December 9, 2019

Jelly Glazed Hearts Table Runner

Today I'm happy to share a Fat Quarter Shop fun project, the Jelly Glazed Hearts Table Runner, made using Zen Chic's Day in Paris by Moda Fabrics.

The pastel pinks, blues and greens in the Day in Paris fabric line reminded me of vintage pottery.  The flower pot in some of the photos is a McCoy flower pot.

I was originally planning to use the Metallic Twinkle for the background but decided to go with Metallic Chalk Watercolor Dots since it was a little lighter in hopes of having more contrast.

The piecing was super simple and went really fast.  Each heart was made from one strip set made up of two jelly roll strips.  The hardest part was picking out the strips for the sets.

The most difficult was actually photographing the 19 1/2" x 68 1/2" table runner.  I had to lay it out on my kitchen island to get the full length.

In the original FQS Jelly Glazed Hearts Table Runner, the hearts are all oriented in the same direction.  I decided to alternate the direction of the hearts which was an easy to do.  All I had to do was cut the border strip a little longer and and cut four strips to the block size of 17 1/2".

I am very pleased with how the backing turned out.  I wanted to use some of the extras jelly roll strips on the back and at the suggestion of a friend, I placed more strips on one end than the other.

For the quilting, I did a simple crosshatch design mostly following the width of the jellyroll strips in the hearts.  The grid isn't spaced evenly throughout, but I think it's fine.  The quilting went fast as well as it took exactly one hour to quilt the table runner using the walking foot.

I still have plenty of leftover jelly roll strips for another project.  You can shop all Day in Paris precuts and yardage at the Fat Quarter Shop. (Affiliate link)

Hop on over the FQS Jolly Jabber to get the free copy of the Jelly Glazed Hearts Table runner.

Fat Quarter Shop Quilting Fabrics and Supplies


  1. A beautiful table runner! Love the backing, also!

    1. Thanks so much! I really love the backing too. My mom collects vintage pottery so my plan is to give it her.

  2. Great idea to alternate the direction of the hearts, Paige. The backing is beautiful and it almost seems to me that hand finishing the binding might have been the most time consuming part of the project!

  3. Really pretty Paige and since it doesn't appear to take very many strips, this would be a great one for using up leftover jelly rolls. Love the backing! I am sure your mom will be thrilled with this gift!

  4. Beautiful table runner, I love the colors you used.

  5. Gorgeous table runner! I love what you did on the back too - this is basically a reversible piece! And thank you for the link - I need a new runner and have some strips lying around. :-)

  6. How cute and fun. 'Love the fabrics and the pattern.