Sunday, August 5, 2012

Tasty Table Runner

The fourth pattern featuring my new Hex N More Ruler is the Tasty Table Runner.

Table Runner Details 
Fabric is Maasai Mara by Dear Stella
Pattern - Tasty JBQ 126
Designed by me
Quilted by me
Started on 7/18/12
Finished on 7/23/12
Table Runner Measures 17 1/2" x 40 1/2"

The Hex N More Ruler & all four of the new patterns are available now. You can check my Where to Buy page or ask for them at your Local Quilt Shop.


This pattern is so much fun. Yesterday I started making a second Tasty table runner from Robert Kaufman Batiks. This is the Roll-Up I started with.

A progress picture from Instagram

I wasn't sure which fabric to use for the border so I posted this photo to Instagram & Facebook and was blown away by your response!! The post had over 200 comments in just a few hours & has over 350 now!

I decided to go with C! Thank you to everyone who voted and shared their thoughts.


Then last night I started a third one from Simply Color by V&Co.

My Brother Brad took a few photos of me working on it this morning.

For those that have asked if my studio is always clean... well here is proof that it isn't. Sometimes I've got piles of quilts & fabric all over the place! (Especially right after shows!) 

 Here are all three of the runners. I love how changing fabric can make one pattern look so different!! I'm sending them off to Angela and looking forward to seeing what quilting she decides to do.


I'm curious... which one is your favorite? 
Does one fit the style of your home more than another?

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mascanlon said...

Well if you asked me yesterday it would have been the batiks but now I am loving Vanessa's fabric even more! Off to finish Yummy, and maybe cut strips for Radio Wave!

Dianne Mitzel said...

I love the batiks, you can't go wrong with them, and these are so bright and cheerful..

Donna in NW FL said...

I love the batiks!

scottylover said...

I love the first one. It would work perfectly in my living room. This tool is one I am seriously going to have to look in to getting. Thanks for sharing!

Sandy A

Cecilia said...

My favorite is the Batiks, but Vanessa's is a very close second. :-)

dolores said...

Since I am working on a yellow and grey EPP hexy quilt I guess I have to go with that one!:)

BTW....what's the "little Jaybird Quilts" on the above pattern jacket? Is that for smaller items you have designed?:)

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Julie, I like the one on the left and I would've voted for the same fabric that you used. I love those blue bubbles and the color is really vibrant and compliments the runner.

Rachelle said...

I love the batiks as well, though the Maasai Mara would probably suit my husband's style better.

Auntie Pami said...

I really, really like Vanessa's fabric. Dear Stella is calming and the batiks are cheerful.

Cindy Sharp said...

I love the bright batiks, but Vanessa's fabric is very pretty too.

kitty said...

My favorite is the Maasai Mara! I think that one is really, really beautiful Exquisite combination of colors!!

Anonymous said...

They are all lovely, but I am drawn to the batiks. That would make a great table runner for an outdoor gathering, so colorful and fun! Can't wait to see what Angela does with them.

Mommarock said...

Can't help but love those bright beautiful colors, especially when you need something to cheer you up inside when the weather outside is HOT and DREARY!

Darlington Delights said...

The gray one is my favorite...It definitely fits the theme of my home best. Thanks for sharing...I have got to get one of those rulers!

Kristy said...

The rainbow one! But it wouldn't really go downstairs. Maybe upstairs in my sewing area to brighten the walls up! What an interesting pattern. I really like all three but definitely the rainbow colored one is my favorite. K- Love all your new patterns. Great stuff!

Paula said...

The batiks, because of the vibrant colors, I love that Simply Color also. Beautiful. I make quilts for my table all of the time! Love looking at them.

Dorian said...

A cute runner Julie. I really like the Batik one. The colors just pop out at you and make you think of a summer party.

VickiT said...

Beautiful runners Julie. I really love the middle one the most, although I think they are all gorgeous.

Beverly said...

I love the batiks! It's a beautiful pattern

Tricia said...

Love this pattern! I think my favorite is the Simply Color one. So bright and happy! This one is at the top of my list...just working on picking the perfect fabric ;-)

MalinisQuilts said...

My favorite is Maasai Mara by Dear Stella. Love the pattern.

Zuzan said...

I lovethe bright batiks for bedroom - to wake me up in the morning. The black/grey on right in the living room for a touch of elegance.
Love that braided look have to learn how to do it.

CJ said...

LOVE that runner made with Vanessa's line! It would look sooo good with my daughter's Fiesta Ware!

Nancy in IN said...

I tend to the b/y/g, but colonial red and green would go in my house. None of the shown ones suit my house of kids' houses. I make for them. I must try them.