Monday, May 21, 2018

Wish Upon A Star Blog Hop- My Turn


Today is my day on the Wish Upon a Star Blog Hop. A big thank you to Carol from Just Let Me Quilt for hosting us again. She does so much work behind the scenes to get her blog hop to run smoothly. Here is the full schedule for you to visit. Make sure you visit everyone and enjoy their Star projects.

                                                                  May 21
If you are a regular visitor to my blog you already know how much I love stars. You just have to visit my Small, Smaller and Smallest blog hop post to see the Ohio Star block was featured.

 Which is ironic considering that project was completed well before this blog hop was announced, but I couldn't turn down the chance to make more star blocks. When considering a project for this blog hop I had to take into account that I was going to be a long way from home when the blog hop was on and had to keep the project small so I could have it ready before I left on holidays. So I decided to supersize a star block and make a table runner from the block. This is what I ended up with.

Autumn Stars Table Runner


To make this block you will need
4 x 4" background squares
4 x 4" star fabric squares
4 x 4 7/8" background squares
4 x 4 7/8" star fabric squares
Draw a diagonal line on the back of the 4 7/8" background squares and pair right sides together with the matching 4 7/8" star fabric. Sew a 1/4" either side of the drawn line. Cut along the line and press to the darker colour. Trim your Half square triangles to 4" squares.

 Lay out your squares as per block picture and sew the squares into rows, pressing rows 1 and 3 to the left and rows 2 and 4 to the right. Sew your rows together to complete your block. Press well.  Make as many blocks as you like for your table runner or make more blocks for a quilt. I made 3 blocks.
Pin and quilt your project how you like. I used some of the Westalee Rulers to quilt mine. Then bind your project using your preferred method.

I hope you have enjoyed my star project. Make sure you check out everyone else's posts.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia



38 comments:

Dorian said...

Your stars are lovely.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

I love the table runner; great job!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Very neat

Lisa J. said...

Your table runner has such a beautiful fall like feel to it with the lovely Batik fabrics you used. Great little tutorial as well. Stars are so beautiful. I'm not surprised you used them in the mini quilt as well.

Stitchin At Home said...

Oh the colours of your stars are gorgeous. Love the table runner!

Carol said...

Lovely! the colors are perfect! Thanks for sharing.

Carol S. said...

What a bright moment in my day, Cynthia, to see those beautiful stars in a lovely runner of batiks...love it! Giving us all the directions was so nice, too. Thank you for being a star today in the hop! It was so fun to have you along. :O)

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Gorgeous stars. Love your batiks.

Danette Stankovich said...

Very lovely and useful table runner! Stars can be used for so many things.

tink's mom said...

Great quickie piece. Love the fabrics and quilting . Hope you are enjoying your holidays.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Cynthia,
I love your table runner and your little mini stars too. I appreciate that you shared how you made the runner!
Happy Tuesday! ~smile~ Roseanne

Sherry said...

Very pretty! Love your mini, too!

Calicojoan said...

You sold me when I saw the batiks. Beautiful fabrics for a beautiful runner!

Suze said...

It is wonderful to see all the great stars! Thanks for the short tutorial for the beautiful stars. Hope you are having a wonderful holidays.

Lori said...

this is very pretty. I love the fabrics you used. thank you for the directions on making the block.

OhioLori said...

Cool Runner! Thank you for sharing how to make!! So many fabrics ideas..maybe Christmas projects??? Shhh... giggle

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Lovely!! Stars are so fun to sew. I never thought of putting them in a table runner. Perfect for the 4th of July holiday coming up. Thanks for sharing.

Needled Mom said...

That makes such a pretty runner. Thanks for the instructions on it.

Angie said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! Your stars are lovely.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Such a lovely table runner! I think I "need" to make one!! Thanks for sharing! xx

barbara woods said...

love your table runner

Ariane said...

Love your table runner!

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

Beautiful table runner and always a fan of batik projects. Delighted to find another South Aussie blogger on the hop list.

Kathy H said...

I love star blocks and really enjoyed seeing yours.

Wendy said...

Cynthia, your star projects are beautiful and batik fabrics are among my favorites. Thank you for sharing! God bless!

anna brown said...

Well done tyty love star quilts and table runner's. .. happyness04431@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Sawtooth Stars are favorites of mine, and I can practically make them in my sleep with flying geese points. I always like to see what someone else does with them. I really like the fabrics you used for your runner.

Marian said...

Love the fabrics you used in this... such a lovely runner!!

Nancy J said...

I have saved your pattern, it is so lovely, and as I have some batiks in the cupboard, they will be just the right ones for this.Thanks for giving us this.

Kristyn said...

I absolutely love your autumn stars tablerunner! I am definitely saving the pattern for a project in the future.

LJ said...

Lovely. You can never go wrong with a star block.

allthingzsewn said...

The runner is quite lovely. Really like the batiks.

Quilter Kathy said...

Lovely table runner!

Carla said...

Great runner, thanks for the instructions. Very pretty!

Cindy Staub said...

Love your batik fabrics, very nicely done!

Anita said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful projects!

Susan-Sharon Passmore said...

Love it! The batiks are just perfect for your table runner. Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

Love the batiks you used for your runner. It's gorgeous!