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Designed by Darlene Zimmerman

finished size 14" x 33"

fabric requirements

  • Background: 1/3 yd.
  • Light gold: 1 fat quarter or 1/3 yd.
  • Medium gold: 2/3 yd.
  • Dark gold: 1/8 yd.
  • Batting: craft size
  • Backing: 19" x 38"


cutting directions

* Using a strip of fabric measuring 10-1/2" wide and the Uneven 9-Patch tool, position the line for the half melons on the short edge of the trimmed strip and cut half melons. For full melons place the line for full melons on the fold (fold the strip over only enough to cut a melon) and cut a full melon from the folded fabric.

piecing the tablerunner

STEP 1 Piece a nine-patch block with four 4-1/2" squares and one 2-1/2" square of the background fabric, and four 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" dark gold rectangles. Press the seams toward the dark gold fabrics. The block should measure 10-1/2" square. Make 3 blocks.

STEP 2 Align the line on the tool for trimming the block with the edge of the block. Align the block top and bottom with the edge of the tool as well. Trim. Repeat on each side of the three nine-patch blocks.

STEP 3 Center and pin a full melon to the center edge of a trimmed nine-patch block. Match and pin the ends as well. Ease the fabric between the pins; pin, then sew. Press toward the melon.

STEP 4 Sew three medium gold melons to three adjacent sides of two of the nine-patch blocks.

STEP 5 Join the light gold and medium gold half melons to make two full bi-color melons. Press the seams open. Sew the pieced melons to opposite sides of the remaining nine-patch block. Sew full dark gold melons to the opposite sides of the same nine-patch block. Press.

STEP 6 Sew the Step 4 and 5 units together, with the Step 5 unit in the middle as shown. Refer to the photo of the tablerunner below. Press.

finishing the tablerunner

STEP 1 Layer the backing fabric wrong side up, the batting and the runner top right side up. Baste, then quilt as desired.

STEP 2 Before binding, hand baste a scant 1/4" from the edge of the tablerunner to hold the quilt layers together. Sew the 1-1/4" wide binding strips together to make single bias binding. Sew the binding to the edge of the tablerunner with a 1/4" seam, raising the pressure foot and pivoting at the "V's".

Trim the excess batting and backing, turn the binding under 1/4" and fold over the raw edges. Stitch down on the back side with matching thread. In the "V", fold a small pleat in the binding.

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