We are so excited to participate in Gudrun Erla’s Table Talk Blog Tour.
The “Table Talk” Book by Gudrun Erla features table runners, table toppers and family treats! What could be better than a book about fabrics and food? The book includes six pieced projects, three holiday projects, four “quilt as you go” projects and three leftover projects as well as fifteen recipes.
Gudrun grew up in Selfoss, Iceland; a small town of only 4,000. Her earliest memories are conversations within the family around the dining table. Hence the idea of a book filled with table toppers and food. Stories of her family and photos of her years growing up fill the pages. All the projects are beautifully illustrated and the directions for each project are easy to follow. As you page through the book you’ll find the recipe for Harvest Soup or Hot Fudge Pudding Cake ….oh my!
Our favorite pattern in the book is the “Wrapped It Up Runner.” It features the block Gudrun designed for our 2010 Designer Mystery Block of the Month Club. Three little packages wrapped up in red ribbon are at each end of the runner with a beautiful star block in the center. She also includes a “Jelly Jar Runner” made from leftover Jelly Roll strips! What a great idea! Gudrun says, “The thought of having these rectangles lying around my sewing room made me think of all the jelly jars clogging up my fridge with just a little jelly on the bottom. I quickly cleaned them out and used them up too!”
Following is the lineup for the rest of the tour:
Posting every day of the week: Gudrun Erla – GE Designs
Tuesday May 24th: Sandy Gervais – Pieces From My Heart
Wednesday May 25th: Monique Dillard – Open Gate Quilts
Thursday May 26th: Kate Spain – Kate Spain Designs
Friday May 27th: Kansas City Star – Diane McLendon
I just love this table runner. And look forward to reading about Gudrun's life growing up in Iceland.
Love the table runner. Thanks for the chance to win the book. I'm looking forward to seeing more from the book.
I love the Wrap It Up runner and fabric used in the sample. I can't wait to see the quilt as you go designs from the new book.
Her designs are wonderful, I love using table runners instead of a table cloth, no ironing!
I've taken classes from Gudrun and have seen her trunk show. I'm looking forward to her new book and the new patterns.
Love the table runner!
This book sounds GREAT! Love the runner you've featured! Can't wait for the recipes!
Love the table runner. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of this fabulous book. Hugs
Gundrun's book looks very interested. I really love the Christmas table runner. Happy quilting!
Have to agree the "wrapped it up Runner" is a HIT 🙂 Karin E:)
Getting excited to start sewing for Christmas
I love this table runner. Gudrun's patterns are fun to make with the quilt as you go method. The new book looks great.
Very cute table runner. The book looks awesome!
Such a cute table runner!
Looks like a great new book full of Gudrun's patterns and stories.
Love the book. Great inspiration!
This book sunds like it would suit me just fine. Love to sew runners and toppers for my tables.
Wonderful table runner and great design for all types of quilting, would be fun to try in primitive fabrics too.
Love Gudrun's patterns. Looking forward to this new book.
I love little projects. This looks awesome!
I love table runners and that one is so cute!
I love that table runner. Thank you for sharing.
I love her packages table runner. I only use table runners on my table, I love how they look and they're so easy to make to change out for different occasions. I look forward to reading her book.
SIMPLY LOVE THE RUNNER WITH THE GIFTS ON IT! THANKS SO FOR SHARING!
I really lik the Wrap-it-up tablerunner! And I'm also curious about the jelly jar runner. Hugs Ullis in Sweden
That is a fabulous table runner! Cute, cute!
Looks like a great book!
Okay – my computer ate my comment to you, so hopefully, it won't "throw it back up" and repost what I wrote the first time. How fun that you are part of the Table Top Blog Hop! Would love to win a copy of Gudrun's new book. Love reading about others' traditions and their cultural differences. And, of course I love quilts and food! Perfect book for me! Thanks for sharing today. HUGS… and stitches
The wrap it up block was one of my favorites!
I love the table runner and enjoyed making the block for the block of the month! Would love to have one the her books.
Love them all…
I love this little runner. It's gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing! Hugs Ariane
I hope that I can go to Iceland some day, but until then, perhaps owning Gudrun's book will keep me satisfied…! Thank you for entering me in the drawing…!
Oh, I am looking forward to seeing that book! I love, love, love to make table runners and toppers.
This looks like a fabulous book!
I do like this design. I want to make this one. Need to purchase the book just for the holiday runner. Great holiday gift!
I love how table runners and toppers are such quick projects. This looks like a great book!
Didn't know there'd be recipe also. Yum.
It looks like a wonderful book. Recipes sound fun.
I like to make table toppers and I really like Gudrun's designs! This sounds like a super book!!
I'd love to give the 'quilt as you go' designs a try…the whole book looks fabulous!
That table runner is the best! I'm curious to see what she did with the jelly roll scraps too. 🙂
Love the runner and can't wait to see the book! What a great idea to include recipes in it, too 🙂
The runner makes me eager to have Christmas arrive – almost! This looks like a great book. Thanks for giving us an opportunity to win.
The runner you featured is sweet. I can't wait to see what else she has in her new book. Take care.
LOVE the table runner, but hot fudge pudding cake – thinking that would be amazing!
I agree with Dee I love the runners but it was the hot fudge pudding cake that really caught my attention….must be lunch time.
Thanks for participating with Gudrun.
What a great looking book. I am a huge collector of recipes and love sewing/quilting too so this is a must have book in my mind. I have to agree with that being an awesome table runner. How pretty.
I loved this BOM and the table runner is wonderful. This book is going on my must-have list.
Lovely tablerunner! Great book! Thanks so much!
This book "Table Talk" is right up my alley! I love to decorate my table seasonally, and table toppers are it.
Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Thank you for sharing 🙂
What a lovely collection of patterns! It will be hard deciding which one to make first!
Can't wait to check this book out! Gudrun is a fabuloys designer.
It looks like a wonderful book!
i'm addicted to table runners, toppers and candle mats 🙂 thanks for a chance to win – laure
This table runner is nice! The recipes sound delicious too!
Love the runner…am hoping to make runners for Christmas gifts this year! Thanks for a chance to win! :o)
She's a talented lady… love her work!!!
Love the runner too. Runners are so fun for changing the look of a room.
Looks like a great book! I love small projects like table toppers.
That's my favorite pattern too! Just love those little gifts and the star is wonderful!
Looking at the runner makes me anxious to start sewing with Christmas fabrics again.
Enjoyed finding your blog and getting to learn more about other quilters!
I love everything in the book soo far!
Thank you for sharing
This going to fun. Love Gudrun Erla designs and her fresh take on doing things.
Love the package table runner & can't wait to see the rest of the book.
The book looks amazing. Absolutely love the Wrap It Up table runner!!!
The book looks great-I would love to make a few of those projects
Fabrics and food – definitely a winner! The more I hear of this book, the more I want it 🙂
I like cute projects that don't take forever to complete.
Book looks even better than the last one I bought. Always hope to win.
Thanks. Add stories and recipes. Great Christmas combo…
Love that table runner! Would make the perfect gift this Christmas!
The table runner is gorgeous. What a great book.
I love the Wrap It Up Runner too! It could be transformed into a beautiful tree skirt!
Would love to try some of these new runners!
Hot Fudge Pudding Cake, get outta here! Gotta try it!
I love this book and would love to win it. Thank you. Take care and God bless, Cory
I just love it, thanks for the giveaway
I love the idea of gift packages on the table runner. Thanks for participating in the hop 🙂
WHne I first saw the mystery block – I was mad at myself that I hadn't participated, but now it's in a book – great! Thank you!
This sounds like a terrific book!
Looks like a great book! I hope to win a copy to start on some great Christmas projects….
I love the projects I've seen so far in the book. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.
Gudrun's book looks awesome and I love the theme of family conversations around the table. Reminds me of my family gatherings! Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the book.
I love this table runner 🙂 Looks like a great book.
Looks like this is a great book.
What a great book, love table runners they are great teacher gifts.
…luv, luv, luv the sEw fun 'Wrap It Up' runner. Looking forward to seeing all the peeks in Gudrun's 'Table Talk' book this week….Keeping my fingers crossed….thanks for the chance to win one!!!
I like the Wrap It Up runner too. I'm trying very hard to win a copy of this book!
I like table runners as they make good "in between" projects. you can also convert some to bed runners.
What fun! This looks like a wonderful book. Thank you for sharing.
What a great book! Thanks for the chance to win.
The book looks like fun, I always like her patterns as they seem so happy. I hope I get a chance to win book
Never seen anything likes this – what fun!
I love the Wrapped It Up Runner!
What a great table runner!!
I really enjoy Gudrun's designs so can't wait to see her book. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a copy of it!
I love the runner Wrapped It Up!
Wonder how it would look expanded with repeating blocks and put on the end of the bed in the guest bedroom at Christmas.
I love this table runner! It's absolutely beautiful. Thanks for this chance to win!!!
Thanks for a chance to win the table runner looks great.
I love the blog hop and just wish I could make all of the projects, too! It's fun to see the new designs and how they look with the wonderful fabrics that are available now. Have fun!
The fabric really does make the runner. Love the star in the middle. Like her idea of including 'left overs' and recipes.
Very pretty table runner. I sure do like these small projects!
I love all the table runners, I need this book 😉 and some fabric to make them of course.
Love that Christmas Table Runner! I'll have to check the jelly jars in my refrig and the fabric in my sewing room now! 🙂
I'd love this book 😀
Just darling- love the book!
What a lovely looking book! and the runner is stunning! thanks!
Need to make some table runners so would love this book.
I love the table runner!
I agree, this is a lovely table runner.
Looking forward to doing a Christmas runner for myself instead of using the purchased ones I have
That is the most precious table runner! LOVE IT!
This looks like such a great book…the photos are awesome too! Lisa in Texas
I just love agood book I can look at for hours!
I've jumped through Gudrun's blog tour and all the projects are wonderful! Thanks for the review.
What a great tablerunner. I can't wait to see the whole book – it looks wonderful!
That table runner is so awesome!! Im seriously wanting to make one for christmas!!
Looks like a great book I would love to have! Thanks for the chance! hesabella(at)gmail(dot)com
The book looks great, my favourite is the Jelly Jar Runner, such pretty colours. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
I love this book. i've been dying to make a table runner for my table. thanks.