Starting Monday, April 5, 2021, we’ll be sewing a different block each week for eight weeks. The piece we’re making uses a sampling of blocks from the book, and all together they make an exquisite tablerunner that measures 22.5″ x 80.5″.
** I added some alternate options below because I wanted my runner a little smaller.**
I added an alternate pattern option to the bottom (keep scrolling down) since I wanted my runner to be a little shorter. Check out what I did a little different, and feel free to ask questions if you have them. My runner came out 22x65, here is a sneak peek...
Week 1 - April 5th *Treasure Trove Block
Week 2 - April 12th *Homecoming Blocks
Week 3 - April 19th *Springtime Bliss Blocks
(I'm using on the back)
Week 4 - April 26th *Paradox Block (I'm using on the back)
Week 5 - May 3rd *Westward Blocks (I'm using on the back)
Week 6 - May 10th *Friendship Bracelet Block
(I'm making 2 and using them on the front)
Week 7 - May 17th *Tablerunner sashing & borders
Since I made my runner shorter (22x65) I decided to make my sashing pieces 1.5" and I really liked the finished size.
Week 8 - May 24th *Tablerunner Backing, Quilting, & Binding
More coming soon.....
Alternate Size Options:
Here are the changes I made...
First, I decided that I really liked the block that was featured on the backing because the Smoke and Rust fabric collection only had a few pieces of the rusty orange in the bundle, and I wanted to use them on the front. So instead of making week 4 block (Paradox) and week 5 block (Westward) on the front, I decided I would make two of the week 6 blocks (Friendship Bracelet) block instead. But since they are only 12.5" blocks I needed something added to them to make them fit, so I added 6 HST and a sashing strip.
*Tip: So depending on the cutting of some patterns, there are often a lot of corner pieces that are cut off and not used after the trimming, so I made a little video and took a few pictures to give a little mini tutorial to show you how I better use that leftover.
6 - 4.5" HST (half square triangles)
2 - 2.5" x 12.5" sashing pieces (sew between the block and the HST)
I used 1.5" strips for sashing and borders pieces (A-D-C in week 7 instructions)
OH, and if you look at the picture above, I alway leave the little tails on the border strip, then I trim them down so they are perfectly square after I take it off the long arm. I dont do this on quilts, but I always do on smaller pieces that are going on tables, I want them to look perfect up close on a table.
Visit the Fat Quarter Shop blog for lots of links for all the bloggers sewing along too!
Gina Tell (@gina_tell_threadgraffiti), Thread Graffiti
Jen Belnap (@thesmittenchicken), The Smitten Chicken
Jeresther Thorpe-Page (@Sew_SweetSeeBee)
Lisa Johnson (@intheboondocks), In the Boondocks
Mona Phelps (@mona.phelps), Bluegrass Stitches
Pat Sloan (@quilterpatsloan), Pat Sloan
Patty (@elmstreetquilts), Elm Street Quilts
Sondra Davison (@sondradavison), Out of the Blue Quilts
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Until next time, Happy Quilting!!!