FWQA {for the Home} Day 6:: Knitty Bitties

Happy Saturday … 
and welcome to the last day of this week long blog collaboration::

While I’m the one that coordinated and hosted this collaboration, I have to admit I was a bit intimidated. One by the amazing group of bloggers I knew would come up with some great projects and two by the fact that I’m not really a ‘traditional’ quilter. I gravitate toward more ‘modern’ looking quilts with big blocks that go together relativly fast.

I am SO glad though that I pushed past my fretting {I mean really, there is a lot to fret over in life … sewing/quilting/fabric choices are not any of them!!}, cracked open the book, flipped through the pages and picked the first block that really jumped out at me.

It was Block #108 / Windmill
{Is it ironic that I’m Dutch and picked the Windmill block?!?}

Next I had to decide which route to go with colors for my block. ROY-G-BV {i.e. the rainbow} seemed like a natural choice given all the colors to choose from {thank you Robert Kaufman Fabrics for sponsoring this collaboration with donated fabric}.

Lastly, what was I going to make?

Well call me predictable or boring or whatever else you may … but I just love a fun table runner.

Here’s how it went together::

  1. For the front, sew {4} Windmill Blocks from The Famer’s Wife Sampler Quilt
  2. Add 2.5″ sashing between the interior blocks and 3.5″ to the end blocks
  3. Add 3.5″ sashing to the two long sides
  4. Create back using {9} 5×5″ charm squares and then add 5.5″ sashing to each side
  5. Cut a piece of batting to match the size of your front piece
  6. Layer front/batting/back making sure to center your front/batting on your bottom piece keeping an even border
  7. Quilt through all three layers, but do not quilt beyond the top layer into the back border
  8. Trim back border to exactly 1″ on all sides
  9. Use “Rae’s Cheater Binding” {if Rae had a dollar for every time I shared this technique …} to finish the table runner.

A fast weekend project that adds a colorful punch to your home!

Want to win it? Or one of the other projects from this week? Enter here::

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  1. It’s lovely, Andrea!

  2. Turned out really nice…..love the pattern. It was fun to follow along this week to see what everyone made!

  3. Turquoise, purple, and orange =D

  4. Gorgeous tablerunners :)

  5. purple, green and pink

  6. White, grey, blue

  7. Very pretty design!
    I love navy, tangarine and lime!

  8. It would depend on what I am making, and where it would be used. I like Burgandy, Navy and forest green. but I also like Pink, Yellow, and kelly green. I am also a big fan of purple!

  9. The table runners look great :)

    Aqua blue, green and bright yellow

  10. Thanks for the chance! Right now the three colors I would sew with are navy, aqua, and lime…I think!

  11. I would use cream, chocolate brown and pink for a punch of color

  12. What a great table runner! I enjoy making table runners. Since I have so little time to sew, at least I can finsh them quickly which makes me feel as if I have accomplished something. I think the 3 colors I would use would be cranberry, hot pink and,and gray.

  13. Gray, aqua, and white

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