Thursday, April 28, 2022

Off the Rails Table Runner

Welcome to my stop on Benartex's Judy's Bloom hop! I'm the first to admit that I don't typically gravitate toward soft floral prints, but when I saw the Judy's Bloom collection by Eleanor Burns for Benartex, I knew exactly what I'd use them for. I really love the watercolor effect of these fabrics. 

 I have long admired the look of watercolor-style quilts, and I thought these fabrics would work really well in that blended type of effect. 

The result? My latest pattern, the Off the Rails Runner.
(Keep reading for details about the FQ bundle giveaway of Judy's Bloom, plus a discount code for the pattern. Mother's Day is around the corner...hint hint)

The light, medium and dark prints blend beautifully into each other. 

This pattern works well with tonal prints in varying shades as well. For this Modern Blender version, I used the Color Weave basics collection, also from Benartex. The key is to have a light, medium and dark of each color. 

Aren't these colors gorgeous?

To celebrate my pattern launch, I'm offering a 25% off discount code through 5/1. Head to my Etsy shop and use code JUDY25 at checkout. 
Purchase the pattern here.

And the giveaway! Benartex has generously offered a FQ bundle of Judy's Bloom fabrics for me to give away. To enter, leave a comment below letting me know which colorway of the fabrics you prefer. (Note: Make sure I have a way to contact you!). For a second entry, head over to my IG account (@lisaswensonruble), follow me, and leave a comment letting me know you did on the Off the Rails runner post. Giveaway ends Sunday, 5/1/22, at 11:59 pm EDT. US entries only, please. 

And don't miss the rest of the hop:
Sandra at MMM Quilts
Tammy at Tamarinis

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  1. What a lovely runner w/ these fabrics! Just beautfiul! I love the Blues!

  2. Your table runner is so pretty in those sweet it!

  3. Your table runner is gorgeous! Thank you for the chance to win. I love the Rose.

  4. Love your tablerunner! Love the pinks the best.

  5. I love the green - part of all our botanicals! The rosy pink is awesome as well!!

  6. I really like blues but green is great too. Is there a bad color? Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

  7. All the color ways are beautiful, but I am partial to the blue.

  8. I saw your runner on Benartex's IG feed and loved the watercolor effect you mentioned. I am drawn to the lavenders but I love them all.

  9. I like all the colors, but if I had to put them in order, it would be: blue, green, white, rose, then lavender.

  10. It is hard to pick just one color way, but I guess the pink colorway is my favorite. I have three granddaughters that would love this as well. One would like the pink, one the lavender, and one the blue. I may just have to pick up some of the fabric to make something for each of them. Your table runner is so really says Spring is here and it is time to brighten up with color.

  11. Thank you so much for showing the pattern in 2 different types of fabric. The solids are so pretty but the florals sing! It really helps me to imagine the pattern’s potential with choices.

  12. Cute pattern Lisa!! Love the lavenders! Really like the shades and coloring!! Diane Oakes