Last week I wrapped up Part 2 of a kaleidoscope table runner class at the Pine Needle Quilt Shop. The class sprang from two table runners I had made earlier this year — same design but totally different outcomes because of the fabric choices. I wrote about them in this post in March.
Both runners appear on the cover of my latest pattern, Season to Taste:
That’s Autumn Reflections on the left and a springtime version, Under Paris Skies, on the right. I’m thinking about making a summer and winter version, which will give me a quartet of seasonal table runners made from the same pattern, each very different from one another.
My summer version may already be in the works. For the kaleido block I was demonstrating in class, I used this floral fabric from the Gray Matters collection by Jacqueline Savage Mcfee for Camelot Cottons:
Yes, there’s a lot of gray in this piece of fabric but it’s offset by a sunny yellow and bright gold. The white brightens it up even more. I bought a piece of the floral last year and was so excited when it was reissued this year along with some fabulous companion fabrics. Between the Pine Needle and Hawthorne Threads, I picked up several pieces in the line that will definitely find their way into another quilt.
Are you curious to see what this print looks like as a kaleido block? Well, here ’tis:
Dawn, this new block is going to make another stunning table runner. Thank you for sharing! Your work is always such a feast for the eyes.
Dawn, the grey and yellow version of this block is sensational! I think it will make a beautiful table runner.
p.s. I’m so glad I found your blog – I find it very inspirational. I’ve thought about this and I think I am finding the inspiration in the fact that you don’t always do the same things, or use the same fabrics, that so many others in blogland are involved in. You seem to have your own vision, and I think that is helping me develop my own vision. Woohoo! (And thanks!!)
I am so pleased that my work has inspired yours, Margaret. Thank you so much for your comments — you’ve made my day!
Dawn: I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your presentation at MPS last week. I signed up to receive your blog posts and have been reading past posts. So much inspiration! Thanks!
It was a pleasure to speak to your guild, Kristi. Thanks so much for the kind words!
Let me know the change dates for each of the seasonal table runners, and I’ll take care of the switches.
Oh Nubs, the summer runner will be amazing when finished! I hope you take Charlie up on his offer!
Love the yellow/gray fabric and know it will look superb in one of your runners!