Welcome back to Part 2 of the preview of my Trendy Table 2 book. It was really fun to read through everyone’s comments on Part 1 of the preview. I was so happy to see so many familiar names and I’m glad to see so many of you back here! Of course new people are always welcome too 😉
Before I continue on with the preview, I would like to share the winner of the book from the last post. The random generator number chose: LouEllen, who commented on May 9th at 8:01 am. Please send your shipping info to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get your book sent out asap.
First up in the preview is a group shot taken on the beach in Mexico.
Starting from right to left in that shot is Woven and Sew caffeinated (I showed detail shots of both of these in my last post). Then there is Confetti, shown in 2 color ways: a bright version made from my stash and a traditional version made with biscuits and Gravy by Basic Grey for Moda.
I am really liking more solid background. The high contrast just makes all the cute prints pop. This pattern takes just 1 charm pack, plus the background and border.
The bright version with the grey background is my favorite though. These prints are all taken from my stash and I used my favorite grey background – Yarn dyed Essex Linen by Kauffman fabrics in the colorway Graphite.
Lately, I just want to make everything with a grey background and these bright colors! This tropical background doesn’t hurt either 😉 In this shot, the Confetti runner is shown with the 10 Minute Table Runner.
This pattern is super simple and literally takes about 10 minutes to sew the background pieces together, but it does take a little longer if you want to add the applique like I did.
These prints are all from my stash and include some Art Gallery prints, Amy Butler, Alison Glass, Anna Maria Horner and one Moda print. You need 12 – 10″ squares to make this. It would also be great made another row wider and turned into a baby quilt. (I do show some of these size options in the book). If you were making a larger size, you could use fat quarters.
Last up from that group shot is the Holly Hocks runner.
This runner is also made using 1 charm pack or you can cut assorted prints from your stash like I did. (I think the new Color Cuts by Moda would be perfect for a bunch of these runners. If you bought them in a few different colors, you would be able to make quite a few coordinating runners for your house).
I have tried to include some runners in the book that work good for decorating around the seasons. This is one that I will have on my dining room table during the summer.
This next runner is called Dutch Girls and will be my spring table decor.
I have included a couple of options for Fall – Though the first one could easily be made in other colors. It’s called Sun Kissed.
This runner also uses 5″ squares, plus two contrast prints (shown in white and navy).
Even more fall-ish is this pumpkin runner called Pumpkin Patch. These patch-style pumpkins have been popular for a while, so I figured it was high time that I made a runner with them!
Once again, this runner uses 5″ squares (for the pumpkins and border), plus a green and a background. You could also use 2 1/2″ strips for the scrappy part.
The grey background fabric is a Moda Mochi dot.
I also made something with a winter theme – even though winter is my least favorite season. Snowflakes are always pretty, so I designed this block to look like a snowflake. It is strip pieced and uses the Creative Grids 60-degree triangle ruler, which is why I have called it the Magic Snowflake Runner.
This pattern uses 2 1/2″ strips, plus the white and red fabrics. You could also use fat eighths.
I’ve also included a topper version for all of you asking for something for a round end table.
And one last group shot. . . . . Once again, you can let me know your favorite in the comments. I will send out one more complimentary copy from the comments, so check back for my next post to see who the winner is. You can also check with your local quilt shop to see if they have the book in yet or order the book here.