Tuesday, January 30, 2018

More Hearts

I am loving making a variety of Valentine table runners.  Last Thursday Connie reminded us of her tutorials for Heart table runners, you can see her post HERE.  That was all it took for me to finally decide what to make with this pink fabric I picked up at JoAnn Fabrics the week before.  Thanks Connie for the wonderful tutorial.  I pieced it Thursday afternoon, quilted and bound it Friday morning and had it in my ETSY shop before noon.


  A fun hook swirl to keep it whimsical, and a piano key border spaced every 1.5". 

Friday afternoon I got started on quilting my Island Batik projects for my day to post for the Four Season's blog hop on Thursday Feb 1st.  Well things didn't proceed as I had thought they would.  My finger met up close and personal with my longarm๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ข  OMG fellow quilters, don't let it happen to you.  Scared the stuffing right out of me.  It hurt like the dickens and it throbbed like crazy-but hardly any bleeding. Seriously I bleed more with a single pin prick!  That is what I thought was really weird.  The other weird was within 20 minutes it stopped hurting and throbbin.  Cleaned it up, wrapped it up and within an hour I went back to quilting.  So it went through my middle finger of my left hand and it was on the side of the finger, so not through the bone, thank goodness for that.  It wasn't even sore the next day unless I applied pressure there, so all is good again.  


 I finally put my Regatta quilt on the frame this afternoon!  

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16 comments:

  1. So scary! For me, it's those little scratches that seem to bleed the worst. Your heart table runner is sweet. I love hearts.

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  2. Yikes! I'm glad all is well with your finger and that you were able to get right back to the quilting. I sewed right though my finger nail and into my finger once. The needle broke off in my nail and I was home alone. I had to talk to myself to not pass out as I pulled it out with a pair of pliers. Not a good day here! Love your table runner. Thanks for the link to the tutorial, too.

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  3. Your tablerunner is so beautiful Vicki, I'm so glad you enjoyed my tutorial! Oh my gosh....I am so glad you didn't hit the bone in your finger, that had to be scary!

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  4. I'm so glad that your finger is okay! The table runner is perfectly cute. I am anxiously awaiting the quilting of your regatta quilt. Hoping to be inspired to do something new!

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  5. Gaaaah!!! I'm freaking out for you!! That sounds awful, and I know it's my DH's worst nightmare. I'm glad the pain didn't last, though. That must mean there won't be any infection.

    Your heart table runner is darling! I really like that block, so thanks for sharing Connie's link.

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  6. Ok, reading about your finger is making my toes curl! Ouchie. Glad all seems to be okay. Your table runner is so pretty. I don't think that one will stay in the shop long!

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  7. Hi Vicki,
    Those Island Batiks look so pretty on your long-arm. OUCH! Holy moly, I can't believe that happened and even more, that all is okay afterward. Oooh, that damage that could have done. I love your new table runner. I'm going to have to check out Connie's tutorial. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  8. Fast and fabulous finish all done by Friday :-) Now imagine what you can achieve if you just hurried :-D The runner reminds me of the poem - I carry your heart. I carry it in my heart.

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  9. Who knew quilting could be dangerous?! (I never thought about that when I started on this hobby!) I'm glad your finger is okay! The Valentine tablerunner is adorable, and I'm sure it will sell quickly.

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  10. Another fun, fast, fabulous finish! In spite of the ferocity of force against your finger! :D

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  11. I was trying to hurry, and clean a machine for a demo I was doing, and didn't take the needle out first. That needle came down and went thru the side of my finger. Ouch! Usually I'm really careful to stay away from the needles on my machines. Glad you didn't bleed on the quilt. Hope it is better now (the finger).

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  12. Beautiful heart table runner. It's been awhile since I sewed a finger but I've stepped on pins and those hurt! Who knew sewing could be so dangerous??!

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  13. Wow! A little too much excitement there for me . Yikes!! Glad your finger wasn't too bad in the end. Your runner is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Beautiful quilting on the heart table runner.

    You were very fortunate to have not been hurt more seriously.

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  15. Been there, done that, though not with the longarm. And I hope it never happens! Definitely scary!

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  16. Owie !!! I just started a regatta quilt, lots of fun.

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