Welcome to my blog, this month I choose to do a table runner to bring in the
spring this year. This block is called the Autograph Block, this block was
historically used to make presentation quilts. Each maker would write her name
across the white rectangle patch in the center and then embroider over the writing
to make permanent record. Such quilt were made as a souvenir of friendship and
community often as a gift for a teacher or clergyman. Making it in a bright modern
fabric on a white background brings this block into the twenty first century. The
fabrics I choose was Spring Brook by Cory Yoder this fabric just looks like Spring
to me, this block consist of 8 half square triangles and 16 5" squares and my block
came out at 22" square, you can use big or small squares depending on what
block size you want. I was so excited to make this block because it has a cross
which is fitting for the season ( Happy Resurrection) and half square triangles
which is my favorite square to make, one day I would like to make a whole quilt
out of them. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SQUARE TO MAKE? On the back of the
table runner I used up the rest of the squares that I had there was 2 packs of the
charm squares which is 5" square. The quilting on this table runner is all straight line quilting.
Hope you are inspired and make one
cutting out the batting for the table runner I try to leave I/4" or bigger all around
Once I have the three pieces the Top, batting, and the back I pin them together so I can get started with the quilting.
Here's the back of the table runner I used the remaining 5"squares so pretty.
The binding match perfect with the colors in the block its Lori Holt Bee Gingham.
When I was finish with the table runner the extra fabric that I had left I cut them up and put them in my bins, I love doing this because I am able to create something real fast because they are organized.
There is a Youtube video on my channel if you need help with your block.
Thank you for stopping by.