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!
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
For the applique moose head
- ½ yd black for antlers
- fat quarter brown for moose head
- fat eighth taupe/gray for moose hair
- 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.
- 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.
(8) 3½” squares
(16) 4” squares
(16) 3⅛” squares
(16) 3½” squares
(8) 4” squares
(16) 3 ½” squares
(8) 4” squares
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
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