Patchwork Star Runner – Autumn II

I am making the sixth version of my ‘Patchwork Star Runner’! I’m using this one as my demonstration piece for a two part workshop at Purple Stitches.

Inspired by the beautiful Autumnal colours all around us, I had fun rifling through my boxes of gold, green and orange scraps.


(The statue is of Jane Austen, it is in Market Place outside the Willis Museum, Basingstoke – find out more about the statue and Jane’s close association with my home town here).

Fabrics picked for Star Runner - New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting

I didn’t use all of the fabrics I picked out. Some of the orange and gold shades kinda crossed from one colour pile to the next in the process of cutting out and piecing 🙂 I’ve recently invested in a colour wheel, using it more as a point of interest than for actually picking fabrics but I think I will use it more diligently in the future to help me sort fabrics into colour groups.

Patchwork Star Runner by New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting

Anyhow, I’m pleased with the result. I finished piecing the top after Part One of the workshop, held last Saturday. It’s a great little pattern for getting to grips with different methods of making half square triangles and then trimming and piecing them (even if I do say so myself!). The four participants looked a bit aghast when I gave them their homework: to complete the tops of their runners in readiness for Part Two when we can sandwich, quilt and bind/use no bind method to complete our runners! (I’m a ruthless taskmaster!)

Here are the other five versions of the pattern I have made, all the colourways were inspired by the seasons:

A photo of my latest version has pride of place as my first ever post on Instagram. I am going by the unimaginative but accurate identity of allisonreid.neweverymorning and I’m looking forward to meeting up with lots of you over on Instagram 🙂

Linking with Connie at Free Motion by the River for Linky Party Tuesday and Lorna for Let’s Bee Social.


Patchwork Star Runner - New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting

My pattern can be purchased direct from                  Purple Stitches.





About allisonreidnem

New Every Morning – About Me Hi! I’m Allison, an obsessive patchwork-quilter who has no desire to be cured! I’ve been developing my skills and knowledge by paying attention at my local quilting group and by putting my questions into the computer search engine. I’m so grateful to the generous people who have taken the time to share their knowledge with me in person, via YouTube videos or their blogs. I’m intending my blog to be a link into the worldwide patchwork and quilting community and a means to contribute helpful hints and inspiration as I continue to discover more about this addictive craft. So, why ‘New Every Morning Patchwork and Quilting’? Well! I am a morning person! I often wake in the wee small hours and think through design and quilt construction issues. My woolly–headed evening brain finds such issues far too difficult to resolve! If I’m disciplined enough to be asleep by 10pm, I can be up cutting, piecing, pressing and quilting before sunrise! By the time daily family routine kicks-in I’ve had a satisfying, soul-feeding creative fix. (I should mention that ‘family at home’ is: my patient, faithful husband of 27years; and our equally patient 16 year old son, who acts as our in-house IT support complete with sighs and rolling eyes! Older daughter and son have both recently flown the nest). Not only do I find early mornings my creative time I also find it a time for receiving spiritual nourishment. I often find myself humming a gentle chorus and reflecting on God’s constancy as another new day dawns. ‘The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning, new every morning; Great is thy faithfulness, O Lord, Great is thy faithfulness.’ Edith McNeil’s chorus is based on verses from the Bible – Lamentations 3: 21-23.
This entry was posted in Colour, Inspiration, Learn, Quilt Design, Tablerunners, Venture and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Patchwork Star Runner – Autumn II

  1. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Allison,
    I love the colors and fabrics in your latest Patchwork Star Runner. You find this odd, but I cannot see the star shape in this last version, but can easily see it in the earlier ones. Maybe because the separate pieces are not yet together . . . I don’t know. I actually visually compared it to the Christmas version, and can see it then. Anyhow – very lovely. I love all the colors involved. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • Thanks for your comments Roseanne. It is amazing how colours and fabric patterns can change the look of a patchwork pattern. Perhaps when I’ve quilted the runner the star will be more prominent.

  2. Laura says:

    Cute table runner! I am partial to the fall version. 🙂

  3. Connie Kresin Campbell says:

    Beautiful pattern and how fun to see all of the different runners! Have fun on instagram!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s