Hello, it's Sherri from A Quilting Life, and I'm here to share a project I made with the new GO! Qube Mix & Match 12" Block. Today's project is a fun table runner that is super quick to cut out using this finished block set.
I have absolutely loved working with this set of dies. I love the storage system, the support, and the array of incredible block options! For today's project you will need 3 sets of 3 matching fabric pieces at least 4" x 8" (scraps will work great), 3 sets of 3 matching fabrics 4" x 4", and three different fabrics 8" x 8" along with 1/4 yard of binding fabric, 1/2 yard backing, and a piece of batting at least 18" x 42". Prepare the binding by cutting three strips 2 1/4" by width of fabric. Piece for length and iron in half with wrong sides together to create the binding. You will also be using dies #1, #2, and #8 for this project.
I started out with fat quarters of 10 different fabrics for my table runner. I used pieces of 9 fat quarters for the blocks and used the 10th fabric for the binding.
Make sure there is contrast between the fabrics you choose for each block so that light fabrics will end up next to dark fabrics when you sew the block together and when you sew the blocks together into your table runner. It's easy if you put the light and dark fabrics for the left and right blocks in the same position and place lights and darks in the opposite position for the center block.
The center square for this block was cut using die #1, the four light rectangles were cut using die # 8, and the four corner squares were cut using die #2. After you have cut your pieces, lay out the block. Sew the pieces in each row together, pressing toward the dark fabrics. Then sew the rows together to make the uneven 9-patch block.
Make three blocks using this construction formula. Note that two of the blocks used a dark center with the center block using a light center. The fabrics will showcase well when the blocks are placed together.
Next, sew the blocks together to make the table runner. Be sure to watch the block placement so the dark fabrics are always placed next to the light fabrics, providing plenty of contrast.
Layer the table runner top, the batting, and the backing fabric. Quilt as desired. My table runner was quilted with a simple meandering heart design. Bind the table runner using the prepared binding.
These blocks go together so very quickly. Making an entire quilt top using these dies and this fabric/block arrangement would be a perfect project for a beginner quilter. You might not be able to stop at just three blocks for a table runner! Just remember to alternate light and dark fabrics in each section of the block and to alternate block placement for the maximum contrast and impact of the fabrics.