Turnovers And A Birthday

August 8, 2012

Everyone still glued to their televisions watching the Olympics??  I know I am!!  At least when I am not glued to quilting!!  So I have a new favorite little thing...Moda Turnovers.  I LOVE them!!  I think they have been around for a while, so I am super late to this party.  I am guessing I never paid much attention to them because I was not sure what I would do with a stack of triangles.  Now I am realizing the possibilities are endless.  As Candace pointed out in the comment section, they are calorie-free...what is not to love??? :-)
I made TWO runners out of one Turnover!!  For those of you unfamiliar, this is what they look like.

I used a Turnover of Civil War Homefront by Barbara Brackman for Moda.  I sewed all my triangles together to make 40 half square triangles.
Easiest HSTs I have ever made!! Sew two HSTs together to make two hourglass blocks.  Sew the hourglass blocks together to make a runner.   Then quilt, bind and wash!  So easy!!  A fast and beautiful runner!
I just quilted a freehand allover design.  Fast and easy, but gets the job done.
I used a Jo Morton fabric for the back.  The binding is some reproduction fabric from Marcus Brothers I had in my stash.  I think it is probably 10 years old!!!!  It was one of the first fabrics I bought when I started quilting!!
The patriotic heart and star bowl fillers are more wonderful creations from Denise at KKL Primitives.  As well as the Bird Nodder.  He is a personal favorite of mine!! :-)  Denise always has beautiful things to sell on her blog here.
Runner looks nice on the dinning room table, but I like it on the hearth better.  Or I could even use it on my eventual wall of small quilts. :-)  It is nice to have options.
I picked up some vintage rolling pins last spring.  They make great fillers for crocks!!
I mentioned earlier that I made 2 of these Turnover runners.  The other is a gift for my best pal Patti.  Today is her birthday!!!!!  I won't tell you how old, but I will give you all a hint...it starts with a 5 and ends with a 0.  LOL!!!!  Here's to 50 more, my dear friend!!! :-)

19 comments:

  1. I think you know how much that means to me. Especially the next 50. Love you girlfriend.

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  2. Lovely little runner! I've not used turnovers for quilting...only ever eaten them ;) !!

    Love all the primitive goodies and for your dear friend, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 50 is the new 30 :D That's my story and I'm sticking to it....as I head to 51:/

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  3. Happy Birthday to Patti! She's going to love her little runner, Linda! They are so cute! I've ignored these turnovers, too, but now that I see they are calorie-free, the sky is the limit!
    Cheers!

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  4. You know, I have never bought turnovers before. I just got introduced to charm squares. I have a bunch of cute charm square packs that I should make a couple of runners out of it. Your runner is so adorable that I should really try that. Your friend Patti I am sure will love hers and Happy 50th to her!

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  5. I've never seen a turnover before. Great looking small project.

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  6. They are great! Happy Bithday to Patti. 50 is the new 30. I keep telling myself this because I will be 50 soon.

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  7. Love the runner. Great way to use the turnovers. Hugs,

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  8. Love your runners and all your pictures! You are quite the photographer...love it all!

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  9. Beautiful!!
    I love all your decorations in your home - you have such a great sense of style.
    I have never thought of putting a runner on the hearth - great idea.
    Happy Birthday Patti!

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  10. . . . .Now that I have my internet back. . .gonna be shopping for those littlr turnovers tomorrow. I think you've re-energized the turnover business. Can't believe our Patti is 50. I still remember her as a tot in a wooden encyclopedia box! Your birthday gift to her is beautiful.

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  11. . . . .Now that I have my internet back. . .gonna be shopping for those littlr turnovers tomorrow. I think you've re-energized the turnover business. Can't believe our Patti is 50. I still remember her as a tot in a wooden encyclopedia box! Your birthday gift to her is beautiful.

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    1. Whaaaat? A wooden encyclopedia box? I don't remember THAT! lol

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  12. Yes, we are glued to the Olympics too! Watching Beach Volleyball right now! Your runner is beautiful! I've never used a turnover.....I'll have to be on the lookout for some. Happy birthday to Patti :-)

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  13. Your table runner is Awesome! I've never worked with turnovers before. Now I'm anxious to purchase a few! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. So sweet! I've never bought turnovers either!!
    Love your decor too:)

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  15. Happy birthday and hugs to Patti! Sorry I missed the b-day, Patti! I love your runner. I have passed on turnovers before, too. But now you've turned me on to them. Bad girl. Like I needed that. Your decorating is so great. Wish I could put things together like you do.

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  16. Love the tablerunners and Patti is a lucky girl to receive one for her b'day! I love turnovers and have several stacks in my stash.
    Love the crocks with the rolling pins!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  17. You have such pretty displays. I love the rolling pins. I've never used a turnover but they certainly do seem to have endless possibilities. Pretty projects.

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  18. I love your table runner! Happy (belated) birthday, Patti!!

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