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Modern Table Runner progress

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Table Runner's are great and pretty simple to make if using the Improv methods out there in Blogland.

This one got started using up left over blocks from Burkley's Quilt which I made for my newly minted Grand Nephew.


In my learning of how to create these blocks using Sujata's methods of improv methods from her book, Cultural Fusion Quilts.

The blocks that didn't quite turn out correctly in my opinion, were the base of this Modern Table Runner.


I had no real plan and soon these blocks became a very long table runner and I knew exactly where this new table runner belonged. But more on that later.


this is going to be machine quilted today! Yeah!!

20 comments :

  1. Improv quilts always look so happy and they look like quilts that are begging to be loved and used. I'm looking forward to seeing the table runner quilted!

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    1. Karen thank you for this lovely comment!! I actually have a plan for this one, its involving round edges.

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  2. Your grandnephew's quilt is very effective with a row of darker blue hourglass blocks surrounding the center. I like the way you enlarged the leftovers to fit your tablerunner needs. Thanks for linking up with AHIQ.

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    1. Ann, so good to meet you!!
      Thanks so much for this lovely comment! I love to play with traditional blocks and Sujata's book really allows you the freedom to learn while your experimenting. My Grand Nephew apparantly loves it, so that is great! And the table runner is coming along with machine free motion quilting which is all I've ever done anyway.

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  3. I love your colour and fabric choices in this. I'm looking forward to seeing how you quilt it.

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    1. hi Jo, thanks so much for this affirmation I'm on the right track. Quilting for me is all about taking one risk after another and eventually I find the motherlode!

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  4. Great project, good work, Caroline.

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    1. Janie, I have such a long way to go, I am so pumped with the editing ofy new book is coming along. Its proven great to have so many UFO's to work on while editing that its actually a great way to have gone. Happy accidentsske my heart sing. Thanks for leaving a comment. :)

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  5. I love the 'newly minted grand nephew' - what fun. Lucky little boy to get such a one-of-a-kind quilt!

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    1. Thanks Mary Anne! Gosh I am so pumped these days, but know my limits, managing all that comes first.

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  6. I like the addition of the pink patterned fabric. It's working very well with the red and indigo.

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    1. Jill, I agree, its a happy quilt I think. Thanks for visiting and leaving this comment. :)

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  7. I like both your projects here. As Ann said, the row of darker blocks around the centre of your grand-nephew's quilt works very well and I love that you are then finding a way to use your 'reject' blocks. Adding in the bits of extra colour was a good idea; the table runner looks great. Thanks for sharing this on AHIQ.

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    1. Hi Kaja, good to have you visit my little corner of the blogosphere! You're welcome!
      Thanks for leaving this comment, its so nice to have feedback!

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  8. What a lovely quilt for your grand nephew, the improv blocks give movement to the quilt. And a great way to use your leftover blocks in the table runner!

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    1. Sandra, hi there! Thanks for your kind comment! Its been fun and almost done!

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  9. I also like to use the 'leftovers' from sewing as the seeds of new pieces, much as I use leftovers in the kitchen, where I also find I practice improvisation. Thanks for sharing this. I love the colors and will come back to see it quilted!

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    1. Super Sue, I love using up all sorts that hit the floor in my design room. Thanks so much for visiting.

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  10. You know, the solids in the border are an excellent complement to the prints and bits of navy in the centre. I have been trying to decide about solids for one of my projects. I decided against it, but now your project is working so well that I'm wavering again! Argh.

    Anyway, great job!

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    1. Hi Monica, Thanks for this newsy comment. I'm exploring and playing and finding what didn't make sense a few years ago, now does and so I trust that little voice in my head about modern solids.

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