Wow I haven’t been web logging my days very frequently lately!
Between school being very busy for us this year (homework is crazy for 1st and 3rd grades!! I hate to see middle school and high school!!) and trying to keep up with housework and meals, I just haven’t taken the time to update.
I made up a little table runner using a Glace by Three Sisters charm pack.
I couldn’t find a table runner pattern that used only ONE charm pack !! Have you noticed this about charm square patterns?? But I only had ONE pack, so I had to make one up.
I used an idea by Kim from Kim’s Big Quilting Adventure. She shared a pinwheel block she made and I hope she doesn’t mind me using it too!
I did it pretty quick…less than an hour! So don’t look at my corners or pinwheel points LOL!!
If you want to make one too, here’s how:
1 charm pack
1/2 yard for backing and binding.
Step 1 (Figure 1)
Take 1 red and 1 white charm square and place them right sides together.
Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the light square, then using a 1/4 inch seam, sew on both sides of the line.
Using your rotary cutter and ruler cut on the line then press towards the darker fabric.
Repeat 2 times to make 12 red/white Half Square Triangles.
Step 2 (Figure 2)
Assemble Half Square Triangles into 3 pinwheel blocks and sew together.
Using 2 of the blue charm squares and 1 green charm square= cut each charm into 4- 2 1/2 squares.
Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on each 2 1/2 inch square, place and sew on the line on the 4 corners of the pinwheel blocks. Trim off corners to 1/4 inch and press toward the blue/green fabric.
Step 3 (Figure 3)
Using 9 coordinating charms= cut each into 4- 2 1/2″ squares.
Lay them out in 6 rows of 6 and sew together to make one patchwork square.
Cut the patchwork square twice on the diagonal from corner to corner.
These 4 triangles are your setting triangles.
Lay out table runner according to the diagram and sew together!
Layer with batting/backing then quilt. Then bind. Then enjoy!
Later Gators! Melissa