Who is ready for spring? I've been working with Gossamer fabric collection designed by Sharon Holland and the soft, pastel colors remind me of the smells of spring, and the warm breeze that it brings! What lovely things do you plan on making with the Gossamer collection. To get inspired take a look at the Gossamer lookbook by clicking here! I was inspired to create a table runner called Vintage Breeze. The use of the solid white fabric helps the main prints of the collection pop and showcase the collections beauty and charm.
Here is what you will need to get started:
Fabric A - GSS- 6243 - 1/8 yd.
Fabric B - GSS- 7245 - 1/8 yd.
Fabric C- GSS- 7243 - 1/8 yd.
Fabric D - GSS-7248- 1/8 yd.
Fabric E- GSS-7249 - 1/8 yd.
Fabric F - GSS-7241- 1/8 yd.
Fabric G - GSS-7240 - 1/4 yd.
Fabric H - PE-433 - 1/2 yd.
Backing - GSS- 7246 - 2/3 yd.
Binding - (Fabric G) GSS- 7240 - Included
Three (3) 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” square from Fabrics A-G
Six (6) 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” rectangles from Fabrics A-G
Fourty Two (42) 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” squares from Fabric H
Twenty One (21) 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” rectangle from Fabric H
Table Runner Size 18” x 42”
Assemblying the Block
Sew at 1/4” seam allowance with right sides together. Sew a 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” square from Fabric H to a 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” rectangle from Fabric F. Repeat this step again. Set aside.Now sew a 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” square to a 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” rectangle from Fabric H.(Diagram 1)
Lay you pieces out following diagram 2 and sew.
You will now have a block that looks like diagram 3. This table runner is made out 21 of these blocks.
Follow the illustration below to help guide you in how to rotate and place your blocks.
Table Runner Quilting Assembly
Place BACKING FABRIC on a large surface wrong side up. Stretch it with masking tape against that surface. Place batting on top of backing fabric. Place quilt top on top of the batting with right side facing up. Smooth away wrinkles using your hands. Pin all layers together and baste with basting thread, using long stitches. You can also use safety pins to join the layers.
Machine or hand quilt starting at the center and working towards the corners. Remember that quilting motifs are a matter of personal preference. Have fun choosing yours! After you finish, trim excess of any fabric batting, squaring the quilt to proceed to bind it.
Cut enough strips 1 ½” wide by the width of GSS-7240 to make a final strip of 130” long. Start sewing the binding strip in the middle of one of the sides of the quilt, placing the strip right side down and leaving an approximate 5” tail. Sew with ¼” seam allowance (using straight stitch), aligning the strip’s raw edge with the quilt top’s raw edge.
Stop stitching ¼” before the edge of the quilt (Diagram B1). Clip the threads. Remove the quilt from under the machine presser foot. Fold the strip in a motion of 45 degrees and upward, pressing with your fingers. (Diagram B2) Hold this fold with your finger; bring the strip down in line with the next edge, making a horizontal fold that aligns with the top edge of the quilt (Diagram B3). Start sewing at ½” of the border, stitching all the layers. Do the same in the four corners of the quilt.
Stop stitching before you reach the last 5 or 6 inches. Cut the threads and remove the quilt from under the machine presser foot. Lay the loose ends of the binding flat along the quilt edge, folding the ends back on themselves where they meet. Press them together to form a crease. Using this crease as the stitching line, sew the two open ends of the binding with right sides together (you can help yourself by marking with a pencil if the crease is difficult to see).
Trim seam to ¼” and press open. Complete the sewing. Turn binding to back of the quilt, turn raw edge inside and stitch by hand using blind stitch.
I hope you enjoy working with this beautiful fabric collection! Make sure to share your creations with us!