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Block 4 – Dutch Door

 Hi, I’m Brenda of Songbird Designs, and I’m glad you could join me for day four of the 30 Quilts in 30 Days blog hop! Thanks to Carla of Creatin’ in the Sticks, for hosting this fun hop and choosing some great, simple blocks! I love them all! I don’t know about you, but I am ready for spring! I live in the south and this has been a strange and LONG winter. We’ve had two pretty decent snows, which the grandkids loved, but me, not so much. It’s pretty to look at as long as I don’t have to be out in it! Now allergy season has arrived with a vengeance, and that lovely yellow-green color put me in the mood for a new table runner! I know, strange, right?! I just happened to have some pretty butterfly print and some “spring green” fabric that my friend Ila from Maine gave me when I made her a quilt last year – you can see it here. So those were the choices for my table runner using block #4 – Dutch Door.

Making the block: From solid fabric, cut 2 strips (C) 3 x 10-1/2 inches, and one 5-1/2 inch square (A). From focus fabric, cute one 5-1/2 inch square (B). Stitch the two 5-1/2 inch squares together. Next stitch one of the 3 x 10-1/2 inch rectangles to each side of the center squares. That’s it!!! Now, how easy was that?

And now without further adieu – my project ~ the Spring Windows Table Runner! The colors in the photo really do not do it justice!

To create the runner, I stitched together 8 blocks and arranged them as shown. Stitch Blocks 1 and 2 together, then 3 and 4, then 5 and 6, and finally 7 and 8. I then stitched combined blocks 1-2 to 3-4, and 5-6 to 7-8, and lastly stitched the two halves together. If you prefer, you can stitch row 1 (blocks 1, 3, 5, and 7) together, and row 2 (blocks 2, 4, 6, and 8) and then stitch the rows together. There are no quilt police here!! Next I cut two borders 3 x 20-1/2 inches long and stitched to the sides of the table runner. I then cut two borders 3 x 45 inches and stitched to the top and bottom. Quilt as desired and bind!!

This block has so many options. You can add more blocks and make a bed runner. Arrange the blocks as you like. Here are a couple of examples.

Another thought is for a very modern looking quilt – very classy in black and white, I think.

I have some of the most beautiful Amish Black Quilting Fabric that I purchased at Keepsake Quilting. This is truly the richest black fabric I’ve seen. No shades of gray here! It would be gorgeous in this quilt! And now for the giveaway! I am giving away this bundle of 8 fat quarters. It even includes a fat quarter of the butterfly fabric I used for my table runner!

You can enter here (UPDATE: Sorry the giveaway has ended!)  A winner will be chosen at random on April 11th! Please be sure to leave an email address so I can contact you should you win! Sorry, but due to shipping costs, this give away is limited to US residents only. Best of luck to you!

Thanks for stopping by! Here’s the blogger list for this hop. Please visit them as well!

DateProject DesignerBlock
April 1stCreatin’ in the SticksBlock 1- 4 Patch
April 2ndKwilty Pleasures BlogBlock 2 – Double Stuffed
April 3rdSew Incredibly CrazyBlock 3 – Baby in a Corner
April 4thSongbird DesignsBlock 4 – Dutch Door
April 5thWhat About RheemaBlock 5 – Surrounded
April 6thQuilted DelightsBlock 6 – Tacked Up
April 7thJoy StudioBlock 7 – Stripper
April 8thJust Sew QuilterBlock 8 – Staggered
April 9thQuiltscapesBlock 9 – Topsy Turvy
April 10thbeaquilterBlock 10 – Chunky Pinwheel
April 11thFreemotion by the RiverBlock 11 – Painted WIndow
April 12thkrislovesfabricBlock 12 – Broken Cinder Block
April 13thMooseStashQuiltingBlock 13 – Reaction
April 14thQuilts by JoanneBlock 14 – Median Strip
April 15thPersimon DreamsBlock 15 – Center of Attention
April 16thNeedled MomBlock 16 – Bounce
April 17thJust Let Me QuiltBlock 17 – Sweet Sixteen
April 18thLife in ScrapatchBlock 18 – Yeah Eights
April 19thQuarter Inch CrafterBlock 19 – Weave
April 20thSeams To Be SewBlock 20 – Classic
April 21stJust Let Me QuiltBlock 21 – Spot
April 22ndSomething RosemadeBlock 22 – Cross Walk
April 23rdThimblemouse and SpouseBlock 23 – Opposites Attract
April 24thBooks, Hooks, Sticks, etc.Block 24 – Possibility
April 25thWords & StitchesBlock 25 – Camper Window
April 26thTu-Na Quilts, Travels, and EatsBlock 26 – Catching Z’s
April 27thSelinaquiltsBlock 27 – Broken Stripes
April 28thQuiltFabricationBlock 28 – Stockade
April 29thLakeshore StitchesBlock 29 – Dovetail
April 30thCreatin’ in the SticksBlock 30 – Slow Tee

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