Welcome to the first day of Geri Robinson’s Quilted Living Book Tour…I’m Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings…I was delighted to be asked to stitch a project in Gerri’s newest book and be a part of this book tour. What an awesome job I have… right? This was the first thing on my list to stitch after arriving home from 2 weeks in Houston for Quilt Market & Festival. I looked forward to “just stitching” …pick my fabrics and just make the runner… As a designer…I have to aways be thinking about writing everything down, figuring out every measurement, how many pieces of what and so on…so none of that here…just stitch the runner. After studying my project Liberty Table Runner….I decided to tweak it a little different from the pattern. I was supposed to make it and put my twist on it. I love long skinny runners… so I made the decision to only make 1 row of stars for my big farm table at the Lakehouse. My color theme at the there is cream, grey and yellow…which just happens to be included in my newest fabric line, Lakeside Gatherings, due out this coming December and I happened to have some leftovers from all the quilts that we just made so this part was super easy…no real decisions again…I added a few extra stars for a total of 15 instead of 13. I then found some leftover backing from Winneconne Waves quilt that will work, without having to piece a back, or use a bunch of yardage for a little long runner.
See the Pam Buda BOM the Crows are working on??? I thought I’d leave that in for a little eye candy…
It is the weekend before this post so I’d better quilt it and get a binding on it right away…just in case something happens…I’ll be ready for this post instead of saving it all til Monday…So on the long arm it goes…
I picked a small edge to edge pattern (Paisley Max) and got it done…I used a cream thread and the runner was done in one pass…That is not the thread I used…just a prop so you can see the size of the pattern…
I just love how this runner worked out…but the best part was piecing the stars! Look at them close…they share the same parts…square in a square units instead of flying geese, traditional star blocks. It was fun to piece these this way and it went together in a snap…If you have a shorter table…make less stars…this pattern is easily adaptable to any size, length or width. I also changed the longer strip order…nothing major but a slight change… Here are two of the runners in the book…great also in Americana colors…I enjoyed stitching this runner I am going to make one for the summer holiday in drab red, tan and blue or maybe the quilt…yes…it was that fun!
I sat and went through all the other projects in the book…Nice directions..very clear and concise. I tend to be more traditional and use more of a warm color palette in most of my projects. The book’s projects are made from Gerri’s newest fabric line called Summer Cottage from Red Rooster Fabrics which is very fresh, clean and summery…but I can see that these patterns could handle many fabric choices that work with traditional blocks.
My Lakeside runner turned out to be 14″x 64″ Linda(thequiltedpineapple.com) and I shared projects and she asked if I am going to have kits???. Well I guess the answer is… yes we could!….If you would like to pre-order (december) a kit using the same fabrics as ours the price will be $30. See our website here for the kit. You can get the book from Planted Seed Designs, Fat Quarter Quilt shop and we will also stock it at Primitive Gatherings It listed with the runner in the drop down box.
If you wish to win this book leave me a comment! We will pick a winner at the end of the tour. I want to CONGRATULATE Gerri on her newest book and fabric line…I know how much hard work this all takes. Well done!
If you have not already been there…hop on over to Linda’s Blog to see what she has worked her quilting magic on! I have not seen it quilted yet, but It will be awesome! thequiltedpineapple.com
Here is the rest of this Book Blog Tour Schedule:
Fat Quarter Shop kicks off tour!
Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings
Linda Hrcka of The Quilted Pineapple
Gail Pan Designs
Erica Jackman of Kitchen Table Quilting
Kathy Brown of The Teacher’s Pet
Thearica Burroughs of Pigtales & Quilts
Helen Stubbings of Hugs N Kisses
Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs ends the tour!
Good Luck and keep those needles moving!
262 responses to “Quilted Living Book Blog Tour”
The book looks awesome!
Love, love, love! I am a quilter, collector of antique quilts ( I have my great grandmothers ” crazy quilt” amongst others) and, I love, love, the quilts you design. Have made some of your designs Lisa, and lusting after more!
Love your tablerunner! One of the things that I enjoy about quilting is how easily patterns can be individualized by fabric choices and tweeking the pattern to fit your needs. I would love to win this book – thanks for the chance!
Lisa – love the table runner! The skinniness, the colors, yummy! What I really love is your subtle hint of how you pieced your stars – wow! Maybe now I can make perfect stars just like yours, scan wonky flying geese points. Thank you for sharing. I love getting emails from you, your stories are always fun and your projects are so inspiring. Now I need to get busy on one of my many Primitive Gatherings kits!
Lovely quilts and looks like a great book!
I am a “Primitive” gal all the way. Love love love the runner and idea to make it longer. How nice to offer us a chance to win the book. Now back to stitching my summer bow. I am behind obviously. LOL. Blessings.
Love the simplicity! Looks like a wonderful book!
Looks like this is going to be a great book, love the table runner. Time to step out of my comfort zone and try brighter quilts. This would be the perfect book.
Will have to try constructing star blocks with the square in a square technique! Looks like fun!
Wonderful book – I’d like to try several of these quilt designs! I’m usually drawn to brighter colors but I love the color combination of your table runner. Beautiful!
I think the piecing formula for these stars is brilliant! I can’t wait to put it into practice. As always, love your designs on this quilt.
Great book, fresh look and great patterns
I love stars – and love that you tweaked it and made it your own. blessings, marlene
I can see these in many different fabrics: homespun, 30’s etc.
the books looks wonderful cant wait also the tablerunners are great thanks for the opportunity to win
Gorgeous runner. Thanks so much for sharing. I would love to win a copy of the book.
Beautiful runner & great book! Thanks for the chance to win.
Love the table runner…….AND the eye candy!
Your star table runner is beautiful and gives me a color suggestion that I hadn’t thought. I can see a new quilt in the making for my daughter’s yellow guest room.
what a fun and cheery runner. Will be great on your table. The book sounds like it is full of great projects. Cannot wait to see the rest of the tour.
Lisa your table runner is awesome. You must have a very long table at the Lakehouse to use a 64″ runner. Thanks for chance to big the book. firstname.lastname@example.org
Can’t wait to check out this book, it looks like allot of fun projects! I agree, you must have a really long table to use a large runner on!!!
Thanks for sharing! Tammy
I love your version of the table runner. Can’t wait for your newest fabric line to come out next month. It is beautiful. Did you use a special ruler or technique for the square in a square block? Would love to win the book.
Very pretty! I love the colors you chose!
I really like your version of the table runner. I love star quilts.
Love your table runner. The colors are gorgeous. The book looks interesting too. Thanks for the chance to win one.
Love the table runner! Nice to see something bright and sunny on this snowy Minnesota day….it has only just begun……….
Love the way the stars in the table runner are designed. Hoping I win the drawing for the book.
I love anything that has stars in it. Your color choices are great. Very pretty!
Love the table runner and the quilting is awesome. Stars are one of my favorite quilt patterns.
It looks like a great book. I like the idea of making stars using square in a square blocks. I found myself staring at your table runner to see how it was done. Thanks for a chance to win the book
The book looks fantastic. I also am always attracted to star, but the other quilts on the cover look like a lot of fun too! Love the quilting you did on it.
A congratulations for great book……
This book is inspiration! Thanks.
I would love this book. I can’t wait to place an order for the book and kit at Primitive Gatherings!!!
Wow! I love your table runner! I know it will look great with your lakehouse decor! I love Geri’s designs and would be thrilled to win this book!
Hi Lisa…your runner is beautiful!!
I love simplicity and runners. I designed one of the American flag for my kitchen table but can use elsewhere in house when decorating.
I call myself the “Badda Bing” gal. Love larger design that will feature the beauty of fabric…such as your runner. Love your lake house!! It was such a joy visiting with you and Nick there. Love u both dearly. Vicky
Love those colors and the star runner!
Love the table runner! I’ve never made a star quilt before and this book would be the perfect opportunity. Thanks for the chance to win.
I would love to win this book. Your table runner is really nice, love yellow.
Love love love this runner
Your new book is so appealing. I would love to win it!
Beautiful runner in great colors. Would love to win. Thanks
This looks like a great book to add to my library. Your table runner is beautiful.
Thanks for the chance to win this book!! Love your runner! I will be seeing you at Road to CA! Can’t wait! I’m hoping you have all your newest creations up for Show and Tell! :o))
I have a new house and will have yellow and greys in part of it. I love anything with yellow in it! The runner is just beautiful.
The book looks refreshing, and I really like your spin on the table runner. Thanks for a chance to win.
This book looks like a keeper for sure!
I love your color combination!
Lovely table runner. The book looks awesome. Thank you for sharing:)
The runners are beautiful and I can see myself making multiples of them. Pick me Please!
Love your runner! Looks like a wonderful book, too! Thanks for the opportunity to win the book!
Love the yellow and gray!!! So pretty! Thanks for the chance to win Lisa!!
Beautiful table runner,Lisa. Love your new fabric. The book looks very interesting!
Love the table runners – I have had several requests for those from the family recently.
Love the colors you used for the table runner.
With today being Veteran’s Day, I can immediately see this runner in a red, white and blue! What a neat way to join stars! Tthanks Lisa for your wonderful designs… woolie and all.
Interesting to use square in a square. Wish I had a table as long as yours!
I love stars and your interpretation of the pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.
Ohhh this book looks yummy. your table runner is so pretty. thanks for sharing
Love your runner and would love to have the book. Thanks for all your inspiration.
Really liked the technique of star block construction!! I will definitely check out Gerri Robinson’s book!! Thanks. Dee
That’s a great looking runner and I love that colour combination! I have Gerri’s book A Cut Above which is great and I’m looking forward to seeing more of what is in this book.
Love the selection of patterns in this book. Awesome. Your runner is a fantastic pick.
Just love how your table runner came out. Hope to see more inspirations.
Really like your runners and the book!
Your table runner is gorgeous…love those fabrics!!!! What a great take on Gerri’s pattern 🙂
Would love, love to win the book! Already snowing here in Colorado … Perfect for quilting!
The runner is stunning and stars are my favorite.
Love your color choices!
Hi! I have been looking for a table runner pattern for my dining table. I have a primitive style home and your pattern would work great! Thanks for sharing.
Love your twist on the runner, Lisa. We missed seeing you in Houston, but planning on being there next year!
I would love to win!
Yes, I would love to win a copy of the book!! Loved your table runner with the stars, Stars are one of my favorite quilting blocks!
i love the look of these quilts and your table runner is stunning.
Thanks for always sharing something new, I guess that is why I love the world of quilting, Love all that you do
Loved your booth in Houston!!! Like the idea of a skinny table runner . The book looks like it would have some fun patterns and I love the color choices for SpRiNg!
Beautiful table runner. Love the colours! Thanks for sharing.
Impressive, as always! I’m so interested in the star technique and can’t wait to touch your new fabric line. Yum!
I love your version of Gerri’s pattern! The book looks wonderful–thanks for the chance to win.
Oh my goodness! Gorgeous Runner!! Looooove it!! & would definitely love to win this bbok too..the pictures are Awesome!! The fabrics are Beautiful too!! Mmmmmm…..
Love the star method! Can’t wait for the new line of fabrics. See you in CA in January!
Your table runner is great. Love the colors. I would love to win the book. Nancy P.
So many wonderful quilts. Love the table runner.
You do have a fun job, and your work is inspirational. A couple more UFO’s off my list, and I will be in the shop to pick out something new.
Oh, I would LOVE to win this book! It’s so lovely and fresh.
Beautiful runner and I love the colors that you used. Thank you so much for the chance to win this book. The quilts are awesome!
I have 2 gray and yellow sweaters, won’t say how old they are, and I add yellow to all the quilts I make. Great patterns in the new book.
Yes, I want one of the kits also! I am currently working on a gray/yellow/white brick quilt and this table runner would look fabulous with it! Love the book!
Quilted Living appears to be a wonderful book! I love several of the quilts pictured in the book and would really like to make some of them. Your table runner is lovely!
Thanks for this giveaway opportunity.
CONGRATS TO GERI!
THANKS LISA FOR A GREAT BOOK GIVEAWAY!
Love your colors — can’t wait to get some Lakeside Gatherings! The adaptability of the patterns is really a huge advantage!
The table runner turned out great. I would love to win this book.
Lovely table runner! Can’t wait to see the rest of the projects! Thanks for the giveaway!
Fresh is right! I have been looking for patterns that have either soft or bright colors with a white background. I’m drawn to the clean lines…so I would love to win the drawing for the book! Lovely work!
The runner you made is lovely and I can picture it in your face more primitive fabrics I also can picture in my mind of it done up in some patriotic colors. Lisa thank you for the great post (I always appreciate getting the inside view of your designing process and creativity) and happy Veterans Day Hugs Liz
What a clever twist and what an inspiring book.
Gerri is such a talented and creative designer. I love the runner you made. Thanks so much for sharing on this tour and for the giveaway!
I really like your table runner…. both of my daughters have long dining room tables and I was hoping to make them runners for Xmas. This book would be great!
I like the color combination. I’ve never seen a yellow and gray star quilt. Beautiful!
Lisa, thanks for a great project and giveaway, I’m so glad I found you as a designer and follow your blog!
Looks like a fantastic book and I really like your table runner.
I love star blocks and the yellow/gray combo is a lovely change.
Looks like a fun book!
Such a beautiful runner – thank you for the star piecing ideas! I decorate in a patriotic theme, so your idea of
the tan, red & blue for the summer holidays really caught me, too!! The book cover is so appealing – just what
we need after our first taste of Ol’ Man Winter this year – and YES, you do have an awesome job!
Love your new color line!
Would love to win the book on how to…
Well, your fabrics inspire me to try different colors that I would not normally select. I tend to get stuck in the civil war fabrics, I have to say I have been having a blast with Primitive Gatherings line of fabrics. It is a good thing to be stretched out of our comfort zones, I think for me it has helped me to create other quilts for different people with different personalities and likes. love the warmth in the runner. I have a big farm table in my dining room so I think this runner would be perfect. Keep creating.
I love the table runner and the fabrics are a must have! Can’t wait to see this book tour because so far, it looks like it will be wonderful! My house is all about quilts so this is the book for me.
Love the runner made up in your fabrics. But then I am a huge fan of all your collections..
Yes, I would love to win this book. It looks great! Thanks for the chance.
I am a very traditional quilter and tend to always use civil war or warm muted color in my fabrics. Your table runner and new line of fabric make me think otherwise. I am sure the quilts in the new book will inspire me and possibly want me to get “out of my box” and use other fabrics than the antique looking fabrics. I very seldom use a white fabric in my quilts but whenever I see quilts with white, I love them. Winning this book could send me in a very different direction with quilting.
Love the table runner Thanks for the chance to win the book.
I truly enjoy viewing projects in blog tours…it opens my mind to see “outside my box”. Love the colors in your runner, Lisa and the adaptation you did.
Such a nice table runner and I loved seeing it in your Lakeside Gatherings fabric. I am thinking it would make a great Christmas, too.
I enjoy reading the posts in a blog tour…it opens my mind to “outside my box” ideas. Love the colors in your table runner, Lisa and the change you made to the pattern.
I love the table runner. Gives me an idea for decorating my Christmas table. I do like the table runner in Lakeside Gatherings too.
Love the runner and that it can be made seasonal too….love the colors….
I love your table runner. I would look great in Christmas fabrics! Thanks!
I love the table runner and it looks great in your fabrics, and it would be great in PG red/blue/tan.
Love the colors in your table runner. It would look perfect in my house.
I have been looking for a pattern to make a runner for my sister-in-law as a gift. Whenever we go their lakeside home in the summer, she is the best hostess!!!! Takes care of us in style and we always leave refreshed and loved. I would love to win this book to make a very special gift for her!!!!!
Lisa, I have a 10 ft long farm table also so your version of Gerri’s new design is perfect. Thank you for pointing out the technique Gerri uses for star points. Look forward to seeing you at Road2CA in January.
Absolutely lovely. Could be this book has my name on it??? Hope so.
Realy like the panto you quilted on this design. Super job.
Looks like another wonderful book to put on my wish list.
I love Lakeside Gatherings! So happy and fresh.
Exciting news about your cruise.
I just love stars…your runner is awesome… would love to win this book.
Love your runner! Great colors! Can’t wait to see more of the book on the tour, looks amazing!
Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.
Love it… My colors!!!
Quilted Living looks like it will be a wonderful book to own. I like your Lakeside Gatherings fabric for your runner and how you made the stars. My favourite blocks are star blocks and I will give your method a try.
Your runner is so pretty! Love it!
Love your runner! Pretty colors!
Lisa, I love your runner and the colors you’ve chosen. Turned out beautiful! Will you post a virtual tour of your lake house so we can see the colors? That would be awesome! I know you’ve posted some pics of it before but a video tour would be so fun so we can all imagine we are there with you quilting and stitching away! Ahhh!
Love your runner! Hope to win the book!
Love the table runner! Sure would love to win the book also!
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Love the colors you choose.
I love the runner- the colors are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win- this book looks like it has a quite a few fun projects for my to-do list!
I love Gerri’s designs! Would love to win this book!!
The colors of your tablerunner look great for year-round use. Gerri’s book has lots of great quilt ideas that I would love to interpret into my own quilts. Thanks for the chance to win this book!
I love your runner – great colours!
Yes – I’d love to win a copy! Thanks so much for the chance 🙂
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Geri’s quilts are so beautiful in this new book. I love the table runner you made and I can’t wait to sew with your new line, Lakeside Gatherings. The colors are beautiful! Thank you for joining in on the tour and for the chance to win Geri’s book. Very inspiring!
I love your runner Lisa! Thanks for the chance to win the book…and I look forward to seeing your new fabric line in person!
Love the little star points rather than the traditional flying geese. They seem to have more ‘personality’. I have a split personality when it comes to quilting. I have always been a fan of Geri’s patterns but I’ve always been drawn to your color choices. Thanks for a chance to win her new book.
Whatever you touch always turns to gold! Thank you for your excellence!!
It looks like a lovely book and your tablerunner turned out beautifully. Thanks for the chance to win such a terrific new book.
Regards from Alberta Canada,
Looks like a great book. Would love to win. Thanks for the chance
What a wonderful book to add to my collection. Thanks for the chance.
Love your runner, can’t wait for
Lakeside to become available. This also looks like a great book to add to my library.
I love the stars you made, and I love the colors! I have been hearing about this book and would love to win a copy! Thanks for a chance!
I really like how striking the simple table runner looks. Thank you for the chance to win.
I love star blocks so I would be happy to make this runner. Love your color choices too.
I am jealous of your ability to see a project & know how to change it…..hopefully someday I will acquire that skill. Love your color choices!
I would love to try this star method. You make it sound so fun! Looks like a great book.. Thanks for the chance to win!
Lisa love your color choices. I can’t wait to get this book!
Like how you were able to adapt the pattern to your needs and fabric…hope to win the book!
Love it, need one for my farm table!!!!