Friday, August 30, 2013

Valentine Table Runner Completed

It's finished, but before I show you, I have to share this. Just as I was about to finish the looping meander in the background of one of the big hearts, I ran out of bobbin thread.

AND I nearly ran out of top thread! All at the same time!

The top thread held out just long enough to finish the area. And finally, here's a half-shot of the finished Valentine table runner, which I'm calling Love Birds for now:

And a detail of the birds:

I think they turned out very lovely dovey, which was the plan. This was my first time using 12 wt cotton thread for embroidery and I'm not sure I'm 100% pleased with it. But I think it will do, so I'm calling this project COMPLETED! Hope you enjoyed following for the pattern in the February/March 2014 issue of McCall's Quick Quilts!


  1. This is darling! I love the little birds,

    1. Thanks so much! Hope you'll like the was fun to do.

  2. I am getting my fabrics together and have finished the templates, but after looking at the cutting directions it says to cut 16- 4-1/2 x 4 1/2 squares and 23 -2 1/2 x 2 1/2 squares. I am sure this is a typo, and that the directions should read 32- 2 1/2 squares. It does not work out mathematically to be an odd number as we are talking squares here. Is there some way you can let McCall's know about this?
    I am very excited to try this pattern, it will be the first time doing applique for me and it is so cute!

  3. Diane, 23 assorted 2 1/2" squares is actually correct. You also need to cut 9 white/pink dot squares, for a total of 32. I'm so excited you're trying the pattern! Hope you'll share photos.