Have you ever made wonky stars? If you like the idea but haven't tried it, we've got the tutorial for you! Dawn Stewart of Spring Water Designs is here today, sharing her tutorial for a summery red, white and blue table topper for your picnic table featuring fun, wonky stars.
They're simple to make, and addicting, too!
After you've read through Dawn's tutorial, be sure to visit her blog to see how you can enter to win a giveaway of these red and blue fabrics to make your own runner!
I've been feeling really patriotic this summer because I've been taking part in the Stitching History project where a group of stitchers sponsored by the Maryland Historical Society have set out this summer to recreate the original 30 foot by 42 foot (hand stitched) Star Spangled Banner to mark the 200th anniversary of it's making. (You can get some information and progress updates on my blog.)
Here are the fabrics that you'll need:
1/4 yard each from assorted Reds & Blues (I used 7 reds & 7 blues)
From these cut: (24) 3-1/2" red squares, and (24) 3-1/2" blue squares
(12) 3-1/2" red squares cut in half diagonally = (24) red triangles
(16) 3-1/2" blue squares cut in half diagonally = (32) blue triangles
1/2 yard white
From the white cut: (63) 2-1/2" squares
(2) 2" x 18-1/2" strips
(2) 3-1/2" x 9-1/2" rectangles
1/2 yard red for binding
1 yard large print red for backing
Then press them out over the corner that they will cover...
Press the colored corners out.
Make two long borders that are 8 squares wide by 2 high, and two end borders that are 2 squares wide by 3 high. Sew the pieced long borders to the top and bottom of the center, pressing toward the borders. Then sew the four red/blue star units to each end of the two pieced shorter end border units, again pressing toward the borders. Then sew these to the ends of your table runner.
Layer with a thin batting and the backing fabric and quilt together. Bind with red.
I hope you enjoy your Summer Celebration Table Runner!
Enjoy the day!
Be sure to head over to Dawn's blog to see how you can enter to win a fat quarter bundle of red and blue fabrics like she used!