Modern Mini Quilt Challenge Entry – Love Runner

Here’s my entry for the Modern Mini Quilt Challenge hosted by Jennifer of Ellison Lane.

Love Runner

Love Table Runner, 12″ x 30″

It’s called Love, a valentine’s table runner that I made back in February in my quest to add a little holiday decor to my home. I put together a tutorial for it (step 1, step 2, step 3) if you’d like to make a similar one for yourself!

Love Detail

Love Quilting Detail

For this “mini” I challenged myself by working on improving my machine applique  skills. I think machine applique is one area of modern quilting that needs more exploring….

Machine Applique

Button Hole Stitch Applique

I used Pearl Bracelets in watermelon (my favorite color of the bunch) for the letters which was simply a computer font that I enlarged and ironed on using fusible web.

Love RunnerI’m pleased with how it turned out and am now ready to tackle some larger projects!

Modern Mini Challenge

14 thoughts on “Modern Mini Quilt Challenge Entry – Love Runner

  1. Ashley says:


    This is adorable! I agree with you, applique does need to be explored more. I definitely want to try my hand at it this summer. I think I’m most obsessed with that O and the full pearl bracelet. Adorable!


  2. Debbie says:

    I love your wall hanging. It’s beautiful and you did a great job. My first quilt was a lot of appliqué. Imade a lot of mistakes but had enough fabric to make some pieces over. It is my fabric thing to do now.

    Thanks for sharing. Makes me want to make one right now. Oh yeah, I gotta go to work first.

    Take care,

  3. Christina in Cleveland says:

    Beautiful! I adore your fussy cut feature fabric and background fabric as well. GREAT job and very inspiring, thank you!

  4. Michele says:

    I love the way it turned out too and I agree…machine applique is something that I’ve tried a few times with just so so results. More info on how to do it well would be great.

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