On the Run Again Preview

The last weeks have been a whirlwind – getting everything ready for market, finishing the book and getting all of the promotional stuff done, traveling and speaking for work, etc, etc.    I’m so happy to say that the binding will go on the last quilt today, and with this blog post, the last of my major promotional work will be done.  Yeah!

That means that I am skipping quilt market this spring.  There are good and bad things about that.  It’s so much work to go – so while my fellow designers still have all that work to do, I will be staying home with Carter.  The bad part is I don’t get to meet up with all the shop owners and industry people.  It’s a hard decision not to go, but it’s also hard to go when you have little kids.  A constant balancing act – as many of you know (or remember from when your kids were younger).

So this blog post will have to suffice as a tour around my “market booth” and the comments section will have to suffice as the conversation that might happen in the market booth.  As you approach the booth, I would say something like – “Would you like to come in and see our new book?”  Hopefully you would say something like “Yes, please,” and step in to take a look.  I would then hand you a copy of the book – (see cover below)

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I would then explain that the book contains 15 designs – all runners or toppers – using your favorite Precuts.  It’s a follow up to our popular “On the Run” book, which has the same theme but is about 100 books shy of being out of print.  The back cover gives you a quick glimpse at a few of the projects from the book.

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Step inside and let’s take a closer look . . . .


The runner from the cover – “Granny Square Stars”.

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It’s made using 1 charm pack and a little bit of background.  The larger size can be used for a bed runner and the smaller size for tables.


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#2 – Fresh Connection, also made with a charm pack.

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Simple, yet lovely – especially if you have this blue dresser.  (If the dresser goes missing from my SIL’s house, you know where to find it.)

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#3 Chatter Box  – also Charm Friendly.

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Such a graphic block!

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And now the Jelly Roll Friendly Runners –

#4 – Book Ends

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Perfect for Jelly Roll Scraps – Or you can make 5 runners from one Jelly Roll if you want to assembly line some gifts.

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I have to say this little quilt has the most thread color changes I have ever done on a quilt (14).  But it was worth it!


#5-7  Awesome Blossom – Available in 3 size options because I couldn’t decide which one I liked best 😉

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This pieced flower looks complicated – but I have a couple techniques that simplify the process.  It begins with a simple strip unit and a 60-degree triangle ruler (I used the Creative Grids 60-degree ruler).  The second easy technique used is the folded corner technique.  Plus, every seam nests.  I love when that happens because I hate pinning!

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The second size option is this unique shape –

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And the third option is this topper –

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Very addicting, this one is.


#8 – Framed Florals.  This runner uses assorted scraps or 10″ Layer Cake Squares.

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I think that’s enough pictures for one day!  I will work on Part 2 for next week.

In the meantime, I will be giving away a couple copies of the book.  To enter, just leave a comment saying which of the runners is your favorite.  Thanks!


Click here is you are interested in ordering the book.  Have a great weekend!


About Heather Peterson

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252 Responses to On the Run Again Preview

  1. Lee says:

    Book Ends for sure!!

    • Sherrie Ponder says:

      i really like them. but if i have to pick #1 it would be the granny square stars. they are all so pretty, and i like you showed as bed or table runners.

  2. Donna Viar says:

    I am enjoying seeing the new book. I think Chatter Box is my favorite so far. I love the graphics of it.

  3. #3 Chatter Box. Very pretty and such a unique design!! Thank you, Heather.

  4. Patty Fowl says:

    Love, Love , LOVE them ALL! but especially am lusting after Granny Square Stars. If I am not a winner, I won’t be a loser because I will still purchase a copy!

    Hoe you are feeling well you are all enjoying a bit of spring beauty!

  5. Shirley J B says:

    “Bookends” is my favorite but I sure like them all!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  6. Elaine Watt says:

    Framed Florals looks quick and easy as well as very pretty. It gets my vote (although I would love to make them all!)

  7. Diane W says:

    I love Fresh Connection. And a close second is Framed Florals. Sure love the colors youve out together.

  8. Helen barnhart says:

    I really like the one that reminds me of my grandma and her flower garden!

  9. kitty says:

    Congratulations on your new book!! I think my favorite is Chatter Box, although I also like Fresh Connexions and Bookends a lot! Thank you for a chance to win your book!

  10. Vicki in MN says:

    I so loved your trunk show at the Rochester guild this past week!! And I will endorse your book- I bought it that night and I soooo love it!! Hopefully within a couple weeks I will get some time to actually make the runners and not just stare at them!! I really can’t just pick one as I love them all!

  11. Shelly J says:

    Thought Granny Square Stars was my fav but after viewing the rest, I cannot pick just one favorite. I think this will be the first book I make every pattern in it.

  12. Paula W. says:

    Wow. What a great book. I truly enjoy your patterns and this new book is fantastic! I really like the Grannny square stars and chatterbox. But I think I would like to make all of them. Thanks for showing us your new book and giving us a chance to win!

  13. Colleen Gander says:

    What a wonderful collection of bright and cheerful projects! Hard to choose a favourite but I really like Chatterbox, the colours and the quilting set it off beautifully. Then again, I have just the right colour combo for Granny Square Stars. I am going to be busy. You’ll be missed at Market but it always comes ’round again. And thanks for the chance to win.

  14. Denise in PA says:

    Well, if I had to pick just one (I really like all of them), I’d pick Fresh Connection! Looks like a great book! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  15. Linda Chally says:

    The Awesome Blossoms is cute and looks like our long awaited spring colors. Great book, love the precut patterns!

  16. Jane eilderts says:

    Well your Framed Florals must go in my bedroom!! It will match the queen size quilt I just finished using those same fabrics of yours!, LOVE IT!! And I love making runners too–especially when I want to sew and also want to be outside in Iowa weather right now!!

  17. Mary says:

    I agree the book looks great. I love Awesome Bloomoms it would look great on my mother’s hope chest. Thanks for the chance to win it. Have a great weekend.

  18. heidik says:

    I love your patterns and books! Framed Florals is my favorite but I love them all!

  19. Dana says:

    I really like the Awesome Blossoms -especially the last one!

  20. I love the granny square stars!! I think I’d make 3 runners into a baby quilt.

  21. Linda Rice says:

    The Awesome Blossoms in all it’s variations is my favorite!

  22. Cyndie Salvatore says:

    I really enjoyed the update on today’s blog. I like French Connection. So hope I connect as the winner! Thanks for all you do.

  23. Liz says:

    What fun! I love making table runners. I can’t wait to get the book. It is hard to pick a favorite. They are all awesome!

  24. Linda says:

    Chatter Box and Granny Square Stars are my favorite. Couldn’t choose one. Love all of them.

  25. Lisa Marie says:

    Looks like a wonderful book! I especially like Fresh Connection and Chatter Box. But if I had the book I would make lots of different ones — they would make such lovely gifts!

  26. Susan Wilkerson says:

    I love #3 Chatter box! and I love the blue dresser too!!

  27. nanakaren says:

    Hello Heather ~ I love ALL of your runners! The colors are wonderful and I like that some of them have size options! What’s not to love?

    OK, after looking at the patterns once again, “Framed Florals” is my favorite. But, if I had the book, I’d make each one.

    I totally understand why you’re not going to quilt market this year! Your sweet little Carter is a good reason to stay home!

    Take care!

    Karen Lange

  28. Jen says:

    All of them!! My absolute favorite is the Granny Square one. Thanks for the chance!

  29. Heather says:

    Can’t decide!! So many great, fun options – Fresh Connection… Chatterbox… Awesome Blossom!

  30. I love geometric designs so it is a toss up for me between Fresh Connection and Chatterbox.

  31. Margaret says:

    I love the hexagon shaped Awesome Blossom. It is sooooo cute!

  32. Sue Benson says:

    Love all your work. Chatter Box is stunning. Very modern.

  33. Mary Ann says:

    Awesome blossoms! So hard to pick one! Thanks for opportunity to win the book.

  34. hearts4homeschooling says:

    I love Awesome Blossom and Granny Square Stars, although the rest of them look great as well. Can’t wait to receive your book and get sewing!

  35. I think I like Fresh Connection best – but I’m mostly impressed with the quilting of these runners. Do you do the quilting, too? They’re all beautiful!

  36. Sharlene Owens says:

    5-7 Awesome blossom
    so enjoyed your program on Monday.

  37. Jo Eidse says:

    My first favorite is Chatter box, and the next favorite is Fresh connection! Those are the two I would like to try!

  38. Gloria Lundblad says:

    I really like your runners! It was hard to choose just one, but it’s Chatter Box for me.

  39. Jessie S. says:

    All those runners are adorable but the granny squares stars is my favorite! Super cute!

  40. Anne D says:

    Wow. What a great book. I loved them all but would make fresh connection first!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  41. Melanie D says:


  42. Susan says:

    Well Heather, they are all stunning – also enjoy watching your family grow in your posts. Thank you for sharing! Guess my fav is the ‘Granny Square Stars’ . As a beginner I hope I will be able to accomplish this runner. Thanks again for ‘sharing’ your life and family.

  43. Laura says:

    All of them are great! As far as choosing a favorite, it’s a toss up between Chatter Box and Granny Square Stars 🙂

  44. Suz says:

    I love all the options of Awesome Blossoms. Great runners!

  45. Kim Lagerstrom says:

    I love the Framed Florals. The dark background is a awesome contrast with the blocks. Great ideas for bed runners!

  46. Shelor Robin says:

    I really love them all! If I had to choose just one, it would be Chatter Box. Any of those beautiful runners would be a wonderful gift–for me, or if I’m feeling very generous, someone else.

  47. Lori in NC says:

    I love the Granny Stars. I’m not usually drawn to the Granny Square blocks, but the stars make them pop!

  48. pam in illinois says:

    Wow! Hard to pick a favorite. They are all beautiful. I guess maybe I would pick the Granny Square Stars.
    Thanks for the giveaway. pam

  49. Cecilia says:

    Do I have to pick just one? I want to make all of them, but I might start with fresh connections. Thanks for the peak inside your book and the chance to win a copy.

  50. boluh says:

    Love them all Heather but would love to make the Fresh Connections first, then Granny Square Stars. Thank you for the chance at a great win for some lucky person.

  51. Denny Aleckson says:

    I Love the Granny Square Stars runner…Looks like a great book, course all of yours are great…I think I have them all! Ha! LOL! Thanks for the chance- Heather…enjoy reading your posts!!

  52. Mary Jean Price says:

    It’s really hard. To pick just one….so I picked two? I love the Chatterbox and the Awesome Blossoms. Actually I love them all. I really enjoy making runners and yours are beautiful!

  53. Jean says:

    Granny Squares is my favorite, but I am intrigued by Chatter Box.

  54. kimjohny says:

    Love the Awesome Blossom, third option!

  55. Carol Broughton says:

    They are all so beautiful! If I have to pick just one fave, I will say Awesome Blossom. Your designs are gorgeous and your quilting really sets them off!

  56. Bev/mo says:

    Love them all but Granny Square Stars is awesome! Love it!

  57. Laurel says:

    I think that Awesome Blossom really is awesome. Love the different sizes!

  58. Christine Ousley says:

    I love them all. Going down the blog post, I just kept seeing more and more patterns that I loved. Floral Frames and Chatterbox were two that I really thought were very fun and original. What a great book. I really need to start quilting again and this book would be just the inspiration I am looking for.

    Beautiful work!

  59. Evie G says:

    The framed florals topper is my favorite. Or the awesome blossom – can’t decide. All are colorful and happy.

  60. Denise says:

    I choose Awesome Blossoms. Like the second size option with its different shape. Neat looking. Hard to choose. They are all great. Have my eyes on the star shapes too. Can’t wait for part 2.

  61. Melinda says:

    They all look fantastic, but I like the Awesome Blossom best!

  62. Cheri Barnett says:

    I love the Granny Squares Stars! Now I am going to have a look at the book!

  63. Nancy Wilson says:

    Beautiful as always! My eye went right to the poinsettia red & white on the cover. Just love all the designs. Don’t know how you accomplish all you do. Yes I remember little ones around & trying to sew! Thanks for the great post. My sewing machine is in the shop so I really have itchy fingers to get going.

  64. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    Fresh Connection is my favorite. I want a whole quilt out of it!

  65. Linda says:

    Chatterbox – it’d be interesting to see a tally sheet of the opinions. Looking forward to part 2. Have a fine weekend.

  66. Kathy Yano says:

    Great runners and such unique designs. My fav is Chatter Box with Awesome Blossoms coming in a very close second. Great job!!

  67. Marie P. says:

    Awesome Blossom is my favorite, although 1st it was Granny Squares, then the next and the next. I LOVE all of these, and the colors chosen are great. I agree about your SIL’S dresser! Congrats on another fabulous collection.

  68. Deborah Saint says:

    Love the new patterns! Just ordered the book. Carter is more important than Quilt Market! These days you have with him are more important than anything else. Plenty of time later for that. Enjoy your summer. Thanks for the inspiration you are for me with quilting.

  69. Sharon Stablein says:

    Chatter box is talking to me.

  70. Julie Delaney says:

    Hi Heather , I love them all, I think I like the granny square, hope all is well with all of you!!!!

  71. SamanthaK says:

    It is always hard to pick 1 favorite of yours at a time–I’m thinking Awesome Blossom would probably be the first one that I’d have to make! Your projects, and fabric lines, are always my favorites! Thanks for sharing!!

  72. Rob & Kris Pedrow says:

    Heather, You’ve done it again! Fabulous book! I just love Fresh Connection and Chatterbox. I have made so many of your patterns. I love how well written your patterns are— and that all the seams nest.  Can’t wait to get my hands on your newest book.  Kris P

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  73. Karen Stennes says:

    Wow! They are all so beautiful!! Hard to pick a favorite, but if I HAD to, it would be Awesome Blossom – 2nd size. I’m always so inspired by your works. Thanks!!

  74. Oh my! I love runners and toppers. My favorite from this bunch has got to be Fresh Connections – clean and simple yet very striking. Love it!

  75. Julie Kindleyside says:

    Fresh Connection is exactly what I’m looking for. I need a table runner to protect the top of my bookcase from being scratched by stray harmonicas. I really want something modern and this fits the bill. I want to quilt something heavily and can do so many designs on this quilted runner. It’s absolutely the perfect pattern. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  76. Cyndi Shaver says:

    Chatter Box, please!!!

  77. Darlene B says:

    Of course I love them all….but the unique settings of Awesome Blossom bring it to the top of the pack! Thanks for sharing, Heather!

  78. Extremely hard to choose one favorite! I keep scrolling back and forth! I guess Granny Square Stars gets my vote, but it is tough. Love them all!!

  79. Susan L says:

    I think they are all great! But if I have to choose….#2 is my favorite!

  80. Debbie says:

    It’s really hard to pick but the Granny Square Stars would be my first choice. Chatterbox is great and Awesome Blossom. Sorry I couldn’t just pick one. I like them all, looks like another great book!

  81. LindaV says:

    Fresh Connections and Chatterbox, although there’s not one I don’t like in the whole bunch!! And I LOVE working with pre-cuts!!

  82. Susan L. says:

    I love Framed Florals, it has a little Amish look to it and also remind me of stained glass.

  83. Carolyn says:

    Oh my goodness, your colours and photography are just stunning. Fabulous projects. Hard to pick one, but I would say Fresh Connections.

  84. Debbie says:

    They are all lovely! I think my fav is Fresh Connection, folowed closely by Chatterbox. Another winning book.

  85. Jackie S. says:

    They are all wonderful! I would like to make the framed florals first.

  86. Sue says:

    Oooh…Granny Square Stars would be just the perfect pattern for a bed runner on my solid yellow bedspread. They all look great though, so it would be a toss up.

  87. Lorraine says:

    Couldn’t decide between Granny Squares Stars and Chatter Box!

  88. Joan says:

    I love Granny Square Stars!

  89. NancyL says:

    Well, its a tie between Framed Florals and Awesome Blossom. Love them all!

  90. Maria says:

    All the projects you featured in the post are gorgeous…makes it hard to choose just one! Love, love, love the Framed Florals but as a hexie addict from way back, the technique that you mention for the Awesome Blossom sounds intriguing.

  91. At first, I really liked Fresh Connection, but then I scrolled down and saw Awesome Blossom and liked that even better, but then I kept scrolling and saw Framed Florals. Wow. It is so hard to choose just one from this lovely group but if I had to pick just one, it would be Framed Florals. Can hardly wait to see what awaits in Part 2!

  92. Fran says:

    What a great book, I would love to win a copy! I think my first pick would be Chatterbox, I love the way you have combine the prints and the solid.

  93. Joan says:

    Congratulations on your new book and your beautiful runners. My favourite is Awesome Blossom. Thank you for the chance to win. Happy Mother’s Day!

  94. Aubrey says:

    Congratulations, Heather! I love Awesome Blossom. Perfect for Spring!

  95. Maggie says:

    Similar to most others, I like them all but Framed Florals appeals to the mathematics in my head – it’s just a synergy that the others don’t do for me, to the same degree.

  96. Nicole J says:

    Oh my goodness! Love them all so far but granny square stars and chatterbox really caught my eye. Crossing fingers (& toes) as I love your books and definitely need this one.

  97. Lee Ann Kittleson says:

    Chatter Box is my favorite for a couple of reasons. I love how the rectangular frames interlock. The solid frame grabs your attention because it’s bold and the pieced frame is so interesting with the triangles made from a variety of fabrics. Plus, red and aqua are my favorite color combo right now.

  98. Elin says:

    It is really difficult to choose one -they are all great – but I would start sewing Awesome Blossom first, then Framed Florals …looking forward to see Part 2.

  99. Diane H says:

    They are all so beautiful! Think I would make Chatterbox first – love it!

  100. Linda says:

    Granny Squares and Awesome Blossoms! They are all beautiful however! So many possibilities!

  101. Sue singer says:

    Everyone is amazing. They all could be modified to make a full size quilt.

  102. I Love, Love, Love the Awesome Blossom! It is so bright and refreshing!

  103. Angelia L. says:

    They are all so beautiful! It was hard to pick just one so here are my top three…Granny Square Stars, Chatter Box and Awesome Blossom.

  104. Amy Veldman says:

    I love the awesome blossom, mad the colors are beautiful.

  105. Molly Augustine says:

    I love the Awesome Blossoms! The pattern is very unique and colorful!

  106. Sharon Rhudy says:

    I love all of them, but I think my favorite is the Awesome Blossom, followed by Chatterbox

  107. ktschida says:

    I adore the small Awesome Blossom, but I must say I really like them ALL!

  108. Teresa says:

    I love the Framed Florals! A very beautiful book.

  109. Ruth M. says:

    I would immediately work on “Bookends” but I would love to try any one of them, maybe 2 or 3.

  110. Kaye M. says:

    Fresh Connection is my favorite but really they are all really winners in my book! It would be fun to make any of the runners.

  111. Becky says:

    I really like both awesome blossoms in all the different configurations & granny square stars. There are so many great gift possibilities…love it!

  112. Julie says:

    They are all very nice, but I especially like the “Awesome Blossoms” in the unique shape! Very pretty!

  113. Mary Ann says:

    I just can’t choose a favorite as they are all so gorgeous!! Just wonderful!!

  114. Dianne says:

    I really like the Chatterbox. A great way to use up some of my charm packs.

  115. Shelly Barker says:

    Wonderful-I love the Awesome Blossom in the round version with the perfectly colored tulips! looking forward to adding this book to my favorites!

  116. Every time I see it, I fall in love with Chatterbox again.

  117. Veronica says:

    I love them all! I love the vibrant color combinations and the designs.

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  119. Amy L says:

    The 6 sided Awesome Blossom is my favorite. It is perfect for my round dining room table. There are a few others that I might just make into lap quilts. ..

  120. Chris says:

    You are making us pick one?!? It is too hard to choose, but I guess Chatter Box is my favorite. I can’t wait to get this book (hoping I will win, but if I don’t I definitely will be buying!). I just got back from a new to me quilt shop and they had a Henry Glass section featuring some of your fabrics. I was so happy, I bought a bunch!

  121. Jean says:

    I couldn’t pick just one favourite. I like Awesome Blossom and Chatter Box.

  122. Ann in NC says:

    I am so glad I stepped into your booth to take a look! My favorites (so far!) are the Granny Square Stars, the Grandmother’s Flower Garden based designs, and the Framed Florals. Can’t pick just one! I look forward to wandering around your booth some more next week! Enjoy being home with your guys!

  123. Cindi P. says:

    Awesome blossom for sure ya betcha 🙂

  124. Roslyn Dial says:

    I love the graphic look of chatterbox.

  125. Kristi says:

    I love them all, Heather. A definite must have book!! I especially love the three Awesome Blossom runners. Thanks for the giveaway! k(dot)castanette(at)hotmail(dot)com

  126. Deb Vikander says:

    I love awesome blossom.

  127. Ruth Plowman says:

    What a great collection of patterns. I love many of them but I especially like Fresh connections.

  128. Trudy says:

    Heather you have done a fabulous job once again. I think my first favorite is Awesome Blossom and I really like Framed Florals. I can’t wait to get the book. 💐😇

  129. Fresh connection is my favorite. What a fun book!

  130. Joy says:

    WoW! they are all great but I’d have say Chatter Box is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway.

  131. I love your table runner patterns so I do love them all in this newest book! But…if I had to pick a favorite, it would have to be the Granny Square Stars!

  132. Joyce says:

    Awesome Blossum is my favorite. Love all of them

  133. Definitely Chatter Box…that one hands down is my favorite! Can’t wait to see part II

  134. Four dogs and one quilter says:

    Love all the new patterns. Christmas gifts for the family. Awesome Blossom is my favorite.

  135. Shannon says:

    They are all great, but, i really like Granny Square Stars!

  136. linynp says:

    Oh they are all so lovely!!! The granny squares with stars is tops for me 😄

  137. Patty Bretheim says:

    I love all the hexi toppers. You are so inspiring, also love your color combinations, Thanks, Patty B.

  138. Lois Hobbs says:

    Without a doubt, Awesome Blossom is my favorite. I could have spring all year round with that pattern. I love the simple lines of your patterns and how they show off the fabrics. I really like piecing with my hexi tool and like the hexi shapes of your pieces.

  139. Becky Strapac says:

    I’d love to try your easy technique with Awesome Blossom. The granny square stars are super cure too and just different enough to feel fresh and new. Great work!

  140. Jennifer says:

    Great set of table runners – my favorite is Fresh Connection.

  141. Jaylene Britt says:

    I love seeing all the new toppers/runners. I think my favorite is #3 Chatter Box.

  142. Pamela says:

    I really like Awesome Blossom – very fun and different! Makes me want to try it.

  143. Donna Johnson says:

    I love #4 bookends!

  144. Sunnybec says:

    I was going to say Awesome Blossom but to be honest I think it’s Chatter Box because it is so striking. Thanks for the chance, I have On the Run so know how lovely your patterns are.

  145. Vanessa Pardoe says:

    I like chatterbox and fresh connection, also the unique shaped awesome blossom – can’t pick a favorite…
    THANKS for the chance to win!

  146. Rebecca says:

    Chatterbox is very fun!! Congrats on the new book!

  147. PugMomQuilts says:

    I love ALL of them. If I have to pick just one, I like Granny Square Stars. Congrats on the new book. I am a long time follower.

  148. Sharon Eshlaman says:

    They all good great, but if I have to pick one it would be Awesome Blossom. Thanks for a chande to win. skeshlaman@comcast.net

  149. Sherri Vieau says:

    Love all the pictures! You use such great colors. Makes me feel like spring is coming! Thanks for always giving us such great projects and inspiration!

  150. Sharon Wildman says:

    I have always loved stars as evidenced by several quilts in my home so my first choice would be Granny Square Stars. But…I would step out of my box and definitely try Fresh Connections- love, love, LOVE it!

  151. Becky S says:

    Great book! I love Awesome Blossom in the diamond shape.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  152. Judy Werner says:

    Heather, Well done! I can see these in our sons homes! and mine! Just depends on my fabric in hand when I ready to quilt!

  153. Janet Clifford says:

    All lovely, especially like Granny Square Stars and Framed Florals,.

  154. Joanne Veech says:

    I love so many of these and can’t wait to give them a try when I get moved into my house and set up my room. But I think my favorite one is the Awesome Blossom! Well done on all of them, Heather.

  155. Ronda says:

    I love the second option of the pieced flower topper ~ the unique shape! I would make this one first!

  156. darlis johns says:

    These runners are all fabulous, but book ends really pops for me.

  157. Gale says:

    While they are all beautiful, I would have to pick Awesome Blossom #3 for me. Love your color choices. This book will be a winner for sure. Thanks for the great give-away.

  158. Deb says:

    They are all BEAUTIFUL!!! But if I have to choose one, I would say Chatter Box is the one!

  159. Annette says:

    It’s hard to choose just one! I like the Awesome Blossom and the Framed Florals is a close second!

  160. kerry linklater says:

    Granny Square Stars is for me!!!! Sorry that you aren’t going to market but Carter will only be little once and market will be there next year! Love your patterns!!!!

  161. dawnmariew19 says:

    Such a hard choice because I like them all! But if forced to choose, I will pick Granny Squares Stars by a nose over Framed Flowers. 🙂

  162. Barb Lyons says:

    I love them all but would make Framed Florals first. Love how the frames make the floral prints “pop”.

  163. Sue says:

    My favorite is framed Florals. I like the scrappy look of it and the arrangement of the shapes. I think it would be fun to use with a line of fabrics or scraps or holiday prints. But as always, they’re all great!

  164. Christy Q says:

    Beautiful runners!! I love Framed Florals as it definitely appeals to my sense of order. 😉

  165. Robo says:

    I love them all, but Chatter Box would be the first one I would make.

  166. Jennifer W says:

    I think my favorite is the 2nd size option of Awesome Blossom. I have never seen one in that shape. Looks so fun!

  167. Lorraine says:

    I’d start with Chatter Box! I enjoy making table runners; quick and easy. Looks like a great book, Heather!

  168. Cindy Hagen says:

    Love love love all of the patterns. You are so creative! I do miss not seeing Carter in any of the pics, tho!

  169. Lisa says:

    I LOVE them all! Fabulous!

  170. Roseann K says:

    Awesome Blossom is my absolute favorite! I love the different shaped and sized toppers. Have many of your books and plan on adding this one also..

  171. Sharon Williamson says:

    I love them all, but I really love framed florals!! that is the one I would start with

  172. Mary Ellen says:

    Your new book looks great! I especially like Granny Square Stars. Thanks for the chance!

  173. Marilyn Smith says:

    I love all of them but the first one I make will be Chatterbox and then Bookends. I could get my Christmas list and wedding gifts all made this summer! Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway!

  174. Denise says:

    My favorite topper is the Awesome Blossom in the orange & teal colors. I love to make runners for seasonal changes since they are usually quick & easy.

  175. Paula says:

    I love them all but Chatter box really caught my eye. I see many that I would like to make for gifts. Thanks for chance to win this.

  176. Di Ann Schaefer says:

    Really hard to choose just one, but it would be Granny Square Stars…and Awesome Blossom, I like all of them!! This would be a great book to win. Thank you for the chance!! Di Ann

  177. Janice says:

    Thanks for the chance. I love your designs! The Bookends is my favorite!

  178. RuthB says:

    I think Chatter Box is my favorite. It is hard to choose though because your fabrics are always so great and the quilting is amazing. Great job on the new book!

  179. Beth Stanfield says:

    I love the Awesome Blossom toppers. The small hexagonal version has a snowflake in the center! The charmingly shaped one is just that- charming and unique. I would love this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  180. dawn at firstlightdesigns says:

    I love Fresh Connection and Awesome Blossom. But really they are all wonderful!

  181. Pat D says:

    I like the AwesomeBlossom the most but they are all great. Enjoyed your visit to Quilters’ Sew-ciety in Rochester last week.

  182. Jessica says:

    All of the runners are perfect, but my favorite is the awesome blossom! I love all of your patterns and have made almost everyone.

  183. Di says:

    hi, love the freshness of the runners and chatter box is my favourite. The contrast of navy and white with the colours just pop! i look forward to adding this book to my collection …. will wait till the draw is done first before ordering 😉

  184. Liz Teerlink says:

    Stars always catch my attention so I loved Granny Square Stars. Good luck with your book sales. Thanks for posting so those of us not at market can see your great designs.

  185. Nancy Zimmerman says:

    I have two favorites: Awesome Blossom and Chatter Box. Thanks for the giveaway.

  186. Bri says:

    They are all so pretty, but I especially like Chatter Box!

  187. Linda Whitmire says:

    Chatterbox is my favorite! I love how simple it looks!

  188. Carole Lee Criddle says:

    All the runners are lovely but personally I can’t wait to make one of the Awesome Blossom. I have never made one of your patterns but have followed your blog for a while. My quilt projects have been limited but I am moving into retirement and hope to have more opportunities to do what I love.

  189. Patty V. says:

    Awesome Blossom is my favorite, but I can’t choose which setting I like best.

  190. Tresha says:

    It would be hard to pick just one favorite, of the ones you pictured I like Chatter Box and Awesome Blossom but the ones I like best are pictured on the back of the book. The six-pointed star in the framed octagon and the octagon with the spinning triangles are my favorites. Thanks for the chance to win!

  191. Kathy S says:

    All of the runners are gorgeous, but I think Awesome blossom might be favorite because I love hexagons!

  192. Linda S says:

    Too hard to pick a favorite. They are all beautiful!

  193. Susan Krause says:

    Framed Florals really appeals to me. I can see it on my new dining room table!

  194. Tina McNamara says:


  195. Carol says:

    My favorite is Awesome Blossom #3. Such nice spring colors. BTW where did you get your beautiful white dished, would like to find some like that myself. Missed pics of master Carter!!

  196. Shari says:

    Love the hexagon runners – orange and blue is fantastic! You wouldn’t happen to know the paint color of the blue dresser? I have some bedroom furniture that needs re-painting. Thanks!

  197. Jordan Russ says:

    Granny Square Stars is my fav

  198. Kathy McDonald says:

    Heather, these are AWESOME! I love every single one! I can’t choose just one, so my TWO favorites are Granny Square Stars and Chatter Box.

  199. Donna says:

    This is a very nice book. I like all of the patterns. Really like Chatter Box and Bookends.

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  201. SuzK says:

    Love Chatter Box, although Awesome Blossom, particularly the 2nd option, is wonderful. Okay, then there is Bookends – so many people would love that! Fresh Connection is breathtaking. Guess I have to get this book!

  202. Kelly O. says:

    I think my favourite is Fresh Connection! but I want to try them all!

  203. Carol H. says:

    So hard to pick a favorite but if I must Chatterbox (#3) will be the first one I’d make. They are all great. Love your blues, pinks and gray combos. Thanks.

  204. Kathy Roe says:

    How can I pick just ONE favorite? They are all beautiful.

  205. Cathy says:

    Framed Floral for sure!

  206. Chookyblue says:

    I love the blue frame one……………..it’s so effective………..and I love blue…………

  207. Chookyblue says:

    Oh and I forgot – congrats on the new book……do you have a link for pics in the old one???
    And yes you can’t do everything when you have little kids………….

  208. Paula K. says:

    Hands down, pieced flower is my favorite and the hexagon shape just shows them off perfectly. Good job with all the little quilts. Sincerely, Paula K.

  209. Bonnie says:

    Love them all but particularly Framed Florals

  210. Grit Kovacs says:

    I ordered your book and can’t wait with start sewing. Looks all so fantastic !!!
    Grit from Germany

  211. Ivy Smart says:

    The samples look amazing. I really adore Awesome Blossom. I can’t wait to make this one.

  212. I have a hard time choosing just one but I absolutely love the one that looks like it has snowflakes on it. I can’t get over how beautiful it is. I also like fresh connections because it is clean, crisp and modern looking. I would love to have this book and try these patterns out. I am new to quilting but my mother is an avid quilter it would be so much fun to make one of these with her. I would cherish it forever. Thank you for allowing me the chance to win your book.

  213. patricia statham says:

    I like or love the diamond and the spinner quilt are there a pattern i would to make it

  214. Sheri says:

    Chatter box is my favorite. It is what drew me to this site. But after looking at all of them I want to make them all!!.

  215. Absolutely love some of these table runners. I can see them in my house.

  216. Anisa Asif says:

    All designs are beautiful, I personally liked ur graphic block

  217. Ann says:

    Chatter box is my favorite. The block is so different from anything I’ve done so far. Looking forward to the book.

  218. Cathy Cloutier says:

    I really like # 3-very modern and dimensional and I like # 8 as a second choice. Great way to use up scraps!
    They are all lovely though,
    Cathy Cloutier

  219. Patsy Romero says:

    I love all of them and very hard to say which I like the best. All the color fabrics are yummy also. So talented!!

  220. Haidi Appel says:

    I love the Framed Florals. Looks like a great project! Where do I find directions?

  221. Freida Stupka says:

    They are all beautiful, but the one that caught my eye is FRAMED FLORALS.

  222. Evelyn says:

    Hi , my favorite table topper is the chatter-box. I love the pics from your new book, I will be looking out for it! Thank you Evelyn

  223. Sherie says:

    They are all wonderful. I am partial to the Framed Floral

  224. twemyss says:

    Love love chatterbox, gosh, talk about falling in love with a block, wow! I bet I can’t sleep tonight trying to figure out the pattern, hahahaha

  225. Oh my gosh, who can choose??? Although I really love the Granny Square Stars and Chatter Box. Your designs are so fresh and bright … would love to win this book!

  226. Judy Casteel says:

    I love the pattern for “On the Run Again”. I have a set of Charley Harper fat quarters that I want to make something out of for myself and my two stepchildren. My late husband collected Charley Harper prints and we as a family all love them. This pattern would be perfect to show off the fat quarters that I have and I know that the kids would enjoy having a table runner to remember their Dad by everytime they sit down to eat. I have looked everywhere and cannot find the Charley Harper fabric anywhere. I would love to buy more so that I could make a large quilt out of it.
    I certainly do want a copy of the book.
    Judy Casteel

  227. Susie Cross says:

    The pieced flower, second option is such a unique shape. Love the color way also. Actually I love all the runners. They are so refreshing to the eye.

  228. Nancy says:

    Chatterbox is my favourite! How much is this book? Such a nice variety!

  229. Love the chatter box pattern
    We used to have the nickname chatterbox for my daughter 😊

  230. Linda Valentino says:

    Your new book has a wonderful collection of runners! But my favorite is ‘Awesome Blossom’… I not only love all things flowerly, but I love the different pattern shapes available. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  231. Joyce McAllister says:

    Oh my. I am in love with all of your table runners. This is perfect for me since I have been looking for months for the perfect pattern for my country cabin house . Thank you so much The Granny Square Stars and Framed Florals are so cool I want to make both.

  232. Joanne Martin says:

    Love them all but my favorite is Framd Florals,

  233. Donna Cunningham says:

    Granny square stars.

  234. Pamela says:

    They are all great, but Stars always rate first with me.

  235. Claudia Hill says:

    Fresh Connections for me! Love the crispness and graphics! I am just getting into toppers and love your designs! Must get this book!

  236. Tami says:

    I love the chatterbox & Creating connections runners. Actually I live them all.

  237. Wendy says:

    Graphic blocks and chatter blocks are great.

  238. Jan Beutel says:

    I can’t decide which I like best the hexagon floral topper or #8 the F

  239. Linda says:

    LOVE these designs!! Im an exp sewer but not quilter. After seeing these…just might HAVE to stop pinning and give it a try w table runner!

  240. Danielle says:

    I love the framed florals

  241. Leslie Popiel says:

    Live the Framed Florals!!

  242. Cindy Woelky says:

    They are all geourgous! The one that really speaks to me is the “Framed Florals”. I have been staging three coordinating fabrics, that I will add to and wondering what pattern would show up! I am almost “70” and very excited to have recently started quilting.


  243. Carrie Auxier says:

    I love them all! However, I think I am drawn the most to the Framed Florals!

  244. Shelly Storjohann says:

    Framed Flowers is my favorite #8 . I like the dark frames around each of the fabrics 💜

  245. Clara Renken says:

    I love love them all. Would love to have your book. Thanks

  246. Wanda Smith says:

    I absolutely love the #8 framed florals!!!

  247. Laura says:

    Beautiful work! Love the three sizes of awesome blossom! Will be sure to purchase!!!!

  248. Bonnie Lane says:

    I love them all and would have to make each one in the book!! Beautiful photography!!

  249. Laurie Olson says:

    U love Chatter Box and Awesome Blossom ,really love the entire collection and would love to win a book!

  250. Linda Thomas says:

    I absolutely love French Connection. My daughter, being younger of course, than I prefers something a little more modern and not as traditional as I. She had been “hinting” for a table runner and since I am now retired and finally have been enjoying my sewing room once again I shall have to make her one!

  251. Marcia says:

    Love all the patterns, but Chatter Box is my favorite!!!

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