Friday, July 17, 2009

Christmas in July

I bought these gingerbread people fabrics some weeks ago. Aren't they yummy?! Ever since I started this great hobby I have mainly made bigger quilts and not many smaller projects, so I decided to make a table runner. Some months ago I bought a book about different blocks, and one of the blocks described is Y-blocks. An Y-block uses both half- and quarter-square triangles. The pattern calls for specific placement to achieve the design, which took me a little while to understand - it needs some brain work! :)) What got me a bit confused is the mentioned size of the Y-block. It says "finished block size 3 inch", but I thought "finished block size" was before the Y-blocks were added together.....

Actually these Y-blocks are 3.5" - before added together. When I finally understood that, it went quite fast making the 3 blocks for the center piece of the runner.

Here's the center piece with the inner border. (The Y-blocks are 3"). Now I'm going to make rows of Y-blocks for the outer border. It's fun working with Christmas fabrics! I think I'm suffering Christmas fever!!! LOL


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Nice fabric - I should put a Christmas counter on my blog too seeing as I am working on a Christmas quilt - I guess I thought it was too early to do that :) but making things for Christmas makes it not too early I guess.

Janet C said...

Love the fabrics!
The table runner is good looking too!

Jackie's Stitches said...

Your table runner is wonderful and I love your Y Blocks! Great choice of fabrics too!