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.




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.



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  . . . .




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.



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.


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




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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