First of all, my apologies for the delay in getting this week’s Show & Tell posted. I’ve been caught up in a client emergency all day. I have extended this week’s give-away and voting until midnight next Monday.
Grab yourself a pencil and some paper as it’s voting time for this week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event. The theme is Just Table Runners. There are 38 gorgeous table runners to inspire you.
This week’s guest judge is Karen from Faeries and Fibres. She’ll have 100 bonus points to assign to up to four quilts.
Give-Away from Mishka’s Playground
Mishka’s Playground is my own quilting design web site. It’s currently under construction but will hopefully be updated in the next few weeks. I’ve created the new site to showcase my own quilting designs and tutorials. While I love the community of this site, I often feel that my own work gets a bit lost here.
I am super excited to announce the release of my new table runner pattern, Pathways. It is super easy and quick to complete. In the pattern I’ve included detailed diagrams for cutting, piecing, pressing and even the quilting lines. The instructions are written so that even a beginner quilter will feel confident in completing the table runner. The sample shown was given to my sister and her husband for their 10th wedding anniversary celebrated a few weeks ago.
- Six coordinating fat quarters (FQs) (for the front, pieced back and scrappy binding)
- 1 yard contrast fabric (for the front and back)
- 46" x 18" batting
- General quilting supplies (i.e. rotary cutter, mat, sewing machine, piecing thread, etc.)
Finished size: 42″ x 14″ but you could make it longer by adding another repeat, if desired.
The pattern price is just $6.95 (USD) and payments are processed via PayPal. The pattern is an instantly-downloadable PDF file. You can finish the table runner this weekend! If you purchase the pattern, be sure to save the file immediately to your own computer.
To purchase the pattern, select the “Add to Cart” button below. Proceeds of pattern sales help to keep this web site going, pay my rent, groceries and keep Milo in doggie treats.
Intro Savings: I have a coupon just for my readers to save 20% from now until Monday, September 16th at midnight (EDT). Enter the code PATHWAYS to receive the discount. However, if you follow this site on Facebook, you’ll find a coupon code for 25% off that is valid for the same time period.
I will be giving away four copies of my new Pathways Table Runner pattern this week. Two will be awarded to the quilter with the most community and guest judge points and two will be randomly awarded to those that leave a comment below. Don’t worry, if you purchase the pattern and then win the give-away, I’ll refund your purchase price.
To enter the give-away: Leave a comment below answering: “What’s your favourite part of the Fall/Autumn season”. Two winners will be randomly selected from the comments. You have until Monday, September 16th, 2013 at midnight (EDT) to enter the give-away.
This Week’s Quilts
Here are this week’s Just Table Runners:
- Total submissions: 39
- Total countries: 10
- Total provinces: 5
- Total states: 13
You can click on the photo to view a larger version.
By: Sally Wright,
Blog: Sally Gould Wright Textile Artist
In a class with Jenny Bowker at Asilomar we played with different methods of designing our own tiles and then combining them in quilts. In mine I took motifs from antique Turkish Iznik tiles and recreated them in batik fabrics for a table runner.
Quilt size: width: 19" height: 51"
By: Yvonne Bamlett,
This runner starts with a Bears Paw block and is expanded with log cabins strips all arranged for the colors to cordinate. It is made all from scraps of different golds, greens, oranges, burgandies, rusts and black. To me – it really does “glow” and represents all the colorful hues of autumn.
Quilt size: width: 19" height: 45"
By: Mary Manson,
North Carolina, USA
Blog: Mary Manson Quilts
I needed something pretty for Fall for my dining table, so made this runner. It’s patchwork, in bright fall colors. Machine quilted in a large feather pattern. I really like how it looks on my dark wood table.
Quilt size: width: 15" height: 55"
|Batik Flying Geese
By: Lori S,
Blog: Night Owl Quilting & Dye Works
This table runner and a set of six place mats were made from a single coconut Bali pop and a little bit of yardage for the binding. These were made as a gift for my sister-in-law so I do get to visit them every once in a while.
Quilt size: width: 34" height: 12"
|Blueberry Crumb Runner
By: CathyC (aka CrafteeCC),
Blog: Cathy’s Sewing Room
This was my first tablerunner swap and was made using charm squares. On checking with my partner, I found one of her fave fabrics was Blueberry Crumb Cake – and that made my decision very easy ;) I really enjoyed making this – after I got over the initial nerves of my first swap.
Quilt size: width: 39" height: 16"
|Brenda’s Table Service
Brenda needed a new set of linens to go with her new home, so her neighbor provided the green fern fabric, I had the green blender, and away we went! The block is called Wandering Star, and since we both love to travel, I thought it was just right. I made 4 placemats to go with the table runner.
Quilt size: width: 15" height: 32"
|Celtic knot table runner
Blog: Tir na Nog Studio
My own original design, I digitized the celtic knots and then embroidered them on linen fabric. The quilting design is also my own design
Quilt size: width: 18" height: 40"
By: Lavinia Sala,
This was a gift made to go with a cardinal wallhanging. The pattern is Table Runner With A Twist by Lisa Moore. It was really fun to make, and much simpler than it appears!
Quilt size: width: 15.5" height: 48.5"
By: Geraldine Pritchard,
British Columbia, Canada
I bought this kit from a local quilt store, and made most of it at a Fall Quilt Retreat. It was such a fun pattern, some challenges, but mostly easy sailing. Have plans to make another for a Silent Auction we hold at work.
Quilt size: width: 19" height: 44"
British Columbia, Canada
Blog: aRt by Rhoda
This is my own design using the circle attachment for my Husqavarna sewing machine.
Quilt size: width: 14" height: 32"
Blog: Pinnylea Creations
My husband pieced the centre a few years ago (he decided this quilting lark couldn’t be too difficult). Then it sat in the UFO pile until July when I decided to finish it for him for his birthday. It now has pride of place on our family dining table in the kitchen (one very proud husband!).
Quilt size: width: 39" height: 15"
By: King Nancy,
This is the backside of a runner for a dresser made for a friend who will be displaying rocks on it. The other side is appliqued and has a slightly darker background. The idea is that it will be reversible. It is made in two pieces so there can be some distance between each piece. Not bound yet.
Quilt size: width: 58″" height: 13″"
|Fall Holiday Rag Quilt
I didn’t have enough fabric for a quilt so I made this table runner as a way to use up beautiful scrap fabric. You can put it on your table in the Fall and leave it there through the holidays.
Quilt size: width: 16" height: 32"
By: Denise Mitchell,
This block was designed by Carol Doak. I paper pieced it for a friend.
Quilt size: width: 25″" height: 48"
By: Betty Hughes,
This was made as a class sample using the Lil’ Twister technique.
Quilt size: width: 16.5" height: 42.5"
By: Katie Clark Clark,
New York, USA
I love to use pops of color on black and white for a dramatic effect. People tell me this table runner while not very traditional makes them SMILE !!
Quilt size: width: 16" height: 48"
|flowers and houses
By: cora brown,
2 table runners
Quilt size: width: 15" height: 36"
|Froggy’s in the round
By: Vandy Linhart,
Blog: quilting with vandy
This is a variation on the “Crazy Eight Strip Teaser – A Table Topper By Jae’s Attic.” Instead of using 8 fabrics I choose 4 fabrics so I could show case the fantastic tree frog fabric I had in my stash. I just used a simple stipple stitch.To my surprise it won 1st place in my local county fair.
Quilt size: width: 44" height: 44"
|Green and heartly
By: Turid Bakken,
Blog: Den syende himmel
This runner was an UFO until this summer. Happy to finish it at last. I free hand quilted it with hearts.
Quilt size: width: 16" height: 34"
By: Anja Schellberg,
Blog: Anja’s Allerlei
I found the fabric as a remnant on a fair. It was only a half yard. I combinated it with green fabrics and it looks good. :)
Quilt size: width: 7,5" height: 36,5"
|Love from Rollin
My husband’s uncle died 2 years ago. His wife presented me, a quilter, with several of his shirts headed to charitable organizations. I incorporated Rollin’s plaid shirt into this table runner and sent it to Lois. She is thrilled to have a small part of Rollin’s history, now on display in their home
Quilt size: width: 40″" height: 18″"
|Modern Table Topper
Blog: Mona’s Creativity
Slightly out of my comfort zone with this table topper, but I enjoyed it!
Quilt size: width: 22" height: 50"
|Mystery Table Runner
By: Pam in KC,
Blog: Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid
I designed this table runner as a mystery for a quilting retreat.
Quilt size: width: 51" height: 13"
|POINSETTA TABLE RUNNER
Ohio, United States Minor Outlying Islands
This was a stained glass table runner that I did in a class. It was done with a twin needle which was a first for me.
Quilt size: width: 15" height: 40"
|Pop of Red
By: A. Dreher, Just Sew Designs,
Designed from 5 of my favorite fat quarter fabrics and complimentary ribbon to add color to my fall table Quilted with a traditional diamond pattern in a matching thread
Quilt size: width: 14" height: 55"
|Pretty in Pink
By: Kristin Donnelly,
I made this for my close friend for her birthday. She loves pink and bright colors.
Quilt size: width: 20" height: 60"
|Quilting Brings Friends Together
By: Ruth Oblinski,
Blog: Sewlmate Sister
Original Design, using a free block from Candy Goff, called Brilliant Cut and a cute embroidery design. Hand pieced and hand quilted. I always have this on the table when our stitching group comes over for a play day!!! My table runner includes lots of my favorite colour, Red!!!
Quilt size: width: 25" height: 56"
By: Jenny in NZ,
Blog: jenny quilts
A Christmas Quilt designed by Esther Aliu in Australia for her Yahoo BOM group. I only made the central design as a table runner and I love how it turned out. I had been given a fat quarter pack of Christmas fabric’s and they were perfect for this table runner.
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 19"
|Round and Round
By: Michele Timms,
I made this round table topper for my sister, the colours of the quilt were perfect for her. I especially love the quilted circles.
Quilt size: width: 30" height: 30"
By: Rose W.,
The pattern for this runner is Sand Castles from Anka’s Treasures Little Charmers 5. I used fabric from Basic Grey’s Hello Luscious line. The fabric made a pretty spring runner.
Quilt size: width: 16" height: 42"
|Scrap Flower Garden Table Runner
By: Mary Ann,
Blog: Soaps By MareMare
While doing some daycare for my nephews I tried English paper piecing for the first time. I liked making the flowers with one odd pieced fabric for a focal point. I liked the paper piecing, but not enough for a whole quilt, so it became a table runner.
Quilt size: width: 35" height: 15.5"
|Spicy Spiral Runner
By: Carol Kussart,
Blog: Just Sew Quilter
This uses a 9 degree ruler. The pattern is by School House Quilts. I love the design and have made 4 of these in various colors.
Quilt size: width: 23" height: 39"
|Table Runner with Water Lilies
By: Rhianon Taylor,
Blog: The Nifty Stitcher
Table runner with 3D water lilies made as a gift for my brother. Free motion quilted on my domestic machine.
Quilt size: width: 16" height: 38"
By: Diane U.,
I loved this table runner so much, that I gave it away. The recipient loved it even more than I did. LOL!
Quilt size: width: 24" height: 38"
|Tree of Life
Blog: Barb Forrister
The Giving Tree gets it’s name because aside from the background, it was made from pieces of cloth from friends. I really enjoyed the idea of recycling and minimizing waste. I think it’s a wonderful way of going green and planting a tree.
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 20"
Blog: Patches of my life
Made in a workshop, learning curved shapes, year 2009. I loved how my choice of colors turned out.
Quilt size: width: 16" height: 58"
By: Kaaren Biggs,
Adapted from a Fons & Porter bed quilt design, it was a project for a group of quilters called Strip Club.
Quilt size: width: 20" height: 48"
Made from a japanese book. All hand work.
Quilt size: width: 21" height: 12"
|Wheat table runner
By: Sharon Kerber,
Since I live on the Canadian prairies and am married to a grain farmer, this table runner fits right in with our lifestyle. Incidentally, my husband and son are out in the field harvesting wheat right this minute.( and it’s a good crop this year for which we are thankful.)
Quilt size: width: 16" height: 36"
Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!
- Voting is open Friday to Monday, September 16, 2013 at midnight (EDT)
- One vote per person (based on IP address NOT email address), so have your family and friends cast a ballot for their favourite table runner
- Winner announced next week
How to Vote:
- Review the photos above and make a note of your favourites. You can select up to FOUR favourites this week.
- Below, you’ll see the names of all the quilts with a square button beside each one. Select the buttons for the quilts you want to vote for. Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the list of quilt names. Press the vote button.
Just Table Runners
- Celtic knot table runner (24%, 159 Votes)
- Table Runner with Water Lilies (22%, 147 Votes)
- POINSETTA TABLE RUNNER (19%, 130 Votes)
- Arabesque (17%, 116 Votes)
- Red December (11%, 76 Votes)
- Tree of Life (10%, 65 Votes)
- Tropical Rainbow (9%, 63 Votes)
- Wheat table runner (9%, 59 Votes)
- Flower Power (8%, 56 Votes)
- Batik Flying Geese (8%, 53 Votes)
- Spicy Spiral Runner (7%, 49 Votes)
- Quilting Brings Friends Together (7%, 49 Votes)
- Desert Sands (6%, 39 Votes)
- Pop of Red (6%, 38 Votes)
- Christmas Cardinals (6%, 37 Votes)
- Autumn Glow (5%, 34 Votes)
- Froggy's in the round (4%, 28 Votes)
- flowers and houses (4%, 26 Votes)
- Modern Table Topper (3%, 23 Votes)
- Round and Round (3%, 22 Votes)
- Sand Castles (3%, 20 Votes)
- Fall Table-Runner (3%, 18 Votes)
- Brenda's Table Service (2%, 16 Votes)
- Christmas Runner (2%, 14 Votes)
- Testallating Pinwheels (2%, 14 Votes)
- Circles (2%, 13 Votes)
- Green and heartly (2%, 11 Votes)
- Falling Leaves (2%, 11 Votes)
- vanilla hearts (1%, 10 Votes)
- Blueberry Crumb Runner (1%, 10 Votes)
- Twirling Triangles (1%, 8 Votes)
- Fall Holiday Rag Quilt (1%, 7 Votes)
- Mystery Table Runner (1%, 7 Votes)
- Pretty in Pink (1%, 6 Votes)
- Darren's Piece (1%, 5 Votes)
- Karussellpferde (1%, 5 Votes)
- Autumn Runner (0%, 2 Votes)
- Scrap Flower Garden Table Runner (0%, 2 Votes)
- Love from Rollin (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 667
Next Week’s Show & Tell
The theme for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell is Quilts for Teens. Any quilting technique is welcome (paper pieced, appliqué, pieced, etc.). Any size or shape is acceptable and unfinished quilts are welcome as well. Please don’t submit a quilt you’ve already entered in the past… let’s see something different!
To enter: Submit your photo before Friday, September 20th, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT). If you are new here, please also read the Guidelines for additional information.
- Sept. 16 – Quilts for Teens next week’s event
- Sept. 30 – Fall’s Glory
- Oct. 21 – Two Colour Quilts
- Oct. 28 – Halloween Fun
- Nov. 4 – Quilting Close-Up
- Nov. 25 – Stars