Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Easter Bunny Blog Hop - Egg Cups Block/Table Runner

EDIT:  The giveaway goes until Sat midnight 03/09/13.  I will announce winner Monday 03/11/13.  Thanks!

If you visited me yesterday you know today is my day to participate in Lilac Lane's Bunny Blog Hop.  For a full list of participants you can see them listed HERE.  Some of us have some pretty cool giveaway prizes with our blog hop tutorials, too.  Leave a comment (see the end of post) to enter my giveaway.
My tutorial is for an egg cup block.  I really love the shape and vintage feel of egg cups and the idea of an egg breakfast brought to me in bed with the egg sitting into a little darling cup.  I can dream of that happening (it won't) and instead make fabric egg cups and be almost just as happy.  These last longer, too.  The egg cups above have some trim added between the egg and the cup for a more vintage feel.
These egg cup blocks do not have trim and I"ve tried to make them look a bit more modern.  I think they are cute, too.  These are super simple and if you are interested, this is a little project or even a gift, you can start now and finish well before Easter. Finished size for the table runner is 32" x 16.5".
Riley Blake gave us these charm packs to use in our projects with the blog hop.    Thanks Cindy and Jina.  This fabric is called Happy Ever After.
I had already ordered this new Posy fabric to use as well.  So I mixed the 2 charm packs in this project.  Bold of me.  But I think it worked.


Materials Needed for Table Runner:
1/3 yard neutral or yellow on white dot
8 charm squares (5" square ea. )
1/4 yard contrasting outside border print
optional:  5" trim for each egg cup
                                                              photo A
Cutting for Each Egg Cup Block:
2 contrasting charm squares - from (1) charm square for the egg (top) part cut a piece 3.5" x 4.5"
                                           - from (1) contrasting charm square for the cup (bottom) part cut (1) strip
                                             1.5" x 3.5"        
Neutral or yellow on white dot - (2)  2" squares  
                                                 (4)  1.5" squares        \
(make special note of any fabric with one way designs)                  
                                photo B
Constructing Blocks:
Place the (4) 1.5" squares over 4 corners of the cup body holding the 4.5" edges horizontally and the cup stand as above.  Place the (2) 2" squares over the top part of the egg piece again holding it so the 4.5" side is horizontal. Use the quick corner method described here previously or other blogs to stitch the pieces together.  Use the finished block photo below for noting stitch direction in the quick corner method.
                                                        photo C
You should have 3 parts to this block:  the egg, the cup, and the cup stand.  After making your quick corners, trim seams leaving about a 1/8+ seam and press outward.  Line up the pieces out for  joining all 3 pieces as in photo b.  Sew parts together to create the egg cup block and press.  Decorative trim is optional.  However, if you choose to add trim, now would be the time to embellish your egg cup.  You just stitch whatever trim just below the seam line where the egg and cup join together.  That was easy.  Just three pieces to put together after the quick corners.  Now you have 1 egg cup.
                                   photo d
You can really do anything with these blocks.  You can make them part of a bigger project or you can make a small table runner like I did.

To Complete the table runner:
Cut 5 strips 2.5" x 7.5" from neutral or yellow dot on white.  Also cut  a top and bottom sashing piece
2.5" x 26.5"
Outer border cutting is 3" x 11.5"  and 3" x 32".

Stitch the 7.5" strips in between each egg cup block and on the ends.  Stitch the side border and then the top and bottom border. Finish press.

Before you machine quilt, mark curved lines over egg to help create a rounded or curved appearance to the egg.  In Photo d above you can see I used Lori's round ruler to mark my curved lines.  Machine quilt the cup in straight lines or a fun design like a flower in the center.  Then quilt the sashing and borders as desired.

The egg cup table runner can be made in any size.  You can line up as many egg cups as you like to fit your table.  You can even place the cups alternating upside down and right side up.

Easter is a fun Holiday and it slips by us pretty fast.  But simple decorations like this table runner can be enjoyable to make and display.
If you leave me a message, any simple message will do, I'll put your name in my drawing for this prize.  I chose to give a few of my favorite things.  Ala Oprah, if you will.  The green thread snipper is pretty darn fun to use.  The pink thimble is my absolute favorite tool.  I can applique or hand stitch fast and slick using my trusty pink thimble.  There are 62 5" charm squares made in  my custom bundle of favorite fabrics (today's lot) tied with Freda's Hive ribbon.  They are all very current fabrics that were next to my cutting board from fabrics I'm using, have recently used, or are getting ready to use.  And they are all pretty cute, if I say so myself.   Also included in the winner package is a charm square pack of the Posy fabric.  Some of my egg cups were made from this line of fabric and so I wanted to include a new pack in case the winner wants to make my project.


Happy Easter Bunny Blog Hop.  I hope you play along all week with the blogs.  Remember go here to see the list and leave me a comment for a chance to win.
-nanette

132 comments:

Agnes B. Bullock said...

This is beautiful and looks easy!

Jan Manley said...

A_D_O_R_A_B_L_E! Can't wait to make one of these - I just happen to have a little Posy lying around.
Now if I can just get caught up then I can can start on this. (why oh why did I make a promise to FINISH one project before starting another!)bad, bad, New Years resolution!

Diana said...

FABULOUS, egg cups are so cute. Might be able to finish before Easter if I start now. Thanks for the tutorial and for the giveaway.

trish said...

Oh*how*cute Nanette!
Such an adorable Easter topper!
I can't wait to make one
using your tutorial. :o)
Have a nice day. Trish xo

Rebeckah Austin said...

Such a cute runner!

PamKittyMorning said...

Love your darling project! So, or make that SEW clever! xo

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Thank you for the tutorial for such a cute Easter table runner - very easy to do in time for the season.

Sewn With Grace said...

What a perfect Easter table runner! It is darling! I can't wait to make one. Thanks for the chance to win!

BizyStitches said...

Can we say "adorable"? Love this table runner. Thanks for sharing with us and for the chance to win.

rutigt said...

Such a cute table runner! Thanks for the tutorial.
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

circle r motel said...

Too cute

Kigwit said...

Those egg cups are really sweet. I remember my grandmother giving my sister, brothers and I one each when we were little. I really like the Posy fabric. I'm afraid I'm going to have to buy some!

Janice Stockwell said...

I love the things you chose for the giveaway and am grateful for the chance to win. Thanks!

Heather said...

Your egg cups are so great! I'm running to my sewing room to whip up one in a mug rug!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial and your amazing giveaway!

Sandra said...

I would just love to make this egg cup table runner to take down to my moms and decorate it with colored eggs for my great nephew Kable to enjoy. You are one amazing and busy quilter. To win your favorite things would just make my day. Thank you for giving me the chance to win.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Tracy said...

So very cute, perfect for a quick Easter project! Thank you!
Cecesews(at)gmail(dot)com

Alyce Rodriguez said...

Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway! wonderlandbyalyce at gmail dot com

AnnieO said...

Both of your egg cup runners look terrific! I especially like the mini trimmed ones :) You broke it down into really simple instructions and I just love the fabrics you picked. I want to make some! Thanks for the opportunity to win some great stuff. A personalized charm pack, OMG!

Angelia Lanouette said...

Oh my.....adorable! This is perfect timing because I was looking for a pattern for an Easter tablerunner. I think the trim is a great addition and will put some on mine too. Thank you so much!!
anglanouette(at)gmail(dot)com

Laura said...

I love your adorable Easter Egg Cups! Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Julia said...

I've been looking for something for Easter - it's Perfect!

Ellen said...

I just love this table runner and for me a Dutch girl ;-) you explaned it wonderful so I really can make this for Easter, thanks !!
Hugs, Ellen

Becky S. said...

So cute!!! Thanks for the great tutorial and the chance to win!

Lisa Marie said...

Your project is very cute and I think your fabric choices are perfect! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

VickiT said...

How cute. What a great looking project. Thank you so much.

Lynn said...

So adorable! Thanks for the joining in the hop and sharing this super cute pattern. Thanks too for the giveaway. You know I feel like swooning when I see your fabric.

Tressa said...

The egg cups are cute--my middle daughter loves eggs and so loves the tutorial. Might have to make her an egg cup pillow for Easter.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Such a cute runner! I grew up using egg cups and brings back great memories. Thank you for a great tutorial.

Thank you for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Lori said...

Yor table runner is adorable. Thank youi for the tutorial.
Thanks for a chance to win a fabulous give a way.

Di~ said...

OK, Nanette, cute and IF I can't win this giveaway, I want to buy it! Thanks. :)

Diane N said...

Very cute!

Judy1522 said...

Cute table runner. Great giveaway thanks for the chance to win.

Sowing Stitches said...

:) I said that I wasn't going to make anything else...until today...I am going to scratch up some time to make this adorable egg cup table runner! I always get carried away at Easter...but these are just too cute! Thanks for sharing!!

Rosa said...

It`s super cute and your tutorial is easy to follow.Thanks for sharing!!

Amanda K said...

What happy egg cup table runner.

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Karenkay said...

so cute...thanks for the tutorial!

hueisei said...

Love it. Thank for the tutorial!

Vicki said...

Thank you, thank you.....very nice

grandmarockton said...

Very cute will have to try one

Beth said...

I have never made a table runner, but this one makes me want to start! Lovely!

Cara said...

This is going to be my first table runner to make!

Julia said...

Gosh Easter already...thanks for the lovely runner tut.
Julia ♥

Linda said...

HI! LOVE YOUR BLOG!
THANKS FOR A SWEET GIVEAWAY!
HAPPY STITCHING!

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Cecilia said...

Adorable table runner. Thank you for the tutorial and for the great giveaway. I will have to make a table runner for Easter.

Mimi said...

This is very sweet... I love table runners too!! Now to dig into my stash for pretty pastels. Thanks for sharing in the giveaway!

Debra Lee said...

Great Runner. I could use a thimble right now!

sewpsyched said...

I love making table runners. This one is on my list.

quilter47 said...

Hope you have a Happy Easter and any table will look so cute with this runner. Love the charm fabrics and hope to win.
Sheila

Thimbleanna said...

Very, very CUTE Nanette!!!

Patricia said...

I can't wait for Easter! Your table runner is so darling. Thanks for sharing. Love, Tricia T

Karen H said...

Such cute, fun Easter stuff! It still feels so much like winter here...... really looking forward to spring. Thanks for the chance to win!

Karen H said...

Such cute, fun Easter stuff! It still feels so much like winter here...... really looking forward to spring. Thanks for the chance to win!

annmarie said...

This is such a fun blog hop. Thanks for the table runner pattern & the chance at a great giveaway.

Gina Koston said...

Thanks for a great tutorial and fun pattern to try!

Kindred Quilts said...

Cute, cute table runner, and great fabrics! Your post has me humming
"Here comes Peter Cottontail..." I'm in the mood for Easter! Thank you for the opportunity to win your generous give away!

deb said...

Oh, so cute! I want to make this for my grandchildrens little table. Thank you!

Carrie P. said...

You are so creative. Super cute. Thanks for sharing the tutorial and the giveaway.

Jan Baker said...

I love your pattern. I'm thinking I will make a table runner out of it. Bit might have a chicken in the last cup. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

Kelly L. said...

I love reading your blog. Thanks for egg cup tutorial.

Cherilyn said...

Thanks for the tutorial. So cute!!! I love reading your blog.

KatieQ said...

Thanks for sharing the tutorial for the fun Easter table runner.

Rita said...

i really like your egg cup table runner -- the colors look just like Easter and Spring! thank you for the tutorial -- these would be sweet on a tea towel, too!

Connie said...

What a fun giveaway. I will be looking for the tools you have shown. Need them. Thanks for a chance. c.teasley@yahoo.com

Terri nana of 2 said...

I was going to comment anyway and tell you how darling this is! I want to make one and some for gifts!

LeAnne said...

Very cute. Will be fun to go through my fabric and pick out some cute cups and eggs.

hafza said...

The tutorial looks easy...thanks for sharing!

Margo Piikkila said...

Adore the runner with the egg cups. Reminds me of being a little kid and eating "dipper eggs" for breakfast. We had slices of toast to dip into the egg. (with the top slices off skillfully first of course!) Freda, love your blog. thanks! margo from Victoria bc Canada

Deborah said...

This is a gorgeous table runner, and a fun blog hop. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Gill said...

I love this - it would look great as placemats too!
Thank you!

Eva said...

so cute! I've been looking for something to make for a friend to give for Easter and this might just be it!! :-)

robin said...

Sweet! Adorable project AND a giveaway! Thanks.

Lee said...

I love the mix of fabrics! Thank you for the lovely tutorial!

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JoyceLM said...

Lovely - thanks for the tutorial.

Nana-Bob said...

So cute! Thanks for the tute!

Ellyn said...

this is darling!

Katarina said...

Wow, the table runner is really cute! And the prize to win fabulous :) Thank for both!

Teresa said...

I love your blog! Please include me in your giveaway.

Marian Pena said...

Very Very cute, thank you

Sheila said...

What a sweet Easter project! Excellent tutorial. Thank you Freda.

Lori Holt said...

Oh this is so cute Nanette!
What a perfect little Easter project...great tutorial!
I'm partial to the one with the vintage trims you know.
Reminds me of when i was a girl and spring time on the farm!

Rosemary said...

This is adorable and I'm going to be making it today. Can't get going on my St. Patrick's Day runner so heading to get started on Easter. Thanks so much for sharing.

Kimberly said...

Absolutely adorable!!

Lou said...

Cute table runner! I have some egg cups that were my mothers and we use them every once in awhile. Thanks for reminding me:)

Elena said...

Darling runners! I would love to win that bee fabric alone!

Efhylton at gmail dot com

Elena said...

Darling runners! I would love to win that bee fabric alone!

Efhylton at gmail dot com

Cynthia said...

What a sweet table runner! My mom always served us hard boiled eggs in an egg cup, and on special occasions, she would draw a face on the egg :) Thanks for the great tutorial!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Lindo!!!Obrigada pela chance.
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Wendy said...

such a lovely project, thanks for sharing. I recently bought a thimble as I have a terrible habit of pushing a needle through using the side of my finger where it joins the nail. I've found that with a thimble on that finger, I don't use that finger at all!

Wendy said...

such a lovely project, thanks for sharing. I recently bought a thimble as I have a terrible habit of pushing a needle through using the side of my finger where it joins the nail. I've found that with a thimble on that finger, I don't use that finger at all!

Wendy said...

such a lovely project, thanks for sharing. I recently bought a thimble as I have a terrible habit of pushing a needle through using the side of my finger where it joins the nail. I've found that with a thimble on that finger, I don't use that finger at all!

Jocelyn said...

What a great tutorial-thanks so much for sharing it with is. Your egg cups are too cute!

Quiltsmiles said...

Nanette, thanks for sharing your project of the egg cup in your tutorial dduring this hop. It's too cute. I may use your "cup pattern" to make a little tabletop quilt for my Ackfeild holder. Thanks!!

Janet said...

Cute little runner! It looks so sweet in your little Easter display.

Mom C said...

What a fun runner. I love your collection of table toppers too. Thanks.

Melody Shingler said...

Such a cute runner! I'll have to "pin" this so I can make it later. Thank you!

PippaP said...

such a cute runner, ive bookmarked it :)

gccmom said...

Lovely!! I love Posy and the PINK thimble...I would be ecstatic to win!

Patchwork and Play said...

What an adorable runner- the perfect Easter accompaniment!

Angie said...

That is the cutest tablerunner---thank you so much for sharing this tutorial with us. :)

Angie said...

That is the cutest tablerunner---thank you so much for sharing this tutorial with us. :)

giddy99 said...

So cute! Darling project and awesome giveaway!

GG said...

Thanks for your giveaway!I like the colors in your tablerunner.

gail said...

I absolutely love your egg cup table runner--it brings back memories of my childhood when my mum would fix me an egg in my own egg cup. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

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Siobhán said...

That is so cute!! What a sweet table runner. Thanks for the tip on the thimble, too. I've been doing a lot of applique recently and jumping about five feet every time the needle slips into my finger. I'm going to the quilt shop on Saturday & getting one!

lauraluvsloons said...

You did it. Perfect modern look in the two fabrics. lauraluvsloons@ymail.com

Stitches said...

This would be perfect for my buffet..thanks

Samantha said...

Your table runner is perfect!!!! So lovely! I really need to find a great thimble thanks for the chance

Hifam said...

I love this. Thanks so much for the great pattern! hickenfam at hotmail dot com

Unknown said...

I'm obviously not the only one who thinks your design is really cute! Thanks for sharing it. (I may be late, but sure glad I made it here to see your Easter design.)
Pam P

Connie said...

What a wonderful Easter project, thanks for sharing!

Bolo heads said...

Your eggies are awesome just like everything you do. Glad to hear that Eliza is doing so well.

Jo said...

What a lovely runner :) so fun !

Helen said...

Gorgeous design! I really want to make one of these!

circle r motel said...

Whew, you have a lot of comments on here! I love that you changed your banner and added your London quilt. Outstanding.

Linda said...

I would love to have a reason to pull out my sewing machine and make this project with the giveaway fabrics. I let life get in the way of my sewing, way too much. Thanks.

Tamie said...

Very cute project. Thanks for participating in the hop.

Beeshebags said...

Wishing you a Happy Easter...hope the bunny drops you off lots of yummies to eat!

Hugs
Naomi

Beeshebags said...

Wishing you a Happy Easter...hope the bunny drops you off lots of yummies to eat!

Hugs
Naomi

Patrick and Jenni said...

Pretty fabrics! Feels like spring!

Jodi said...

Great fabric choices. I get very scared of mixing fabric lines sometimes - thinking I will muss it up but I can see how it is worth the risk when it comes out so well.

Vickie Adkins said...

This is so much fun. Having a special holiday for a blog hop.

Thank You
Vickie

Karrie S said...

I LOVE your project and can't wait to make one! Thanks for the chance to win ;)

Stephanie said...

Adorable project. I can't believe Easter is almost here.

Sarah_L_N said...

So sweet! I love the little trims you used :)

Dotty Dolly said...

I love the egg cups. I ran a workshop this week and took the details along with me, everyone thought they were great, so I am expecting to see some made up pretty soon!

Mama Lusco said...

Thanks for the fun tutorial! Perfect for Easter :)

Claire said...

Your runner is so cute ! I've shopped my stash and cut out my first egg it's all good to go .

Marcy X said...

How sweet! Another fun project to play with. Thx.

Stephanie said...

Not sure if the giveaway is over or not, didn't see thee date. If still on, enter me please.

The egg cup runner is so pretty

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