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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sunrise....Sunset.....Kona






I love Kona!  I know, you're saying "who doesn't?"  We all love those bright, clear, crisp colors and the soft pastels and the vivid...well I'm preaching to the choir here.  But I also love Amanda Murphy!  Look at this beautiful new book!

 I "borrowed"this photo from Amazon and it's awful!  But just to show you I can do better, I took this one myself.  :)


Amanda Murphy's newest book, Color Essentials, is just gorgeous!  The colors are so bright and crisp and clean that you'll just sit with your mouth open when you see them.  :)

I went through it about ten times trying to decide what I wanted to make and changed my mind more than once, actually more than twice!  First I looked at these place mats.  Don't you just love them?  Then I saw this...


Oh my....the colors are just stunning!  But in the end I knew I wanted/needed to make a table runner so I chose this pattern to be my first creation from her book.


I loved that border on the two ends!  But I knew that, for myself, I wanted to combine two blues with white - so spring like - that would blend with my Blue Willow dishes so decided to "tweak" this pattern, combine it with some others in the book and ended up with this...


I took this picture out in the bright sunshine - that's a shadow from a tree in my yard that you see on the side - but I figured it would take that light for you to see the subtle difference in the blues.  I quickly realized you could see it much better indoors on my table.



What do you think?  Does it work with my Blue Willow dishes?  It certainly sets off that poinsettia don't you think?

If you think you might want a copy of this book be sure you tell me that in your comment.  I'm going to give away a copy of the book!  Just comment once and be sure I can get in touch with you.

Thanks so much to Kona for the lovely fabric, to Amanda for this fabulous book, to Carol for shepherding us and to Madame Samm for being such a great friend to quilter's everywhere.  And be sure you visit the rest of the bloggers - you're in for a treat!




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198 comments:

Heather H. Karr said...

What a beautiful, calming piece. Fits perfectly with your blog :)

desertskyquilts said...

I do like the blues, and the quilting you did. I'd love to win a copy of the book. Thanks for the giveaway! dezertsuz at gmail

One English Teacher said...

The table runner is definitely a win with your dishes. I'd love a copy of the book because I want to work with colors very close in saturation like the placemat fabrics

Debbie said...

That runner looks great on your table. Beautiful Blue! Thanks for joining the blog hop.

Kylie Lloyd said...

i love the fresh look of the blue and white together

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Just lovely! The light and dark blue combo is beautiful!

nicolesender said...

For sure, your table runner will work with your Blue Willow dishes! Color Essentials would help give me some ideas and inspiration.

Britt-Inger said...

I love your blue and white table runner. It is so stunning with combo of light and dark blue. And Amanda´s book is just so wonderful. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Donna said...

Your blue and white table runner is quite lovely - such a refreshing pop of color.

Heather J said...

Your table runner shows the colours off beautifully. Would love to see what other pieces are in the book to spark creativity.

Julie said...

Fabulous table topper! I love blue and would adore a copy of this book! I noticed lastnight that my link is wrong. That's Sew Julie should be... http://thatssojulie.blogspot.com please hop on over and see what Imade too!

DeborahGun said...

such a lovely table runner - blue is my favourite! I would love to win a copy of the book as I have no idea how to use solids!

Shari said...

Oh yeah! Love this! Crisp and clean. This was my first experience with Kaufman (knowingly anyways), and I love the fabric and the colours. Great project...looks wonderful against your table.

Betsy said...

Your runner is perfect. I love the options that the book gives you like those awesome placemats!

Mdm Samm said...

Great shots of Amanda's book, and your topper…wellll I am blue over it…blue because I did not think of this one.. No really it is as clean as the air outside….so darn FRESH!

Teresa said...

What an inspiration that book is, I'd love a copy. I like the blues you used and the border is one to remember.

charlotte said...

Wonderful. The book looks great, but your runner is awesome. I love blue!

Ruth said...

Oh yes! I would love a copy of this book! Some great projects.

Jeanie said...

I love your blue block runner.... the bright colors are so cheerful! The book looks so inspirational and I'd love to have a copy.... thank you so very much!

Dorian said...

A lovely runner! The blues and whites are so crisp together. I would love a copy of the book! Happy New Year.

JoyceLM said...

Beautiful table topper - love the "ocean wave" quilting you did. Thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win the book.

Debby said...

The blues and white are beautiful. And your quilting is so lovely! Table runners are perfect when you have plenty of quilts and you get to change them out so easily. While I don't need the book, I would love to see all the pics in there. Heading over to Amazon to take a look. Thanks for sharing your Konas today!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Very pretty; I think it will work wonderfully with your china.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Heavens...I would love to have this book!!!!!!
You runner is gorgeous with your dishes Marlene!!!

Carla said...

I love the blues and it is perfect in your dining room. This is a great table runner and just lovely.

Rosa said...

Your runner is absolutely beautiful.Love all about it,quilting your fabrics combo and the design!
I`d love a copy.

Lisa Marie said...

Great table runner! This looks like a wonderful book. I'm getting more and more interested in working with all solids. Thanks for the chance to win!

gpc said...

How beautiful! I love blue and white, and LOVE the pattern! I would love to win the book, I am desperate for inspiration. :)

VickiT said...

Your runner turned out beautifully and should definitely go very well with your dishes. Great job on putting it together from the book. I would love to have a copy of Amanda's book! I cannot think of any quilt Amanda has created that I don't love and with this book helping to learn to use color better, it is a must have for my library as far as I'm concerned. In fact, as soon as I heard about her book it was added to my own Amazon wish list.

Marla's Crafts said...

Love the runner. A nice project to do. That does look like such a nice book and would love the chance to win. I will have to look for a copy soon.

Judy said...

Ooooh yes, I can fully understand you with the book, I love it, it was hard to chose one project for the hop, but I can tell you that I will also sew some table runners, they are just top!!!
Your runner ist wonderful, as I love turquoise, I immediately felt in love with it, great idea!
Thanks for posting :-))

Deb C said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the chance on the giveaway. The book looks amazing

Purl Buttons said...

I have Blue Willow, too! I have it because my husband's grandmother gave it to us and I have always been fond of it since Aunt Bee used it on her table in Andy Griffith. I think you modern table runner is just right to bring the past into the present. I would be very glad to win the Amanda Murphy book, so put me on that list! I want to begin with a table runner, too.

Mara said...

I'm admiring your quilts hanging under your dish rack, I want to see more of your house and would love a copy of the book.

Leah said...

Beautiful runner. The blues are perfect! The patterns in the book are lovely. I would love to be able to leave through and see the others.

Ellyn said...

it's gorgeous! this looks like a wonderful book. Thanks for the chance to win

MooseStashQuilting said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Just the right touch of color for your poinsettia and it's WOW factor!

Frances Campbell said...

What a pretty runner. Love the way colors were used. Please place me on the book list. Thank you for the chance.
(frances.campbell@ns.sympatico.ca)

Barb said...

Of course I'd love a copy of this book! Your tablerunner looks gorgeous on your table especially with the dishes. Such a great color to brighten up winter :)

LJ said...

Yes, yes, yes, yeees, yessiree, yep, of course, without a doubt!!! Wish I could use different fonts in this comment so I could make my yeses stand out. Loved your glimpses into the book - just gorgeous. You did a bang-up job on your runner. Loved the colors and it is just right for spring. I did like your changes and the piano key border adds just the right touch.

Bonnie58 said...

Love the runner. Blus is my favourite colour and I would love to have a copy of the book. Thanks so much for sharing

Teresa Nance said...

I would love to have this book! You did a great job on your table runner. I love the blue and the pattern. Thank you for a chance to win a book.

Sowing Stitches said...

Oh how beautiful! I just love blues and whites for winter décor...and spring and summer.......
Your Blue Willow dishes are going to be fantastic set along this table runner! I can just see it now with a big vase of daffodils on the table when the arrival of spring bursts on the scene! And yes, I too would love a copy of the book to add to my sewing library...fueling the creative flow on these now long cold winter nights.

Nina said...

Your table runner is beautiful and so is your kitchen! I've always loved blue willow dishes. Thanks for the giveaway...having a copy of this book would be great!

Wendi said...

So bright and cheery!

Charlene S said...

I think it is perfect with your blue willow dishes! Yes, I would love to win a copy.

Josie McRazie said...

It looks great with them! (Past I want the PINK blue willow dishes! They make my heart sing!)

KaHolly said...

How lovely! Building a stash of solids has been on my wish list for a couple of months. Now more than ever. I'd love to win a copy of this book, too!! Thanks for the opportunity.

JudyC said...

I love it! I am sitting here trying to count the squares and figure out how I can put one together to be my Valentine table runner!! Now I want the book!!!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your table runner is just lovely, the colour just sings!
I would be thrilled to be able to win a copy and leaf through the pages over and over, choosing a design and sewing. The quilt you tempted us with is spectacular.
Thank you for the chance :)

delaineelliott said...

That is a beautiful table runner. I love everything blue! And I would love a copy of this book. Thanks for the give away!

Sherry Von Fumetti said...

Solids can really be so versatile! Nice table runner. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

Lana said...

I agree, solids really set a nice table... you did such a nice job with the quilting too!

Jeanne Gwin said...

Solids are the stuff of life when you want to highlight a certain object or objects. Love what you did. Yes, I would love to have a copy of the book. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Needled Mom said...

I always find blue and purple so hard to photograph. The runner looks great and should be really pretty with the Blue Willow. I'd love to have a copy of the book. It looks like it has great projects.

Carol said...

I love how you added your own "tweak" to this runner...it is beautiful! That blue Kona is so bright and looks great on your table. Great job and thanks for sharing!

Cathy's Chatter said...

Very pretty and yes, I think it goes well with your blue dishes! I would love to have a copy of the book - from what I have seen, there are some very nice patterns in there! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Vickie said...

Oh yes, I love that runner too. Tweaking it to make it your own with those beautiful blues was the perfect thing to do ! Like you I had a hard time deciding which of her wonderful creations to make. And like Mara....I'm looking at all those pretty quilts hanging behind your table too!

Robin said...

That is a beautiful runner!! I used mostly blue in my project also. Those gorgeous solid blues are so hard to resist!!

JudyCinNC said...

You have certainly convinced me that I will have that book - throwing my hat in to win it because you are so gracious with your giveaway. Love the combination of patterns you made with your table runner. I would need to see the dishes on the runner to know it they match - if not, you can make another - two is always better than one. Thanks from Judy C in NC

Scrapatches said...

Beautiful table runner, Marlene. Serenely and vibrantly blue all at the same time. Very inviting ... :) Pat

Vic said...

I would love a copy! The colors are beautiful!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

So want a copy of this book!

LOVE the table runner- the blues are perfect!

thequiltedcat said...

Your table runner turned out beautifully! I love the fresh and simple look of the blue solids and great quilting too.

Brandy Pettit said...

It's hard to go wrong with blue and white, I love what you did with the variegated blues on the ends. I would really enjoy a copy of Amanda Murphy's book, thank you for the opportunity!

Lou said...

Great table runner! Would be perfect for my kitchen table too:)
Would love a copy of the book!

Sheila said...

Blue and white just go together so well and your runner is beautiful ! I would love a chance at your giveaway , thanks for sharing !

Connie Cain said...

Love your tablerunner, making one is on my list for this year. :) YES, would love a copy of the book!
craftyccain@gmail.com

Sharmond said...

Your table runner is beautiful! I love it! I also love Amanda's beautiful designs. I would love a copy of her book. It is on my "wish" list.

Sharmond said...

Your table runner is beautiful! I love it! I also love Amanda's beautiful designs. I would love a copy of her book. It is on my "wish" list.

Linda said...

What a great table runner! It looks beautiful in your setting! Great job!

Nini said...

That runner looks great on your table!!! I love it! I would love a copy of her book.

Deb G. in VA said...

Love your table runner! I would love to have a copy of the book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Amanda Murphy said...

Love the runner - and in front of those dishes it is truly lovely! (Don't need the book - haha - just wanted to drop by!)

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

What a stunning blue! Looks so pretty with the dishes. =)

Gill said...

Fabulous colours!
I love your runner - thanks for sharing!

Linda said...
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Rose Best said...

I love the table top, and blue is my favorite colour

Abbigail said...

Beautiful! It's very modern and striking with just the solids.

Denise :) said...

Oh wow -- this book is filled with some *gorgeous* projects...what a great addition to any quilter's library! I'm with you -- that illusion one with the four-patch in the white squares is gorgeous! I love your runner and you're right -- it really sets off your poinsettia beautifully -- and makes a lovely runner for your Blue Willow dishes, too!

Jane S. said...

What a pretty table runner! Yes it will look great with your Blue Willow.

Amanda's book is one that I've been wanting for a while now...keeping my fingers crossed that I'll win it! :)

t-ktl said...

What lovely colors. And of course, I'd love to win the book.
t_ktl at yahoo.com

Sandra said...

The colors of the table runner are beautiful. I have the blue willow dinnerware and just love it. Would love to have a copy of the book.

Judy B said...

Love how you did a combination of different patterns for your lovely table runner! Who wouldn't want a copy of that fantastic book!! jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Brenda said...

Love the blues and you did a great job taking the patterns from the book and making it yours! I would love to win a copy!

Teri said...

Love the table runner.....I think I love the book and I've only seen 2 days of quilts from it....what a great giveaway......

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

I think it looks great on the table! I would love a copy of this book. Amanda's work is always gorgeous.

barb said...

you did a great job on your table runner! i remember my mom used to have a set of blue willow and i always thought they were beautiful. i would to have this book to drool over. thank you for a wonderful giveaway babscorbitt@gmail.com

Janarama said...

Such a beautiful table runner! I would be delighted to have a copy of Amanda's book.

Createology said...

Blues are my heartthrob and your table runner is stunning. What a cheerful "winter" quiltlet. Thank you for hopping...

Barb and Sharon said...

The turquoise is beautiful. It certainly makes the poinsettia pop! I'd love a chance to win this book, the designs look great.
Barb@Witsend

Kathy H said...

Your runner is beautiful. I am a big fan of blue and white for the spring and summer too. so refreshing. i would love to win a copy of the book. looks like lots of fun. i am happy to see all the different projects with the solids. haven't used them much myself but now think i should.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I would love to win a copy of the book. Your table runner turned out lovely and right now to me just shots spring!

tink's mom said...

Oh that runner will be a perfect backdrop to almost anything you choose to place on it. Simply wonderful. Love a chance at the book.

Beth Strand said...

Lovely runner and lovely chance on the book! Thanks! pbstrand@msn.com

Cynthia Knapp said...

Your table runner is lovely! Please enter me into the drawing for the book. Thanks. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

Barb said...

I definitely want a copy of this book! With descriptions like 'vibrating colors' how can I resist?

madebymeinred said...

I'm lovin' your table runner. The blue is exceptional! Looks like a great book to invest in.

Bobbie said...

Love the runner- those blues are so vibrant! I love the quilting in the centers and the squiggles on the ends!
I would love the book too!

vicki said...

Cute table runner! I would love to have a copy of the book. Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

Bethany M said...

I would love a copy of this book! I have always wanted to make a quilt using only solids.

DebraKay Neiman said...

Love the book, on my list. Your table runner is pretty. As a new quilter, solids are less scary to use. I am loving this hop. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Kathy Pfaltzgraff said...

I really liked that you took the table runner pattern and made it your own. And repeating the blues to match your dishes. Great job-wonder what else is in that book? K

shawn said...

I really like those placemats in the book, I would love to win the book, thanks.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

Julia Plunkett said...

Your project is just lovely. The blues are wonderful and will add that pop to your Willow dishes. This book is definitely on my wish list. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Lorna McMahon said...

I can see why you had so much trouble deciding what project to make. That book is packed with glorious solid inspiration! Thanks for sharing a peek inside and your generous chance to win it! Your table runner is gorgeous and looks right at home on your table within view of your Blue Willow dishes. Lovely work!

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

Your table runner turned out beautifully and YES! it's the perfect accent to your Blue Willow dishes! I would LOVE to win a copy of the book. It has so many great projects.

baukje said...

This is only the second day of the kona blog hop and i am definitely in love of this book. Love your table runner !!!!

maggie said...

What a lovely table runner. I really do like that pattern, I think that the book looks great and it would be fun to own it, Cheers
maggie
maggiemine42@gmail.com

Margaret said...

I would love to have a copy of this book. I love all the solid colors used in it. Thanks for the chance

Audrey said...

Your table runner worked out beautifully. Its a keeper. I would definitely love to own a copy of Color Essentials. Amanda's projects are amazing and I love what others have done with them to make them their own. Thanks for sharing and offering a giveaway.

Emily C said...

Love the table runner. I must say. I do the same thing. I can not leave a pattern alone, I have to change details and personalize it.

Lisa said...

I really love both your table runner and the book!

Sarah or Semmy said...

The table runner,s blue just pops with the red of the flower. Your place looks so inviting I almost want to come visit.

Connie said...

What a beautiful table runner!! Thanks for sharing!

M-R Charbonneau said...

The Kona blues look great in your table runner! Beautiful!

CeLynn said...

I really like how you took different parts of patterns and used them to make something all your own. Yes the blues do set off the poinsettia and your dishes too!

I would love to have a copy of Amanda's book :)

Belinda said...

Oh that turned out great!! Blue is my favorite color and I LOVE your Blue Willow dishes!!!

BizyStitches said...

I would love to have a chance to win that book. And love your table runner.

sandra said...

Beautiful color and love the pattern,I am starting to love the looks of all solids and Amanda's Book looks beautiful..

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Cindy said...

Lovely table runner. Blues are my favorite!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What a pretty table runner…love your choice of blue!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book :)

Darlington Gal said...

Beautiful! I love how it matches your china!

Sandy@UpstairsHobbyRoom said...

Very nice!! Looks great with your dishes!!

Patty D from NC said...

Great color choice for the table runner!

Julie Fukuda said...

I hear lots of raves about Kona fabric but don't know if they can be found here ... first I have to use up what I already have (and that may take 200 years at my pace). I think just looking through that book gives ideas of colors that fit together we might not consider before.

ShirleyC said...

I love your table runner, and I think it really looks wonderful in your dining area. Lovely home!

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

So pretty. I love blues.

legato1958 said...

It's a beautiful table runner.... such pretty colors! Yes, it goes with your dishes!
susie
legato1958@aol.com

Margaret said...

I love your little runner. I would love to win a copy of this book.

45th Parallel Quilter said...

LOVE this idea and book ... please include me in the drawing!

Beth said...

Oh that table runner is so clean & crisp. Beautiful! I would LOVE to win a copy of this book. Thanks for sharing.

Just Quilt It said...

What a lovely table runner! Yes, it goes perfectly with your dishes. I would love, love, love to win a copy of this book!

Barb said...

love the runner!!

ritainalaska said...

you betcha! i'd sure love a copy of this book! love kona solids and their great range of colors that gives one this subtle variation of hues and shades within a color,

Renea said...

I would love to add this book to my quilting library. Who knew solid quilts could be sew gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway.

Ellee said...

Such clear and clean beautiful blues! Would get great inspiration from this book. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Welcome to the Garden of Egan said...

It is beautiful! Oh my bright and crisp! Love it.
Your work is beautiful.

Sewgirl said...

What a great use of the blues…goes great with the Blue willow dishes too!

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

That is really pretty!! Love that blue...Goes real well with the dishes and the flowers. Thank you for sharing and I would love the book. I need some inspiration...

WhoMom said...

The blue and white is beautiful. I'd love a copy of the book. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation.

Kathy MacKie said...

I surely would love a copy of the book and just love your blues which though has never been a color I liked but am swaying over to that color family more....

Peggy S said...

That poinsettia looks lovely on your blue table topper and I like your version very much! Each time I get a glimpse of Amanda's book I want it more, LOL.

Joanne said...

I love this table runner and the blue is perfect! Like you, I am drawn to the borders on the ends. Gorgeous! I feel like I just have to have this book, so if I don't win a copy from you, I know I'll be buying one. I really like how you quilted this table runner also. Not too much and not too little. It's just right. Thanks for sharing your creation with us.

Elaine L said...

The runner looks gorgeous on the wooden table. Love the blues.

Susan said...

Your table runner is beautiful. I like the quilt hanging over on the wall too. I would love to win this book.

lauraluvsloons said...

Lovely table runner. Perfect for the lake.

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LoveSewHard said...

I would love to have a copy of this wonderful book! I have been looking for some great patterns for my kona solids and had almost given up! Now there is this great book! Thanks for the chance!
Camille lovesewhard@gmail.com

Michele said...

Just perfect. It is appropriate for the winter, reminds me of snowflakes falling from the sky, and Spring, reminds me of Easter eggs. Nicely done.

Carrie P. said...

I like your table runner a lot. It does look perfect on your table. When spring rolls around it would look lovely with a vase of daffodils.

Vicki in MN said...

Yes of course I would love a copy of that book! It looks pretty awesome! And love your quilt too!

Dawn Frisch said...

I just love your table runner! This book looks like it has a lot of great designs... Thanks for the giveaway!
Dawn
array-dawn at cox dot net

The Slow Quilter said...

Love the color the table runner, and that looks like a great book to have that for the giveaway.

Vivian said...

I would love to have that book. And yes, when I saw the poinsettia sitting on the table runner, I thought it looked fantastic. Love the blue.

Cecilia said...

I love your tablerunner and I do think it looks great with your dishes. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

Suze said...

I think the table runner will work with MY blue willow dishes - lol. Blue is my favorite color and I don't think you can ever go wrong with blue and white. The white certainly looks beautiful with your white chairs, too. You did a fantastic job. Thank you not only for participating and being a great inspiration but also for showing us some of the eye candy in Amanda's book.

Kathy Boice said...

Love the blue table runner!!!! midwayfarms@hughes.net

Fran said...

I love your project and the book looks wonderful, I think I could really learn a lot about using color and using solids! Thanks

Adrienne said...

Your runner is gorgeous! I love the blues and the way you tweaked the pattern. I need to get busy with some projects but they must wait until my dear mother's situation is settled and I have a bit of time to play!
~Adrienne~

Along the Perkiomen said...

Blue and white, always my favorite color combo! Love the book, too.

JessicaK said...

Great pattern choice (although it looks like you couldn't go wrong with that book). Live the blue hue and it looks perfect in the table. If I'm lucky enough, I'd love to win a copy of the book.

apple blossom said...

lovely blue table runner. the book looks wonderful also

MalinisQuilts said...

Lovely table runner goes great with the dishes you have.

Melissa @ Missouri Mel said...

Such a cheery table runner! I still need to make one for my table. So much to do. So little time.

FlourishingPalms said...

Such a pretty table runner you made, Marlene! I hope you managed it before your back started giving you problems! Amanda's book is beautiful, from what you shared. It's all about color isn't it? Color makes me feel happier, especially when I'm down. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm pretty sure I'd be making those place mats... and then need to go out and buy new dishes to go with them! Ha, ha.

PK Sews said...

What a beautiful table runner! Thanks for sharing!

Jo said...

Your table runner came out great. From what you showed us of the book I would say it is a must have for folks like me with color issues. I already want to give the placemats a try. Thanks for the chance

Michelle said...

Love the blue. And I need to check out that book. Thanks!

kris said...

I love it with the bright red pointsettia!! And who wouldn't want that book? ;)

Theresa said...

Wonderful table runner! Makes a great spring look.

Grammy Staffy said...

Wow.... what a popular blogger you are. I wish I were a quilter. These patterns look so beautiful.
Thanks for your encouragement. I've needed it. I've been a bit down. This gall bladder attack came out of the blue and was so unexpected. I had planned to be having so much fun with my kids visiting.... not down in bed recovering from surgery. Oh well, I'm getting loving care. Have a good week. Hugs, Lura

Wendy said...

oh how lovely, I love the changes you made to the pattern. I would love a copy of the book!

Jacklynn said...

I love making table runners - the one you made is so nice and bright! Thanks for the give away!

Jusmom1 said...

I would love to win a copy of the book! Thanks for the chance!

Mom C said...

That book just gets better and better. Love to win it. Thanks.

Debbie said...

I would love to have the book. Just the photos you have shown are so inspirational.

Stephanie said...

I love your table runner and the color is perfect. I would love a copy of the book.

Vivian said...

That really brightens up your dining room, so great for winter. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

I think the table runner looks perfect with your Blue Willow dishes! :)

the girlfriend gap said...

It is cheery on your table that is for sure. And I want to know how you keep your poinsettia looking so good. I love to have them at Christmas but it is always so disappointing on how soon the leaves start to fall off for me. Thanks for the inspiration. Janita

OhioLori said...

Love your table runner!! You did grrrreat job!! Yep....looks super with your blue willow dishes too! :)

jan said...

Love your table runner and the quilting. The book looks terrific. Thanks for sharing.
xo jan

Vicki said...

Oh I am in love, enough said! I would take such good care of the book, love it and read it over and over again. Thanks for sharing with us.
Vicki R
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Kim M said...

This book would be so awesome! I'd love to have a copy!

Cheryl said...

What a lovely tablerunner!

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valerie boudier said...

Love your table mat and the book looks great as well, would love to win it

Will Cook for Shoes said...

Absolutely beautiful!

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Lynne Tilley said...

Oh my, I've never done anything in just solid colors before but this is INSPIRATION. I would love having this book for the patterns. Your table topper is WONDERFUL. I just love it. Thanks for the giveaway

Katherine said...

Gorgeous runner! The colour is so fresh and energizing. Thanks for the peeks into Amanda's book. Looks like its full of inspiration.

Linda said...

HI, really like the blue runner!
Thanks for sharing!

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P Bybee said...

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Wow, I'd love to get the book for sure! So beautiful! I find solid colors so pretty and versatile! :)
The runner you make looks pretty!

Kelly Williams said...

I would love to have a copy of the book. Beautiful table runner. Thanks

Marti Taylor said...

Your table runner is very pretty and making me think I may need one myself. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of the book!

Julia Floyd said...

Love your table runner ♥ Over here Poinsettia is called "Estrella Federal"

aesp said...

Aren't those yummy colors and patterns! I love love love colors!