Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Spring is in the Air!

At the April London Friendship Quilters' Guild meeting, one of the members put a pile of magazines she no longer wanted out on a table for members to take home with them. I picked out a couple of the magazines and this is one of them. In it, I found the instructions to make this block which I used to make a Spring table runner for myself.

I picked out 7 charm squares from my Moda "City Lights" charm pack and sewed them together with a 3.5" white border around them.

I then traced the pattern onto the fabric as directed and cut them out. Each square was then twisted as shown below.

I sewed the blocks together and added a narrow yellow border and a wider blue border. I machine quilted it myself--I just do straight line quilting--no fancy free motion quilting!

Here is my completed runner, ready to take to the next guild meeting for show and tell!

My friend, Jacqui, made some of these recently as well. Here is a link to pictures of her twisted runners. These runners are quick and easy to make--I already have another pile of charm squares picked out to make one for a friend!


  1. Thanks for the mini tutorial! Your table runner looks lovely!!!

  2. I like it! Thank you for the easy photo share, it makes it look possible. Your color selections are nice too!

  3. I really like the fabrics you chose - the colours look great!

  4. Very clever pattern. thanks for the tutorial.

  5. I've been seeing these on various blogs and think I'd like to make one some day. One blog had templates that they were using. Your way looks like a very interesting way of doing it, maybe I can get a copy of the magazine. Do you know what month and year it was.