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on Sep 1, 2015 in Blog, blogging others, SAMQG | 2 comments

Heartbeat Table Runner | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | Nancy Zieman Pattern

Each year the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild issues a President’s Sewing Challenge. For the past three years, the sewing challenge has been Pantone color related. This year we were asked to make something smaller than 36″ on any side and feature Pantone Classic?Blue:

Pantone Classic Blue

Working from my fabric stash, I decided to mix in a little Tula Pink Frog Prince fat quarter with a couple of blue solids I had on hand. Hopefully, this will match the Classic Blue Swatch.

I ended up working from Nancy Zieman’s Heartbeat Table Runner tutorial to make my challenge piece.

Heartbeat Table Runner | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | Nancy Zieman Pattern

The pattern is so much easier than it looks.

  • Chain piece a bunch of strips.
  • Create fabric tubes from the strips.
  • Cut the tubes in halves.

Of course, that is the super short version. Her tutorial has all the measurements, pictures and step-by-step to make the runner.

Heartbeat Table Runner | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | Nancy Zieman Pattern

Good gravy, my desk is a MESS. Avert your eyes. Only look at the fabric, ok?

Heartbeat Table Runner | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | Nancy Zieman Pattern

In January, I declared 2015 The Year of the Feather. I haven’t been too vigilant, but I did add some feather-esque quilting to this project.

Heartbeat Table Runner | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | Nancy Zieman Pattern

There are lumps, but that’s ok. I’ll get there. I had convinced myself that if I “echo” around the feather shape, you’d never notice the lumps. All part of my diabolical master plan. …..I still have 4 months left in The Year of the Feather. =)

The quilting really does look better from the back, though.

Heartbeat Table Runner | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | Nancy Zieman Pattern

Heartbeat Table Runner | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | Nancy Zieman Pattern

Heartbeat Table Runner | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | Nancy Zieman Pattern

 

Why’d I use baby pink and blue batik on the back? Well, why not? It is a table runner, where you will probably never see the back of this piece. I had the fabric in my stash and figured it was just wide enough to use as a quilt back for my sewing challenge. There ya go, perfect. (ha!)

I think the challenge is due at our October meeting.

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    2 Comments

  1. I enjoy reading your blog! Your comments are so “spot on”.

    Shirley

    September 1, 2015

  2. I love the quilting. By the way, if necessary, you could always use the back of the table runner for a baby shower. LOL

    Jen

    September 1, 2015

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