Everyone still glued to their televisions watching the Olympics?? I know I am!! At least when I am not glued to quilting!! So I have a new favorite little thing…Moda Turnovers. I LOVE them!! I think they have been around for a while, so I am super late to this party. I am guessing I never paid much attention to them because I was not sure what I would do with a stack of triangles. Now I am realizing the possibilities are endless. As Candace pointed out in the comment section, they are calorie-free…what is not to love??? 🙂
I made TWO runners out of one Turnover!! For those of you unfamiliar, this is what they look like.
I used a Turnover of Civil War Homefront by Barbara Brackman for Moda. I sewed all my triangles together to make 40 half square triangles.
Easiest HSTs I have ever made!! Sew two HSTs together to make two hourglass blocks. Sew the hourglass blocks together to make a runner. Then quilt, bind and wash! So easy!! A fast and beautiful runner!
I just quilted a freehand allover design. Fast and easy, but gets the job done.
I used a Jo Morton fabric for the back. The binding is some reproduction fabric from Marcus Brothers I had in my stash. I think it is probably 10 years old!!!! It was one of the first fabrics I bought when I started quilting!!
The patriotic heart and star bowl fillers are more wonderful creations from Denise at KKL Primitives. As well as the Bird Nodder. He is a personal favorite of mine!! 🙂 Denise always has beautiful things to sell on her blog here.
Runner looks nice on the dinning room table, but I like it on the hearth better. Or I could even use it on my eventual wall of small quilts. 🙂 It is nice to have options.
I picked up some vintage rolling pins last spring. They make great fillers for crocks!!
I mentioned earlier that I made 2 of these Turnover runners. The other is a gift for my best pal Patti. Today is her birthday!!!!! I won’t tell you how old, but I will give you all a hint…it starts with a 5 and ends with a 0. LOL!!!! Here’s to 50 more, my dear friend!!! 🙂