It’s been so exciting to have my table runner series featured in Quilts & More magazine during the year of 2017! TODAY the summer 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.

Do you like sunflowers? Yes? Then I think you will like this table runner! I’ve done a pieced “split rail” block for the background, and I like how the applique extends onto the blue border. It was really fun going through my scraps to find different yellows and greens for the applique.

I actually originally designed it with a purple border instead of blue, and although I loved how all of the colors worked together, it seemed to say “Indian Summer” instead of summer, so I changed the border to that pretty, fresh light blue. But not before I spent a lot of time adding those purple borders and then having to remove them! Darn. Oh well- that’s the design process. So if you’re looking for a project to take you from late summer into fall, you could try doing the purple borders instead of blue:

My quilter, Danny, once again did a beautiful job. She did a free motion loop pattern in the background, a simple cross hatch in the flower centers, added a vein to the leaves, and an echo and “V” pattern in the border scallops.

Don’t forget to get your copy before they sell out! Want to see the first runner in the series? Click here.