A Quilty Kind of Girl

January 25, 2012

The Finished Valentine’s Table Runner

Filed under: Longarm Quilting,Sparrow Studioz,Valentines Day Crafts — quiltcetera @ 11:03 am

Today, I am grounded. To my bed. Being 35.5 weeks pregnant with Babe #10 and having contractions all day yesterday, and overnight got me here.
So of course I am bored outta my mind.

Which makes this the perfect opportunity to share my little Valentine’s Table Runner with you all! The first one I made was on an impulse I had. There was a muslin quilt sandwich on the Lenni frame and I just began slapping patches down and stitching to experiment with piecing a quilt on the long arm. Within minutes, I had this:


It was awesome! Quilted as I went too. It took a little bit of playing around to get it right, but I was loving the results. Next I added some borders…


And then I thought it needed a little something else. So I cut out a bunch of wee hearts, and slapped those on top, and stitched them down…


In total, with very little forethought and zero planning, my wee quilt took two hours! I was totally hooked!


This also got my Matty pretty excited, and he quickly planned a live tutorial which we hosted two days later. I made the second one bigger, and used appliqué shapes cut with our Go cutter from the Rose of Sharon die. I tell you, when I’ve had this baby, I’ll be doing a lot more piecing projects on the long arm! It is so fast and easy!

We did record the making of the second runner, so if you are interested, you may view it here:
Two Hour Valentine’s Table Runner Tutorial.

This project could also be done by domestic machine, and I hope to whip up that tutorial soon as well. If you feel that you could whip it up sans directions (it IS super simple) here are the deets…

Finished Size 41X22 inches.

This project can be made scrappy. If you have lots of 2.5 or 5 inch strips, they can be used! I will show how to join them as we go.

Entire project, including attaching binding will be demonstrated on the longarm frame. Once we are finished you will only need to trim away excess batt and backing, then stitch binding to back.

9 X (5 inch squares)
4 X (2.5 inch x wof) strips
2 X (5 inch x wof) strips

8 X (3 in squares)

Backing and batting
30+ in by 45 in

3 X (2.5 X WOF strips)

This is the second runner finished, (aside from stitching the binding that is)

Still on the frame:


All trimmed up:


Well that’s all for today… Would love to hear your thoughts on my cutesy wee runners! 🙂 time for this lil Mama to have a snooze, all this laying around is making me tired! LOL

Quilty Hugs,

January 15, 2012

Two Hour Valentine’s Runner Tutorial Announcement – Today!

Hi all!
Just a quick little post to announce I will be having a live tutorial about how to piece a quilt on a longarm today.


This is my Two Hour Valentine’s Table Runner. I will broadcast live at 11am PST with a tutorial on how to make it. (of course this can also be done with your domestic machine as well!) I hope you will tune in to watch and learn!
Here is where you can find us…
See you there!

Quilty Hugs,

PS. While you are here be sure to enter my Accuquilt GO cutter giveaway below… Good luck!

January 11, 2012

Not completely my Finish…

Filed under: Longarm Quilting,Sparrow Studioz — quiltcetera @ 7:30 am

Today’s finish isn’t exactly my own. It is a beautiful sampler from a client in PEI who shipped three gorgeous quilts to us for long arming. Since I did the quilting, I am going to throw this in as a finish. Keeps the motivation up, you know?? 😉


Here is peek at the whole quilt. I quite like the colors and all the blocks. The blocks below were two that I really liked. You can also see the quilting design quite well in these.



This is the back of the quilt.


I have another pretty sampler quilt on the frame for tomorrow. I’m really liking these pantograph quilts, they FINISH up so fast!!

What have you been finishing? Any freshly done quilts you’d like to share? Leave your links in the comments so we can all stop by for a peek at your UFO’s …finished!

Quilty hugs,

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