This quilted table runner features a cheery Spring theme: the pink quilted blocks represent the heads of tulips; on top of them, we embroidered hens and chicks; in the green grassy space in the middle, we embroidered daffodils, which are just starting to come up.
The finished size of the tablerunner is about 20" x 50".
You will need: scraps of white and yellow fabrics, 1/4 yard of pink fabric and 1/2 yard of green fabric.
You will also need low loft batting or polyester craft felt for batting, fabric for backing and binding.
For embroidery, we used embroidery polyester threads.
Out of pink fabric, cut
Out of yellow fabric, cut
Out of white fabric, cut
Out of green fabric cut
Sew white triangles to two sides of the yellow square. Make 12 units.
Take 6 pink triangles and cut each of them in 2, to get 12 smaller triangles.
Sew the small pink triangle to the white-yellow triangle. Make 12 units.
Sew the units to the large pink triangles. Make 12 squares.
Rotate the working piece until the yellow-and-white triangle is at the top. Place a green 2 1/2" square onto the lower left corner of the square, face down. Draw a diagonal.
Stitch along the diagonal. Cut away the corner with 1/4" seam allowance. Unfold the green corner and press.
Repeat for the lower right corner.
Make 12 blocks total.
Using the blocks and the 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" green strips, sew them into 2 rows:
Sew the 4 1/2" x 46 1/2" green strip between the rows.
Sew the 2 1/2" x 46 1/2" green strips to the long edges of the working piece.
Sew the 2 1/2" x 20 1/2" green strips to the short edges of the working piece.
Press the top and place it over a piece of polyester craft felt. The felt piece should be slightly larger than the top. Baste the quilt top to the felt along the green stripes. After the embroidery is finished, rip the baste.
Now place the backing on a flat surface (table) face down. Spread your working piece (top with batting) over it.
Pin all three layers together with 1" pins and start quilting. We quilted in a free motion style all over the tablerunner.
After the quilting is finished, press the work with heavy steam and square the work -- all corners should be 90 degrees and opposite sides should be of the same length.
Finish the raw edges with the binding.