Many of you shared my enthusiasm for making a table runner from 5″ charm squares (and a bit of yardage). Thanks for your encouraging comments and your excitement about participating in a Quilt Along. Let’s schedule the Quilt Along for Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 2-6.
Here is the Quilt Along schedule. (Click here to link to the Patterns page of this blog for a printer-friendly document. Once there, you’ll see a picture of the table runner followed by a black “Download” button. Click the button and print the document.)
August – Shop for fabrics. Think about where you will use your runner, perhaps on a dining table, a buffet, a bureau or chest of drawers, on top of a trunk or chest; choose colors that will celebrate a season or blend with existing décor.
Fabrics: Sample shows “Autumn Day” designed by Kathy Mink for Wilmington Prints.
1 charm pack of 5” squares (42 pieces) for Churn Dash blocks and 2nd border
1/3 yd. light background fabric for sashing and 1st border
1/3 yd. dark or accent fabric for binding
27” x 56” coordinating fabric for backing
Thursday – Sept. 2 – Instructions will be posted for download
Sort 5” squares, selecting squares for Churn Dash blocks
Friday – Sept. 3 – Make three Churn Dash blocks
Saturday/Sunday – Sept. 4, 5 – Sew sashing between blocks, add borders
Monday – Sept. 6 – Quilt and Bind the table runner
Once you have selected your fabrics, please snap a picture and send it to me: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posting your fabric choices will inspire other blog readers and generate excitement for the Quilt Along.