This is my first attempt at machine stitching with my sewing machine. I love to piece quilt tops but machine stitching is new and scary! I saw this table runner by Missouri Star and I loved it. Love the fabric, Flirt by Moda, too! I did change the center heart to face the same direction as the other to though! I stitched in the ditch to outline the hearts and the rectangle and then I free handed the loopy meandering. I tried looping between the hearts and that was a disaster so I am in the process of picking that out and I will stitch in a row of hearts. I still haven’t decided how to quilt the hearts.
Here is the whole thing….
Here is a close up of my stitching – nothing to brag about – sharp corners and big stitching in places, but I overcame a major mental hurdle and went for it. It does have a few loose threads hanging on it.
I decided it was actually quite fun and I am willing to try it again….good thing because I have lots of pieced quilt tops and other projects and not the budget to send them out professionally!