Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Folk Art Traditions


I am so happy I volunteered to help Suzy with this blog hop!  I really enjoyed making this table runner from her new book - Folk Art Quilted Traditions, and am totally thrilled with how my project came out!

I loved how detailed the instructions were for the applique blocks.  I chose this one because I loved the little heart shapes at the top of the flower.  It was really quite easy to put this block together because of all the wonderful tips in the book.  I picked up some great pointers that I can use on future projects as well.  The instructions were easy to read and follow, and though the blocks are very detailed, I think just about anyone willing to take their time and be careful could make them.

Here's a picture of my block in progress.  All the applique pieces for each block are clearly labeled for easy assembly, which was super helpful!  I used machine applique for my block.

Several of us have made the table runner, and each one looks quite different.  I used several different Island Batiks for my version - including my favorite Egg White background!  The directions were great for the runner as well - it was a piece of cake to assemble.  


Here is my block in the finished table runner.  (Block number 5 in the book)  I would love to make a quilt with all the blocks someday! If you like applique, you will definitely want this book for your library!   There are several other one block projects, as well as larger quilts to make.  If you would like to try your hand at a project, you can win a free copy of the book from Suzy as well as some Island Batik fat quarters.

Just enter here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here is the schedule again, make sure you check out all the posts to see different blocks and projects from the book:

Monday, October 10
Connie Kresin Campbell - http://www.conniekresin.com/

Tuesday, October 11

Wednesday, October 12

Thursday, October 13
Maryellen McAuliffe - http://teachpany.blogspot.com/

Friday October 14
Adele Mogavero - http://adelemogavero.com/

Saturday October 15 - Final Wrap-up

I hope you've enjoyed this look at Suzy Webster's book - make sure you ask for it at your local quilt shop!

20 comments:

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Your tablerunner is beautiful! Love the block you chose to make. It would be hard to pick one as they are all so pretty on the cover of the book. Thanks for sharing with us, super job!

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Suzy Webster said...

It's gorgeous Pamela! Thanks for making a project from my book :)

Nancy Lewis said...

Your table runner is just gorgeous!!Thanks for sharing and the great giveaway!!

teachpany said...

Each runner is gorgeous. I love your colors!

Quilting Babcia said...

You've chosen such bright and cheerful colors for your gorgeous runner, perfect for spring I think! This looks like a really interesting book with fabulous patterns, great for stepping up our applique skills.

Lynne Stucke said...

I am struck by the fact that so many people chose this runner to make. It IS lovely -- in all the colorways! (lynnstck@yahoo.com)

Allison CB said...

Love the colors in your runner - very nice! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Janice Holton said...

Love the quilting on your runner! What do you call that pattern? The block from Suzy's book turned out lovely. I really want to try appliqueing. Haven't done that yet.

Martina said...

Such a beauty! Love the batiks on white!

JANET said...

Love the plum color! Nice block.

Tina Jeo said...

So lovely. i love the colors. tljeo(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nancy said...

This table runner caught my eye right away. I just love the colors and the design. Great work.

MaryBeth said...

Love your fabric choices and the quilting MAKES the quilt!!

Adele Mogavero said...

Beautiful Job Pamela!

Calicojoan said...

Just gorgeous... and that quilting! WOW!

beaquilter said...

another great running and great quilting

Nellie Duclos said...

Hi Pam- I hope my comments "register" as I couldn't get my comments to register on two of yesterday's bloggers. What's up with that? All of the bloggers so far have done the same projects, but with different colors and they are all fantastic.
Rosemary

Lori Smanski said...

your project is lovely

Rosa said...

Your project is spectacular!

Lace Faerie said...

This looks like a fun project! Turned out quite lovely!