I can’t believe we are halfway through 2017! It’s been really fun to have my table runner projects featured in each issue of Quilts & More magazine this year.  TODAY the autumn issue will be released- so check your newsstands or local quilt shop, or if you have a subscription run right out to the mailbox to see if it’s arrived! You can also get a digital copy here.

I chose a palette of “modern” fall colors- soft, almost-but-not-quite-pastel teals, coral, yellow, and purple. It’ still says “autumn,” but it’s a little more unexpected than the standard fall palette of brown, gold, and orange. The dark brown leaf shapes stand out on the pieced background- because this pieced background seems a little bit “busy,” going with a bold silhouette shape was necessary to make sure it didn’t get “lost”:

My quilter, Danny, used metallic thread for the veins in the leaves, it adds a really pretty, shimmery touch, don’t you think?

The “theme” for all of the table runners in this series is the scalloped borders, and machine applique on a pieced background. In spring, we had whimsical flowers on hourglass blocks:

Then in summer, we had sunflowers on split rail blocks:


I wonder what the Holiday issue will have in store for us?????

Don’t forget to get your copy before they sell out!