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Love making Table runners!

Black Eyed Batik

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I’m just like a lot of you, I love a quick project now and them sprinkled in with the more complex quilts I work on.  Table runners are one of my go-to projects, when I just want to FINISH SOMETHING…….., ANYTHING!  These pics are of table runners, and one horizontal wall hanging that have helped me keep my sanity that way!  I love rich saturated colors, and making a small piece gives me a chance to work with different fabrics and colors I might not automatically choose otherwise.  I can see how they work together, and that will give me confidence to use them in a larger piece as well.  All of these runners were designed in collaboration with Lisa Bee-Wilson over at Towerhouse Quilts, so be sure to check her site to get a look at her versions.   Click here to download the FREE patterns for each of them! The wall hanging, Waves of Hospitality is an art piece I did a few years back, and of course I teach classes in this technique, and have added my signature pieced borders to this one.  Hope you enjoy seeing them!

For previous posts about these runners:

One Hour Table RunnerBarber Pole Table RunnerPiano Key Table Runner Summer Star Table Runner.

The featured image at the top of this post is a table runner from “Perfect-Fit Pieced Borders” called “Black Eyed Batik”, another colorful favorite!  That book is out of print, but I have copies available on my shop page.


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Hey Gang!  My quilting buddy Lisa Bee Wilson and I are teaming up to work together on some designs! Our goal is to offer a FREE project about once a month.  What do you think? We’ve had a lot of fun with this first installment, Piano Key Table Runner Pattern Instructions for April 2013. Shopping together, and then working on our own to create our own versions, we then quilted them and now it’s YOUR turn!  These are simple and fast.  Download the FREE pattern today and get to it!  Be sure send us a photo of your finished runner so we can “Oooo and Ahhh!”

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Black-Eyed Batik! Featured Quilt of the Week

This table runner was inspired by my little quilt group!  We gave each other a challenge to make blocks of bright batiks on a black background.  I loved the effect, and had this project in mind from the beginning.  This runner provided instant gratification because of how quickly it went together, especially since I still haven’t finished thw quilt we were supposed to make!  The quilting it was pure fun, I used a turquiose thread which I knew would be outstanding on the black background.  You might have three stray 12″ blocks waiting for the perfect project, and you could use them here!  If you do please send me a picture so I can post it for everyone to see.  Find the pattern in my book, “Perfect Fit Pieced Borders”!