Jackknife Table Runner
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Jackknife Table Runner {AGF Block Collection}

I was asked to participate in a little tour of makers to showcase some of the quilt blocks featured in Art Gallery Fabrics tutorial series by Sharon from Color Girl Quilts. AGF has a YouTube channel where you will find video playlists that showcase their different fabric collections, industry show recaps, quilting and sewing tutorials, and the focus of this particular blog tour, the AGF Quilt Block Collection.

Jackknife Table Runner

Jackknife Table Runner

After looking through the videos in the AGF Quilt Block Collection, I chose to make the Jackknife block. I was drawn to the block because I knew that the center of the block would be a great spot to place a feature fabric.

Fabrics from Nightfall by Maureen Cracknell for Art Gallery Fabrics

Fabrics from Nightfall by Maureen Cracknell for Art Gallery Fabrics

I chose to work with a beautiful selection of Maureen Cracknell’s Nightfall line for Art Gallery Fabrics. In particular, I knew I’d be meticulously placing the Moon Stories in Ash in the center of the Jackknife block. To compliment and finish the block I chose Labyrinthine in Dusk, Nox Iridescence in Dim, and Luminaries in Silver. For the backing, I selected Bird of Night in Slate.

Jackknife Blocks

Jackknife Blocks

Although I knew I was going to be making a table runner, I wanted to show how the Jackknife block repeat looks when the blocks are tiled together, so I snapped a quick photo of the four blocks I pieced on my design wall in a mini quilt / two by two tiled layout.

Jackknife Table Runner - Quilting Detail

Jackknife Table Runner – Quilting Detail

I quilted all around the central blocks in the Jackknife blocks using 50wt Aurifil #4662 (Creme de Menthe). Then I went in and carefully free motion quilted around the darling rabbits and moon in the center block using 50wt Aurifil #2784 (Dark Navy).

Jackknife Table Runner

Jackknife Table Runner

The table runner looked almost like it was meant to decorate the back of the rocking chair in my living room, but I think it has found a better forever home with my parents. When my mom saw the rabbits, she said the fabric “made her heart sing”, and I hope she gets a lot of joy using the table runner.

Please visit the other designers who are participating in this blog tour:

November 13 Our host Sharon McConnell ⋅ @colorgirlquilts
November 14  Karen O’Connor ⋅ @ladykquilts
November 16 Amy Friend ⋅ @duringquiettime
November 17 Kate Basti ⋅ @katebasti
November 18 Yvonne Fuchs ⋅ @quiltingjetgirl
November 19 AnneMarie Chany ⋅ @genxquilters
November 20 Maureen Cracknell ⋅ @maureencracknell
November 21 Sharon Holland ⋅ @sharonhollanddesigns
November 22 Lucy Brennan ⋅ @charmaboutyou

Art Gallery is running a contest related to these block videos. You can find all the details on the Art Gallery Fabrics Blog. Basically, choose a block, watch the video and sew the block, share it on IG using #agfquiltblockcollection, cross your fingers and wait to see if you have won a FQ bundle of Art Gallery Fabric! It’s easy, what are you waiting for?

Linking up with Finish it Friday.

25 thoughts on “Jackknife Table Runner {AGF Block Collection}

  1. Sarah says:

    Yvonne, your table runner is stunning. The jackknife block is perfect for featuring fussy cutting – and those rabbits are adorable! The colors and prints you chose are modern and bold, without being distracting. I love the pic of the runner on the table with the place mats and I think I actually swooned when I saw the pic of the runner on your rocker. Perfection.

  2. Jen Strauser says:

    This is such a great use of that fabric. I have a piece in my stash – maybe I should make someone an Easter gift.

  3. Vicki in MN says:

    I really like this block and runner, thank you for sharing it with us. I am sure I have some snowman fabric for the focal point!

  4. patty says:

    Love the runner! Glad your mom claimed it.

  5. Cindy says:

    I love this block and runner. What a great way to showcase a special motif.

  6. Izzy says:

    What a great way to use the cute bunnies! And I love how you outlined the bunnies and the moon with FMQ.

  7. I love this block. It works well as a table runner. Glad it has a home where it will be loved.

  8. Amy L says:

    Ahhh, so that’s what you did with the moon bunnies! It’s beautiful! Your mom is very fortunate to receive the runner as a gift, and to have such a thoughtful daughter.

  9. aquilterstable says:

    Very nice. What a lovely job accenting the fabrics with the quilting. And nice mom likes it so much!

  10. wannajava says:

    Wonderful block, I really like the quilting to. You have inspired me again. I have some carton fabric for the center blocks. Thanks so much.

  11. Rochelle Summers says:

    My eyes teared up over your mom’s comment. The shot of the four on the design wall reminds me of a kaleidoscope. As always, your finished table runner is lovely, both in the selection of fabric and the piecing/quilting. Congratulations.

  12. I like those fabrics, they are wonderful in the runner too. How lovely of you to give it away to your Mom because it made her happy. If we can’t be good to our mothers who can we be good to? You have a very kind heart.

  13. Jenni Hunt says:

    I really, really like this table runner. You did a lovely job, Yvonne.

  14. What a wonderful gift for your mom! Your quilting really shows off the rabbits! Well done!

  15. thedarlingdogwood says:

    Such a fabulous fussy cut for the center of the blocks! I love hearing that your mom says it makes her heart sing.

  16. Beautiful block and I love the quilting. I am glad your mom loves it.

  17. Sandra Healy says:

    It’s gorgeous, Yvonne, what a lovely gift for your mother!

  18. Kaja says:

    I really like this a lot, Yvonne! Great choice of block for these fabrics, lovely colours and you are really good at getting your quilting just right for whatever you make.

  19. Kathleen McCormick says:

    What a nice comment from your Mom! It really is an elegant runner with a lovely center fabric. I am sure your mother will treasure it! Mine always loved things I made and gave to her.

  20. Kate says:

    The rabbits make a very fun focus fabric, but the owls you used on the back stole my heart.

  21. Beautiful! The fussy cutting in the center of the block really sets off the whole thing and your quilting is perfect. I love the way the straight lines add interest and texture without competing with the piecing. And how could you not give it to your mom after that comment?!

  22. Wow fabulous runner Yvonne and I know it will have a happy home with your parents! Maureen’s line is just wonderful. Love all AGF—the hand is to die for!

  23. What a darling table runner! I love how you fussy cut around the bunnies. Your quilting on it is great! I love how the bunnies puff up a little. Lucky mom.

  24. sue7oaks says:

    I love those rabbits and moon! It has a magical feel about it. I particularly like that shade of blue you’ve used as well. This is a great project!

  25. Rosemaryflower says:

    This is beautiful Yvonne. Thank you for sharing this lovely result with us, and your lucky mom

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