This handsome table runner features Rocky Mountain quilt blocks and cutwork designs from the CW Flower Medallion Set for a large 5" x 7" hoop.
The finished size of the runner is about 20" x 28" .
Out of patterned fabric cut
Step One: Take a red 5" x 5" square and a green 5" x 5" square. Lay the squares one on top of the other, face-to-face. Align all edges.
With a sharp graphic pencil draw a diagonal from one corner to the other. Stitch a scant 1/4" on each side of the line.
Press the block, and cut along the line. Open the two new squares, and press the seams towards the patterned fabric.
Step Two: Take each of the new squares, and place it on top of a 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" patterned square, face-to-face. Align all edges. Draw a line from one corner of the square to the opposite one, making sure to bisect each of the two fabrics. Stitch a scant 1/4" on each side of the line.
Press the block and cut along the line.
Open the new squares.
You will need 16 of them.
On a piece of white fabric graph a rectangle measuring 8 1/2" x 16 1/2". Mark the position of the embroidery with paper templates.
Stabilize the fabric with watersoluble mesh and embroider the cutwork design from the
CW Flower Medallion Set.
Cut away the excess stabilizer. Dissolve the remainder. Leave to air-dry. Press with steam.
Cut out the rectangle. Trim it to 8 1/2" x 16 1/2" .
Position the white rectangle with embroidery over the red rectangle. Align all sides and baste a scant 1/4" from the edge. This will be the central part of the runner.
Sew the rocky mountain blocks into 4 strips, 4 squares in each strip.
Sew two strips to the left and right edges of the central part.
Sew the remaining 2 strips to the upper and lower edges of the central part.
Sew the 2 1/2" x 24 1/2" strips to the left and right edges of the working piece.
Sew the 2 1/2" x 20 1/2" strips to the upper and lower edges of the working piece.
Now place the backing/lining on a flat surface (table) face down. Cover with batting. Spread your working piece over it.
Pin all three layers together with 1" pins. We quilted around the embroidery and all over the mat in a free-motion style. Remove the pins while quilting.
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 binding.