Beach Glass Runner
Use your favorite 2½" precut strips to make an easy table runner in an afternoon.
A perfect project for your favorite 21/2" precut strips.
• 6 precut 21/2" x 42" strips each light
and dark batiks for blocks* • 4 precut 21/2" x 42" strips coordinating
batiks for binding* • Backing to size • Batting to size* • Thread* • Basic sewing tools and supplies *Bali Poppy Beach Glass fabric collection from Hoffman; Hobbs batting; Aurifil thread used to make sample.
Sort the 2½" strips for blocks into six pairs of one each light and dark fabric. From each of the 6 pairs of 2 ½ " strips: • Cut 6 light 21/2" A squares. • Cut 4 light 21/2" x 61/2" B rectangles. • Cut 6 dark 21/2" C squares. • Cut 4 dark 21/2" x 61/2" D rectangles.
COMPLETING THE BLOCKS
1. Select one set of light and dark pieces from one strip pair to make two each Light and Dark Beach Glass blocks.
2. For the light blocks, sew an A square to opposite sides of a C square to make a center row as shown in Figure 1; press.
3. Sew B to opposite sides of the center row referring to Figure 2 to complete one Light Beach Glass block; press.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to complete a second matching Light Beach Glass block.
5. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with one A square, two C squares and two D rectangles to make one Dark Beach Glass block referring to the block drawing. Repeat to make a second matching block.
6. Repeat steps 1–5 with each remaining set of light and dark pieces to make a total of 12 each Light Beach Glass and Dark Beach Glass blocks.
COMPLETING THE RUNNER
Refer to the Assembly Diagram for construction steps.
1. Arrange and join the blocks in eight rows of three blocks each, alternating light and dark blocks; press.
2. Join the rows to complete the runner top; press.
3. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 94. 4. Quilt as desired. 5. Bind edges using the precut batik binding strips and referring to Quilting Basics on page 94 to finish. QW
Beach Glass Runner Quilting Diagram
Beach Glass Runner Assembly Diagram 48" x 18"