I’ve been waiting to share about this fun news and I’m so excited that today is the day! My table runner pattern, Equinox, is one of 13 patterns included in the new book, Table-Runner Roundup: 13 Quilted Projects to Spice Up Your Table. One of my favorite things about this book is that it is a compilation so you get an amazing variety of styles and techniques in one place. Each of the designers included did an amazing job and all of the runners look soooo gorgeous. Here is a pic of a few projects from the book that I’d love to try.
I feel like sometimes table runners aren’t seen as very modern but when doing some research for this project, I found there are some seriously swoon worthy runners out there, I just didn’t know about them! So with that in mind, I wanted to keep my design very geometric with bold graphics. I decided to soften things up with a modern, pastel palette that gives it a light, airy vibe. It was also really important that my runner didn’t have binding to continue with my modern theme. I personally don’t use a lot of table runners in my home decor, so I also wanted to create something that would feel just as at home as wall hanging as it would on a coffee table. As you can see, I had of lot of ideas of what I wanted this to be, and I really like how it all came together!
I love how gorgeous it is on this table (the photographer for this book did a great job!).
And here’s how I ended up using it in my own home. It is hanging in the wall of my daughter’s room, and is hiding an unsightly electrical panel 🙂 With the new baby on the way, it might also find it’s way into the nursery (or I just might need to make another one!)
For those wondering what it was like behind the scenes, I really enjoyed working on this project with the folks at Martingale. They made it such an easy and fun process. They suggested a few tweaks to my instructions that made everything more cohesive and the illustrations and photographs really captured what I was hoping to show with this pattern. This was the first project I have submitted for publication in a book and I couldn’t be more proud of how it turned out.
I’m giving away 2 copies of the book over on Instagram: 1 e-book version for an international follower and 1 physical copy of the book for a follower from the US. Head over to my Instagram for all of the details on how to enter!
Kathe Gardner says
I love table runners and have made them over the years – they are even good at the foot of a bed if they are long enough- I just don’t have enough room to do a quilt so thee are perfect. Thanks for sharing.
I will often make table runners or mini quilts and use them interchangeably on our tables. Love your pattern!
Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl says
Congratulations on the book publication; that’s super exciting. It looks perfectly at home in your daughter’s room.