“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for.”

~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Friday, November 11, 2011

A Mini Quilt Challenge

A Table runner for me! I was so excited to hear of Amy's Mini Quilt Challenge. I truly do not create enough quilts for the simple fact that I assume that they have to be BIG! I have made a few table runners in the past, which are, in essence, mini quilts! I decided to make something for myself, my kitchen needed a little pizazz.

The inspiration for this table runner came from the red fabric which is from the Artful Home fabric line. I had made window valances for my kitchen over the summer and had about a half of yard left over. I raided my scrap bags for coordinating colors in lime, turquoise and browns. I did not want it to look like a Holiday accent so I added lots of turquoise and brown.

I decided to include a Star of Virginia in the middle to balance everything and add a classic element to the random patchwork design. I used straight line quilting at various angles for a modern flair.

Backed with Greenfield Hill and bound in a bold black and white. This table runner will add a nice touch to my antique sideboard in the dining area.

Thank you, Amy, for inspiring me to do a bit of mini quilting for myself. Take a look at all the other mini quilters who joined the challenge!


  1. Gorgeous! I love the color combo! :o)

  2. Hi Nina! Your table runner is beautiful! Great design and lovely fabrics! The star is very good and that black-white binding is perfect final touch!
    x Teje

  3. Such a gorgeous table runner Nina - love your colourful fabrics and the star in the middle!

  4. Nina, this table runner definitely has pizazz!!!! I love the fabric and color combinations you chose!! Your star block is awesome!