24 October 2017

Mingle Tablerunner



I'm so excited to be sharing my Mingle Tablerunner today!

I've been sharing little progress posts along the way and today is my day on the Fat Quarter Shop blog hop. For my project, I chose the Mingle Tablerunner pattern from Sherri Falls new book - Tablerunner Bliss. I shared a few photos of this book in this past post, but if you want to see some really great photos and read all the details, please click on over to have a look at thisuper cute book here at Fat Quarter Shop





For this runner I decided to change things up a wee bit from my usual. I used my walking foot to quilt both straight lines along the sashing and organic wavy lines from edge to edge along the blocks. This really helped to emphasize the on point setting!









I think my favourite is the backing print. No wait! The binding print. Oh dear! I really love the aqua prints too. I guess I love them all! You know I am print challenged, so being able to choose from a collection makes it so much easier for me. And you know they are going to look great together!





Fat Quarter Shop has such a wide selection of beautiful fabrics, but I couldn't help myself once is spied the Lulu Lane collection by Corey Yoder. I just linked to the charm pack so you could get a look at all the prints that come in the collection, but if you like the Lulu Lane prints, they are also sold in yardage. Just do a search for them in yardage!










The "Crossroads Tablerunner" finished at 26" x 66"
and was the 55th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.








If you are a regular around these parts.... You know by now that Fat Quarter Shop is hosting the Tablerunner Bliss blog hop. Check out the list of all the participating bloggers!


Here is the schedule of bloggers with links that you might like to visit during this Quilt Along:


Each Tuesday for 10 weeks there will be 2 bloggers sharing their beautiful tablerunners.


I'm one of the luckiest ones!

I was able to share TWO different projects made from this new book!


Tablerunner Bliss is written by Sherri Falls of This & That Pattern Company. This 80 page book is gorgeously illustrated and contains instructions for 20 different beautiful table runners of various sizes and styles. The step by step instructions are easy to follow, complete with plenty of diagrams. The only thing that is difficult..... is choosing which pattern you want to make first!




Want to quilt along with us????




You don't have to have a blog to participate! 

If you are looking for the perfect excuse to make something just for fun, these table runners are great for that! You can order your own copy of this super cute book here at Fat Quarter Shop.  



You can follow the #tablerunnertuesdays and #tablerunnerbliss hashtags on Instagram and Facebook to see all the pretty tablerunners! Grab a book and make a runner, and add the hashtags so we can see what you're making!


Thanks again Fat Quarter Shop for the book and the fabric!







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18 October 2017

Let's Bee Social #199




A few weeks ago, I shared my Crossroads Tablerunner finish. Now I am working on my second project that I am to post about this coming week. October 24 is my next day on the Fat Quarter Shop blog hop. For this project I chose the Mingle Tablerunner pattern from Sherri Falls new book - Tablerunner Bliss. I shared a few photos of this book in this past post, but if you want to see some really great photos and read all the details, please click on over to have a look at thisuper cute book here at Fat Quarter Shop




The blocks were super easy to make. And I love how each one shows off these fabrics from the Lulu Lane collection by Corey Yoder. The blocks remind me of a hashtag! So fun!





I think this is only the second time I have ever set blocks on point. But it really is so easy and looks lovely!





Hope to have a finish soon!






Let's Bee Social! 

Click to visit the Tablerunner Bliss bloggers who are quilting along this week:






Want to quilt along?



Tablerunners a great for a quick make for gift giving... Even if you end up wanting to keep it for yourself! Tablerunner Bliss by Sherri Falls is the perfect book for inspiring you to create.

You can order your own copy of this super cute book here at Fat Quarter Shop.  




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17 October 2017

Buffalo or Bison quilt block tutorial

Buffalo Bison quilt blocks finish at 8" or 16" square making a 17" or 35" square mini quilt


Say hello to the buffalo!




Or you can call him Mr. Bison if you prefer.

This quilt block came about following a recent request by someone who had purchased the Forest Friends quilt pattern. They wanted to add a buffalo quilt block into the mix. So I came up with this 8" block pattern which can be used as an alternate block in either Forest Friends or Forest Friends 2 quilt pattern.

Forest Friends with Buffalo Bison in place of the Bear block



Forest Friends 2 with Buffalo Bison in place of the Bunny Rabbit block







I made an 8" test block. But have not made the 16" block myself. So if you do make one and notice any errors in the cutting instructions for that size, please email me so I can make the corrections to this post. Thank you!




Sew Fresh Quilts – Bison/Buffalo block

Read through entire instructions before beginning.  Press seams open as you go. 


STOP: Stitch, Trim, Open & Press. To perform the STOP method, align a square (A) or rectangle (C) on the corner of the unit (B) with right sides facing together. Draw a diagonal line and sew along this diagonal line. Trim a ¼” seam. Finger press the seam open and then press with a hot iron. Press all seams open to reduce bulk.



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8” block
16” block
Background
A
2 @ 0.75” square
2 @ 1” square
C
4 @ 1” squares
4 @ 1.5” squares
E
2 @ 1”  x 2.5”
2 @ 1.5”  x 4.5”
G
2 @ 1.5” square
2 @ 2.5” square
O
1 @ 1.5” x 6.5”
1 @ 2.5” x 12.5”
M
1 @ 2” square
1 @ 3” square
J
2 @ 2” x 2.5”
2 @ 3.5” x 4.5”
L
2 @ 2” x 4.5”
2 @ 3.5” x 8.5”
Black
A
2 @ 0.75” square
2 @ 1” square
C
2 @ 1” squares
2 @ 1.5” squares
Dark Brown
A
2 @ 0.75” square
2 @ 1” square
B
2 @ 0.75” x 1”
2 @ 1” x 1.5”
C
2 @ 1” squares
2 @ 1.5” squares
D
2 @ 1” x 1.5”
2 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
E
2 @ 1”  x 2.5”
2 @ 1.5”  x 4.5”
G
4 @ 1.5” square
4 @ 2.5” square
H
2 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
2 @ 2.5” x 4.5”
Medium
Brown
H
4 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
4 @ 2.5” x 4.5”
M
1 @ 2” square
1 @ 3” square
N
2 @ 2.5” square
2 @ 4.5” square
P
1 @ 2.5” x 4.5”
1 @ 4.5” x 8.5”
Light Brown
C
2 @ 1” squares
2 @ 1.5” squares
D
4 @ 1” x 1.5”
4 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
H
2 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
2 @ 2.5” x 4.5”
I
2 @ 1.5” x 3.5”
2 @ 2.5” x 6.5”
K
2 @ 2” x 3”
2 @ 3.5” x 5.5”



































Step 1:  Use the STOP method to add the Background (C) to the end of the Dark Brown (E). Sew the Background (E) on the side. Use the STOP method to add the Dark Brown (H) and then the Background (G). Make one left and one right facing unit.



Step 2:  Sew the Dark Brown and Black (A) together. Sew the Dark Brown (B) on top then sew the Dark Brown (C) to the side. Use the STOP method to add the Background (A) to the Dark Brown (D). Sew the pieces together. Make one left and one right facing unit.



Step 3:  Align the Background and Medium Brown (M) squares on top of each other. Draw a diagonal guide line, shown in blue. Sew 1/4” on each side of the guide line, shown in red. Cut on guide line. Press seams open. Trim to 1.5” for 8” block OR 2.5” for 16” block.



Step 4:  Use the STOP method to add the Medium Brown (H) to the Light Brown (I). Use the STOP method to add the Background (C). Make one left and one right facing unit.



Step 5:  Sew the Black and Light Brown (C) together. Sew the Light Brown (D) on top and a Light Brown (D) to the side. Use the STOP method to add the Background (J) to the Light Brown (K). Make one left and one right facing unit.



Step 6:  Use the STOP method to add the Medium Brown (H) to the Light Brown (H) and then to add the Dark Brown (G). Make one left and one right facing unit.



Step 7:  Along with the Background (O), Medium Brown (P) and Dark Brown (G), sew the UNIT1’s and UNIT3’s made in the previous steps together to complete the top half of the block.



Step 8:  Along with the Background (L), sew the UNIT2’s, UNIT5’s, UNIT6’s and UNIT4’s made in the previous steps together to complete the two bottom halves of the block. Use the STOP method to add the Dark Brown (N) to each.



Step 9: Sew these two bottom haves together and sew the top half of the block on top. Completed block will measure 8.5” x 8.5” including seam allowances and will finish at 8” x 8”. OR Completed block will measure 16.5” x 16.5” including seam allowances and will finish at 16” x 16”.









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