Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop

Do you have a collection of quilting books on your shelves? Maybe you have one book you go to with your favorite quilt patterns or a particular technique you focus on when sewing projects?

shelf of many quilt books

Bea, from Beaquilter.com, has announced again that on March 1 to 4, 2022, she is hosting the blog hop “Dust Off a Quilt Book.” I participated in February 2019, and it was exciting to look for an easy, small project from one of the many books I have collected over the years. I wanted to see what I could find this year. I want to choose one book pattern every four months to experiment with a twist on a pattern.

The book I chose this time is “More Vertical Quilts with Style” by Bobbie A. Aug and Sharon Newman, published in 2001.

The book is based on their study of traditional quilt designs from the 19th Century in the USA. They have created patterns based on those quilt and has photos of some of those old quilts.

I chose to make my own pattern for a table runner based on a “Blocks and Bars” quilt (maker UNKNOWN), pictured in the book.

old quilt blocks and bars

I wanted to sew a spring table runner using scraps of floral prints that contained some yellow in the patterns. For the sashing and binding, I chose a deep, solid blue  Kona.

Using my Accuquilt 2.5″ x 4.5″ rectangle die made the cutting easier.

rs table runner

I chained pieced seven sets with 5 rectangles in each and the long vertical strip has 17 rectangles.

The sashing strips between the 5 patch blocks finish at 1″ wide and the long sashing strips finish at 1.5″ wide.

I had to fudge a tiny bit on the long vertical row because it was 1/2″ longer than the short rows, so each end lost a 1/4.” As you see, I also left off the end sashing strips on the long row to fit correctly. I am sure those who quilted before us employed similar strategies to finish their quilts.

table runner with teapot in middle

I am delighted with the table runner that I made. It such brightness to the kitchen island!

Be sure to visit the other bloggers to see the books they chose and what they made.

Tuesday March 1st —-

Quilting & Learning – What a Combo  

Karen’s Korner

Wednesday March 2nd    

Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel


Thursday March 3rd

Quilting Patchwork & Appliqué

Just Let Me Quilt

Friday March 4th

Patchwork Breeze


Nancy Myers
Nancy Myers


  1. Hi, what a great way to get ready for spring! I love how the runner you made is so different from the original because of the colours. It’s always so great to see how fabric and colour and change everything. Enjoy your spring runner! It looks great!

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