Ring Around the Toesies: A Visit with Kate Colleran | McCall’s Quilting Blog

Welcome back guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Kate Colleran of Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs! Kate‘s new bed runner quilt pattern, Ring Around the Toesies, is in the February/March 2017 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts magazine

Hi everyone! Kate Colleran here from Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs and it is super fun to be back with you guest blogging. Today I am talking about my bed runner, Ring Around the Toesies, featured in the February/March 2017 issue of McCalls Quick Quilts magazine.

Have you ever gone into a hotel and the bed is covered with a white duvet and a lovely bed runner graces the bottom of the bed? Doesn’t it look pretty?

ringaround style 300px Ring Around the Toesies: A Visit with Kate Colleran

That’s what I was thinking about when I designed this bed runner, Ring Around the Toesies. I was also thinking that sometimes you don’t want or need another quilt! Or have time to make a queen or king sized quilt. So if you don’t have time for a quilt, a bed runner is a great way to dress up the bed. And you can make a few and change it up for the seasons. My runner was made using fabrics from the Feathers and Flourishes line by Amanda Murphy for Benartex. I think it’s a great look for spring!

runner fabrics close up Ring Around the Toesies: A Visit with Kate Colleran

Crystal Zagnoli quilted the runner using a beautiful light blue thread.

close up quilting 1 Ring Around the Toesies: A Visit with Kate Colleran

You could also make one using a lovely holiday line like the Midnight Clear fabric line by 3 Sisters for Moda Fabrics. Now you have one for the holidays:

Midnight Clear bed runner Ring Around the Toesies: A Visit with Kate Colleran

Or maybe in white with gold and silver?

Holiday Bed Scarf Ring Around the Toesies: A Visit with Kate Colleran

Or maybe make one using the fun, bright Desert Bloom line by Sherri and Chelsi for Moda. A summer runner for sure!

Desert Bloom bed runner Ring Around the Toesies: A Visit with Kate Colleran

And for fall, you could go with this rich look using Gratitude by Jo Morton for Moda.

Gratitude bed runner Ring Around the Toesies: A Visit with Kate Colleran

See how different they all look with the different fabrics with different styles? What would you use to make your runner? Holiday fabric? Deep oranges and rust for fall? Or something bright and bold for summer? Leave us a comment and be entered for a chance to win 8 fat eighth pieces from the Feathers and Flourishes line and a copy of my pattern Kozy Q Scarf so you can whip up a fun infinity scarf.

Happy quilting!
Kate

Giveaway for blog post 122916 300x300 Ring Around the Toesies: A Visit with Kate ColleranThanks, Kate. And thanks for providing this super prize! Leave a comment below before midnight January 8, 2017 and you’ll be entered into our random drawing. The winning name will be drawn on January 9 and notified by email with subject line beginning YOU WON.

This contest is open to US and Canadian residents, excluding Quebec. 

If you’d like to make a Ring Around the Toesies bed runner quilt of your own and don’t already have a copy of the February/March 2017 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, you can order print and digital magazines in our online shop. The Ring Around the Toesies quilt pattern is also available separately as an instant digital download.

 

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