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Alilah fabric makes the Magical Moose Crossing table runner, whimsical!

Hi! Tania, here again, to share with you another of my fun and whimsical applique designs! This week I’m making a magical moose table runner with a background of maple leaf blocks with Banyan Batiks Alilah fabrics. This is an ideal project to make while at a cottage this summer!

I’m using the Alilah collection of Banyan Batiks and chose fabrics from the coral and sage colorways. There are so many gorgeous colors to choose from!

This week’s awesome quilting project on QUILTsocial, the Magical Moose Crossing Table Runner with Banyan Batiks Alilah!


To begin your project, here’s the material list

For the leaf blocks

  • ½ yd x 2 of orange-gold for the leaves
  • 1 yd white for the background


A selection of Banyan Batiks Alilah fabrics for my leaf blocks


For the applique moose head

  • ½ yd black for antlers
  • fat quarter brown for moose head
  • fat eighth taupe/gray for moose hair


More choices from Banyan Batiks Alilah fabrics for my moose head applique


other fabric

  • 22″ x 40″ approximately for batting
  • 1 yd or piece measuring approximately 22″ x 40” for backing
  • ½ yd for binding

I used the same orange gold as I used in the leaves. With a smaller project like this, I choose a color that does not stand out from the applique, but you may, of course, choose what you like.


Red Banyan Batiks Alilah for the hanging sleeve and backing and a fabulous orange for the binding!



Other supplies

  • threads for piecing and quilting
  • 1½ yds fusible HeatnBond, if you choose to do fusible applique

Today’s work involves cutting the squares needed for the leaf blocks and tomorrow we’ll piece them!

You’ll make 9” leaf blocks and requiring a total of 8.

They’re set in a 2 x 4 pattern, which means your table runner ends up at 18″ x 36”.

For my leaf blocks I chose two bright orange-gold batiks for the leaves and a solid white cotton for the background.

cutting instructions


(8) 3½” squares

(16) 4” squares

(16) 3⅛” squares

orange 1

(16) 3½” squares

(8) 4” squares

orange 2

(16) 3 ½” squares

(8) 4” squares

Prepare the squares you need to create your leaf blocks tomorrow!


You’re now ready to get started on your Banyan Batiks Alilah leaf blocks tomorrow!



This is part 1 of 5 in this series.

Go to part 2: Making the leaf quilt block for the Magical Moose Crossing table runner

Tania has been a quilty creator for over 20 years. She loves to make quirky quilts ranging from a bowl of ramen to a Christmas turkey or a fruitcake. She has not yet found a subject that she wouldn't like to see rendered as a quilt. Her current focus is on food quilts and her work has been featured in magazines such as Cottage Life, Make Modern, Gastro Obscura and SBS (a food network in Australia). Her creative interests also include illustration, painting, and crocheting. There is nothing she likes better than to try something new. Tania believes curiosity in all things is key to a creative life.


  1. MoeWest

    I love this runner!

  2. D

    love this fabric and runner

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