Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Quick Change Blog Hop

Hello everyone! It's Kimberly and Jocelyn here today on the Jolly Jabber and we are so honored to be a part of a new book by Martingale called Quick Change: Refresh a Room Fast with Quilted Bed Runners. This book includes thirteen fabulous bed runners designed by some amazing quilt designers. As part of the blog hop, we were invited to answer a few fun Designer Q & A, so let's get started! 

What inspired your bed runner?
Kimberly: My bed runner, White Diamonds, was inspired by a tile pattern at a hotel in my favorite city, Las Vegas. I wanted to recreate this design and use colors that would match my bedroom which is very simple with creams and whites with touches of blue. 
White Diamonds bedrunner in Bella Solids
Jocelyn: My bed runner, Hester's Crossing, began with my mother-in-law asking me for an orginal tablerunner she could make for her kitchen counter. As luck would have it, that same week I had the opportunity to submit designs for this awesome book, and the tablerunner morphed into a large bed runner! The name came from a few places, my mother-in-law's name, plus the whimsical loops and crosses that are formed by the prints, and the fact that there really is a Hester's Crossing here in Texas. 
Hester's Crossing in the Pedal Pushers Collection by Lauren & Jessi Jung
Do you have other favorite projects from Quick Change?
Kimberly: I love the simplicity of Brigitte Heitland's Zen Chic bed runner.
Jocelyn: I love the clean-ness and simplicity of Kimberly's White Diamonds runner and I also love Vintage Petal by Heather Andrus and Megan Jimenez of Quilt Story. I love the contrast of the bright pops of color on the beige background, plus the awesome orange peel circles. 

What does the master bedroom of your dreams look like?
Kimberly: My dream master bedroom would have all white furniture with aqua accents. I really like the classic meets shabby-chic look for my home. 
Image via Pinterest
Jocelyn: My dream master bedroom would be a tranquil blue, very minimal with wood furniture and exposed beams. And big windows with a window seat for reading! 
Image via House of Turqouise
Martingale was kind enough to giveaway an eBook version of Quick Change to one lucky winner. For a chance to win, all you need to do is enter through Rafflecopter below! 
Follow the Quick Change blog hop for fun designer Q&A’s, plus more chances to win the eBook!

Tuesday, April 28: Blog-hop kickoff at Stitch This!
Wednesday, April 29: Kimberly Jolly and Jocelyn Ueng at Fat Quarter Shop
Thursday, April 30: Heather Andrus & Megan Jimenez at Quilt Story
Friday, May 1: Brigitte Heitland at Zen Chic
Saturday, May 2: Heidi Pridemore at the Whimsical Workshop Studio
Monday, May 4: Amanda Leins at Mandalei
Tuesday, May 5: Doug Leko at Antler Quilt Design
Wednesday, May 6: Audrie Bidwell at Blue is Bleu
Thursday, May 7: Stephanie Prescott giveaway via Facebook

a Rafflecopter giveaway

151 comments:

Susan L. said...

I decorate my bedroom with a quilt on my bed, & a stack of quilts on an antique bench at the foot of my bed.

Carol Tauber said...

I have made and use a fall/winter quilt and a spring/summer quilt in my bedroom.

G&G said...

All my beds have quilts on them. I love the White diamonds -it reminds me of a red and white coverlet that was passed down to me from past generations. I would use a quilt runner to dress up my 2 guest rooms!

Barb Johnson said...

I have two quilts in my bedroom. One is on the bed and the other is on a hanging quilt rack on my wall. I change the one on the quilt rack to match the season (or my mood!)

Anita said...

All the beds have quilts on top, and in addition I have one big wall quilt in one bedroom, and a few minis in another bedroom.

Anja said...

Great projects!

Camille V said...

Lovely ideas for zing without making a bed size quilt.

Andrea York said...

These are so pretty-would be a great project for any beds without quilts on them! I usually make a quilt for each bed but this is another great idea.

Terry said...

I keep a small quilt on the end of our bed, but a runner would be a fun change! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!!
terryscwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

Frankie said...

What a great idea for sprucing up a bedroom! Now I want to make some bedrunners so I can keep my favorite quilt on my bed and just add to it.

Kathy said...

I have a quilt on my bed, a table runner on my dresser, table mats on my nightstands and I use a quilt for a headboard.

Cheryl said...

I have an antique treadle sewing machine in the corner of the bedroom that I display seasonal quilts on like they are still being worked on.

cjmont said...

i have a quilt on my bed and one large and one small one hanging on the wall.

Pauline Gudas said...

I use them everyday on the beds to add color and design to the room

Jayne said...

Gorgeous runners! I made one lat year and hope to make more! I have several quilts on my bed and at the foot of the bed. Our dog even has two quilt for her favorite chair and bed!! (is that weird?!)

Janna Saeger said...

These would be great on a long skinny wall as well as on the bed.

Cindy Mizer said...

Love the look of quilts on beds. Looks so colorful and tidy.

Beth said...

I have quilts on beds, small ones on the wall, and some stacked on an antique chest at the foot of the bed.

GO STARS! said...

A quilt on the bed and one in the chair for cuddling in as I watch tv

Mikki Lawrence said...

I recently completed my first bed runner, and matching shams. I love the way it completely changes the look of the room - I'm ready for a couple more!

Sorcha girl said...

Quilts on the bed for warmth and quilts on a stand made by my mother-in-law decorate my bedroom. I agree that a simple style is most relaxing. Really like the idea of a table runner morphed to a bed runner.

Vanessa said...

I decorate and use all the quilts in our bedroom...and Id love to make a new runner from this book for the foot of our bed :-) Thanks for the chance!

crazy quilter said...

I love the look of bedrunners. I need to make one of these for my secret pal, and then one for me too!

Anonymous said...

Our local hospice also accepts donations of shawls. Some of these bed runners may be just the right size!
basaran.family@rogers.com

Patti said...

Most of my quilts are given away before they ever reach my bedroom! I have one on my bed!

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

I've given most of my quilts away and only keep smaller ones for cozying up in family room for movie & TV time. But I've been working on 3 for the beds my grandkiddies use when they sleep over - hopefully I'll finish them before they stop sleeping over! Thanks for the chance to win :)
Debby E
samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

Denise said...

I have several small quilts that I put at the end of the bed and can change out according to the seasons. I have a WIP that I am going to make as a quilted duvet, to make it lighter for summer and insert a comforter for winter warmth.

Martha Cook said...

I would love to win this. What a great idea! Sadly I need help. My quilts are hiding on a quilt rack.

Kay said...

I really needed this book a few months ago when I was making a bed runner for my sister-in-law & didn't have a pattern. I would like to make more of them & love the patterns that are shown.

Melanie said...

Looks like a great book! Luck to me!

Bella Quilts said...

I always wondered what a bed runner was. Now I see how it just makes an extra little statement on the finished bedroom. So pretty

Susan Arnold said...

Would love to win this book--my room needs refreshing!

craftygramma said...

I have seasonal quilts, small wall hangings and two much loved square lap quilts that the grands use.
I also have a couple WIPs that may morph into bed runners.
I learned to love them while traveling some years back, what lovely memories!

This would be great!

Dorothy H said...

My all time favorite for my bedroom is my BIG Christmas Eastern Star made with Christmas fabrics.

Genee' Davis said...

On my bed of course and also draping over my great, great grandparents wooden chair.

Anita Gambrell said...

I can change the whole look of my bedroom with different quilts! I love my quilts! Bright, dark, light! Its amazing!

Joan H. said...

I have a quilt on our bed and another one on a quilt rack. A bedrunner would be a nice way to change the look.

Hildy said...

Some mini quilts as wall hangings and a big one on my bed!

Stacy Lindblom said...

I use quilts on my bed and footboard. I also have seasonal quilts for each bedroom. I also have a quilted table topper for my dresser. I can't believe I don't have anything hanging on the wall though. Better remedy that!

Barbara McD said...

I have a quilt that has been on our bed for years and I need to do something different- a bed runner might be it! I LOVE Hester's Crossing!!!

Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Nancy said...

I don't. Yet. Once I get my stuff out of my bedroom and into my studio I will! Hopefully I'll win this book and make some bedrunners!

Lisa Marie said...

I have one quilt hanging on the wall, another draped over the back of a love seat, and a stack of quilts on shelves. But strangely, the master bedroom is the only one without a quilt on the bed!

RosieGma said...

I have been know to use quilts all over my home,,,even in odd places, like covering the electric switch box in the hall or above windows which is perfect for lots of mini's oh and sometimes I have even put them on the ceiling...my living room did not have an overhead light so my father helped me put one up on a frame....

Linda said...

I have a white whole cloth hand-quilted quilt on the bed, lots of quilted pillows, two wall quilts, a framed antique block, a quilted basket wall hanging with a pocket filled with silk flowers, and several antique blocks placed on various surfaces. I'd love to add a bed runner.

seamscrazyquilts.com said...

I pile all my quilts on top of my guest bed, waiting patiently for the binding to get sewn on.

Kellie Warren said...

I have a couple of winter/fall quilts and a couple spring/summer quilts that i switch out. I used to have more but i have passed them on to our children as they have married and moved into their own homes and with 5 children i have lost a LOT of quilts. I saved my favorites though. I keep saying i will make myself one next but you never make yourself anything, you always end up making things for everyone else. Am i right?!

Jen Beatty said...

Looks like a great book, thanks for the opportunity to win!

Stitchin At Home said...

I don't have one for myself in my bedroom. A bed runner would be ideal. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lorraine said...

I have a quilt on the bed, but I've never thought about using a bed runner. What a great idea to brighten up my bedroom decor!

Karen said...

I have 2 quilts on my bed (one folded at the bottom), one on the wall and one draped over a chair.

Crickets Corner said...

One quilt on the bed, one on the bench at the foot of the bed and one on the wall.

cookie said...

Pieced valances, white curtains, pieced cushion-seat, long runner on bed and both dressers, small wall-hanging are what decorates my bedroom. Lots of subtle color variations.

Kathryn said...

I change the quilts on my bed monthly. I love to have variety over the year - from springy to more somber in the winter.

Anonymous said...

I have a pretty flannel rag quilt covering a comfy chair in my bedroom.

wlinda_ca at yahoo dot com

Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

I use quilts for bedspreads on all three on our beds. And in one of the quest rooms I have a large basket filled with quilts.

Patricia said...

I would love to win the book. I have wanted to make a bedrunner for a long time. The patterns shown all would do.
Thank you

erkarts said...

I keep a quilt on my bed at all times. We love sleeping with the fan on, so we need it summer and winter.

Barbara said...

I have several bed runner books - but none have as pretty runners as this one - just beautiful

Patti said...

Easy to say they are laying everywhere and anywhere.

Cori said...

I have a guilt rack in the living room and change the quilts with holidays and seasons. The bed runners are a great idea, easy way to change the look in a room.

Reader Owl said...

I have several quilts I rotate on our bed, including ones made by our grandmothers.

Carmen said...

I love the look of stacked quilts, and for a change, I put my quilts on my quilt rack.

Leigh said...

I of course have one on my bed and others stacked on my 'hope' chest so I can snuggle under extras when the weather is cooler or if I am in my chair reading a book - which translates into nap :)

S Walker said...

All my beds have quilts, but bed runners would definitely make a nice change of scenery.
swalker287 (at) aol (dot) com

Kathy said...

I haven't completed a bed-sized quilt yet, but I have made a baby quilt for my granddaughter, and I made a wall hanging quilt that I use as a baby quilt for when she comes to visit me.

Sallie said...

I've been thinking about making a new quilt for our bed, but I don't want to start a large quilt at the moment. I already have a solid beige coverlet, so making a bed runner is the perfect solution!

Timtirim said...

Since I do not make quilts for long time, I have only several pillow cases in the bedroom. I plan to make a quilt, too.

Tracy said...

I have a couple of Amish quilts that I change out a couple of times a year. I bought those several years back and they are what inspired me to start quilting.

Farm Quilter said...

Quilts are the blankets on my bed - up to 3 of them at a time!!

Anne D said...

I have quilts on the bed, one on the wall and minis on chests of drawers.

selleck said...

I have a bed runner, quilt, and a couple wall hangings.

Sally Hurst said...

I have made quilts for my bed for winter and summer . I am now decorating a guest room and think I will use a quilted bed runner as well as quilts on a quilt ladder.

Katie Cohagen said...

I'm currently looking for an antique cabinet with glass doors to house my quilts. They were in a cedar chest and no one saw them.

Karen said...

I have a large quilt on my bed and a runner across the bench at the foot of my bed.

Christine M said...

I have several quilts for our bed which I swap around.

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of a bed runner. I don't like to make bed size quilts tho I like the quilting process, Would love this book !
Terri T2mcgreer at gmail dot com

OhioLori said...

Love the Bedrunner idea! So fun!

Only quilty decorating in our room, is the quilt on our bed :)

Katy M said...

I always have a quilt on my bed, in winter I have it over the whole bed and in summer i fold it over like a bed runner :)

Rae Reid said...

I have a quilt on my bed, and sometimes have one on the wall. I would like to make a table topper for my nightstand.

Lynne Tilley said...

I haven't made a full size quilt yet to fit a bed, so I use my throw size quilts at the end of the bed or on the back of our reading chair. Next up, a BED RUNNER :) :)

Kathy E. said...

I have made 2 quilted pillow,shams for my bed and have a small quilted wall hanging near the dresser. I am anxious to make a bed runner!

Teresa Hargrave said...

I am making a King size quilt for my bedroom not but it is taking me forever. I saw these a few months back and fell in love with them! What are a great idea & would be so much easier to change out for holidays. Yet alone... Quicker to make!

Mary Ellen said...

I just finished a new quilt for my bed about 2 weeks ago.And it replaced the one i made years ago,which was from Quiltmakers Magazine.

whitney said...

I have never made one of these... it's amazing how they change the whole room!

Brenda said...

It may be boring, but I use quilts on the bed. A couple small quilts may make it to the wall occasionally, but generally have a piece of fabric up that I look at and look at for inspiration. I'm thinking about making some insulated quilted window coverings for winter after last winter's heating bills!

sisylyn2 said...

New to quilting and just have one on my bed
Nancy
gandn74@ymail.com

sam said...

O-h-h! Bed runners. Plan to make one for each of my five sisters for Christmas this year. the book would make it easy to find patterns.

Judy Zoll said...

What great projects to liven up the bedroom for spring and summer. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Anonymous said...

I have a quilted bed runner on my bed.
azzuri9@aol.com

ELNM said...

Just a quilt at the foot of my bed! I love the idea of bed runners - I've seen them in hotels and they really add a lot of style. Thanks for the chance!

Judy1522 said...

I actually haven't decorated my bedroom with any quilts yet as all the quilts I have made have been given as gifts. I am working on a Christmas quilt that I hope to finishe and use in my bedroom this coming Christmas.

Julie said...

I'd love one of these. Should be able to figure it out on my own, but the solids patterns have me hooked, and I'd never be able to figure those out on my own. Needless to say, I HOPE I WIN!!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

On the bed, across the bottom of the bed, stacked on the dresser, on the wall..everywhere! LOL

Larry said...

I've just begun quilting--small things, like baby quilts--so the bed runners in the book would be great to help brighten up my bedroom without being too daunting!

Laura B said...

I use them on my bed or folded on a reading chair.

SarahZ said...

Fun question! Of course I have a favorite quilt on the bed, favorite smaller quilts and WIPs on my headboard, and my sewing space is in my bedroom, so there are a couple minis on the wall...oh and there is a fave ufo (flowering snowball)taped to one of the walls too :)

Deb said...

On a quilt rack on the wall.

Susan P said...

All my bedrooms have quilts on the bed. They decorate some of the bedroom walls and are also folded over chairs in the rooms. You never know when you'll need another cover!

Anonymous said...

I have not decorated my home yet. We are in the middle of moves. But I love the idea of using a solid color for the bedding and then changing the theme and look with the bed runner. How cool!!!

determineddebby at gmail dot com

Carol said...

I just use them on my bed, but I have thoughts to put one on my wall.

Annette said...

New quilter so I have big plans!

icukirt said...

I hang over a chair and use them on my beds...these runners are a great idea. Can't wait to make one.

linda gillian said...

I use a quilt as a bedspread. My mama made it and sent it to me when I was oh, so cold in Anchorage! It makes me feel warm and close to my mom.

jinsnapp said...

I am a newbie, I've made a few bed quilts and enjoy making wall quilts for family. I haven't made one for me yet!

Heather said...

at present, i have a bedsize quilt on my bed. In the future I do plan to hand a wall quilt or two once they are completed.

Carla said...

I love the idea of a bed runner. I've seen them and never even considered making one until now.

GranChris said...

I just have a quilt on the bed and a wallhanging but a bed runner is a wonderful idea. This looks like a book full of ideas.

Shellie R. said...

Perfect timing for this book. I've just been thinking about making a bed runner for my bed. Looks like the perfect book for me.

Lee said...

My room is small - only a quilt on my bed and a bed runner! Oh I do have a small quilted wall handing too! thanks!

Quiltineering said...

I have a quilt on the bed! I've currently confined my minis to my sewing space, but they may make an appearance in my bedroom soon!

Tabitha Keener said...

I love putting them on my bed with matching pillows! Thanks

Julie said...

I fold quilts at the foot of the bed for those nights when I need a little more warmth. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy Lewis said...

I have a handmade and hand quilted quilt on my bed as a spread, with a hand quilted quilt folded at the foot of it.

Julia D @ Jada's Quilting Adventures said...

I made a bed runner for a little boy that would hold a book and toy in pockets on the bed runner. And ever since then, I've been wanting to make some for all the beds at my home. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway :)

Barbara Bailey said...

I love the idea of bed runner! What a great way to refresh a bedroom.

Gina S. said...

At the foot of the bed. I like to use them when i take a nap.
bluewolf554 at gmail dot com

Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches said...

We just moved last week so I'm still figuring our style here.. but I do love this HUGE master bedroom I get to work with!

Greta Honeycutt said...

By putting them on my bed!

Donna W said...

One the bed and hang wll hangings on the walls

Kathleen Anderson said...

A quilt on every bed is my way of decorating with quilts. I love the bed runner idea!

Deb B. said...

I use quilts on every thing I have in my bedroom. I have them drapped over my settee and rocking chair, plus on the bed.
dberkebile@roadrunner.com

Sarah@123quilt said...

I don't actually have any quilts in my bedroom; they all seem to end up in the living room. I love the idea of a quilted bed runner though. Thanks for the chance to win!

laura57 said...

ciao a tutte. felice di partecipare. sono tutti bellissimi.
Buona serata
Laura

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I have a quilt on my bed and a quilted wall-hanging above the headboard. Oh and decorative pillows. (!)

Laura Ferdal said...

I would eventually want to hang my quilts on the wall - probably when I have a larger bedroom
Thanks!
merryorganic@gmail.com

Belves said...

We use quilts for that extra warmth during winter. I love snuggling under a home made quilt!

Audrey said...

There are quilts on the bed and quilts on the walls. Quilted items are also on the dresser and night stands. One covers the portable air conditioner in the off season. I have a plan to make quilts to cover our windows and patio door. Those are still in the planning stage but will be a reality soon. The bed runners in this new book are fabulous. Thanks for sharing your contributions.

Tina Mikhael said...

On the bed and draped over chair

Lise said...

I use it on my bed, also all my beds at the cabin also has quilts and my sofa

BeachQuilter said...

My bedroom doesn't have a quilt! I like the idea of bed runners!

Claire Sutherland said...

I have a large throw across the bottom of my bed. Unfortunately, it is store bought!
Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

Ellee said...

There is a large lap quilt on a chair by the bed. It's perfect for when I need a little extra warmth. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Quilter in the Gap said...

Do UFOs laying next to the bed and hanging in the closet count?

Anonymous said...

I have one small wallhanging above my bed and a quilt on the bed, which does not fit the size. So a sheet and a quilted runner would be much better on my bed!
m-sablik at t-online dot de

Nena said...

That is a good question!! And one I am trying hard to figure out as we speak! I love so many styles - I get confused as to what I want to have, knowing it has to be a good investment - maybe these bed runners are my answer! Thanks very much.

Terri said...

I have small ones hanging on the wall in my guest room, and a king size whole cloth quilt on my bed. It's time to change it up tho, and I don't know why I never thought of doing it like this!

Lauren Maedge said...

I have a quilt on my bed!

Cecilia said...

I haven't made a quilt for my bed yet, so I don't have any quilts to decorate my room . But I think that this book would be just what I need to start making quilts for my room.

June D said...

I put my basted project on the bed - someday I'll finish it! In the mean time it's pretty in the guest room Thanks for the chance.

aus_chick said...

I have a quilt at the foot of our bed :)

apple blossom said...

on top of the bed

Lisa H said...

I always use white bed linen, this includes the duvet cover. My room is a neutral colour and has beautiful hardwood furniture in it. I add colourful quilts / bed runners and cushions (pillows) to spice it up. Being neutral though, it is very calming and serene when I need it to be. I think it's perfect.

Cher Merriman said...

I haven't used quilts in my own bedroom yet, mostly give them away, but I like this idea of small quilts for a big impact. Great ideas in the book!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I keep one on my Cedar chest.

Enny said...

After giving some quilts away for charity bazaars and gifting some, I realized that here in Germany people generally don't appreciate how much work making a quilt involves - and let's not forget the money the fabrics cost. So now I only make queen-sized quilts for our beds. But now I'm running out of beds so a bedrunner would be a pretty addition.

Susan McG said...

I usually have a quilt folded at the bottom of my bed and several draped over a quilt rack.

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

I really like this book! All of the quilts on our beds have been handmade by me. I have several as wall hangings, as well.

HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath'n said...

I use quilted pillows as accents that I can change as I please.

java diva said...

I just use my quilt my granny made me after I graduated high school. It's only a twin size, so no quilt for my husband! LOL

Anne B said...

I use them on my bed, draped over chair and on railing outside bedroom

Mara said...

Just on the bed!