It’s Day 20 of the Moda Bake Shop’s 2018 Countdown to Christmas, and if you’ve been following along on the blog, you now have 19 new block patterns in your Christmas collection, in both 12″ and 6″ finished sizes! Block #20, my second contribution to the fun is a slight variation on the traditional Rocky Mountain block. Normally this block would have a light background and dark “mountain peaks.” But it’s winter, and this time of year, those peaks are usually snow-capped. Hence, a “Rocky Mountain Christmas!”
The “recipe” for the block is on today’s Moda Bake Shop blog.
Here, I’ll give you a quick tablerunner idea that uses one 12.5″ (unfinished) and two 6.5″ blocks to make an 18″ x 35″ tablerunner. It would fit smaller kitchen tables, or your coffee table.
Here are the fabric requirements and cutting instructions:
Step 1: Make one 12 1/2″ Rocky Mountain Christmas blocks and two 6 1/2″ blocks, following the instructions on the Moda Bake Shop blog. substitute the 6 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ green squares for the red and white print squares in the center of the blocks.
Step 2: Cut the 6 7/8″ green and white squares diagonally, and sew into four half square triangles (HSTs.)
Step 3: Cut the 9 3/4″ white square diagonally twice to yield four triangles.
Sew the white triangles to the HSTs. Note the placement of the white triangles.
Step 5: Sew the green and white units to the Rocky Mountain Christmas blocks as shown, then sew the rows together to complete your tablerunner top.
Step 6: Layer top batting and backing. Quilt as desired and bind with the white strips.
How easy is that? If your Christmas gift shopping and wrapping are complete, you may still have time to whip up this runner before Christmas!
I hope you’re enjoying the Moda Bake Shop Countdown to Christmas. If you need inspiration and encouragement to complete your Countdown blocks, join the Moda Bake Shop Bakers group on Facebook!
Merry Christmas from Montana!