Block 5: NOTE: My cutting information will be based on the colors of the blocks shown. Use your own cutting guides for the scrappy colors you choose.
Cut FIVE (5) 2 7/8″ squares of Peach
Cut FOUR (4) 2 7/8″ squares of Blue
Sew each row of the block together then sew the rows to each other to create a nine patch block.
Cut FOUR (4) 1 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ strips for sashing
Cut enough 2″ x WOF fabric to sew together to create enough to bind your table runner
Always square up your blocks before you put them into a project. Remember, the unfinished block size is 7 1/2″.
Sew each block to a sashing strip, starting in the center and working out toward the ends. Then, create a quilt sandwich with 100% cotton batting or Insul-Bright (both battings absorb the heat if you set hot dishes on your table runner) and backing – then quilt your table runner. Finally trim the edges of your table runner and add the binding!
Congratulations! You have just completed your Quilt Therapy Block a Day Table Runner!
Block 4: NOTE: My cutting information will be based on the colors of the blocks shown. Use your own cutting guides for the scrappy colors you choose.
Cut FOUR (4) 2 1/4″ squares from Pink
Cut FOUR (4) 2 1/4″ squares from Green
Cut FOUR (4) 2 1/4″ x 4″ strips from Purple
Sew the center four patch together as you did the previous four patch blocks, then sew TWO (2) Purple strips to each side of the four patch center. Sew the top and bottom rows together with the Green and Pink squares and the Purple strip. Finally, sew these last two strips to the top and bottom of the center row.
Block 3: NOTE: My cutting information will be based on the colors of the blocks shown. Use your own cutting guides for the scrappy colors you choose.
Cut ONE (1) 2 1/4″ square from Pink, Blue, Purple and another Blue
Cut TWO (2) 2 1/4″ x 4″ strips from Peach and Yellow
Cut ONE (1) 4″ square from Light Blue
Sew TWO (2) rows together with the other Blue, Peach and Purple fabrics. Sew ONE (1) row together with the Yellow and Light Blue. Then sew the two rows that go on the top and bottom of the center row to the center row.
I love putting table runners on our dining room table. Not only does it add a spash of color to an otherwise blah room, it helps to cushion hot dishes and have a place for the napkins and salt and pepper shakers. Because I have a hard time carving out time in my day for making a whole table runner, I like to make a block a day – just a touch of quilt therapy each day sure keeps the blues away!
This is a scrappy table runner, so use up your scraps and make it fun! In our house, that means letting the kids pick out the colors for one block each and then I get to pick out the colors to pull all of the other blocks together.
The blocks are chosen for beginners and none of them have anything more than squares or strips, so anyone should be able to make this simple Quilt Therapy Block a Day Table Runner!