Beautiful Sea Canyon Table Runner

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The beautiful Sea Canyon Table Runner is a 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.

beautiful Sea Canyon table runner
Sea Canyon table runner on rocks

Beautiful Sea Canyon Table Runner

The finished size is approx 13.5 x 35.5 inches

Sea Canyon table runner diagram from Electric Quilt program
Sea Canyon table runner diagram from the Electric Quilt program

Materials and Supplies Needed



  • 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
  • Batting

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
Piecing guide for blocks

Piece the table runner

Cut (2) 2½-inch x 9½-inch rectangles for the sashing and add them 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 the beautiful Sea Canyon table runner 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 with feathers
Closeup of quilting with feathers

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 Anthology batiks like these.

Sea Canyon table runner on deck
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. I do this a lot to cut down on the cost of my quilt projects.

back side of table runner
the 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
Table runner with a pelican statue on it

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table runner and wall hanging on bench
table runner and wall hanging on bench

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

Board Game batik quilt blowing in the wind
Board Game batik quilt blowing in the wind

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  1. Congratulations on your new home! I can’t wait for the tour! Why exactly are you moving again?

    Connie, a month or so ago you put a pattern on that was a table runner. It took half of a charm pack! I thought I kept it but it’s nowhere to be found! Help 😩 Please re-post. Thank you 😊

  2. So glad to hear that Rusty is steadily improving. He looks so good and glad that Mr. Mikey is doing well as well. They are two very special boys. Take care all.

  3. Always love hearing about the puppers! We have been soaking Indie’s food as well as she is chewing on the side!
    I forgot how much I love this pattern! The direction s are so straight forward! Thanks

  4. Sandra Massey says:

    Very happy for rusty. My pups are family too and really feels bad when they’re not doing well. Bet he’ll be happy to get that cone off. Sadie sweet as ever 😊

  5. Patty Dunham says:

    I’m so glad Rusty is doing better, I love stories like this that makes my heart happy. Plus I really love all your quilting and fabrics. 😊

  6. Lovely table runner, Connie, made me think of the sea glass we find on the beaches here on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. This is one I would love to make but will probably make it one or two squares bigger. I look forward to future updates on your 4 legged kids🥰🇨🇦.

  7. Beautiful as always Connie! So glad to see the picture of Rusty with his eyes open! God Bless Him! So glad you care about them both. Have a great day!

  8. Darlene Winters says:

    Hi Love all your mail and hearing about the doggies I have two doggies about like yours I like all your Beautiful sewing good luck to all your family ..

  9. Linda thomas says:

    Such a wonderful table runner I love doing table runners and toppers in between making quilts as I get to use leftovers from previous projects gives me a break from big projects and almost instant satisfaction so glad rusty is feeling better and mr mickey to my fur kid Mr
    suffers from the same throat problems specially in cold weather keep updates coming enjoy hearing from you

  10. This looks like an easy and pretty table runner to do. I am happy to hear Rusty is improving. Thanks for all your great patterns.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Lindos seus trabalhos. Grata por compartilhar.
    São fontes de alegria e inspiração.
    Obrigada! Bjs.

  15. Thank you so much for this block. It is just what I have been looking for. Judy

  16. Thank you Connie, This table runner is nice. Would make a nice quilt also.

  17. 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.

  18. 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!

  19. Nancy McC says:

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

  20. Robyn Lidstone says:

    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.

  21. alicia crossley says:

    How can I save this to Pinterest to make after summer?

  22. That is really pretty! I especially like it paired with the other block in Board Game.

  23. Kath Eardley says:

    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)