Modern Day Diamonds Runner

Happy Monday Everyone!

Did you have a good weekend?

Ours wasn’t nearly as exciting as I thought it was going to be.  We got a call on Friday night that my brother and his wife were headed to the hospital to have their baby.  It turned out to be a false alarm, so no baby yet.  Other than that, it was too cold outside to do anything.  In some parts of Minnesota, it got to be -40 below, which means it is actually painful to step foot outside.   Instead the house got cleaned and the binding got done on my first project with the Artful Home fabrics.

Can you believe that I almost didn’t have black in this line?  I added it as an after thought .  Some of you may know that ALL my early quilts included black and in the last few years I have gotten away from using it.   My philosopy on black is that it provides such nice contrast and helps make the colors around it pop. 

Case in point . .

It matches my dishes well, don’t you think?

Here it is in my dining room.  It matches so well with the red, black, and white – and it should!   The whole idea behind this line was to have something to decorate my main living area with –  Something that would pull all the colors together. 

Now I just need to get a few more quilts finished with this line.  Remember in my last post how I said something about having 3 or 4 quilts to show you?  That didn’t happen this week.  The problem was I started like 6 new quilts, which meant only one got finished.  In fact, I just put this binding on  last night during the football games . . .

It’s probably my favorite binding stripe ever.  I know I say that a lot, but that is what happens when you have a stripe obsession.

Just in case you are wondering about the pattern, it can be found in my Livin’ Large book.

Here is the original colorway, done up in some beautiful Amy Butler prints.

The book also includes a pattern for a larger quilt featuring that design.

I think the new one is my favorite though, but then again, I might be a little biased!

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30 Responses to Modern Day Diamonds Runner

  1. Nancy Lee says:

    so pretty…and i love the pop of black..

  2. Jackie says:

    LOVE the black! The earlier version of this table runner is gorgeous but your fabrics really sing!

  3. Carol says:

    That is really pretty and it goes so well with your dinning room. I have the book already. I am thinking that Artful home will look good with our dinning room too.

  4. DianeH says:

    The runner looks amazing done in your colours. Great job!

  5. Very pretty in both colorways. And you are right…accents those dishes nicely!

  6. VickiT says:

    Wow. GORGEOUS! I love the colors and yes, the black works wonderfully.

  7. Your quilting always looks so beautiful!

  8. Sherri says:

    Gorgeous…I love the black, too! I’ve made the Modern Day Diamonds quilt…now I have to make the runner…love it!

  9. Connie says:

    Love your tablerunner and it looks perfect in your dining room! Beautiful quilting!

  10. Benta says:

    I am loving these designs. Is the book available in the UK?


  11. Rosalie says:

    Maybe you’ve covered this already and I just missed it, but where did you get your dishes?! They’re beautiful!

  12. teresamnj says:

    Very, very pretty!

  13. gale says:

    I knew that looked familiar-I have that book and was just looking through it the other night! I love it.

  14. Alice says:

    You always design fabulous fabrics that are wonderful. Love the table runner made up and the fabrics look great in your dining room. I am always anxious to see your new creations.

  15. AnnieO says:

    The black sure does add loads to the effect of the other saturated colors you prefer–just terrific! I just got your Livin’Large book for Christmas and have bookmarked at least three “must do immediately” projects, the table runner being one of them.

  16. Darlene B says:

    What a beautiful fabric line! Congratulations!

  17. Miss Nancy says:

    Love these! Very modern and simply elegant! Great work.

    Have a super great day.

  18. Lorrie says:

    Beautiful! I love the black! It looks perfect on your table.

  19. Denise (Denny) Aleckson says:

    I Love it! And I love the fabric!! I may have to do this table runner! I also have that book of yours! Keep up the good work! Brrr… cold here too! But Love it! Gives me time to sew!!

  20. marsha nelson says:

    The colors in your new line just make me happy. I’m so glad that you added the black because it makes all the colors sing. Hope it comes to a quilt shop near me.

  21. Barbara says:

    I just discovered your website. The fabric looks terrific ~~ so I am going to look for it at my closest quilt shop! Really want to make the table runner in those wonderful colors! They make me feel happy.

  22. Shannon says:

    Very lovely! Those colors do fit well into you diningroom. Thank you for sharing.

  23. Jeanne H says:

    Very cute! I’m so glad you are still using black, it does make all the other colors sing.

  24. bingo-bonnie says:

    What a beautiful table setting!!! Which came first the fabric or the dishes??? they look like they were just made for each other! 😉

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

  25. Chris says:

    This table runner is so cute! The black really makes a statement..a good one. 🙂 Your photo of the table and dishes with the runner is so pretty. I would never have put all that together but I LOVE it! As always I am inspired when I stop by your site for a visit.

  26. Leslie Schmidt says:

    How nice is it to be able to design fabric to go with your own decorating scheme? This is a really lovely line. Last week, I only left the house once in 5 days. I was a real wimp!

  27. Pat says:

    Really like the colors and right the black does make it pop. I too am a fan of stripes for the binding, just gives the quilt a finished look. And once you learn how to cut bias stips, it’s hard not to.

  28. Mary Ann says:

    I love making table toppers so I think I will be looking for your book on my next shop hop in April. I do have some of your patterns and books but not that one. Am so glad you have black again in this line and the stripe. Love them both.

  29. Bev says:

    Wow…I love it….and those black & white dishes! Could you share the name of them?
    Please? They’re just what I’ve been looking for…..

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