Modern table runner & placemat pattern

Hey Everyone, welcome back to Stash Blasting Wednesday.

This week I am teaming up with Among Brenda’s Quilts and Bag’s and Country Concessions for a great give-away.

About the Give-Away – Really Important – Read this Contest Closed

Before I get into all the details about today’s Stash Blasting Wednesday top, I want to let you know about the give-away. Yes, we’re giving away a copy of Among Brenda’s Quilts and Bags’ Modern Convenience quilt pattern AND a Creative Grids’ Perfect Rectangle Ruler donated by Country Concessions to help you make this fun quilt. Note that you don’t have to use this ruler as the pattern does include a template, but hey! Rulers are awesome, so why not? And much more accurate than templates.

The entry form is at the bottom of this post, so don’t miss it! You have to use the entry form to win!

And share share share this giveaway! These giveaways are successful when you share them. I need your help, here, so please share. The more this is shared and the more people enter, the easier it is for me to get great stuff to give away. See how that works? Round and round. So share, share, share and we all have a good time!

Modern Convenience – Placemat

The pattern Modern Convenience is a great design from Brenda and is very quick and easy to put together. Brenda’s writtten and graphic instructions are concise and easy to follow.

The pattern includes instructions for a table runner which is 14 ¼″ x 35″ and placemats which are 14 ¼″ x 18 ½″.

Last Thursday I highlighted the Perfect Rectangle Ruler from Creative Grids on Cool Tool Thursday in preparation for this quilt pattern today.

The quilt uses 4 different fabrics that have a fair bit of contrast so that the design pops out. Brenda made hers in a variety of colours from Hoffman Batiks. I had a terrible time choosing the fabrics for this project and had many pulled out on the table with many different colour options. I finally chose a monochromatic colour scheme of reds with white – funny thing is this is the first set of fabrics that I pulled out.

Making the half square rectangle units for the placemat.

Modern table runner & placemat pattern with half square rectangles

Half square rectangles units sewn together

Modern table runner & placemat pattern with side unit put together

The two units put together to make the side of the placemat

Adding in the wide strips.

Modern table runner and placemat pattern second section added

Second section added.

The table runner is under construction.

Modern table runner & placemat pattern with centre of runner made

Table runner centre well under way

Tune in next week to see the completed table runner and placemats as well as find out the lucky winner of the give-away. Who knows it could be you!

Here’s the Contest (You have to enter here to win!): – Contest Closed

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Make sure you Like Quilts by Jen, Among Brenda’s Quilts and Country Concessions on Facebook! You can tweet every day to get extra entry points.

Happy Quilting!

Jen Transparent Signature

Some notes about the contest:

  • Contest is open now and closes at 12:00AM of Wednesday, 7 August 2013.
  • You have to like all three Facebook pages to win. If you already like one of these pages, you still get the entry points.
  • You have to enter using the Rafflecopter widget just above my signature.
  • The more you share this, the more entries you get in the contest.
  • Anyone, anywhere in the world, can win. (Provided, of course, that it’s legal where you live. You won’t have to pay shipping, but you will be responsible for any taxes, customs or import duties if they are applied along the way.)