Close This Ad

Strip of Stars

This rich, dark table runner makes a great housewarming gift that comes together quickly. To duplicate it, use the navy and burgundy fabrics from the Briarcliffe collection for Timeless Treasures. Five Evening Star blocks are framed with a neutral print, while a wide outer border utilizes the same bold floral as the setting triangles.

Pages

+ enlarge
 
+ enlarge
 
+ enlarge
 
+ enlarge
 
+ enlarge
 
+ enlarge
 

Download this Project


Assemble Blocks


1. Mark a diagonal line on wrong side of each navy print 1-7/8" square.

2. Align marked navy print squares with opposite corners of a tan tone-on-tone 3-1/4" square. Referring to Diagram 1, sew 1/4" from drawn lines on both sides of lines. Cut apart on drawn lines to make two triangle units (Diagram 2); press seams toward small triangles.

3. Align a marked navy print square with remaining corner of a triangle unit. Sew 1/4" from drawn line on both sides of line (Diagram 3).

4. Cut apart on drawn line (Diagram 4); press seams toward small triangles to make two Flying Geese units. Each unit should be 1-1/2x2-1/2" including seam allowances.

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 with remaining triangle unit to make four Flying Geese units total.

6. Sew together four tan tone-on-tone 1-1/2" squares, four Flying Geese units, and a navy print 2-1/2" square in rows (Diagram 5). Press seams toward squares in each row. Join rows to make a navy Evening Star block. The block should be 4-1/2" square including seam allowances. Homecooks

7. To reduce bulk, clip through both layers of seam allowances up to seam lines 1/4" on each side of seam intersections (clips will be 1/2" apart). Press center sections of seam allowances toward navy print square and outside sections of seam allowances toward tan tone-on-tone squares. Press intersections open to create tiny Four-Patches (Diagram 6).

8. Repeat steps 1–7 to make three navy Evening Star blocks total. Using burgundy print instead of navy print, repeat steps 1–7 to make two burgundy Evening Star blocks.

Tags: 

Pages

Comments

Loading comments...