My Project is in Fat Quarterly Ezine!

modern tulip table runner

My Modern Tulip Table Runner made it to Fat Quarterly Ezine!  A while ago, I saw a designer challenge being offering at Fat Quarterly and I jumped (well, pondered actually) at the chance to play.  The challenge was to take a traditional block and make it modern.

Now, I’m more of a traditional kind of gal, but I was excited to give this a try.  I decided to use solids from Marcus Brothers and lots of straight line quilting to make the tulip block into a modern table runner.  I think it worked!

modern tulip table runner

I made an extra block and used it for the back, so my table runner is reversible.

tulip block back

I tried really hard got really lucky with the quilting lines matching up on the back.

modern tulip table runner

You can find the entire tutorial plus lots of other great projects in Issue 13 of Fat Quarterly Ezine.  Check it out here.

Issue 12 - Pre-Cuts


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  1. Congratulations, Julie. Nice job, as always! Impressive, perfect lines and I love the blue fabrics.

  2. Oh, this is the coolest thing yet, I think, that you’ve made! I pinned it so fast to my Pinterest board that my computer almost had a hot flash! Love love love it so much, especially that little glimpse of sunshine yellow in the centers. Congratulations!

  3. Nice job Julie. I love the colors and the quilting is exquisite as usual! Thank you for sharing your talent.

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