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. Joan Avatar

    The book looks awesome!

  2. Linda Biondo Avatar
    Linda Biondo

    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. janice Avatar

    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. Linda Schluchter Avatar
    Linda Schluchter

    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. Martina Avatar

    Lovely quilts and looks like a great book!

  6. primgal1 Avatar

    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. Cathy Broussard Avatar
    Cathy Broussard

    Love the simplicity! Looks like a wonderful book!

  8. Leisa Wiggley Avatar
    Leisa Wiggley

    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. lenorew1 Avatar

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

  10. Pat S Avatar
    Pat S

    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. Joan Richards Avatar
    Joan Richards

    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. Teresa Avatar

    Great book, fresh look and great patterns

  13. Marlene Avatar

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

  14. Becky Wilson Avatar
    Becky Wilson

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

  15. flygirl56 Avatar

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

  16. Bonnie Larson Avatar
    Bonnie Larson

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

  17. Lawn Avatar

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

  18. Susie Brown Avatar
    Susie Brown

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

  19. Pat Morrow Avatar
    Pat Morrow

    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. Phaye Avatar

    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. bjday68 Avatar

    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. my3kitties Avatar

    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. suejean1 Avatar

    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. Diane Avatar

    Very pretty! I love the colors you chose!

  25. Carrie P Avatar

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

  26. Brenda Kowalski Avatar
    Brenda Kowalski

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

  27. Pat dubois Avatar
    Pat dubois

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

  28. Judy Smith Avatar

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

  29. Angela Brady Avatar
    Angela Brady

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

  30. Bev Avatar

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

    1. katieQ Avatar

      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. ann Avatar

    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. elizabeth wynn Avatar
    elizabeth wynn

    A congratulations for great book……

  33. Kathe Avatar

    This book is inspiration! Thanks.

  34. Audrea Constancio Avatar
    Audrea Constancio

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

  35. Susan Avatar

    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. vicky iannucci Avatar

    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. Beverly Lawler Avatar
    Beverly Lawler

    Love those colors and the star runner!

  38. Sharon Browne Avatar
    Sharon Browne

    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. Patricia Avatar

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

  40. barb Avatar

    Love love love this runner

  41. Lorraine Avatar

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

  42. Linda Avatar

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

  43. Karen A Avatar
    Karen A

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

  44. Paulette Doyle Avatar

    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. Susan Cook Avatar
    Susan Cook

    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. Patti Avatar

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

  47. Claire GG Avatar
    Claire GG

    This book looks like a keeper for sure!

  48. Delores Roll Avatar
    Delores Roll

    I love your color combination!

  49. Janet D Avatar
    Janet D

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

  50. Jayne Karbula Avatar
    Jayne Karbula

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

  51. Sara Avatar

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

  52. Laurie kelley Avatar
    Laurie kelley

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

  53. Pamela Miller Avatar
    Pamela Miller

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

  54. Beth Avatar

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

  55. Anna Brindley Avatar
    Anna Brindley

    Love the colors you used for the table runner.

  56. Nancy Avatar

    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.

    1. mary Avatar

      Interesting to use square in a square. Wish I had a table as long as yours!

  57. Cindi P Avatar
    Cindi P

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

  58. Lori Smanski Avatar
    Lori Smanski

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

  59. Barbara Avatar

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

  60. Dee Avatar

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

  61. MoeWest Avatar

    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. sascott4@hotmail.com Avatar

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

  63. Diane Avatar

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

  64. Babs Williams Avatar
    Babs Williams

    Really like your runners and the book!

  65. Terry Avatar

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

  66. Patricia Avatar

    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. Donna B Avatar
    Donna B

    Love your color choices!

  68. Tammy Penley Avatar

    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. Elaine S. Avatar
    Elaine S.

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

    1. Denise Cabral Avatar
      Denise Cabral

      I would love to win!

  70. Debra Reber Avatar
    Debra Reber

    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. carolyn montgomery Avatar
    carolyn montgomery

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

  72. maddy McCaslin Avatar
    maddy McCaslin

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

  73. Robin Love Lehr Avatar
    Robin Love Lehr

    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. C. Olesky Avatar
    C. Olesky

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

  75. Catherine Spanish Avatar
    Catherine Spanish

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

  76. Karen in Breezy Point Avatar
    Karen in Breezy Point

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

  77. Lori Morton Avatar
    Lori Morton

    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. Marian M Avatar
    Marian M

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

  79. Nancy Avatar

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

  80. Charmaine Avatar

    So many wonderful quilts. Love the table runner.

  81. Betty Lockhart Avatar
    Betty Lockhart

    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. Karen Dobbs Avatar
    Karen Dobbs

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

  83. Joyce Carter Avatar
    Joyce Carter

    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. EllenB Avatar

    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. Stacy Lindblom Avatar
    Stacy Lindblom

    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. Kathleen Dalecio Avatar
    Kathleen Dalecio

    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.

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  88. Katherine Schaffer Avatar
    Katherine Schaffer

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

  89. Dianek Avatar

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

  90. Vicki Sprain Avatar
    Vicki Sprain

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

  91. Lynn Barrett Avatar
    Lynn Barrett

    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. gijane279-Liz Avatar

    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. Gloria B Avatar
    Gloria B

    What a clever twist and what an inspiring book.

  94. Jocelyn Avatar

    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. Delores Wagg Avatar
    Delores Wagg

    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. Carol Avatar

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

  97. Tearoompatti Avatar

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

  98. Donna W Avatar
    Donna W

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

  99. Mary Avatar

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

  100. jeaner0910 Avatar

    Looks like a fun book!

  101. Kathy Bahn Avatar
    Kathy Bahn

    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!

  102. Joni Avatar

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

  103. Kim Avatar

    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.

  104. RuthB Avatar

    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.

  105. Linda W Avatar
    Linda W

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

  106. Lisa Marie Avatar
    Lisa Marie

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

  107. Connie R. Spalding Avatar
    Connie R. Spalding

    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.

  108. Sharon Avatar

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

  109. Clara Avatar

    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.

  110. Nancy E Avatar
    Nancy E

    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.

  111. sorchagirl Avatar

    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.

  112. Helen Avatar

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

  113. Linda Avatar

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

  114. Delaine Avatar

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

  115. Mary C. Avatar
    Mary C.

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

  116. DebrafromMD Avatar

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

  117. Pam Uhan Avatar
    Pam Uhan

    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!!!!!

  118. Darly Dulion Avatar
    Darly Dulion

    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.

  119. Teri LaVoy Avatar
    Teri LaVoy

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

  120. fiberthyme Avatar

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

  121. Janice Mc Laren Avatar
    Janice Mc Laren

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

  122. Deb Avatar

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

  123. Susan Paxton Avatar

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

  124. usairdoll Avatar

    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.


  125. Leslie Avatar

    Love it… My colors!!!

  126. Susan G. Avatar
    Susan G.

    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.

  127. Courtenay Hughes Avatar

    Your runner is so pretty! Love it!

  128. courtenay6785 Avatar

    Love your runner! Pretty colors!

  129. Lori Albrechtsen Avatar
    Lori Albrechtsen

    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!

  130. Yvonne Avatar

    Love your runner! Hope to win the book!

  131. pojeda Avatar

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

    Please send replies to this email


  132. Sheryl A. Avatar
    Sheryl A.

    Love the colors you choose.

  133. Sarah J. Avatar
    Sarah J.

    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!

  134. Janet T Avatar
    Janet T

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

  135. Marie Chat Avatar
    Marie Chat

    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!

  136. buntyw Avatar

    I love your runner – great colours!

  137. Debby E Avatar
    Debby E

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

  138. Loris Mills Avatar

    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!

  139. Kathy O in GA Avatar
    Kathy O in GA

    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!

  140. Laura Williams Avatar
    Laura Williams

    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.

  141. Amy Avatar

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

  142. quiltmom anna Avatar

    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,

  143. Shawn Avatar

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

  144. Cathie. Avatar

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

  145. Elaine Avatar

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

  146. Tabitha Keener Avatar
    Tabitha Keener

    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!


  147. Kimberly M Avatar
    Kimberly M

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

  148. Kathy h Avatar
    Kathy h

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

  149. Sarah Avatar

    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!

  150. Judith Avatar

    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!

  151. Michelle Avatar

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

  152. Tamara Avatar

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

  153. Karen Sikes Avatar
    Karen Sikes

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

  154. Julie in WA Avatar
    Julie in WA

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

  155. Lisa E Avatar
    Lisa E

    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.

  156. Tana Avatar

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

  157. Barbara Avatar

    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

  158. Lorraine Isaac Avatar
    Lorraine Isaac

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

  159. amy Avatar

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

  160. Margo Avatar

    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!

  161. Ann P. Avatar
    Ann P.

    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.

  162. Sandie Mackintosh Avatar
    Sandie Mackintosh

    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!

  163. duchick Avatar

    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?

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      You follow it with a lazor…it’s super easy!

  164. gator1378 Avatar

    Sounds like a great book that I surely could use !

  165. Diane Beavers Avatar
    Diane Beavers

    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.

  166. Linda Cwynar Avatar

    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

  167. Sarah Avatar

    Beautiful quilts, and beautiful runner!

  168. pamspretties57 Avatar

    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

  169. Cindy Avatar

    Love your fresh ideas! Always inspiring us!

  170. Rhonda Avatar

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

  171. carol Avatar

    Nice table runner. Looks like a nice book also.

  172. Linda Hubbard Avatar

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

  173. Lori Avatar

    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…

  174. Kathie L Avatar
    Kathie L

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

  175. Sylvia Bryan Avatar
    Sylvia Bryan

    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.

  176. Deb Avatar

    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.

  177. Carol Kuse Avatar
    Carol Kuse

    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.

  178. Nan Avatar

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

  179. Lynne Tilley Avatar
    Lynne Tilley

    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.

  180. cdahlgren2013 Avatar

    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

  181. causeisaidsew Avatar

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

  182. Kristi Castanette Avatar
    Kristi Castanette

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

  183. Anita Avatar

    Gorgeous table runner, and the book looks fabulous!

  184. Chris Avatar

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

  185. Mary Avatar

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

  186. Liz from Carlisle Avatar
    Liz from Carlisle

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

  187. Cindy K Avatar
    Cindy K

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

  188. Lorrie McDonnell Avatar
    Lorrie McDonnell

    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!

  189. Joyce Mitchell Avatar
    Joyce Mitchell

    Thanks for the chance to win this great new book.

  190. Leanne Avatar

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

  191. Ondrea Avatar

    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.

  192. nancymcmahan16 Avatar

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

  193. Sue H Avatar
    Sue H

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


  194. Cindy Elliott Avatar
    Cindy Elliott

    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!

  195. Joyce Spaulding Avatar
    Joyce Spaulding

    Just lovely colors…thanks for the chance to win!

  196. Renae Avatar

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

  197. Brenda T Avatar
    Brenda T

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

  198. sharon Avatar

    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

  199. Judy W Avatar
    Judy W

    Love these patterns. Thanks for a chance to win.

  200. Julie Avatar

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

  201. Jan c. In La. Avatar
    Jan c. In La.

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

  202. Raewyn Avatar

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

  203. Arlette Avatar

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

  204. Karen Avatar

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

  205. Shauna Avatar

    very pretty, I love the yellow, it really pops

  206. Alexandra Avatar

    It’s so nice! I love it!

  207. Alice Avatar

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

  208. Cyndy Knapp Avatar
    Cyndy Knapp

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

  209. Nancy Hilderbrand Avatar
    Nancy Hilderbrand

    love the book

  210. ems535 Avatar

    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.

  211. Sandy D. Avatar
    Sandy D.

    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.

  212. Marie Avatar

    like the colors

  213. Janet D Avatar
    Janet D

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

  214. Dawn Jones Avatar
    Dawn Jones

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

  215. Janis T Avatar
    Janis T

    I’m looking forward to seeing this book!

  216. minibea12 Avatar

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

  217. Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts Avatar

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

  218. Thearica Burroughs Avatar

    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. 🙂

  219. Susan Q Avatar
    Susan Q

    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!

  220. Lee Avatar

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

  221. Suzie Pletcher Avatar
    Suzie Pletcher

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

  222. Connie T Avatar
    Connie T

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

  223. Tamie Avatar

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

  224. chanzy01 Avatar

    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.

  225. Jenelle Boxberger Avatar
    Jenelle Boxberger

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

  226. Deborah Fields Avatar
    Deborah Fields

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

  227. Carmen N Avatar

    I love the yellow, black and grey combination!

  228. Stacy Avatar

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

  229. Renee Avatar

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

  230. Glenda in Florida Avatar
    Glenda in Florida

    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.

  231. Connie Martin Avatar
    Connie Martin

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

  232. Kimberly Dow Avatar
    Kimberly Dow

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

  233. farmquilter Avatar

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

  234. Susan Shaw Avatar
    Susan Shaw

    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.

  235. Cheryl Avatar

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

  236. Jane Avatar

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

  237. CathyK Avatar

    What a fun runner! So pretty! Great job!

  238. Sallie Avatar

    I love table runners.

  239. devinelyinspiredAnne Avatar

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

  240. Beth Avatar

    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?! !

  241. Linda Ward Avatar
    Linda Ward

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

  242. Karen Avatar

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

  243. rosemaryyoungs Avatar

    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.

  244. wigglypup Avatar

    Love your table runner. I also love using grey in my projects! What an aewsome book! Thanks for the chance to win!
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  245. wigglypup Avatar

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

  246. carol Avatar

    Love this table runner and this book.

  247. Angela Avatar

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

  248. Lisa Mikel Avatar

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

  249. Cathy Weatherford Avatar
    Cathy Weatherford

    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.

  250. Janan Doster Avatar
    Janan Doster

    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.

  251. Shirley Avatar

    Love the patterns in this book.

  252. Wiseaglewatcher Avatar

    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.

  253. Karen Miller Avatar

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

  254. Toni Arnold Avatar
    Toni Arnold

    I love your runner, simple but attractive.