Boho Boutique with a Fun Technique!
It’s a rainy, dreary, blustery day here! Let’s add a little sunshine with Boho Boutique from Michael Miller Fabrics! This fabric is available now from your favorite local quilt shop!
Because this fabric is so bright and fun, I decided that I would try a quilt as you go technique – which results in a reversible runner. These patterns are ideal – it will hide the hand stitching of the binding on the back side.
I started with three star blocks that measure 12-1/2” square.
For the backing, I decided on three double 4 patch blocks that also measure 12-1/2” square. A simple design is ideal for this case.
After you’ve sewn your blocks, cut 1 piece of batting to match the size of the block. Cut the other 2 pieces of batting at the block size minus ¼” on one side only.
Sandwich one block and quilt – I simply walking foot quilted around the outer edge of the star.
Now – the fun part! Align another star block with the top of your sandwiched block, right sides together. Baste (stitch length at 4.0mm) the top block in place at a scant ¼”. Double check that your seams are aligned.
Take the backing block right sides together with first block (and the front block is still right sides together with front) and align the seams. Stitch together through all layers. Double check that seams are aligned.
Flip the bottom up and place your next piece of batting over the backing and snuggled up next to the seam you just sewed. You don’t need to overlap that seam, it will just create bulk.
Now quilt and repeat!
Bind and you have a reversible runner, designed by you!
Hope you use this simple technique soon!