Color Options for Trendy Table 2

During the testing process when I’m working on a new book, we always end up with a couple different quilts of each design.  I often choose to have the testing done in different colors, just to see how much the designs change with different fabrics.  Today I want to share a couple of the test versions.  The photos were taken in April in Minnesota, so I don’t have any pretty backdrops, but they will have to do as the quilts won’t be back here until January!  The designs are all from my Trendy Table 2 book and those trunk shows are out traveling from shop to shop until January.

The first runner that I want to share is from my Lucky LuLu pattern.

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When we did the test version, I really wanted to see the puppy done up in black.

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I based the rest of the colors on this binding fabric, then picked out a few coordinates to provide a pop of color.  The binding print is a Denyse Schmidt fabric and I had just enough left to eek out the binding.  I think the background is Yarn Dyed Essex Linen in Charcoal.

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The second runner is called Stellar.  The option with the grey background below is the original one shown in the book.

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The original features the fabric line Simply Colorful from V and Co and my favorite background – Yarn Dyed Essex Linen in the graphite colorway.

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My color option uses assorted 5″ squares from my stash and an assortment of leftover background fabrics.

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I would love to make a larger version of this one, either with 5″ squares or 10″ squares for my bed.  Someday  . . . .

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The next runner is called Pathways, shown first in the original colors.

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These fabrics are from the Midnight Garden line by One Canoe Two for Moda fabrics.

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The test version uses Creekside by Sherri and Chelsi for Moda Fabrics.  I added in a cream background from my stash and some grey Moda Grunge for the sashing.

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The change in background from red to cream really changes the look on this one!

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That’s all for today!  I hope you enjoyed seeing these runners in different colorways.  I’m finishing up a larger version of the coffee cup quilt and I will be back to share that soon.

You can find the Trendy Table 2 book here.

You can find the Yarn Dyed Essex linen here and here.

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7 Responses to Color Options for Trendy Table 2

  1. Sandy Allen says:

    Love the black dog! It reminds me of a Scottie!sa

  2. Melanie says:

    Oh Heather!
    A job well done!! All of these table runners are so beautiful!! I can’t decide on just one so I’ll go with all of them!! I seen a really neat idea while browsing the Internet. A lady had made table runners and displays them all hanging on a ladder!! What a neat idea I thought! Wouldn’t all of these look so beautiful displayed that way as well? A perfect idea I think!!

  3. Marie says:

    These are all really cute. I love how you quilted Lucky LuLu to make the bone pop.

  4. Karen Wolter says:

    love the new color ways

  5. Thelma says:

    I love seeing the same pattern made with different fabrics, what a difference it makes. Great blog post, thanks for sharing

  6. Karen S says:

    So much fun to see the different color ways. The look really changes with each one. Great fun!

  7. Julie says:

    Love love love how the different colors change the look(s) so drastically! Both ways beautiful 😀

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