Thursday, February 9, 2012

It's all about Heart with Barb and her LOVE IS IN THE AIR - Heart Attack Runner

Nothing spells love better than red and white. Today I am heart attacking you!!!

Why not play with some Samoan Fabrics????

Who doesn't like to play especially with such fun fabrics?

I am Barb of Bejeweled QuiltsLink working now to my blog ( thanks Samm)and wanna share the LOVE with Madame Samm....I heart her....I heart you!!
Need one Trusty Go Cutter.....you can always cut your hearts by hand...no biggie!
I just started cutting hearts...I didn't know where it would take me (maybe it would take me back to the island of Samoa)....one could only hope!

Normally I would use "Steam A Seam" but since I didn't know what I was going to do and not wanting to waste my "Steam A Seam".....so the fabric is bare...


Took my large hearts and cut the middle out of them, in order to do this I cut a small mat that only covers the middle mat. These dies will only cut with a mat, so in order to get the middle cut I had to cut a small mat so as not to have cuts where I don't want them.
Here is the results.... So....I continue to play, continue to cut.

I get me a piece of white fabric, the end results is 18" x 24", I always like to have the fabric larger than what I need so I can cut it down but I didn't know what direction I was going on so I just cut a nice piece of white.

I started arranging the hearts as you can see below. I arranged it how I wanted and then started gluing the hearts down.

As you can see length wise there are four large hearts with the middle out of them on each side and then 3 smaller solid hearts in between the larger one. On the side width wise you just have two large and one smaller one.

In the corner I placed a small solid heart.

As a young girl I remember writing the word "LOVE" over in different forms and so I just drew out the words as you see in the end results. I am sure there are those of you that can do a much better job in the wording but I am happy with mine.

Quilt as desired and bind ....now you have your own heart attack runner.

Well as I mentioned above, I just cut and cut and so with the left over I made this candle mat.

This candle mat is 14 1/2" x 14 1/2", as you can see, there are four hearts pointing towards each other in the middle, the larger hearts in between the middle hearts and then the solid hearts in the middle of the hearts below them. EASY...just quilt as desired and bind.

I just love this mat....I love my runner. If you click on over to my blog, I will be giving the runner away to one of you

I hope that if you made the runner or mat that you come by and let me know.

Happy Valentines DAY!!!

45 comments:

  1. Adorable projects, Barb! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. What fun projects Barb. Inspirational. Beautifully quilted too. But don't have a heart attack - ever!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  3. Cute projects, but couldn't go to your blog Barb as your links don't appear to work for me :(

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  4. Lovely. I like the way you quilted it.

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  5. Fabulous quilting on both. Love them. Thanks for the tutorial Barb

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  6. I love how you did this and thanks for sharing how you did.

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  7. Thanks, Barb, a wonderful project! Love the design!

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  8. Barb is forever making something amazingly creative.

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  9. Those are lovely Barb, thank you.

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  10. Really cute - and so easy! Especially if you know what you're doing ahead of time! Thanks for the great ideas!

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  11. Love your runner and candle mat. I love the fabric. Thanks for sharing the tip on cutting out the middle of the heart.

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  12. Very pretty. I am working on a table runner for Valentines day. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. Super Amazing Barb "Love" It
    Hugs
    Susan

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  14. I love your hand drawn letters. Gives it that something special feel. I also like the quilting. Beautiful.

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  15. Beautiful runners Barb. That tip about the mat and cutting the center heart out is very cool. Thank you.

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  16. I absolutely LOVE this! It's just perfect and FUN...with lots of RED!!! ♥♥♥

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  17. Barb this is beautiful...I also love hearts and would keep this one close to your heart...it is very pretty and different....

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  18. Barb, you amaze me...I never thought of cutting the centers out of the hearts, and I am using that same die right now! LOL Thanks for sharing...the runner and mat are adorable!

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  19. This is awesome. I just need to get a Go! cutter. That's all there is to it! :)

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  20. cute, BArb! I love your "make do with what you've got & don't waste" attitude!! Your voice really comes through!!

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  21. Love the Valentine projects. Your quilting is so good too, Barb.

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  22. Barb, your heart projects are awesome and so adorable!

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  23. You did an excellent job Barb...I love the runner, candle mat and the tutorial....but most of all I love you!

    Hugs,
    Kelly

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  24. I luv, luv, luv your red and white runner and candle mat! Great Valentine projects....thanks for sharing your tutorial.....It's plain and simply, I gotta get myself a GO!!!

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  25. Me encanto encontrarme con tu blog, sere tu seguidora, te invito a participar del mio, papelesanimados,blogstop.com, saludos, Danae

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  26. Cute. You always come up with the greatest designs.

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  27. Oh Barb, I have nick-named you the queen of the Accuquit Cutter! They need to hire you!
    This is so wonderful;and with your Samoa fabrics! I just love it! Another great project!

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  28. I love it, too. Love how the runner turned out. Nice design, and the quilting is perfect for it.

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  29. I love this heart quilt it is wonderful.

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  30. Such beautiful project.Great design

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  31. L O V E it!!! crossing my fingers.... :o)

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  32. How stunning! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. As usual a very sweet project from you Barb. I always love to see what you come up with. Blessings Sandra

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  34. Its a terrific table topper- Thanks for sharing the fun pattern I love the one under the candle too.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  35. Great use of the Negative Hearts created with the GO Cutter. I still have a few days before the BIG V-day to Play with my New GO Baby! Thanks for sharing the Idea.

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  36. I think this is awesome ! thanks for your creativity ; I never would have come up with this on my own !!!

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  37. Barb, this is just wonderful. Absolutely love the way you did the hearts and the letters. And your quilting is beautiful.

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You think they are just words...they are sew much more than that...your wee messages tell me, you are kind, smart and important...