“Prism” – Variations on a Theme

6 04 2014

Have you downloaded the web bonus pattern for a table runner based on my “Prism” quilt published in the March/April 2014 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine? If not, click here for the link.

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The blue and purple tints of the instructions inspired my search for springtime fabrics which I found in the bargain fat quarter container at the Calico House in Lincoln, Nebraska. I added a white tone-on-tone and green leaf print from my stash.

The “Prism” directions call for 4 1/2″ wide strips resulting in a 12 1/2″ width for the table runner. Since my dining table is fairly wide, I desired a wider runner with more color and less white background. I also wanted the runner length to measure no more than 42″ so the backing could be cut from 1/2 yd., selvage to selvage (without piecing it).

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From white background and green print fabric, I made three “Pinwheel” blocks that finish at 5.”  I cut the heather and lavendar prints 5 1/2″ x  8 1/2.”  From white background fabric, I cut two rectangles each of the following measurements: 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2,” 5 1/2″ x 10 1/2, ” and 5 1/2″ x 15 1/2.”

The runner was quick and easy to make. I pieced it in about an hour–no kidding! White thread was my choice for quilting figure eight loops in the three long strips.

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I’d love to see your “Prism” table runner in springtime colors!

 

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