Friday, October 27, 2017

Kayak Point Runner

As part of Quilt Theory's technical editing process, all of us designers are paired up and test each other's patterns.  (You can read more about our entire editing and reviewing process here.)  I was paired us with Lorinda for this collection and had the opportunity to test her Kayak Point quilt pattern.


I loved that the pattern is jelly roll friendly and was a fun and quick make (with few seams to match).   I wanted to turn the blocks I made into a runner for my parents' anniversary present so I used some colorful prints from Lucky Girl by Jennifer Paganelli got Free Spirit paired a cream and black polka dot print from Hello Bear by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery (my mother loves color).


The pieces sewed together quickly and easily and soon the quilt top was finished.  Instead of my usual one fabric backing, I decided to use some of the leftover prints and sew them into a random pieced backing.  I quilted the runner using an allover swirl design, the bound it with some of the darker print fabrics.


I am happy to report that my parents loved the runner. Thanks Lorinda for creating such an awesome design, I was lucky to be paired with you!


You can find all 6 Quilt Theory patterns here and see my design Up the Ladder here.  I am linking up to Finish It Up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts.




19 comments:

  1. This is so bright and cheerful! I love that it is reversible and I absolutely love that navy floral you used for the binding!

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  2. You did a wonderful job on the runner Cheryl! I love the polka dot background and that backing--! Extra wow. Great idea to pair your designers to test each others' patterns. (which are fab once again I may say) ;-)

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  3. I love the table runner, it is so bright and happy. What a great gift for your parents and I'm not surprised they love it. :)

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  4. That is such a fun pattern! Good to hear that it was simple and quick too. I love giving table runners as gifts and I need to make more of them. :)

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  5. Your pieced backing makes for a beautiful reversible runner! Great job!

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  6. It is bright and a happy runner! The design is great as a runner and a quilt! Your quilting is pretty amazing too!

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  7. Wow, it`s stunning.Great design and quilting.

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  8. It’s absolutely delightful! I have no doubt your parents loved such a cheery table runner to brighten their days!

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  9. A very special gift, and bright and lovely fabrics.

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  10. A very pretty table runner and I love that is is reversible too. The binding is perfect for all the colors in the design.

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  11. Those prints are just stunning in this table runner. It made a perfect gift for your parents!

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  12. Wow, those colors really shine on both sides of the runner. Congrats on another beautiful finish.

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  13. You've picked gorgeous fabrics for this runner Cheryl! Florals are still a great love for me.

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  14. Wow! This is fabulous and the quilting is amazing! Love it.

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  15. What a beautiful runner! The fabrics are so cheerful and pretty. It's great that Quilt Theory patterns are actually tested, that makes me feel better about buying them! (Not that I've found an error yet, and now I know why!)

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  16. Oh it is so pretty and I love the dark binding which sets it off beautifully. It's a wonderful gift.

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  17. What a sweet table runner! Love that it's reversible and your swirl quilting looks wonderful. A very lovely gift for sure!

    -Soma

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