 2.5 inch binding.
Block Variations you could use
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and now I have a little giveaway for you!
A Moda charm pack of Ruby by Bonnie and Camille
  • You must be a follower
  • Giveway ends February 18th at midnight CST
  • Leave one comment
Giveaway has ended

I also have a Linky party that just started and I would love to have you join!


149 comments:

Jan-Maree said...

cute little table runner! thanks for the chance - loving the ruby!

Mary said...

I love the table runner - can't wait to give it a try. Just have had my Accuquilt for a while and love what I am finding I can do with it. thanks for posting the tutorial and a chance to win!

Jennifer Gail said...

I heart it:)

Gene Black said...

ooh...your pieced hearts are pretty!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love how you show the different settings for the heart centers for such sweet looks. Thank you for sharing your tutorial.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Thanks for the tutorial, Connie! I'd love to win some Ruby, too!

Judy said...

Love how the hearts are actually 2 in 1. Wish I had time to whip this up - maybe next year. Thanks for the chance to win such beautiful fabric!

Gill said...

what a great way to make hearts from HST's!
Thank you!

Marjorie said...

Connie, wonderful tutorial. I saved it to my Evernote favorite tutorials notebook. And I'm signed up as a follower. Would love to win.

beaquilter said...

that's so cute, thanks for the TUT, would love to win this charm pack

Sandra said...

Am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

Martina said...

Lovely project! And thanks so much for the give away!I am alredy a happy follower.

yorkie mom said...

Cute table runner!

Michelle Chitty said...

I love that table runner! I am already a follower. Thanks for a chance to win.

LeAnne said...

Cute table runner, especially like the variations you gave.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Connie that was a great tutorial; and I love the runner....will def. be making this one...have a great Valentines Day.

Clare said...

Lovely tutorial. I don't own a Go, but I'm sure I could make it without and I adore batiks so that's got to be a plus point hasn't it?

Rosa said...

Beautiful runner and love how you set the blocks.thanks for the tutorial!

VickiT said...

Beautiful runner Connie. Thank you. I'm still so jealous of that view of the river you have. The calm of the river is so wonderful to sit and watch with a morning cup of coffee. I really miss my childhood home that was on the river.

And as you know, I am already a follower. :)

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day Connie. I am sure you have something special planned for you and hubby.

annmarie said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for the darling table runner tute! I love ruby - thanks for the chance.

KaHolly said...

This is really a cute one!! Thanks for a great tutorial!

Lesley said...

I love this runner! Your tutorial is excellent and I am a very loyal follower!

LJ said...

Very sweet topper. I, too, liked the swirls and curls - simple. I am a follower.

hueisei said...

Happy Valentine to you. Thanks for the idea! I'm a happy follower to your blog.

Ariane said...

Your table runner is gorgeous!!! I love this block!! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!!!

Sally King said...

Such a lovely Valentine runner. Love that you gave choices of blocks. Great tutorial.
SallyKingemail@gmail.com
www.BabyStepsQuilting.com

Sharon Pernes said...

What a great table runner!

wannabequilter said...

Thanks for the tutorial. One more to add to my bucket list. I have just become a follower

paulette said...

LOVE your runner!! You made it look VERY easy!! Now I am off to JoAnn's in search of the 3" HST die!! Thanks for that...I think!! haha
P

Shebandowan said...

Wonderful tutorial! Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway. I am a follower via email.

Janet

Margaret said...

I am a follower. This is too cute. I could whip it up before dinner tonight. I just might.

Lisa Cox said...

Wonderful! And you made it so that even I can do it, since I don't have an Accuquilt.
And of course, I am a follower

krisgray said...

What a simple topper - that's what I need - thanks! And, I got that die for Christmas - need to get it out.

Diane Wild said...

I don't own an Accuquilt but this looks easy enough to do without one. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. I am a follower.

Carrie P. said...

What a fun way to use 1/2 square triangles. I do have that die. I might have to give it a try.
thanks for sharing.
I am now a follower.

Linda V said...

Love the table runner. Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway chance!

chefpa said...

Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win! And happy Valentine's Day!

Leah said...

Love your tutorials. This one is lovely. I am currently using your Red String Table Runner Tutorial. I will have to try this one next.

Jan said...

So cute, thanks for the chance to win.

B Larson said...

Love the runner. Here's hoping.....

muffster said...

Love your hearts table runner!! how great for you to share with others. THANKS!!

Joan said...

Thank you for sharing the pattern. I love it! Happy Valentine's Day!

Nancy said...

I love the pattern, and love your fabrics also! Thanks!

enbartlett said...

Thanks for the tutorials and the giveaway!

tpott said...

Lovely table runner, I made my 1st Valentine table runner from a blog hop tut, last year. I think this will be my 2nd, I also made a few extra as gifts. Thanks so much. I'm also a follower. ;-> Toni Anne

Cori Lewis said...

Very cute! I'm a follower

marilyn said...

that's really cute! Before the Accuquilt, I was afraid to make 1/2 squares, but not anymore. I love my half squares and LOVE my Go and studio cutters. I'm definately going to make some of these blocks and going to make a quilt out of them. Thanks for the great tutorial.

Needled Mom said...

That is so pretty and I love the variations for the hearts.

robin said...

CUTE table runner! I'm a follower.

Teri said...

Darling table runner......thanks for the great tutioral and giveaway....

Barb said...

This is soooo cute!

Quilting "b" said...

I really enjoyed your tutorial and the table runner is beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win. I am a follower.

Mimi said...

I love table runners and yours is very sweet - thanks for the tutorial!! I am a follower!!

Anonymous said...

Love that heart block! Will definitely have to try this for next Valentines Day for gifts for my girls. Thanks for the chance to win the charm pack.
Pat in Oregon
patriciadudek@yahoo.com

B Greene said...

I have always wanted some Ruby fabric - thanks for the chance to win and thanks for the wonderful tutorial!!

Jennie P. said...

Thanks for the tutorial, this looks like I could do it :)

Kathy MacKie said...

Loved how you made use of this die and the charm pack will be very useful, glad I'm a follower.

Allison C said...

I follow! Happy Valentines Day!

Tracy J said...

Just happy I found you thru this blog hop..great tutorial! I now follow in Google Reader. Happy Valentine's Day.

Linda said...

Hi, Connie, I love the little heart tablerunner, gotta make one of those soon! Great tutorial! I thought I was a follower but definitely am now. I read you everyday and am really enjoying your blog. Thanks for the shout out and come by and see me and enter too. I'm loving all the red and white!

Laura said...

I love this table runner. Great tutorial.

Kim said...

I can't believe how easy and cute that table runner is! thanks for the chance to win :0)

Happy Valentines Day and Happy sewing

teachpany said...

That block is so cute. I've been looking for other heart blocks. Great idea. Thanks.

Sunnybec said...

Thanks for the tut and for the giveaway. Would love to win some Ruby. Hugs

Lee said...

Thank you for the tutorial - especially for those of us without an accucut:) cute!

SewLindaAnn said...

Sweet, thank you and Happy Valentines Day to you.

Diane H said...

Adorable project, Connie. Every year I say I'm going to make a Valentines topper - maybe one of these days. Thanks for a chance.

sweetboaterchick said...

Such a cute table runner! And so many ways to personalize it.
~Carolyn

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Thank you for the tutorial, Connie.
I would like to be in the giveaway,
please. I am posting under Giveaways on my sidebar.
Hugs,
Susan

Mrs.Pickles said...

very lovely work

Mel Brooks said...

That accuquilt go baby is fantastic! soo need one of those! the table runner is lovely :) the colours are perfect.
Take care
Mel

Sandy said...

Lovely tutorial! Lovely charm pack! Hope I'm lucky!!

Bonnie said...

I'm a new follower. Love the runner and will have to make one. Thanks for the chance to win and for the great turorial.

Lee Ann L. said...

What a gorgeous table runner! Thank you for demonstrating how to do one. :-)

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for the tutorial & the chance to win. I'm a follower by email.

West Side of Straight said...

Just became a follower! Love your valentine table runner - I need to make one too. Great giveaway! Jo in Minnesota

Patti said...

Great block, and it looks so fast to put together. Thanks for a chance to win.

Deb said...

Follower! Cute table runner, I may have to make one for next year!

Josie McRazie said...

I lov ethe hearts! Happy Valentines day!!

BLONDEDESIGN said...

Fab!! I will have to give this a go, and make a cute quilt with the hearts, added to my list... Kxx

heartsease54 said...

Really like that you showed the variations too. I am a follower. Thanks for the tute and the chance to win.

Cecilia said...

Thanks for the great tut and giveaway. I love the table runner.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I LOVE this project! HSTs are so versatile.

Annette said...

cute runner I wish I had more time to quilt some many things to try..... and a ruby charm that would be a good one to add to my stash
thanks for having a give away

thegoose said...

very cute. thanks for the chance to win. :)

MoeWest said...

Thanks for the tutorial. The runner looks great. I really should make a Valentines runner for next year.

Kearstie Grenier said...

Great tutorial. Loved the hearts. My first time visiting, but I will be back! Thanks for the chance to win.

Denise :) said...

I really like this table runner, Connie, and I particularly like the way you quilted it! You are such a creative lady! Happy Valentine's Day to you! :)

June D said...

What a fun way to make a heart! Thanks for sharing. And I'm a follower of your blog - please put my name in the hat for the fabric! : )

Marcia W. said...

This is a cute table runner. At firts I thought you used some type of applique technique to get the inside of the hearts to be cut out. Very clever use of the hst. Thanks for the giveaway - would enjoy my first bit of Ruby should I win. Oh! I KNOW I was following you and when checked it was gone - so hope it added back OK anyway, blogger says You are now following Quilting by the River
http://conniekresin.blogspot.com/
Happy Valentine's Day for you and yours.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love the tutorial. I'm a follower.

Kathy H said...

Very cute runner. I love how you can change the centers.

nlcalendar said...

love that table runner. thanks for a chance to win

Suzanne Neuhaus said...

Wonderful hearts. I've been cutting with my Go HST. I'm confused on how to cut the fabric. I watched your tutorial and you say to cut a strip 4" wide. Is that with the selves he edge or do you cut across the width of fabric.
Sneuhaus@hot.rr.com

Darlene B said...

Great table runner! I am now a follower (I thought I was already, but I guess I was following you privately!)

Sallie said...

I like it with all the hearts arranged like you did it. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

I love your hearts! They turned out so cute!

Susan said...

I'd love to have that charm pack! Your hearts turned out so well, and I'm thinking about turning it into a smaller block for a swap. Thank you! I follow by e-mail. Otherwise, I'd forget to check back!

Jo said...

Very nice table runner... I have yet to tackle such patterns, but hope to!

KatieQ said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. I love the alternate blocks that you showed.

Crystal said...

Thanks for the suggestions about quilting the runner. Happy Valentine's Day - thank you for sharing your tutorial and the giveaway!

Andrea said...

I'm a follower and this is a wonderful giveaway....love this fabric. Great tutorial by the way. I can see so many possibilities. Thanks!

Marilee said...

Ruby is so appropriate. Happy❤Day.

Kathy said...

LOVE this tutorial. The shape of the hearts are awesome. Thanks for a great pattern, a simple way to do it, and cute cute ways to quilt it. I even saved it to my favorites. I am a follower. for sure!

Shelley said...

What a great tutorial! Thanks! I've been a follower and would love to play with Ruby :)

pat sloan said...

Happy Valentines day and thank you for sharing at my blog!

Please be sure to visit my new "Learning Center" at quiltinggallery.com/learning-center/

Phyllis said...

Thanks for the tutorial!
I follow your blog!

Mike and Jen said...

Love it! This is one I will definitely make. Thanks for the pattern!

Fran said...

What a nice quick Valentine's day find! Would love to win your give-away! Thanks

Kathleen said...

I love the table runner...I am a follower and thanks for the giveaway....

Dolores said...

Super quick and a great table topper any time of the year.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Very cute project and wonderful tutorial! Thanks for the tutorial ans for the chance on your giveaway!

Jacquelin said...

Ya soy seguidora para no perderme detalle de tus entradas. Gracias por el tutorial. Muy bueno.

Anonymous said...

This tutorial is very charming and special.. I am really excited to try it, thank-you! I am following your blog via email, Grace:0 weftandwarp(at)hotmail(dot)com

Nanbon44 said...

love the table runner..

quilt happy said...

love the table runner and i am a follower

James-Linda said...

Love your project!
Love "ruby" too!
Happy Follower!
Thanks for sharing!

AlessandraLace said...

lovely. thank you for this chance. hugs

Kathrynn said...

I'm a new follower

Sandy said...

Great fabrics - lovely quilting. I'm really starting to like red.
(wrybbunz@gmail.com)

Mary said...

Lovely tablerunner and very nicely done tutorial. I like the way you showed variations for the center.

jazzy said...

Love your tutorial and your inspirations. I have been a follower for quite some time and enjoy reading your blog daily.

Anonymous said...

Nice table runner. Would like to make it for next valentines day. Thank you for the chance to win.

sb12041@yahoo.com

MaryBeth said...

What a cute table runner. Great tutorial and thanks for the giveaway.

GG said...

The give away fabric is great! I am a follower!

Susan said...

I think it's great that your having a giveaway but my main goal with this post was just to let you know that I love the table runner you designed. It didn't make it on my table this year for Valentine's Day but I can guarantee it will be on my table next year!

KOcanQuilt said...

I love your runner. Such a simple and effective way to make hearts. Thank you for sharing and for the generous giveaway.

Michele said...

This is just my sort of heart to do. Curves and I don't get along at all. Thanks for the tut.

Mary said...

Thanks for a great tutorial. I'm not brave enough to do the dark quilting thread on a light background, but your version looks great. I am a follower.

Sheila said...

Wonderful runner and as always a great tutorial. I am of course a follower of your great blog.

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

Great tutorial! I've been a follower and do enjoy your blogs. Also love that Ruby fabric pack - one of my favorites!

Tracey Rampling (The Peony Teacup) said...

Gorgeous table runner :) Love those pink batik fabrics :)

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Super cute tutorial. Thanks for linking it up :)

Mae Folk said...

Super cute table runner!!! Love Ruby!!

Cyn ;-) said...

Nice Heart Tablerunner. One can never have too much Red or Pink. lol.
Ruby? Sounds wunnerful... please add me to the long list of hopefulls. Thanks for the opportunity to be in the drawing.

Catskill Quilter said...

Connie, I like this heart table runner too! I have bookmarked the tutorial and hope to make it soon for Valentine's Day in 2013 -- what a great gift it will make!

Sunni @ Love Affair with my Brother said...

That's really cute!! I have the same chalk wheel!

Mom C said...

Really nice. Love the hearts and your FMQ. The variations are nice too. Thanks. Great idea

quilary said...

Great tutorial and the different heart blocks are a great idea! Thanks for the chance :)

Slovenka said...

I love the tablerunner. Thanks for the giveaway.

kt said...

Great tutorial--I love your version of the heart! Thanks for sharing!

Kelli said...

That's a great prize! Hope I'm not too late to enter. :o) I'm your newest follower. :o)
xo

Kristy said...

Saw your link at Love Affair, and this is beautiful!!!

kluckingbear said...

I'm a follower. I just love that Ruby bundle! Thanks for the tutorial.

Patty D from NC said...

Very nice runner! Thanks for the instructions. Have a great weekend (I am a follower.)

Rebecca Lynne said...

Thank you so much for linking to Thursday Think Tank. Runner is so sweet - no pun intended!

Rebecca Lynne said...

Thank you so much for linking to Thursday Think Tank. Runner is so sweet - no pun intended!

Rebecca Lynne said...

Thank you so much for linking to Thursday Think Tank. Runner is so sweet - no pun intended!

Lisa Lynn said...

Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre! http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop-2.html