Today we finish up the quilt along table runner, and I’ll show you some more ideas for making full quilts from the blocks. We left off last week here, with two quarter-square triangle blocks, one on each side of the Tri Recs Star block.
For the Harvest Star runner, I added only one border 2-1/2-inches wide. Quilt as desired. I used a leaf pantograph to blend with the Harvest theme. The project is small enough to quilt on a domestic machine. Stitch in the ditch and free motion quilting are just a couple of ideas.
When quilting is done, attach the binding. I used the same print for mine.
Harvest Star table runner is complete.
And here it is in progress with a Christmas theme. The black background has a red and green print.
If you would like to have a longer runner, add another triangle to the ends to create a pointed runner. Just cut one 13-1/2-inch square, then cut it diagonally into two triangles, then attach one to each end and square off. I then decided that having a thin accent border would look even nicer. So, add a first border cut 1-1/2-inches wide of star color fabric, then a wider 2-1/2-inch border of your focus fabric.
Once again, here is the EQ8 image with the accent border.
If you’d like a larger quilt, here are a couple of ideas for you. The Harvest Star with the print center square in the star block might look like this.
Making it with the solid center gives a different feel.
One more idea, combine it with the Pumpkin block from last year’s Autumn Jubilee. How fun is this!! I didn’t do the borders, but you could also extend the black into the borders to finish off the black on-point squares. As usual, I have more ideas than I have time, LOL!!!
Backside Fabrics is today’s giveaway sponsor. Ever since I found this North Carolina company, I have been addicted to their wide back fabrics. The quality is superb, and Christine has been kind enough to support my big charity event last year too, the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project. One lucky winner will receive a $50 Gift Certificate! Just leave a comment on this post, with any comment on the quilt along, then click on the Rafflecopter pic below to enter. When leaving a comment, please scroll to the bottom of the comments for the comment form.