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.

As a reminder, here is the original quilt found on page 40 in the book 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!


  1. Fabulous fabrics in your runner. It's simple and complex all in one.

  2. Love this quilt and colours XXX

  3. Great idea...now if I only had time to make it! Love the fabrics in the table runner!!

  4. love the colors, of course!!! thank you Diane for this idea!!


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