Monday, January 18, 2021

Hearts on Fire Blog Hop

 The brief was to features hearts in a project but no red hearts allowed.  Thanks to Carol from Just Let Me Quilt for hosting this blog hop. She always has great ideas. Here is the schedule to follow along.

January 18

Creatin' in the Sticks

Life in the Scrapatch

Freckled Fox Quiltery

All Thingz Sewn

Den Syende Himmel

That Fabric Feeling

 January 19



Words & Stitches

Vroomans Quilts

Quilt Schmilt

Cynthia's Creating Ark

Songbird Designs

 January 20

Selina Quilts

Stitchin At Home

Samelia's Mum

Just Sew Quilter


Karrin’s Crazy World

The Darling Dogwood

 January 21

Quilt Fabrication

Ms P Designs USA


Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel

Ridge Top Quilt

For The Love Of Geese

Sew Many Yarns

Quilting Gail

January 22

Just Let Me Quilt

Karen's Korner

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Quilt In A Not-Shell

Storied Quilts

Kathy's Kwilts and More

Homespun Hannah's Blog

I have a set of these Westalee Heart rulers I have been wanting to play with and no enough time so I thought I would make a little runner for myself. I spend a lot of time of stuff for other people but not for me.I thought I would send some hearts my way.

I kept it simply as I have been very busy. 

I spray basted my three layers together and used the lines on the fabric to set my template on.


The hearts are very effective. and a easy template to use.  I can see myself getting distracted by reading the sayings on this side. Wait there is more on the other side too.

I needed some funky binding for my project. 

In hindsight I could have made my runner slightly wider but my machine does fit and at least this way not wider enough for a cat to come and sit on it.
There is enough runner for my sewing essentials and my Summer project blocks to sit on and hopefully they will not find the floor as easy as sitting straight on the table.

 Make the rounds and have a look at what others have made featuring hearts.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching


Susan said...

That's a great idea. I've been putting my machine on an old cutting mat to keep it from ruining the FW table where it sits. This would be perfect! Thanks for talking about the rulers, as I've wondered about them.

Velda at the Freckled Fox Quiltery said...

I love your take on this Blog Hop. Thinking outside the box!

Stitchin At Home said...

I like your runner, a good idea to keep things pretty and in place.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Beautiful runner! The fabric is really nice and I like how the hearts are represented by the quilting.

Carol said...

Neat runner and great idea to quilt hearts instead of applique or piece them! I bet your will enjoy having that runner under your machine. Thanks for sharing!

Carla said...

Fun fabrics for a super useful runner. This will keep you smiling for years for sure.

Lyndsey said...

Love your fabric choices and they have made into a lovely runner. Great idea to quilt the hearts.

Emily said...

Heart rulers! What a great idea for this hop.

Calicojoan said...

What a great idea. I'm always finding my sewing supplies falling on the floor. I don't know about keeping the runner under your machine though...the fabrics and the binding are just so fun, I might want to keep it out and look at it all the time. LOL!!

Carol Swift said...

I have to agree with Joan that the runner is way too cute to hide under the machine. I love the fabrics you used and how happy they look in your runner. Sweet project for no-red hearts and for keeping sewing notions in place! Thank you so much for sharing this idea to brighten up our sewing areas! xo

Vasudha said...

It's beautiful. I like the idea of a sewing machine runner.

tink's mom said...

2 great ideas wrapped up in one lovely piece. The runner is a great idea for keeping sewing things in place and the simple heart quilting is perfect for it.

Karrin Hurd said...

Great idea, I think I need a sewing machine runner too! Thanks for sharing!

The Joyful Quilter said...

A little love for you and your sewing machine. i HEART it!!! :o))

LJ said...

What a neat way to feature hearts. I have a couple of cracks on my sewing table and way too often, tools, etc. fall through and I'm on hands and knees looking for them. Your showing a great solution. Thanks.

Karen's Korner said...

The perfect fabrics choices for a quilter. My machine needs its own runner...thank you for the idea.

Quilting Gail said...

Great sewing!! Love the idea of a sewing runner! Thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing with us!

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

That's such a great idea to sit your machine and blocks on. Mine always seem to land on the floor too. That fabric is such fun!

Carol Andrews said...

Your heart quilted machine/table runner is a wonderful idea! It would definitely keep your bits from ending up on the floor constantly. Thank you for sharing such a great little project made with such fun fabrics.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Your heart quilted runner is so cute! Great job. Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca Smith said...

That’s a beautiful little project

For the love of geese said...

Lol, I love the funky binding. An old boyfriend used to chuckle every time I said funky, told me once funky was not a word and had to look in the dictionary. Guess what he found? said...

Thanks for sharing such a great idea. I can think of a zillion ways to go with this.

Danice G said...

Cute heart runner. It is a great idea, said...

Love your runner and the back is great too. Such an awesome idea.