Block 4 – Dutch Door
Hi, I’m Brenda of Songbird Designs, and I’m glad you could join me for day four of the 30 Quilts in 30 Days blog hop! Thanks to Carla of Creatin’ in the Sticks, for hosting this fun hop and choosing some great, simple blocks! I love them all! I don’t know about you, but I am ready for spring! I live in the south and this has been a strange and LONG winter. We’ve had two pretty decent snows, which the grandkids loved, but me, not so much. It’s pretty to look at as long as I don’t have to be out in it! Now allergy season has arrived with a vengeance, and that lovely yellow-green color put me in the mood for a new table runner! I know, strange, right?! I just happened to have some pretty butterfly print and some “spring green” fabric that my friend Ila from Maine gave me when I made her a quilt last year – you can see it here. So those were the choices for my table runner using block #4 – Dutch Door.
Making the block: From solid fabric, cut 2 strips (C) 3 x 10-1/2 inches, and one 5-1/2 inch square (A). From focus fabric, cute one 5-1/2 inch square (B). Stitch the two 5-1/2 inch squares together. Next stitch one of the 3 x 10-1/2 inch rectangles to each side of the center squares. That’s it!!! Now, how easy was that?
And now without further adieu – my project ~ the Spring Windows Table Runner! The colors in the photo really do not do it justice!
To create the runner, I stitched together 8 blocks and arranged them as shown. Stitch Blocks 1 and 2 together, then 3 and 4, then 5 and 6, and finally 7 and 8. I then stitched combined blocks 1-2 to 3-4, and 5-6 to 7-8, and lastly stitched the two halves together. If you prefer, you can stitch row 1 (blocks 1, 3, 5, and 7) together, and row 2 (blocks 2, 4, 6, and 8) and then stitch the rows together. There are no quilt police here!! Next I cut two borders 3 x 20-1/2 inches long and stitched to the sides of the table runner. I then cut two borders 3 x 45 inches and stitched to the top and bottom. Quilt as desired and bind!!
This block has so many options. You can add more blocks and make a bed runner. Arrange the blocks as you like. Here are a couple of examples.
Another thought is for a very modern looking quilt – very classy in black and white, I think.
I have some of the most beautiful Amish Black Quilting Fabric that I purchased at Keepsake Quilting. This is truly the richest black fabric I’ve seen. No shades of gray here! It would be gorgeous in this quilt! And now for the giveaway! I am giving away this bundle of 8 fat quarters. It even includes a fat quarter of the butterfly fabric I used for my table runner!
You can enter here (UPDATE: Sorry the giveaway has ended!) A winner will be chosen at random on April 11th! Please be sure to leave an email address so I can contact you should you win! Sorry, but due to shipping costs, this give away is limited to US residents only. Best of luck to you!
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