There are 10 designs inside the book and after a bit of deciding and undeciding, I chose "Liberty". There was a quilt and a tablerunner made from the design and I chose to create the tablerunner. I modified it a little in order to fussy cut the fabrics for the inner light colored strips. I wanted to showcase the farm animals in the print so I cut the strips 4" instead of 2". I also continued the border to the ends so it wrapped the entire tablerunner.
As you can see the model in the book is made from red/white and blue fabrics. My first initial thought was to stay with the patriotic theme but my kitchen decor is pigs and apples with black appliances so I knew I wanted to choose fabrics that would compliment my breakfast area. I wanted to be able to use the runner year round.
First up to adorn the runner, allow me to show off a couple of our many pigs we have collected over the years. Albert Hodge's swirl pig and David Bellar's round belly pig. The teapots in the display are also all by David Bellar. Last, but certainly not least, is Charlie Lisk's red pig in the chair, one of our favorites!
This is actually how we will use the tablerunner. The water pitcher is by Kim Ellington and the pasta bowl and mini dressing pitcher are by Sylvia Harrison. The tablerunner is a perfect backdrop for these pottery pieces! These pottery pieces have sat on the table for quite a long while and now they have a gorgeous runner to add a softness to all the hardscape.
I free hand quilted the runner with square spiral, ribbon candy, cross hatching and meandering. All of this was done free form so when you look closely, you will see nothing is really even. And rightly so, when you think about farm living. There is nothing like the carefree nature of living on a farm surrounded by nature and quilts!
Thank you for visiting my blog today! I hope I have inspired you to create something today!
Hiya!!! Oh my, I'm first!!! That's what I get for being up so late, lol. I love your runner, and the piggies are so cute. Thanks so much for participating and having the giveaway. I will have this book, one way or another, lol. Love all the designs. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam
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Your tablerunner is really cute. I would love to make this pattern. I love all the patterns I have seen so far in this book.
Love your table runner!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Love your table runner. Thanks for a chance to win.
Thanks for sharing your lovely table runner & thanks for the chance to win.
I love your runner and I like the way the pigs don't just leap off of it, but are subtly part of it. Thanks for the giveaway... the book looks wonderful!
Love the pigs!!! Thank you for the chance to win and great color choices for the runner.
Your runner is gorgeous!!! Black and Tan combo is so striking!!!!
Great looking table runner. I really like the fabric you chose to use. Perfect for any kitchen.
The brown pig on the chair near the table with the quilt on the back is so cute. What an adorable idea to use a brown jug that way.
Love your table runner and the way everyone so far alternate the patterns.
Thank you for the chance to win.
Beautiful runner! I'm a "pig person" too!! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book :)
Wow!!Que maravilha ficou!Obrigada pela chance
Your table runner is lovely! I smiled when I saw the fabric with the pigs.
Love your table runner. Gerri is such a talented and creative designer. Thanks for the giveaway!
Your runner looks wonderful and I love the pottery pieces you have added to show it off. It looks like a fun book to have in the quilting libraries.
I really like your runner, especially the fabric with the pigs on it! Perfect for your kitchen! Thank you for sharing.
I think I like your version better than the original and love the pottery. The pottery on the shelves is amazing, they are so graceful.
Love the animals on the runner! I have been trying to make my mom a runner for each season, I think that would suit summer wonderfully!
Your table runner looks so beautiful. I love the pottery you have displayed. Thank you for the giveaway.
looks great in the black and beige fabrics. thanks for a chance
I love this liberty pattern. Your farm animal fabric in between the stars reminded me that I just picked up the perfect fabric at a yard sale that I could use to imitate your idea! Add one more to the "I want to make it" list!
This is a great pattern, and would make a fun patriotic table runner. Thank you so much for sharing it.
I love your runner Thearica!
OMGosh, this is my favorite so far. Love the colors and love the stars. It would be fun to play with this book. Thanks
You had me with the stars! ;-) Very nice runner.
Love the choice of fabrics you used and all of your pottery!
I love your printed back grounds. It really adds interest to an already interesting design. Would like to try this one for sure!
You chose great fabrics! Love the antique look and those piggies
I love the projects I've been seeing in this book and can't wait to get a copy! Thanks for a chance in the giveaway!
It is so interesting how everyone is putting their own "spin" on the quilts in the book. Thanks also for sharing your beautiful pottery with us!
I have had my eye on this book since it was released. Love how you made the runner your own in the black.
The runner looks lovely on your table! This looks like a great book, thanks for the chance to win.
Your table runner is lovely, great fabric choices - simple yet striking. I would love the chance to win a copy of the book. thanks.
nice work, i like it
Beautiful table runner! thank you!
HI, love our runner! Thanks for sharing this book giveaway!
Book looks so great!
Your table runners are great - and your pottery collection too! Thanks so much for the chance to win :)
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This looks like an awesome book! Thanks!
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Love your hand quilting!!
Your runner is stunning. I like the extra things you did to it. Your pottery is also beautiful.
Great patterns, would love to win, thanks
Love your table runner. Thanks for the nice giveaway.
It's been great seeing different ways you all have put your own spin on the pattterns.
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Great table runner! I would love to get a closer look of the rest of the projects in the book, too!
I actually saw that you were participating from Gerri's blog. I don't know what I haven't seen your posts in my Bloglovin' - need to check that. Anyhow, when I saw your name, my heart skipped a beat - I thought I know her. I had to just come see what excitement you had for all of us. I love the table runner. It fits perfectly with your pottery. What a delight! You are absolutely right that nothing is ever perfect on a farm. I grew up on a small dairy farm and boy, it was work. My mom and dad were each only children. So, the three of us kids got lots of farm action. I remember when my dad brought home my little milk pail - just for me. I was thrilled. I'm thrilled to see your tablerunner and know it will get lots of good use. I've been in love with this book since I first saw it and have wanted it and just haven't given in, YET! Thanks for hosting the giveaway, too.
I really like your runner so I will put this book on my Santa list if I don't win one.
Such fun we have in our quilting world,don't you think? Thanks for the freat runner and pottery and thanks for the give a way.
Beautiful table runner and what a wonderful book! It belongs in my library, for sure!
What an awesome book! Love the table runner! Thanks for the chance to win!
Oh this book is amazing! Love the table runner you made! Keeping my fingers crossed!
You are right! I would be thrilled to win this book. So many fresh ideas in this book. Something for everyone. I am glad I found your blog on this book tour.
love your table mat thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book
Love your table runner. Nice book.
I can see this runner in seasonal fabrics....
Beautiful runner and pottery collection. Thanks for the chance to win! firstname.lastname@example.org
I love you table runner
Love you pig theme! Your changes/additions are so cute. Thanks for a chance to win this fantastic new book.
I love your table runner and piggies! Thanks for the chance to win the book!
Cute table runner. Thanks for the chance. Looks like a great book.
I love what you did with the table runner: great use of black and white, and I love the little farm animals!!! :-)
Your tablerunner is adorable!! Love the fabrics you chose - it would look perfect on my table out here on the farm!!!
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