Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Fusion, the table runner version
Fusion is a quilt found in Scrap Quilt Secrets. I love this quilt because it's a perfect example of how simple blocks work together to create additional designs in the overall pattern of the quilt. One way I enjoy experimenting with designs is by choosing different color combinations.
These blocks are simply hourglass blocks and square-in-a-square blocks alternated. I did turn the hourglass blocks so that they surround the square-in-a-square block either with all reds or all whites. Notice how the blocks surrounded by red begin to look like larger diamonds. Notice how the nine blocks together look like a large star. The white in the hourglass blocks become the star points.
I used extra blocks on the back of the quilt. I tried to line them up so they would match the front. However, the quilting shows that I missed by just a tiny bit. I'm okay with that. I also used leftover fabrics for the backing. I think it's more interesting this way.
Scrap Quilt Secrets. If you would like to make this little table runner the directions are below.
Fusion Table Runner (20" x 40")
Make 11 Square in a square blocks (found on page 42)
Make 10 Hourglass blocks (found on page 42)
Cut 4 blue corner border squares
Cut 12 red border rectangles
Cut 8 blue border rectangles
Arrange blocks as shown in photo.
Sew the blocks into row, then sew the rows together.
Layer baste, quilt and bind.
Enjoy every stitch!