Sea Canyon Table Runner

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Sea Canyon Table Runner is a beautiful new table runner that I finished and gifted to a sweet friend. It looks perfect in her living room.

I used three 9-inch blocks and then added a sashing and a border. This would be perfect for any time of year.

Sea Canyon table runner on rocks

Sea Canyon Table Runner

The finished size is approx 13.5 x 35.5 inches

Sea Canyon table runner diagram from Electric Quilt program


  • Cream batik – 5/8 yard
  • Green batik – 1/8 yard
  • Wine batik – 1/8 yard
  • Gold batik – 1/4 yard (for blocks and binding
  • Backing – 1/2 yard

Cutting for 3 Blocks

  • Cream – cut (6) 3 7/8-inch squares for half-square triangles
  • Cream – cut (30) 2 3/8-inch squares for half-square triangles
  • Cream – cut (24) 1 1/2-inch squares
  • Green – cut (6) 3 7/8 inch squares for half-square triangles
  • Wine – cut (3) 2 5/8-inch squares
  • Gold – cut (24) 1 1/2-inch squares

9-inch finished quilt blocks

Use the following diagrams to piece the quilt blocks using a 1/4-inch seam allowance. Each block will measure 9½-inches unfinished and will be 9-inches in the finished table runner.

Piecing guide for blocks

Piece the table runner

Cut (2) 2½-inch x 9½-inch rectangles for the sashing and add between the blocks.

Add the border

  • Cream – cut (2) 2½-inch x 31½-inch pieces, add to the top and bottom
  • Cream – cut (2) 2½-inch x 13½-inch pieces, add to the sides

Quilt as desired

Add your backing and batting and quilt as desired.

I drew a spine all the way around the table runner and then did some free motion feathers in the border. I used an Aurifil thread in a color that matched the fabric I used for the binding and a Schmetz 80/20 needle.

Here is a closeup of the feather quilting. I really need to start doing more of it because once I get going…..I really enjoy doing it.

Closeup of quilting

Cut your binding strips 2½-inch x the width of your fabrics and use my easy machine binding tutorial to add it.

The table runner was made using a collection from Island Batik called Sea Canyon. I doubt that you can find the fabrics anymore but this would be perfect for blender batiks like the greens in this batik watercolor collection and the gold batik watercolor collection.

If you would prefer to just buy the yardage needed, these batik blends would be perfect.

Sea Canyon table runner on deck

I just used a good-quality permanent press muslin on the back so I can save my batiks for my quilt tops.

back side of table runner

Do you like my little pelican? He was a gift from the cutest little neighbor boy when we lived at the river house.

Table runner with a pelican statue on it

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This was designed using a block from my Board Game quilt pattern.

table runner and wall hanging on bench
Board Game batik quilt blowing in the wind

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Hi, I’m Connie Kresin Campbell, the quilter, writer, and photographer behind Freemotion By the River. I enjoy inspiring others with my quilt tutorials and patterns.

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  1. Perfect size for my main (kitchen) table. Don’t think I even go in the dining room any more!
    Love this and I was thinking of all the ways I can use it – I might even try a tree skirt with these blocks.

  2. Oh wonderful as I save all your patterns and have made quite a few runners of yours. Love the jewel looking tones of that purple and green batik. I think 9have some of both. Just don’t have the white background batik. Guess I’ll have to invest in some. I also noticed your leaf quilting pattern. So perfect for this quilt. Thank you definitely now on my to do list.

  3. This is so striking. I love that photo of it with the pelican. Do you miss living by the river? Except for flooding of course.

  4. Beautiful ! Such great colors and design ! The stitching is another work of Art too!

    Thank you for taking such great care of your dog. He certainly looks happy.

  5. The colors are so regal! Love the quilting! Your feathers are perfect! I’m trying to get the feather thing – but “skating backward” throws me. Practice right? Doing outline quilting on a Safari Panel quilt now. Easy, like a coloring book and stipple to fill in the blank spots. Good to see Mr. M and his new friend. Thank you for the best ideas!

  6. Love the colors on this runner. You did a great job on the feathers in the border. I love feathers! Thank you for sharing.

  7. Exquisite work, Connie. I love the feathered free motion border – and the inner free motion quilting as well.
    I don’t know when I’ll be able to master free motion quilting. What alternative would suit this design? This Sea Canyon Table Runner is too nice not to make.
    The Board Game Quilt would be too challenging for a beginner like me. I need a lot of experience wtih smaller projects.

  8. Lovely Table Runner,Connie and great instructions.All the best in your new home.
    Thankyou for your inspiring and informative posts.Just need more time—–any
    Best wishes
    Kath (Scotland)

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