Poppy Gar­den

If you've got a lot of scraps of one color, imag­ine them in this ta­ble run­ner.

Annie's Quilting for the Home - - Contents - De­signed & Quilted by Carolyn S. Vagts

Spec­i­fi­ca­tions

Skill Level: Begin­ner Run­ner Size: ap­prox­i­mately 481/2" x 183/4"

Ma­te­ri­als

• 74 (31/2") A squares as­sorted orange batiks • 3/8 yard orange batik • 1/2 yard yel­low batik • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size • Thread • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

Cut­ting From orange batik:

• Cut 4 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips.

From yel­low batik:

• Cut 4 (31/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut 1 strip into 2 (31/2" x 131/4") B strips. Set aside re­main­ing 3 strips for C.

Com­plet­ing the Run­ner

1. Se­lect and join seven A squares to make a long strip as shown in Fig­ure 1; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of eight long strips. 2. Re­peat step 1 with five A squares to make a medium strip as shown in Fig­ure 2; press. Re­peat to make a sec­ond medium strip. 3. Join three A squares to make a short strip as shown in Fig­ure 3; press. Re­peat to make a sec­ond short strip. 4. Ar­range and join the eight long strips as shown in Fig­ure 4; press. 5. Sew a medium strip and short strip to each end of the pieced sec­tion, again re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 4; press. Add an A square to op­po­site an­gled ends. 6. Us­ing a straight­edge and ro­tary cut­ter, trim 1/4" from the in­ter­sect­ing seams all around the edges as shown in Fig­ure 5. 7. Sew B strips to op­po­site short ends of the trimmed cen­ter, be­ing care­ful not to stretch the pieced cen­ter as you stitch.

8. Join the C strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Sub­cut strip into two 31/2" x 49" C strips.

9. Sew C strips to op­po­site long sides of the pieced cen­ter, be­ing care­ful not to stretch the pieced cen­ter as you stitch, to com­plete the run­ner top; press. 10. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 109.

11. Quilt as de­sired.

12. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 109 to fin­ish.

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