Color Me Happy

color me happy.

Hey yall.
😀

Let’s make table runners, shall we???
& not just any table runners… mix & match table runners.

Not only are they SUPER cute, they’re SUPER quick to make.
{thanks to using the quilt-as-you-go method.}

So let’s get this party started.

1 Frolic jelly roll
1 yard solid binding {sku #7521 376}
2 yards backing {sku #17515 11}

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Cut your jelly roll strips in half.
Be a rebel & use scissors.

When you cut your strips, make 2 piles.
{1/2 your strip in one pile & the other 1/2 of your strip in another pile.}
Let’s refer to these as runner #1 pile and runner #2 pile.

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From runner #1 pile:

Make 6 color piles.
{mine = cream, aqua, coral, yellow, black & green}

It’s totally okay to oooh & aaah for a minute or two.
😀

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Take 3 colors {mine = green, black & yellow} and cut like so:
2 1/2″ x 3″
2 1/2″ x 6″
2 1/2″ x 9″

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Now take the last 3 colors {mine = cream, aqua & coral} and cut like so:
2 1/2″ x 4″
2 1/2″ x 7″
2 1/2″ x 10″

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You should now have 6 cutesy piles like this.

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Pick a pile, any pile.
{I ran with aqua first…I’m totally on an aqua kick these days.}

Start piecing your aqua pieces together {end to end}, alternating your sizes.
Pattern example: 4″, 10″, 7″, 10″, 7″, 4″ etc.
Make your strips about 42″ long.

Do this for all 6 color piles.
Make 2 color strips for each color.
Easy peasy. Promise.

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Lay out all 12 strips.
Ain’t it pretty?!?!

Feel free to play with color placement.
Oooh’ing & aaah’ing is optional.

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Take 1 yard of your backing fabric and lay it out flat.
Cut & layer a 42-ish” x 26-ish” piece of batting on top of your backing.

Note: I highly suggest using basting spray between the 2 layers.

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Remember when we were playing with color placement???
Well take your middle strip & lay it right side up in the middle of your batting.
{mine = black}

Take your next strip & lay in on top of your 1st strip.

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Stitch down the right side of your strip.
{you’ll be stitching through the 2 strips, batting & backing.}

Note: I highly suggest ironing each strip open before adding the next one.

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Cover the whole right side of your batting using this method.

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Now turn your runner & cover the whole left side of your batting.

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Your runner should now look something like this.

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Trim off all those stragglers.

You’ll need to decide on what size you want your runner to be.
It will obviously be 24 1/2″ wide, so you basically need to figure out the length you want.

{mine = 38″}

You have 2 choices at this point as far as quilting is concerned:
Leave it as is OR quilt it some more.

{i enjoy the quilty look, so i added some modern straight line quilting.}

Now set this runner aside…it’s on to runner #2.

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Ain’t she purdy?!?!
😀

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Again…
Take 1 yard of your backing fabric and lay it out flat.
Cut & layer a 43-ish” x 20-ish” piece of batting on top of your backing.

Note: I highly suggest using basting spray between the 2 layers.

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From runner #2 pile:

Note: I didn’t play with color placement for this runner. You can just wing it like I did OR audition your fabrics. Whatever strikes your fancy.

Take your middle strip & lay it right side up in the middle of your batting.
{mine = coral}

Take your next strip & lay in on top of your 1st strip.
Stitch down the right side of your strip.
{you’ll be stitching through the 2 strips, batting & backing.}

Note: I highly suggest ironing each strip open before adding the next one.

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Cover the whole runner using this method.

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Trim off all those stragglers.

You’ll need to decide on what size you want your runner to be.
It will depend on how many strips you have.
{mine = 21 strips for a 41″ long runner.}

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You have 2 choices at this point as far as quilting is concerned: leave it as is OR quilt it some more.
{i enjoy the quilty look, so i added some modern straight line quilting.}

Now you just need to throw the binding on both runners and…

…Voila!!!

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Ubber cute AND ubber simplistic mix & match table runners.
Yayyy!!!

Enjoy.

rachel of p.s. i quilt

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