Monday, September 26, 2016

Autmum is here and so is my FIRST GIVEAWAY!

Autumn arrived last week, but someone forgot to inform Mother Nature to dial down the temperature and humidity levels in the Midwest. It was warm, rainy, and terribly humid all last week. Ugh.

I couldn't get outside to do much in the evenings, so I looked through my projects to find something seasonal and fun to work on. Here is where I found a Jordan Fabrics table runner kit...the perfect project! This kit is the Jo Morton Spice Market Patchwork Table Runner Kit.

Upon opening the kit, I found very clear directions and photos, along with precision-cut pieces already laid out according to size. This was going to be fun and easy!

I wish I'd taken a photo of the kit as it was set up in the wrapper, but I didn't. I was too excited to get started and stitching!

You can see the precut strips and with the pictorial instructions, it's super easy to line them up and stitch together. This was my first ever Log Cabin block. Yep, I can't believe it either.







My first Log Cabin block:



It wasn't long before I had all 4 blocks completed and sewn together!


The next step was to make a sandwich with my own batting and the backing that was included in the kit. A simple stitch was sewn all around the edges, leaving a 4 inch opening to flip.


I used a variegated King Tut thread I had in my collection for the quilting. I like the idea of a binding on the edges, so I made a "faux" one by stitching 1/2' around the edges.



I planned on a simple cross-hatch quilting in a diamond shape. I used a white pencil to draw my lines on the back. In a "highly technical" method, the width of my clear ruler became the width of the spaces. Whatever works, right?

 

Don't worry, those white lines are NOT visible after stitching!
Even if they were, they're on the back and can be removed.


The finished Jordan Fabrics table runner! It was quick, fun and so lovely!






Doesn't it look great on my hutch cabinet?



Jordan Fabrics has many other items on their website, including quilt kits, patterns and quilting fabric. Check them out here: Jordan Fabrics




Here's the best part!

Jordan Fabrics is generously offering one Log Cabin table runner kit to one of my readers!
If you'd like to win a Log Cabin Table Runner kit from Jordan Fabrics, click HERE to choose your favorite. Then, in a comment below, include the name of your favorite Log Cabin table runner kit.

Want a second chance to win? Tell me how you follow my blog.

A random winner will be chosen on Friday, September 30th and notified by email.
My newly retired husband will do the pickin' from a hat!
Be sure to include your email if you are concerned about me finding you!




17 comments:

  1. I love this! What's not to love about a log cabin though? I don't think I'll ever get tired of making log cabins.

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  2. I would love to win Festive Christmas.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  3. I follow you on bloglovin.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  4. Your runner looks fabulous! I bet it was fun, too! I'd pick either the Christmas runner or the one called Paper Bandana. Great Giveaway! Thanks.

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  5. I love the Bali Batik Cappucino table runner. Thank you for the chance to win one. And, thanks also to Jordan Fabrics. (lynnstck@yahoo.com)

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  6. I follow you through email. (lynnstck@yahoo.com)

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  7. love the festive Christmas one, thanks

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  8. Hi, thanks for the chance to win
    my choice is, and I copied it
    "Robert Kaufman Metallic Pre-cut Log Cabin Table Runner Kit - Shades of the Season 2" the fall colors are so pretty.
    LeeAnna at not afraid of color leeannaquilts at gmail dot com

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  9. I follow your blog by emails. That's why I seldom leave a comment, but I'm reading!
    LeeAnna at leeannaquilts at gmail dot com

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  10. I love that table runner you made and would like to win the Bali Batik Pre-Cut Log Cabin Precut Kit. I follow you via e-mail. Nancy

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  11. I like the kaufman patriotic batik table runner. Thanks for the giveaway. And Jordan Fabrics is in my home state- new to me. I'm off to look further.
    I follow via bloglovin.

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  12. Oh, maybe it is not too late to enter. I love the Moda French General Table Runner Kit Le Marais Brown Rouge. I follow via Bloglovin'. Thank you for the nice comment on my blog.

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  13. That's so pretty Kathy! I'm glad you showed a close up of the block, because the fabrics are beautiful!

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  14. What a beautiful piece! And it would make a wonderful gift! ~ Shelley

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  15. Oh, I like this runner a lot. And you are a quilter after my own heart--faux binding and quilting from the back. Sometimes they just make the most sense, don't they?

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