Quilted Living Book Blog Tour

QL Book TOur Banner-01Welcome to the first day of Geri Robinson’s Quilted Living Book Tour…I’m Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings144A1746 - Copy…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.IMG_0999


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…IMG_1024


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 noIMG_1027t the thread I used…just a prop so you can see the size of the pattern…



imagesI 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!IMG_1025

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.

quiltedliving-cover-850_1_2If 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:

November 11th
Fat Quarter Shop kicks off tour!

November 11th
Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings
Linda Hrcka of The Quilted Pineapple

November 12th
Gail Pan Designs
Erica Jackman of Kitchen Table Quilting

November 13th
Kathy Brown of The Teacher’s Pet
Thearica Burroughs of Pigtales & Quilts

November 14th
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”

  1. 1 Joan
    November 11, 2014 at 5:48 am

    The book looks awesome!

  2. 2 Linda Biondo
    November 11, 2014 at 5:48 am

    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!

  3. November 11, 2014 at 5:55 am

    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!

  4. 4 Linda Schluchter
    November 11, 2014 at 5:57 am

    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!

  5. November 11, 2014 at 6:01 am

    Lovely quilts and looks like a great book!

  6. 6 primgal1
    November 11, 2014 at 6:10 am

    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.

  7. 7 Cathy Broussard
    November 11, 2014 at 6:14 am

    Love the simplicity! Looks like a wonderful book!

  8. 8 Leisa Wiggley
    November 11, 2014 at 6:17 am

    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.

  9. November 11, 2014 at 6:21 am

    Will have to try constructing star blocks with the square in a square technique! Looks like fun!

  10. 10 Pat S
    November 11, 2014 at 6:24 am

    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!

  11. 11 Joan Richards
    November 11, 2014 at 6:25 am

    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.

  12. 12 Teresa
    November 11, 2014 at 6:28 am

    Great book, fresh look and great patterns

  13. November 11, 2014 at 6:32 am

    I love stars – and love that you tweaked it and made it your own. blessings, marlene

  14. 14 Becky Wilson
    November 11, 2014 at 6:33 am

    I can see these in many different fabrics: homespun, 30’s etc.

  15. 15 flygirl56
    November 11, 2014 at 6:37 am

    the books looks wonderful cant wait also the tablerunners are great thanks for the opportunity to win

  16. 16 Bonnie Larson
    November 11, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Gorgeous runner. Thanks so much for sharing. I would love to win a copy of the book.

  17. 17 Lawn
    November 11, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Beautiful runner & great book! Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. 18 Susie Brown
    November 11, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Love the table runner…….AND the eye candy!

  19. 19 Pat Morrow
    November 11, 2014 at 6:50 am

    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.

  20. 20 Phaye
    November 11, 2014 at 6:53 am

    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.

  21. November 11, 2014 at 6:58 am

    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. b.j.day68@gmail.com

  22. November 11, 2014 at 7:09 am

    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

  23. 23 suejean1
    November 11, 2014 at 7:12 am

    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.

  24. 24 Diane
    November 11, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Very pretty! I love the colors you chose!

  25. November 11, 2014 at 7:19 am

    I really like your version of the table runner. I love star quilts.

  26. 26 Brenda Kowalski
    November 11, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Love your table runner. The colors are gorgeous. The book looks interesting too. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  27. 27 Pat dubois
    November 11, 2014 at 7:29 am

    Love the table runner! Nice to see something bright and sunny on this snowy Minnesota day….it has only just begun……….

  28. November 11, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Love the way the stars in the table runner are designed. Hoping I win the drawing for the book.

  29. 29 Angela Brady
    November 11, 2014 at 7:32 am

    I love anything that has stars in it. Your color choices are great. Very pretty!

  30. 30 Bev
    November 11, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Love the table runner and the quilting is awesome. Stars are one of my favorite quilt patterns.

    • 31 katieQ
      November 11, 2014 at 7:42 am

      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

  31. 32 ann
    November 11, 2014 at 7:40 am

    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.

  32. 33 elizabeth wynn
    November 11, 2014 at 7:43 am

    A congratulations for great book……

  33. 34 Kathe
    November 11, 2014 at 7:46 am

    This book is inspiration! Thanks.

  34. 35 Audrea Constancio
    November 11, 2014 at 7:49 am

    I would love this book. I can’t wait to place an order for the book and kit at Primitive Gatherings!!!

  35. 36 Susan
    November 11, 2014 at 7:49 am

    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!

  36. November 11, 2014 at 7:59 am

    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

  37. 38 Beverly Lawler
    November 11, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Love those colors and the star runner!

  38. 39 Sharon Browne
    November 11, 2014 at 8:00 am

    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.

  39. 40 Patricia
    November 11, 2014 at 8:01 am

    I would love to win this book. Your table runner is really nice, love yellow.

  40. 41 barb
    November 11, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Love love love this runner

  41. 42 Lorraine
    November 11, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Your new book is so appealing. I would love to win it!

  42. 43 Linda
    November 11, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Beautiful runner in great colors. Would love to win. Thanks

  43. 44 Karen A
    November 11, 2014 at 8:08 am

    This looks like a great book to add to my library. Your table runner is beautiful.

  44. November 11, 2014 at 8:10 am

    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))

  45. 46 Susan Cook
    November 11, 2014 at 8:11 am

    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.

  46. 47 Patti
    November 11, 2014 at 8:16 am

    The book looks refreshing, and I really like your spin on the table runner. Thanks for a chance to win.

  47. 48 Claire GG
    November 11, 2014 at 8:16 am

    This book looks like a keeper for sure!

  48. 49 Delores Roll
    November 11, 2014 at 8:17 am

    I love your color combination!

  49. 50 Janet D
    November 11, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Lovely table runner. The book looks awesome. Thank you for sharing:)

  50. 51 Jayne Karbula
    November 11, 2014 at 8:23 am

    The runners are beautiful and I can see myself making multiples of them. Pick me Please!

  51. November 11, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Love your runner! Looks like a wonderful book, too! Thanks for the opportunity to win the book!

  52. 53 Laurie kelley
    November 11, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Love the yellow and gray!!! So pretty! Thanks for the chance to win Lisa!!

  53. 54 Pamela Miller
    November 11, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Beautiful table runner,Lisa. Love your new fabric. The book looks very interesting!

  54. 55 Beth
    November 11, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Love the table runners – I have had several requests for those from the family recently.

  55. 56 Anna Brindley
    November 11, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Love the colors you used for the table runner.

  56. 57 Nancy
    November 11, 2014 at 8:34 am

    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.

  57. 59 Cindi P
    November 11, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I love stars and your interpretation of the pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

  58. 60 Lori Smanski
    November 11, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Ohhh this book looks yummy. your table runner is so pretty. thanks for sharing

  59. 61 Barbara
    November 11, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Love your runner and would love to have the book. Thanks for all your inspiration.

  60. 62 Dee
    November 11, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Really liked the technique of star block construction!! I will definitely check out Gerri Robinson’s book!! Thanks. Dee

  61. 63 MoeWest
    November 11, 2014 at 8:52 am

    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.

  62. 64 sascott4@hotmail.com
    November 11, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Love the selection of patterns in this book. Awesome. Your runner is a fantastic pick.

  63. 65 Diane
    November 11, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Just love how your table runner came out. Hope to see more inspirations.

  64. 66 Babs Williams
    November 11, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Really like your runners and the book!

  65. 67 Terry
    November 11, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Your table runner is gorgeous…love those fabrics!!!! What a great take on Gerri’s pattern 🙂

  66. 68 Patricia
    November 11, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Would love, love to win the book! Already snowing here in Colorado … Perfect for quilting!

    The runner is stunning and stars are my favorite.

  67. 69 Donna B
    November 11, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Love your color choices!

  68. November 11, 2014 at 9:09 am

    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.

  69. 71 Elaine S.
    November 11, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Love your twist on the runner, Lisa. We missed seeing you in Houston, but planning on being there next year!

  70. 73 Debra Reber
    November 11, 2014 at 9:24 am

    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!

  71. 74 carolyn montgomery
    November 11, 2014 at 9:25 am

    i love the look of these quilts and your table runner is stunning.

  72. 75 maddy McCaslin
    November 11, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Thanks for always sharing something new, I guess that is why I love the world of quilting, Love all that you do

  73. 76 Robin Love Lehr
    November 11, 2014 at 9:44 am

    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!

  74. 77 C. Olesky
    November 11, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Beautiful table runner. Love the colours! Thanks for sharing.

  75. 78 Catherine Spanish
    November 11, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Impressive, as always! I’m so interested in the star technique and can’t wait to touch your new fabric line. Yum!

  76. 79 Karen in Breezy Point
    November 11, 2014 at 10:02 am

    I love your version of Gerri’s pattern! The book looks wonderful–thanks for the chance to win.

  77. 80 Lori Morton
    November 11, 2014 at 10:04 am

    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…..

  78. 81 Marian M
    November 11, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Love the star method! Can’t wait for the new line of fabrics. See you in CA in January!

  79. November 11, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Your table runner is great. Love the colors. I would love to win the book. Nancy P.

  80. 83 Charmaine
    November 11, 2014 at 10:16 am

    So many wonderful quilts. Love the table runner.

  81. 84 Betty Lockhart
    November 11, 2014 at 10:16 am

    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.

  82. 85 Karen Dobbs
    November 11, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Oh, I would LOVE to win this book! It’s so lovely and fresh.

  83. 86 Joyce Carter
    November 11, 2014 at 10:25 am

    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!

  84. 87 EllenB
    November 11, 2014 at 10:30 am

    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.

  85. 88 Stacy Lindblom
    November 11, 2014 at 10:35 am

    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!

  86. 89 Kathleen Dalecio
    November 11, 2014 at 10:38 am

    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.

  87. 90 LINDA
    November 11, 2014 at 10:40 am


  88. 91 Katherine Schaffer
    November 11, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Love your colors — can’t wait to get some Lakeside Gatherings! The adaptability of the patterns is really a huge advantage!

  89. 92 Dianek
    November 11, 2014 at 10:47 am

    The table runner turned out great. I would love to win this book.

  90. 93 Vicki Sprain
    November 11, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Lovely table runner! Can’t wait to see the rest of the projects! Thanks for the giveaway!

  91. 94 Lynn Barrett
    November 11, 2014 at 10:48 am

    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!

  92. 95 gijane279-Liz
    November 11, 2014 at 10:50 am

    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

  93. 96 Gloria B
    November 11, 2014 at 10:54 am

    What a clever twist and what an inspiring book.

  94. November 11, 2014 at 11:00 am

    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!

  95. 98 Delores Wagg
    November 11, 2014 at 11:00 am

    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!

  96. 99 Carol
    November 11, 2014 at 11:06 am

    I like the color combination. I’ve never seen a yellow and gray star quilt. Beautiful!

  97. 100 Tearoompatti
    November 11, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Lisa, thanks for a great project and giveaway, I’m so glad I found you as a designer and follow your blog!

  98. 101 Donna W
    November 11, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Looks like a fantastic book and I really like your table runner.

  99. 102 Mary
    November 11, 2014 at 11:13 am

    I love star blocks and the yellow/gray combo is a lovely change.

  100. 104 Kathy Bahn
    November 11, 2014 at 11:13 am

    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!

  101. 105 Joni
    November 11, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Love your new color line!
    Would love to win the book on how to…

  102. 106 Kim
    November 11, 2014 at 11:19 am

    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.

  103. 107 RuthB
    November 11, 2014 at 11:26 am

    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.

  104. 108 Linda W
    November 11, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Love the runner made up in your fabrics. But then I am a huge fan of all your collections..

  105. 109 Lisa Marie
    November 11, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Yes, I would love to win this book. It looks great! Thanks for the chance.

  106. 110 Connie R. Spalding
    November 11, 2014 at 11:36 am

    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.

  107. 111 Sharon
    November 11, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Love the table runner Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  108. November 11, 2014 at 11:45 am

    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.

  109. 113 Nancy E
    November 11, 2014 at 11:45 am

    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.

  110. 114 sorchagirl
    November 11, 2014 at 11:47 am

    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.

  111. 115 Helen
    November 11, 2014 at 11:47 am

    I love the table runner. Gives me an idea for decorating my Christmas table. I do like the table runner in Lakeside Gatherings too.

  112. 116 Linda
    November 11, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Love the runner and that it can be made seasonal too….love the colors….

  113. November 11, 2014 at 11:55 am

    I love your table runner. I would look great in Christmas fabrics! Thanks!

  114. 118 Mary C.
    November 11, 2014 at 11:59 am

    I love the table runner and it looks great in your fabrics, and it would be great in PG red/blue/tan.

  115. 119 DebrafromMD
    November 11, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Love the colors in your table runner. It would look perfect in my house.

  116. 120 Pam Uhan
    November 11, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    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!!!!!

  117. 121 Darly Dulion
    November 11, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    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.

  118. 122 Teri LaVoy
    November 11, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Absolutely lovely. Could be this book has my name on it??? Hope so.

  119. November 11, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Realy like the panto you quilted on this design. Super job.

  120. 124 Janice Mc Laren
    November 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Looks like another wonderful book to put on my wish list.

  121. 125 Deb
    November 11, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    I love Lakeside Gatherings! So happy and fresh.
    Exciting news about your cruise.

  122. November 11, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    I just love stars…your runner is awesome… would love to win this book.

  123. 127 usairdoll
    November 11, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    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.


  124. 128 Leslie
    November 11, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Love it… My colors!!!

  125. 129 Susan G.
    November 11, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    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.

  126. November 11, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Your runner is so pretty! Love it!

  127. 131 courtenay6785
    November 11, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Love your runner! Pretty colors!

  128. 132 Lori Albrechtsen
    November 11, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    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!

  129. 133 Yvonne
    November 11, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Love your runner! Hope to win the book!

  130. 134 pojeda
    November 11, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Love the table runner! Sure would love to win the book also!

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  131. 135 Sheryl A.
    November 11, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Love the colors you choose.

  132. 136 Sarah J.
    November 11, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    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!

  133. 137 Janet T
    November 11, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I love Gerri’s designs! Would love to win this book!!

  134. 138 Marie Chat
    November 11, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    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!

  135. 139 buntyw
    November 11, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    I love your runner – great colours!

  136. 140 Debby E
    November 11, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Yes – I’d love to win a copy! Thanks so much for the chance 🙂
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  137. November 11, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    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!

  138. 142 Kathy O in GA
    November 11, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    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!

  139. 143 Laura Williams
    November 11, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    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.

  140. 144 Amy
    November 11, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Whatever you touch always turns to gold! Thank you for your excellence!!

  141. November 11, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    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,

  142. 146 Shawn
    November 11, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Looks like a great book. Would love to win. Thanks for the chance

  143. 147 Cathie.
    November 11, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    What a wonderful book to add to my collection. Thanks for the chance.

  144. 148 Elaine
    November 11, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Love your runner, can’t wait for
    Lakeside to become available. This also looks like a great book to add to my library.

  145. 149 Tabitha Keener
    November 11, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    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!


  146. 150 Kimberly M
    November 11, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    I really like how striking the simple table runner looks. Thank you for the chance to win.

  147. 151 Kathy h
    November 11, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    I love star blocks so I would be happy to make this runner. Love your color choices too.

  148. 152 Sarah
    November 11, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    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!

  149. 153 Judith
    November 11, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    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!

  150. 154 Michelle
    November 11, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Lisa love your color choices. I can’t wait to get this book!

  151. 155 Tamara
    November 11, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Like how you were able to adapt the pattern to your needs and fabric…hope to win the book!

  152. 156 Karen Sikes
    November 11, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Love it, need one for my farm table!!!!

  153. 157 Julie in WA
    November 11, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Your table runner is lovely. Looks great in the red white and blue version, too!

  154. 158 Lisa E
    November 11, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    I saw the Quilted Living quilts from Quilt Market posts. I fell in love with most of the quilts. Would love to add this book to my library.

  155. 159 Tana
    November 11, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Been intrigued by this book. Each featured quilt catches my eye. I can’t wait to continue on this book tour.

  156. 160 Barbara
    November 11, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    An awesome looking book and I love your interpretation of the table runner. There sure looks to be lots of projects I would enjoy making in this wonderful book. Thank you

  157. 161 Lorraine Isaac
    November 11, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    What great looking patterns, I think this book is a must have, Lorraine

  158. 162 amy
    November 11, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Quilt designs looks awesome. I love the stars on your tablerunner-of course I like anything with stars!

  159. November 11, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Love the table runner! The yellow and grey are such a great combo! This book tour is great! I would love to flip through it and plan the quilts I’m going to make!

  160. 164 Ann P.
    November 11, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Wow. This is table runner is awesome. Your table must look so beautiful. Can’t wait to page through this new book. Looking forward to coming to your store and buying your new line. Happy Thanksgiving.

  161. 165 Sandie Mackintosh
    November 11, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Love the modifications you made to make the runner “yours”! Looking forward to the release of Lakeside gatherings too. Already have some yardage (a couple of bolts worth!) pre-ordered from my LQS. Would love to get a copy of the book to make my own versions of the runner, and one of the cover quilts! Thanks for the inspiration, and haks to geri for the great designs!

  162. 166 duchick
    November 11, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Outstanding work on this runner! So kind of you to offer kits to readers interested in making one just like yours (Many quilters would hate to have anyone copy their total look). I am curious how you used the FMQ pattern that you show on paper. How was that transferred? Can you tell I’m a newbie to FMQ?

  163. 168 gator1378
    November 11, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Sounds like a great book that I surely could use !

  164. 169 Diane Beavers
    November 11, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Hi Lisa, I love your piecing of the stars and how they share the same parts…square in a square units. Magnificent and stunning. Long skinny table runners are my favorite to make also. Thanks for the chance at winning the book. Gerri deserves a gold star.

  165. November 11, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    As a beginner I have lots to learn, the book will come in handy Would love to win it. I also like the colors of your new line. If you look at my web site Lindascakery.com you will see the handy work I have done. Now I’m retiring from working for brides. Taking up something new I decided to quilt so I can keep what I create instead of people eating it. LoL

  166. 171 Sarah
    November 11, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Beautiful quilts, and beautiful runner!

  167. November 11, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Hiya!!! The more I’m seeing of this book, the more i want it. And I will have a copy sooner or later (hope it’s sooner, lol). I love your color scheme—subtle yet dramatic. Thanks so much for participating and having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam
    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

  168. 173 Cindy
    November 11, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Love your fresh ideas! Always inspiring us!

  169. 174 Rhonda
    November 11, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Lovely runner but not a color match for my dining room so I’ll have to pass on the kit. Thanks for sharing.

  170. 175 carol
    November 11, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Nice table runner. Looks like a nice book also.

  171. November 11, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Looks like a book I should own! Please count me in! Love your runner.

  172. 177 Lori
    November 11, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Lisa, Thank you for sharing your talent and choice of your fabric line. This book looks like another of my “Must Haves” How cool is that these designers that we love, collaborate and share their talents with us. Love the Lakeside Gatherings line – my next go to collection. Quilters are the best family to be a part of…

  173. 178 Kathie L
    November 11, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    I love seeing project with different colors and size than the original. Thanks.

  174. 179 Sylvia Bryan
    November 11, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    I have been following Gerri Robinson with her patterns mostly in McCall’s magazines – always love her patterns! Her designs are always so inviting and soft looking – definite feminine touch to a lot of them. Her second book must be as fabulous as her first one A cut Above.

  175. November 11, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    I’m sure Gerri’s new book is just wonderful! I recently ordered a quilt kit from her, and I was so impressed with the packaging, quick arrival time, and quality of the fabric.i’d love to be included in your giveaway.

  176. 181 Carol Kuse
    November 11, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    When I first saw the book, I thought it was nothing I needed. After seeing some of the samples I really changed my mind. Lots to make for my home.

  177. 182 Nan
    November 11, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Beautiful runner! The book looks awesome! Thanks for the inspirations!

  178. 183 Lynne Tilley
    November 11, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    I just LOVE your table runner! Everything about it is just wonderful. The colors, the fabrics, the quilting, everything. Thanks for the chance to win the book, also, which looks awesome.

  179. 184 cdahlgren2013
    November 11, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Love your tablerunner, so fresh in yellow, grey and white. I wish I could buy new furniture, I would get a grey couch and these would be my new colors. This book looks great too, would love to win it. cdahlgren at live dot com

  180. November 12, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Star blocks are my favorite and I like the way these are done. Looks like an interesting book.

  181. 186 Kristi Castanette
    November 12, 2014 at 12:27 am

    Interesting way to make the row of stars! I love your table runner!

  182. November 12, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Gorgeous table runner, and the book looks fabulous!

  183. 188 Chris
    November 12, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Looks like a great book. I can see the runner in 30’s fabric.

  184. 189 Mary
    November 12, 2014 at 2:30 am

    Cool! Never looked at stars as square in a square before. Neat.

  185. 190 Liz from Carlisle
    November 12, 2014 at 3:28 am

    Looks like a great book. Runner would be perfect in so many different fabrics.

  186. 191 Cindy K
    November 12, 2014 at 3:53 am

    What a lovely table runner…love the colors you used. I can’t wait to see the other projects in this book

  187. 192 Lorrie McDonnell
    November 12, 2014 at 4:00 am

    Your version of the table runner looks great, Lisa – the book looks terrific. I would love to get my hands on a copy of that one!

  188. 193 Joyce Mitchell
    November 12, 2014 at 5:13 am

    Thanks for the chance to win this great new book.

  189. 194 Leanne
    November 12, 2014 at 5:41 am

    I believe this runner would look good in any color of fabrics. Great pattern!

  190. 195 Ondrea
    November 12, 2014 at 6:11 am

    An interesting colour combo you have chosen for your beautiful runner. A long arm quilting machine certainly saves you time but I’ll just have to take my time hand quilting. Thanks for sharing your lovely project.

  191. November 12, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Love the fabric in your runner. Lakeside Gatherings..I will be looking for it. The BOM was indeed a little eye candy.

  192. 197 Sue H
    November 12, 2014 at 6:56 am

    I love your table runner … right down to the colors!!! I also enjoyed Painted Pineapple’s project. Would love to win the book!!


  193. 198 Cindy Elliott
    November 12, 2014 at 7:20 am

    I always thought I wasn’t a fan of that color scheme, but I think you’re winning me over ! Love that table runner…and your piecing is sooo accurate! You go girl!

  194. 199 Joyce Spaulding
    November 12, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Just lovely colors…thanks for the chance to win!

  195. 200 Renae
    November 12, 2014 at 8:10 am

    this looks like a book I need. I love your table runner!

  196. 201 Brenda T
    November 12, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Love the book! What a wonderful table runner you made from it.

  197. 202 sharon
    November 12, 2014 at 9:55 am

    I like your table runner. I wandered how to load one on a long arm—I guess the top is just floated
    Now I will go look at the painted pineapple

  198. 203 Judy W
    November 12, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Love these patterns. Thanks for a chance to win.

  199. November 12, 2014 at 10:00 am

    I love books of all kinds and have a good amount of quilting books, but could always use one more:) Thanks

  200. 205 Jan c. In La.
    November 12, 2014 at 10:20 am

    I love quilts with white backgrounds. Just gorgeous. Thanks so much.

  201. November 12, 2014 at 10:49 am

    The book looks gorgeous and I love your version of the runner! Thank you for the chance to win the book 🙂

  202. November 12, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Love those colors and the star runner… the book’s amazing!!!!

  203. 208 Karen
    November 12, 2014 at 11:35 am

    The quilts look lovely. Really like the runner, turned out awesome.

  204. 209 Shauna
    November 12, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    very pretty, I love the yellow, it really pops

  205. November 12, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    It’s so nice! I love it!

  206. 211 Alice
    November 12, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    This is a great project and would make lovely gifts! I would be thrilled to win a copy of this book!

  207. 212 Cyndy Knapp
    November 12, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Your table runner turned out vey nice. I love the colors. hank you for sharing with us.

  208. 213 Nancy Hilderbrand
    November 12, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    love the book

  209. 214 ems535
    November 12, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    I love the colors. My daughter just got married and her color palette was grey, yellow and cream. It looks like a great book. Thank you for your generosity.

  210. 215 Sandy D.
    November 12, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    I like your table runner and colors you chose for it. This looks like an awesome book I am a big fan of Geri Robinson. I have her last book and it is a great book.

  211. 216 Marie
    November 12, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    like the colors

  212. 217 Janet D
    November 12, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    That looks like a great project, it would be good in any colors I think.

  213. 218 Dawn Jones
    November 12, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    This book looks great, I would love to own it. Have a great day!

  214. 219 Janis T
    November 12, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    I’m looking forward to seeing this book!

  215. November 12, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    I like your Lakeside runner. This book offers great ideas!

  216. November 12, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    What a great runner! I love stars! And I really liked watching it come together for you.

  217. November 12, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    I have been away to a sew-in so late to the party as far as viewing the first on the tour. Your runner came out so pretty! Today is my day so I hope you will go take a peek at mine. 🙂

  218. 223 Susan Q
    November 12, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    I’m not sure if it’s because the picture of your runner is a close up, but I love the stitch length you used when you quilted your runner. It looks like a bigger stitch and it really adds to the runner. I am anxious to see the inside of this book, If the inside is anything like the outside it’s sure to be a winner!

  219. 224 Lee
    November 13, 2014 at 4:03 am

    The book looks great! thank you for the chance to win!

  220. 225 Suzie Pletcher
    November 13, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Beautiful runner and thanks for the chance to win!!!

  221. 226 Connie T
    November 13, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Your fabrics really enhance the pattern! Love new tablerunners…qiick to finish

  222. 227 Tamie
    November 13, 2014 at 10:12 am

    This book looks like it would be a great addition to my library.

  223. November 13, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Looks like a wonderful book and I would love to win a copy. The quilt on the cover in the chair is calling my name.

  224. 229 Jenelle Boxberger
    November 13, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Very nice runner and I love the quilting pattern. Would love to play with the book. Thanks

  225. 230 Deborah Fields
    November 13, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Love your table runner! Such interesting colors and lovely quilting. Would really like to try it myself!

  226. November 13, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I love the yellow, black and grey combination!

  227. 232 Stacy
    November 13, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Would love to win this book. Thanks for the opporunity!

  228. 233 Renee
    November 13, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    This book looks great. And I love the runner you made!

  229. 234 Glenda in Florida
    November 13, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    I love the table runner. Thanks for pointing out the unique construction method. Anytime I can eliminate a seam I’m happy to do so.

  230. 235 Connie Martin
    November 13, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    I love the colors of your table runner! I am anxious to see the book. Thank you for sharing.

  231. 236 Kimberly Dow
    November 13, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    I’d love to win this book! Then I wouldn’t have to wait until Christmas!

  232. 237 farmquilter
    November 14, 2014 at 1:10 am

    Your stars are fabulous!!! This book looks like a must-have addition to my library!!!

  233. 238 Susan Shaw
    November 14, 2014 at 1:59 am

    I adore your runner. The colors are fantastic – very country – to me. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I’ve been in love with the book and just haven’t given in to buying it, yet.

  234. 239 Cheryl
    November 14, 2014 at 6:15 am

    I love the fabrics you used for your table runner. The book looks great.

  235. November 14, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Your runner and it’s colors is so fresh and clean looking. Beautifully done.

  236. 241 CathyK
    November 14, 2014 at 9:45 am

    What a fun runner! So pretty! Great job!

  237. November 14, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Thanks for sharing the way you put together the stars- so fun!

  238. 244 Beth
    November 14, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Wow, love your style! Just looked at Linda’s runner too at The Quilted Pineapple, another Wow! The book is on my list of must have’s! Maybe I’ll be lucky and be picked to win?! !

  239. 245 Linda Ward
    November 14, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    This looks like a wonderful book! Love your table runner! fingers are crossed for this wonderful opportunity!

  240. November 14, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    I love the table runner and the fabric you used. It looks like this book will have lots of fun quilts to make.

  241. November 14, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    I just think the fabric Lakeside gatherings is so striking, The yellows, the grays and the blacks are just gorgeous together, love the long table runner. Glad that you’re having kits.

  242. November 14, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Love your table runner. I also love using grey in my projects! What an aewsome book! Thanks for the chance to win!
    wigglypup2 ( at ) yahoo ( dot ) com w

  243. 249 wigglypup
    November 14, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Love your table runner. Thanks for the chance to win!
    wigglypup2 ( at ) yahoo ( dot ) com

  244. 250 carol
    November 15, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Love this table runner and this book.

  245. 251 Angela
    November 15, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Love seeing your version of the runner! Thanks for the giveaway!

  246. November 15, 2014 at 9:40 am

    What a great book! Love the runner you made! Thanks for the give away.

  247. 253 Cathy Weatherford
    November 16, 2014 at 7:59 am

    I love that table runner. Love the changes to it. Now I gotta try to make one for my farm table. Would be nice to win. And this was a really nice blog entry. Happy Thanksgiving to you. and thanks for the give away.

  248. 254 Janan Doster
    November 16, 2014 at 8:05 am

    What a nice tablerunner, and a neat way to make the stars. I love the yellow and gray combination and can’t wait to see this new fabric and I would love to win this book.

  249. 255 Shirley
    November 16, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Love the patterns in this book.

  250. 256 Wiseaglewatcher
    November 16, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Another beautiful quilt, Lisa. I have the snowman gatherings fabric in mind for this runner. I got new bedroom furniture and need to make some runners to protect the top. Thanks for all you do.

  251. November 16, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    What a sweet little table runner Lisa. Love the now versatile the pattern is. Thanks for the inspiration!

  252. 258 Toni Arnold
    November 16, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    I love your runner, simple but attractive.

  253. 259 Helen LeBrett
    November 17, 2014 at 2:40 am

    Love the colors of your runner: so pretty!!!

  254. 260 Cathie
    November 17, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Love the length and love the stars. This runner will work with many seasons and many decors.

  255. 261 Denise Cabral
    November 17, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Your stuff is always amazing!

  256. 262 Nancy
    November 21, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Love how simple yet elegant it turned out. Easy to customize to any color scheme

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