# Hydrangea Runner

## This runner matches the quilt on page 30.

MATERIALS

• 1/4 yard light green batik • 1/ 3 yard light aqua batik • 3/ 8 yard total purple batiks • 3/ 8 yard total yellow/orange batiks • 3/ 8 yard bright green batik • 5/ 8 yard dark turquoise batik • Backing 201/2" x 441/2" • Batting 201/2" x 441/2" • Thread • Basic sewing tools and supplies

CUTTING

From light green batik: • Cut 1 (37/ 8" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 7 (37/ 8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 diagonal to make 14 C triangles. From light aqua batik: • Cut 2 (37/ 8" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 20 (37/ 8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 diagonal to make 40 B triangles. From purple batiks: • Cut 2 (41/4" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 11 (41/4") squares. Cut each square on both diagonals to make 44 E triangles. From yellow/orange batiks: • Cut 2 (43/4" by fabric width) strips.

Subcut strips into 10 (43/4") A squares. From bright green batik: • Cut 1 (41/4" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 8 (41/4") squares. Cut each square on both diagonals to make 32 D triangles. Set aside 2 triangles for another project. • Cut 1 (37/ 8" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 8 (37/ 8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 diagonal to make 16 F triangles. From dark turquoise batik: • Cut 1 (37/ 8" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 7 (37/ 8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 diagonal to make 14 H triangles. • Cut 1 (41/4" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 4 (41/4") squares. Cut each square on both diagonals to make 16 G triangles. Set aside 2 triangles for another project. • Cut 4 (11/2" by fabric width) I/J strips.

COMPLETING THE PINWHEEL BLOCKS

1. Sew an E triangle to a D triangle on one short side to make an E-D unit as shown in Figure 1. Repeat to make a total of 30 E-D units.

2. Repeat step 1 with E and G to make 14 E-G units referring to Figure 2. 3. Add C to the E-G units to make 14 C block quarters as shown in Figure 3; press. 4. Add F to 16 E-D units to make 16 F block quarters as shown in Figure 4; press. 5. Sew H to 14 E-D units to make 14 H block quarters as shown in Figure 5; press.

6. To make one Pinwheel 1 block, select 1 each C and H block quarter and two F block quarters.

7. Referring to Figure 6, join two F block quarters to make a row; press. Join the C and H block quarters to make a second row; press. Join the rows to complete one Pinwheel 1 block; press.

8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to make a total of eight Pinwheel 1 blocks.

9. To make one Pinwheel 2 block, select two each C and H block quarters. Referring to Figure 7, join one each block quarter to make a row; press. Repeat. Join the rows to complete the block; press. Repeat to make a total of three Pinwheel 2 blocks.

COMPLETING THE SQUARE- IN- A- SQUARE BLOCKS

1. Select one A square and four B triangles to make one Square-in-aSquare block. 2. Sew a B triangle to opposite sides of an A square referring to Figure 8; press.

3. Sew a B triangle to each of the two remaining sides of the A-B unit to complete one Square-in-a-Square block, again referring to Figure 8; press.

4. Repeat steps 1–3 to complete a total of 10 Square-in-a-Square blocks.

COMPLETING THE RUNNER

Refer to the Assembly Diagram for positioning of blocks and rows during construction.

1. Arrange and join three Square-ina-Square blocks with four Pinwheel 1 blocks to make an X row; press. Repeat to make a second X row.

2. Join three Pinwheel 2 blocks with four Square-in-a-Square blocks to make a Y row; press.

3. Join the X and Y rows to complete the pieced center; press.

4. Join the I/J strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip into two each 11/2" x 421/2" I strips and 11/2" x 201/2" J strips. Note: Cut one J strip first to keep the seam in the I strip away from the end of the strip. 5. Sew I strips to opposite long sides and J strips to the short ends of the pieced center; press.

6. Baste the batting piece to the wrong side of the pieced top.

7. Place the backing piece right sides together with the basted top/batting; pin to hold.

8. Stitch all around, leaving a 4" opening on one side. Trim batting close to seam and clip corners. Turn right side out through the opening.

9. Press edges flat. Turn opening edges to the inside; hand-stitch opening closed. Press edges again.

10. Quilt as desired.