For their project with a twist, Kimberly and Lori designed this super sweet table runner.
If you would like to sew along with them, you can find the video HERE.
Today is my day share with you the twist I gave to my project and I am so excited about it! With only a week left before Christmas I thought I would do a project that would make a sweet gift for a friend but now that I am done I might have a problem giving it away.
I started out with cutting out the little squares on page 26 of the Great Granny Squared book.
You will need to cut the follow......20 squares of A for the center of the blocks, 80 squares of B for the main fabric of the blocks, 80 squares of D from background fabric and 80 rectangles of E from background fabric.
Now turn to page 17 and assemble your blocks as shown by the diagrams. Then trim your squares to 3 1/2". You will need to make 20 of these little cuties.
Now for the center of the pillow......you will need (16) 3" X 4 1/2" rectangles. Stitch the rectangles together in pairs.
Using a 45 degree ruler, cut the wedge out of the rectangle unit, lining the ruler up on the 5 1/2" and 1" lines.
If your fabric is directional, be sure the wide edge of the wedge is at the top. Yes, my picture looks upside down but that is how it should look so that the wedge will be going the right way when it is cut out. Cut 8 wedges.
With right sides together, fold the wedge in half and stitch across the top. Then trim the excess fabric from the corner.
Fold right side out and press. Make 8 of these wedges.
Stitch all your wedges together to form a lovely Dresden Plate.
Place the Dresden on a 11 1/2" background square and stitch around the edge as you wish. I used a blanket stitch.
Then trace a circle (I used a water cup) onto fusible web. Fuse circle to wrong side of fabric and cut out. Place circle in the center of the Dresden and stitch around it as you wish. I used the blanket stitch again.
Stitch a 1" X 11 1/2" inner border to both sides of the Dresden block. Then stitch a 1" X 12 1/2" inner border to the top and bottom of the block.
Stitch 4 Granny squares together. Make two of these rows and stitch them to the sides of the Dresden block.
Now stitch 6 granny squares together. Make two of these rows and stitch them to the top and bottom of the Dresden block.
I turned my project into a pillow but you could use it as a table topper also....just quilt and bind!
To finish into a pillow, you can Download Great Granny Square with a Twist Pillow Finishing instructions.
Now just stuff an 18" pillow form in your pillow and your done!
Be sure to stop by the other hopper and see what great projects they have for you!