First up, the Summertime Picnic Runner.
This runner finishes at 17″ x 44″. The center of the runner uses 5″ squares and the watermelon is made with fat eighths. The watermelon wedges do require the use of an included template, my Triangler ruler or this ruler by Creative Grids.
The featured fabric is my Shades of Summer collection from Riley Blake Designs that came out last summer. You can pick up the kit here.
When my boys saw the props that I was going to use for these photos, they wanted to be in this one. Any guesses why? They love to see funny outtakes and eat props.
This runner is called Picket Fence. It’s super quick and super easy! It uses 2.5″ strips, so it’s perfect for leftover jelly rolls or rollie pollies or even odds and ends from leftover binding strips.
This version features the fabric collection Rosa by Crystal Manning for Moda fabrics, with the addition of the navy background from my Wildlfower Boutique collection. I am currently loving navy backgrounds (which you will see when I get to announce my next fabric collection at Spring Market!)
The next version features the Bloom and Grow fabric line from Simple Simon and Co, also for Riley Blake Designs. I added the blue Essex Linen background.
Twinkly Stars in the next runner to share and also features my Shades of Summer collection from Riley Blake designs. I wanted to include an offset design with a little bit more of a modern flair, so that is how this design idea started.
The offset design creatives lots of negative space to show of some fun machine quilting.
If you like this one, you can get the kit from us here.
When I came up with this design, I could also envision it in a patriotic color combo and a darker background. I found this line, Fireworks and Freedom by Bella Blvd and mixed it with some blue yarn dyed Essex linen for the perfect 4th of July table topper.
This runner is called Gem Stones. It features my Wildflower Boutique collection and finishes at 17.5″ x 35.5″. It’s just a simple star design and the layout features a spot to show off a favorite large floral.
I wanted to have every season covered, so I’ve included two fall runners in this collection. This design is called Fall Colors and is made completely from my stash. It was really fun to pull all these fabrics and arrange them in rainbow color order. I love how the colors pop off this grey linen (which we have in our online store here. The runner takes 1 yard of grey and this includes the binding). You could also make this runner from 2 – 5″ stackers or charm packs.
I also wanted to include a couple of directional runners. I have two reasons for this – First of all, I display many of my runners in my dining room and when you walk in, you are facing the table as shown in the photo below. I think it can be really eye catching when everything is facing right side up as you walk towards it. The other reason that I wanted some directional runners, is that they make great wall quilts (as you will see with the next runner).
This runner is called Autumn Garden. It also features 5″ squares and some of the prints from my Shades of Summer collection. The oranges are from my stash. I used this background. The blocks are all made using folded corners, so no templates required.
Alpine Drive is last runner in the preview and I designed this one specifically to hang above my fireplace. It makes a cute runner on a table too, but I decorate a lot with snowflakes and trees on my mantel, so it fits right in 🙂
This version features my Snowed In fabric collection from Riley Blake Designs that will come out in May. I haven’t added a preorder kit for this one to my website, but let me know in the comments if you are interested and I may add it if I get enough interest.
This second version is made from my stash and uses lot of Riley Blake Basics. I think this version really shows off the piecing in the trees. By the way, those trees are just made from half-square triangles, pieced in rows and then cut diagonally in the shape of a tree. You can see this a little better in the close up photos.
That’s everything from the book. It was so fun once again to make a collection of runners to add to my collection to decorate my house with. For those that have the book, I hope you will enjoy making them too! Thank you for stopping and if you saw anything that you liked and don’t already have the book, you can find the book here.