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Two-Tone Star Table Runner

With clever fabric placement in each star block in a graphic, gift-worthy table runner, quilt tester Laura Boehnke created the illusion of diagonal stripes. The black-and-white batiks are from Hoffman California Fabrics.

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Assemble Remaining Blocks


To make the remaining blocks, refer to each lettered block in the Quilt Assembly Diagram, and steps 2–10 of Assemble Block A for help in constructing each unit.

1. For block B, gather the following pieces: black batik pieces (two 3-3/4" squares and one 3-3/8" square), black-and-white batik No. 2 pieces (two each of 3-3/4", 3-3/8", and 3" squares), black-and-white batik No. 3 pieces (two each of 3-3/4", 3-3/8", and 3" squares), and solid white pieces (two 3-3/4" squares and one 3-3/8" square).

2. Use two black batik 3-3/4" squares and two black-and-white batik No. 2—3-3/4" squares to make four hourglass units. Then use two solid white 3-3/4" squares and two black-and-white batik No. 3—3-3/4" squares to make four hourglass units. Use two black-and-white batik No. 2—3-3/8" squares and two black-and-white batik No. 3—3-3/8" squares to make four small triangle-squares. Then use one black batik 3-3/8" square and one solid white 3-3/8" square to make two small triangle-squares. Use pieces just made and the black-and-white batik Nos. 2 and 3—3" squares to make two B blocks.

3. For block C, gather the following pieces: solid white pieces (two 3-3/4" squares and one 3-3/8" square), black-and-white batik No. 3 pieces (two each of 3-3/4", 3-3/8", and 3" squares), black batik pieces (two each of 3-3/4", 3-3/8", and 3" squares), and black-and-white batik No.4 pieces (two 3-3/4" squares and one 3-3/8" square).

4. Use two solid white 3-3/4" squares and two black-and-white batik No. 3—3-3/4" squares to make four hourglass units. Then use two black batik 3-3/4" squares and two black-and-white batik No. 4—3-3/4" squares to make four hourglass units. Use two black-and-white batik No. 3—3-3/8" squares and two black batik 3-3/8" squares to make four small triangle-squares. Then use one solid white 3-3/8" square and one black-and-white batik No.4—3-3/8" square to make two small triangle-squares. Use pieces just made, black-and-white batik No. 3—3" squares, and black batik 3" squares to make two C blocks.

5. For block D, gather the following pieces: black-and-white batik No. 4 pieces (two 3-3/4" squares and one 3-3/8" square), black batik pieces (four 3-3/4" squares, three 3-3/8" squares, and two 3" squares), and black-and-white batik No. 5 pieces (two each of 3-3/4", 3-3/8", and 3" squares).

6. Use two black batik 3-3/4" squares and two black-and-white batik No. 4—3-3/4" squares to make four hourglass units. Then use two black batik 3-3/4" squares and two black-and-white batik No. 5—3-3/4" squares to make four hourglass units. Use two black batik 3-3/8" squares and two black-and-white batik No. 5—3-3/8" squares to make four small triangle-squares. Then use one black batik 3-3/8" square and one black-and-white batik No. 4—3-3/8" square to make two small triangle-squares. Use pieces just made, black batik 3" squares, and black-and-white batik No. 5—3" squares to make two D blocks.

7. For block E, gather the following pieces: black batik pieces (two 3-3/4" squares and one 3-3/8" square), black-and-white batik No. 5 pieces (two each 3-3/4", 3-3/8", and 3" squares), black-and-white batik No. 6 pieces (two each 3-3/4", 3-3/8", and 3" squares), and solid white pieces (two 3-3/4" squares and one 3-3/8" square).

8. Use two black batik 3-3/4" squares and two black-and-white batik No. 5—3-3/4" squares to make four hourglass units. Then use two solid white 3-3/4" squares and two black-and-white batik No. 6—3-3/4" squares to make four hourglass units. Use two black-and-white batik No. 5—3-3/8" squares and two black-and-white batik No. 6—3-3/8" squares to make four small triangle-squares. Then use one black batik 3-3/8" square and one solid white 3-3/8" square to make two small triangle-squares. Use pieces just made and the black-and-white batik Nos. 5 and 6—3" squares to make two E blocks.

9. For block F, gather one each of the following pieces: solid white 3-3/4" and 3-3/8" squares; black-and-white batik No. 6—3-3/4", 3-3/8", and 3" squares; black-and-white batik No. 7—3-3/4" and 3-3/8" squares; and black batik 3-3/4", 3-3/8", and 3" squares.

10. Use one solid white 3-3/4" square and one black-and-white batik No. 6—3-3/4" square to make two hourglass units. Then use one black batik 3-3/4" square and one black-and-white batik No. 7—3-3/4" square to make two hourglass units. Use one black-and-white batik No. 6—3-3/8" square and one black batik 3-3/8" square to make two small triangle-squares. Then use one solid white 3-3/8" square and one black-and-white batik No. 7—3-3/8" square to make two small triangle-squares (you will only use one). Use pieces just made, the black-and-white batik No. 6—3" square, and the black batik 3" square to make one F block.

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