Etno Modern Table Runner

Modern Table Runner
Modern Table Runner

I chose to showcase Pat Bravo’s Etno fabric in an improv modern table runner. These blocks can also be made into placemats and I have already cut out the two for my husband and I. I will post the details on construction Monday when I am back in my work studio – today was a “Have Studio Will Travel” day and technology (wifi speed) is not cooperating. However, I want to ensure you all have the links to the the wonderful project that is coming up tomorrow from Lori Hartman at http://www.lorihartmandesigns.com, and in case you missed yesterday’s please check out Erin Stewart at http://www.poppyquinn.com

Hotel Decor
Hotel Decor

Link: http://patbravodesign.blogspot.com/2015/03/etno-blog-tour.html

Fussy cut faces for table runner and placemats
Fussy cut faces for table runner and place mats

The Etno Blog Tour

Excited to be a part of this amazing Blog Tour!
Excited to be a part of this amazing Blog Tour!
California Boys
California Boys

Hold tight! It will be going live this afternoon!

I have had a great day creating this project for all of you with the amazing Etno Fabrics by Pat Bravo. I want to thank Pat and Art Gallery Fabrics for selecting me to be a part of this blog tour.

The challenge for me was to create something that you can make in a day – for me this can be a problem! Seriously, I like big quilts! I seem to never create anything that you can’t wrap around your whole body…and more! It is part of the reason that I have joined so many swaps lately as it forces me to do some small creative works trying out new techniques and completing something.

When I received my Etno bundle I automatically feel in love with her black and white faces which so reminded me of Picasso! I set out to incorporate it into a project and when I looked to fussy cut some cool pieces out I knew that a modern table runner and optional placemats would be perfect to showcase this fabric as well as using improv piecing and quilting.

I completed it in 4 to 4.5 hours – it is hard to say as I had many interuptions! I am truly a slow sewist so I am sure you could finish it in 3.

Here are two random males holding up the completed table runner as I needed a California photo op! I am posting via mobile and have a “travelling studio” currently.