Thursday, December 8, 2016

Deck the Halls Blog Hop: Day 4

The Christmas countdown has begun! This week we'll be sharing five holiday-themed tutorials to add to that festive feeling. 

Today we're welcoming Alison from Little Bunny Quilts. Back in our July hop, she made a tree skirt using the Sparkle collection, and she's back today with a table runner using the same fabric line. After you check out her tutorial, head over to her blog for a chance to win a bundle of holiday fabric. 

Here's Alison:
Hello! Alison from Little Bunny Quilts here, and I am back today to share another fun holiday tutorial using Amanda Murphy's Sparkle line! Today I'm sharing a fun table runner pattern!

You will need to make three 12 inch finished (12.5 inch unfinished) blocks for a table runner. For each block you will need:

Four (4) - 2 1/2 inch squares in your outer color (green shown in the tutorial)
Four (4) - 3 3/8 inch squares in your outer color (green shown in the tutorial)
One (1) - 4 1/2 inch square in your center color (teal and green stripe shown in the tutorial)
Four (4) - 3 inch squares in your star point color (red and grey print shown in the tutorial) 
Four (4) - 2 1/2 inch background fabric squares
Four (4) - 2 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch background fabric rectangles
Four (4) - 3 inch background squares

Using your 2 1/2 inch squares and 2 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch rectangles to make the corner units as shown below. Make four.

Cut each of your 3 inch squares in half diagonally once. Arrange four triangles around each 3 3/8 inch square as shown below and sew together to make four square in a square units. Pay attention to the arrangement of your outer triangles -- these will form your star points! If necessary, trim your blocks to 4 1/2 inch square.

Arrange your corner units, square-in-a-square units, and center square as shown below. Sew together in rows, then sew your rows together.

Make three total Star of Wonder blocks.

From your background also cut:
Four (4) strips 1 1/2 inches x 12 1/2 inches
Two (2) strips 1 1/2 inches x WOF

Lay out your blocks and background strips as shown below and sew together for your table runner top.

Quilt and bind as desired. Enjoy your festive table runner!

You can use this basic table runner pattern with any 12 inch finished blocks (12.5 inches unfinished), so if you have your own favorite blocks, you can switch them up!

For a chance to win a bundle of one of our holiday collections, head over to Alison's blog.  

Make sure to catch all of the tutorials on our Deck The Halls Blog Hop!
Tuesday 12/6: Paula Nadelstern
Wednesday 12/7:  Debby from Debby Kratovil Quilts
Thursday 12/8: Alison from Little Bunny Quilts
Friday 12/9: Benartex blog design team

p.s. Looking for more holiday inspiration? Click here to check out the tutorials featured in our Christmas in July blog hop. 
p.p.s. See another Sparkle table runner on Fons & Porter's website.
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  1. Beautiful runner. Thank you for the tutorial.

  2. I really like the block and love the fabrics. Together it makes for a beautiful table runner.

  3. Thanks for the great tutorial! It looks great.

  4. The fabrics in this Table Runner are beautiful! Her tutorial is fabulous; I love to make Table Runners for gifts on any occasion! Thank you for sharing and have a fantastic creative day!

  5. Love it!!, ❤️❤️❤️
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. I really love Amanda's Sparkle collection. Beautiful table runner also.

  7. Wow,so gorgeous and love the way to make the stars.Thanks!