Use a straight furrows setting for Log Cabin blocks in an icy winter color scheme to create a striking seasonal table runner. Fabrics are from the Winter Blossom collection by Hoffman California Fabrics.

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Inspired by Cabin Flurries from designers Julie Wurzer of Patch Abilities and Merry Backes of Merry's Stitchins

Quilt tester: Jan Ragaller

Materials

• 16-5 ×11" pieces or 7⁄8 yard total assorted red and gray prints (blocks)

• 16-5×11" pieces or 7⁄8 yard total assorted white and light gray prints (blocks)

• 1⁄4 yard poinsettia print

• 3⁄8 yard binding fabric

• 1-3⁄8 yards backing fabric

• 25×49" batting

Finished size: 16-1⁄2×40-1⁄2"
Finished block: 4" square

Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker fabric.

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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

From assorted red and gray prints, cut:

• 24-1×4-1⁄2" strips

• 24-1×4" strips

• 24-1× 3-1⁄2" strips

• 24-1× 3" strips

• 24-1× 2-1⁄2" strips

• 24-1× 2" strips

• 24-1-1⁄2" squares

From assorted white and light gray prints, cut:

• 24-1×4" strips

• 24-1× 3-1⁄2" strips

• 24-1× 3" strips

• 24-1× 2-1⁄2" strips

• 24-1× 2" strips

• 24-1×1-1⁄2" strips

From poinsettia print, cut:

• 2-8-1⁄2 ×16-1⁄2" rectangles

From binding fabric, cut:

• 4-2-1⁄2 ×42" binding strips

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Assemble Blocks

1. Join a red print 1-1⁄2" square and a white or light gray print 1×1-1⁄2" strip (Diagram 1).

2. Referring to Diagram 2, add a white or light gray print 1×2" strip to left-hand edge of Step 1 unit.

3. Sew a red or gray print 1×2" strip to top edge of Step 2 unit (Diagram 3).

4. Add a red or gray print 1×2-1⁄2" strip to right-hand edge of Step 3 unit (Diagram 4).

5. Referring to Diagram 5, continue adding assorted white or light gray print strips and assorted red or gray print strips in clockwise direction to make a block. Press all seams away from center. The block should be 4-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

6. Repeat steps 1–5 to make 24 blocks total.

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Assemble Table Runner Top

1. Referring to Table Runner Assembly Diagram, lay out blocks in four rows. Sew together blocks in rows; press seams in one direction, alternating direction with each row. Join rows to make table runner center. Press seams in one direction. The table runner center should be 16-1⁄2 ×24-1⁄2" including seam allowances.

2. Join a poinsettia print 8-1⁄2 ×16-1⁄2" rectangle to each short edge of table runner center to complete table runner top. Press seams toward rectangles.

Finish Table Runner

1. Layer table runner top, batting, and backing; baste. Quilt as desired.

2. Bind with binding strips.

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