Thursday, March 8, 2012

Block of the Month Table Runner

 Whirlpool Table Runner
Here is a project using three Whirlpool blocks from last week’s Block of the Month.

This is a diamond patterned quilted table runner measuring 16" wide x 40" long.

Here's What You Will Need:

  • ¾ yard of fabric for borders and backing.  I used fabrics from Kathy Davis newest line Wildflower. 10” square scrap for cornerstones.
  • Cotton Batting  My personal preference is for Warm and Natural


  • Cut 3 strips 2 ½” wide x WOF for borders.  Subcut two of these strips to  36 ½” long for the long borders. Cut the other strip into two 2 ½” x 12 ½ “  pieces for the short borders.
  • Cut the backing piece 16 ½” wide by 40 ½” long
  • Cut four contrasting cornerstone pieces 2 ½” square each
  • Cut batting 16 ½” x 40 ½”

  [Sew  ¼” seams throughout this project]
  •  Sew three whirlpool blocks together using ¼” seam.
  • Sew 36 ½” borders to long edges of joined blocks.
  • Sew cornerstone pieces to short border strips on either end. 
  • Sew joined cornerstone/short border pieces to short edges of runner, matching corners.
  • Layer backing and top right sides together.  Layer batting on top of backing and top.  Stitch around all four edges, leaving a 4” opening for turning.
  • Turn right side out.
  • Press
  • Quilt as desired.  I stitched in the ditch around the diamond shape and then filled in the blocks with an all over stippling.  I also stitched one straight line down the center of each border, and close to the edge of the cornerstone blocks.

I would love to see a picture of your finished runner. Link up on the last Wednesday of every month during my twelve month challenge.


  1. Oh so pretty! I've got to save some of these patterns for later! Is that ok for me to put on pinterest? {:-D

    1. I don't mind if you put it on Pinterest. Thanks for asking.

  2. Great table runner!! I wish I had quilting skills.

  3. What a gorgeous color combination!

  4. I made a table runner today, although it was not like this one. I like the colors of this one. Mine is for the BBA challenge for March. Can't wait to share it!

    P.S. I like Warm and Natural too!

  5. Your runner sure is pretty. I am a warm and natural fan too.

  6. So beautiful :) looking perfect !! thanks for sharing dear!