Woven Squares

It’s crunch time here right now, as I need to have everything wrapped up for the new book in the next couple weeks.  On top of that, I have had sick kids so there has been way more snuggling than sewing, and no exposing the babysitter.  And though I enjoyed all the snuggling, the timing could have been better!

During all the snuggling, my sample yardage of my fall fabric line arrived.  It’s always fun when that package arrives – It’s been about 9 months since I painted up the ideas, so it feels like I have been waiting for a while for it to arrive 😉


In case you missed my previous blog posts on this line, it’s called Home for Harvest.  (You can view the entire line here).  It will arrive in stores sometime in May – in time for you to get your fall quilts finished in time for the season!



I have several larger quilts that I have started with the line, but while I was waiting for this yardage to arrive, I whipped up a little runner made out of my strike-offs (meaning I had about a 10″ square of each and used a couple of pieces from my stash for the background).



Since I don’t have any of the other quilts with this fabric done to share with you, and I can’t share any of my book projects yet, I thought I would have another Sew Along to give me something to blog about while I wait.

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During the Sew Along, I will just share a few tips on this runner, but nothing as involved as my last sew along.  I know many of you got the pattern last time or followed along, but were short on time when it came to getting it finished.  This one is a quicker and smaller, so maybe that will make it easier for those that want to join along.  Or you can just follow along, and pick up a few tips.

The runner doesn’t involve any triangles or applique, so whatever you level of quilting skills, you could handle this.  In fact, our niece came over a couple of weekends ago and made this runner.  It was her first quilt, and she had very little experience with a sewing machine.  She sent me a few pictures to share –

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If you want to join in, you can find the pattern – Mini Charmers 1 – on sale here.  (To view more photos of the runners, click here)

mini charmers 1 front cropped 400


To start with, all you need to do is figure out your fabrics.  You will need:

1 Mini Charm Pack (or 38 – 2 1/2″ squares)

1/8 yard cream

3/8 yard grey

1/4 yard binding

The runner measures 11 1/2″ x 34″



I will share a few cutting and piecing tips next time we meet. Hope to see you back here then!


PS – The other fabrics shown are Persimmon and PB and J, both by Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics.

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8 Responses to Woven Squares

  1. Marsha Nelson says:

    Once again, you have created some wonderful fabric. I was going to name my favorite colors but there is not one that I don’t love. I can’t wait until this line is in the fabric stores. A large table topper would look so lovely in the oranges, blues and greens. I have just re-done my great room in those colors. Thank you. Hope the boys are feeling better. Time is never wasted snuggling sick babies.

  2. Jean says:

    I have a pack of minis that I didn’t know what to do with. I will be sewing along. If I don’t have the pattern, I will be over!

  3. Melissa says:

    Adorable fabric collection! Can’t wait to get some!

  4. MarciaMarciaMarcia says:

    Beautiful! Ummm……where did the kitty come from?

  5. Debbie Wright says:

    I love the colors in the fabrics and the runner but can we see more pictures of the kitty?

  6. Oh I love your new line of fabric! The blues and the oranges… oh just all of them!

  7. glenda says:

    I love this runner!
    Your new fabric line is just perfect too!

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