Welcome back! It’s been 6 months (Yikes!) since I’ve posted and I’m not even sure if anybody even reads blogs anymore! But, I’ve been working on a new book and thought I would pop back in to share about it. The book is called Trendy Table 2 and here is the front cover:
And the back cover:
As you can see, it is another runner book. I think this is my 5th runner book, but my love for making runners doesn’t seem to be going away! They are still just as addicting and I love anything that I can start and finish in an evening.
Since there are 15 designs, I thought I would break my preview up into 2 posts. I will share 7 of the runners today and the rest next week.
The first runner that I want to share is called Sew Caffeinated. I have been wanting to make something with coffee cups and some favorite prints for a while now. They remind me of a couple of cups that I have from Anthropologies – Cute print/pattern with a contrasting handle.
This shot was taken at my friend Maria’s house – Who happened to have this cute bike, sign, a vase with flower and a piece of cheesecake in the fridge for the perfect props!
This runner is made with 5″ squares, so perfect for charm packs if you don’t have a stash of coffee-cup type prints.
Up next: Lucky LuLu – featuring an easy to piece puppy and my cute niece Addilyn.
This shot shows the puppy a little better –
This runner is made with 2 1/2″ squares or 1 Mini Charm packs. The fabric shown is by called Wing and Leaf by Gina Martin for Moda fabrics.
The next runner is called Stellar. I have made so many things with stars, but I still love them!
I also have this runner in a group shot, which was taken in Mexico. We went on vacation for the first time in 6 years, so I brought a suit case of runners with, hoping for some nice locations. (Back home in Minnesota, the bleak, white landscape doesn’t work for any outdoor shots!) We often got up and walked the resort at 6:30 in the morning looking for spots, so I wouldn’t get people in the photos.
This runner uses 5″ squares or one Charm pack. I used Simply Colorful by V and Co for Moda fabrics. The background fabric is Yarn Dyed Essex Linen from Kauffman fabrics.
The next one up is Pathways.
Speaking of getting people in my shots, while I was shooting this one, a lady wearing a dress that exactly matched the runner walked through. What are the chances they would match?
This fabric line is called Midnight Garden by 1Canoe2 for Moda Fabrics. Again, I used just one Mini Charm pack.
That runner is also in a group shot, with another star runner 🙂
It’s called Sparkler and uses 24 – 8″ squares. It’s very easy to make and goes together pretty quickly. The fabrics are all from my stash
Also in that photo is the Color Wheel runner. I used assorted 2 1/2″ strips from my stash, along with more yarn dyed essex line (this time in charcoal).
I used the Creative Grids 60-degree triangle ruler to make this. I’ve written so many patterns using this ruler and I know a lot of you have it too!
Last up for today, is this runner called Woven.
With this design, I was going for a modern take on a plaid. I have always loved plaid, but it’s been done so many times before so I wanted to switch it up a bit by offsetting the grey lines. The florals are assorted 10″ squares – Mostly from Art Gallery Fabrics, but I also see a couple Modas in there too.
And the flat shot . . .
That’s it for today’s preview! I always give away the first copy of the book, so leave me a comment to enter. Just tell me which one is your favorite or what you would make first, and I will pick from the comments. Check back to see who the winner is in my next post. You can also enter to win a copy that I am giving away on Instagram, so check out my feed on the right sidebar to click over to my Instagram. To purchase a copy, click here.