Shiny Ornaments Table Runner
Finished Size Runner Size: 50" x 16" Block Size: 6" x 16" finished Number of Blocks: 7
• Backing to size
• Batting to size
• Template material
• 1/4 yard light gray-with-silver
• 1/ 3 yard dark gray-with-silver
• 1/2 yard dark gray-with-silver stripe
• 2/ 3 yard white-with-silver highlights
• 7/8 yard light blue-with-silver
• 7 (31/2" x 41/2") scraps batting
• 21 (4mm) silver beads
• 7( 5/8"- diameter) gray buttons
• Small (30mm) yo-yo maker
• Basic sewing tools and supplies
Prepare templates for the yo-yo circle and bow pieces using patterns given in the insert.
From light gray-withsilver highlights:
• Cut 2 (21/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 7 (21/2" x 61/2") G rectangles.
From dark gray-withsilver highlights:
• Cut 1 (61/2" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 14 (21/2" x 61/2") F rectangles.
From dark gray-withsilver stripe:
• Cut 1 (21/2" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 7 (11/2" x 21/2") H rectangles. • Cut 4 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.
From white-with-silver highlights:
• Cut 2 (71/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 14 (31/4" x 71/2") A rectangles, 7 (21/2" x 61/2") D rectangles and 14 (11/2" x 21/2") B rectangles. • Cut 2 (21/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 28 (21/2") C squares.
From light blue-withsilver highlights:
• Cut 1 (7" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 7 (41/2" x 7") K rectangles for bows and 7 (1" x 71/2") E strips. • Cut 1 (161/2" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 8 (11/2" x 161/2") I strips and 21 yo-yo circles using prepared yo-yo circle template.
Completing the Blocks
1. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each C square.
2. Referring to Figure 1, place a C square right sides together on one end of F and stitch on the marked line. Trim seam allowance to 1/4" and press C to the right side. Repeat with a second C on the remaining end of F to complete a C-F unit.
3. Repeat step 2 to complete a total of 14 C-F units.
4. Sew B to each short end of H to make a B-H unit as shown in Figure 2;
press. Repeat to make a total of seven B-H units.
5. Sew A to each long side of E to make an A-E unit as shown in Figure 3; press. Repeat to make a total of seven A-E units.
6. To complete one Ornament block, select one each A-E and B-H unit, one each D and G rectangle, and two C-F units.
7. Join two C-F units with G and add D to the bottom to complete the ornament base as shown in Figure 4; press.
8. Join the ornament base and the A-E unit with the B-H unit to complete one Ornament block as shown in Figure 5; press.
9. Repeat steps 6–8 to complete a total of seven Ornament blocks.
Making the Yo-yos
Refer to the manufacturer's instructions if using a yo-yo maker to make yo-yos.
1. Hold a yo-yo circle with the wrong side of the circle facing you; fingerpress a 1/4" hem as you hand-sew a running stitch all around near the fold using a doubled, knotted thread as shown in Figure 6.
2. Pull the thread to gather the edges together into a tight opening, using your fingers to pull the fold to the center of the circle as shown in Figure 7.
3. Referring to Figure 8, take the thread to the back through the opening and knot but do not clip the thread. Bring the thread back up through to the top, pick up a silver bead and push the needle to the back. Pull thread to tighten and flatten yo-yo with bead covering top opening. Make a few stitches to secure the bead. Knot the thread on the back side; clip thread to complete one yo-yo.
4. Repeat steps 1–3 to complete a total of 21 yo-yos.
Making the Bows
1. Fold each K rectangle in half with right sides together to make 31/2" x 41/2" rectangles. Trace the bow shape on the wrong side of each folded rectangle. Pin to scraps of batting.
2. Sew on the traced lines. Cut out shapes 1/8" from seam line; clip curves.
3. Cut a slit in the center of each bow through one layer of fabric only.
4. Turn right side out through the slit. Press edges smooth and flat.
5. Whipstitch (see page 125) open edges together as shown in Figure 9.
6. Sew gathering stitches up the center of one bow using doubled, knotted matching thread. Pull the thread to gather the center of the bow tightly as shown in Figure 10.
7. Wrap the thread around the center a few times and knot, remove the needle leaving the excess length of thread to use later to attach bow as shown in Figure 11.
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to complete a total of seven bows.
Completing the Runner
1. Arrange and join the Ornament blocks with the I strips, beginning and ending with an I strip and turning every other block, to complete the pieced top; press.
2. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 120.
3. Quilt as desired.
4. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 120.
5. Center and hand-stitch the outer edges of three prepared yo-yos to G in each completed block as shown in Figure 12.
6. Using the tail of thread left on one bow, add a gray button to the
bow center, and then stitch the button and bow to E just above the ornament base (H) as shown in Figure 13. Tack underneath layers on each side to secure.
7. Repeat with remaining bows to complete the table runner. •