Garden Party

Hi! This is Kim and I am back with 3 fun projects to share with you. This tutorial will be for a table runner, wall hanging and lap quilt. These are all done using triangles, but you don’t have to mark them. It’s all rotary cutting.

All fabrics are from Sandy Gervais’ Lovely Collection. Instructions are given for 3 sizes. The quantities for the wall hanging and lap quilt are in parentheses.

Finished block size: 9″

1 Fat Quarter Bundle – Sandy Gervais Lovely.

You’ll need:

8 background prints
8 yellow prints
8 blue prints

Additional fabrics for the following:

Table runner – 21″x 39″

1st Border: 1/4 yd. Lovely Sandys Solid Leaf #7521-436
2nd Border: 1/2 yd. Lovely Berry Vine Daffodil #17580-14
Binding: 1/4 yd. Lovely Spring Rain #7572-436
Backing: 7/8 yd. Lovely Dots Rain #17577-13

Wall hanging – 39″ Square

1st Border: 3/8 yd. Lovely Swirl Rain #17579-13
2nd Border: 5/8 yd. Lovely Floral Garden Daffodil #17571-14
Binding: 3/8 yd. Lovely Sandys Solid Rain #7521-433
Backing: 1 1/4 yds. Lovely Floral Garen Babies Breath #17571-11

Lap Quilt – 59″ x 68″

1st Border: 1/2 yd.  Lovely Swirl Leaf #17579-16
2nd Border: 1 1/4 yd. Lovely Floral Garden Rain #17571-13
Binding: 1/2 yd. Lovely Dots Daffodil #17577-14
Backing: 4 1/4 yds. Lovely Circle Flower Rain #17574-13

Cutting Instructions
Press all fat quarters and trim sides even before cutting.

Cut the following for the quilt block assembly. Stack the fabric strips to make cutting faster.

8 background prints – Cut 1 (3, 8) 4 1/4″ strips, cut into 3 (9, 30) 4 1/4″ squares.

Cut each square on both diagonals to make 4 quarter triangles.

Cut 2 (4, 12) 3 7/8″ strips, cut into 6 (18, 60) 3 7/8″ squares.
Cut each square once on the diagonal.
When making larger quilts or all the projects use leftover strips to get the quantity desired.

8 yellow prints – Repeat cutting instructions as background prints.
8 blue prints –  Repeat cutting instructions as background prints.

Stack the triangles by size and color.

Borders and Binding

1st Border – 3 (4, 6) 2 1/2″ strips WOF

2nd Border – 3 (4) 4 1/2″ strips WOF
                    (8) 5 1/2″ strips for lap quilt WOF

Binding – 3 (5, 7) 2 1/4″ strips WOF

Block Assembly

Sewing the center square. Take one small blue and one small yellow triangle, sew them together following images below. Sew a total of 3 (9, 30) center squares. Set aside.

Sew each large blue and yellow triangles to a background triangle to make  half square triangles. You should have 6 ( 18, 60) blue half square triangles and the same amount for the yellow half square triangles.

Sew the small yellow and background triangles together (6, 18, 60).

Repeat for the small blue and background triangles (6, 18, 60).

Sew the quarter square triangles to each blue and yellow triangle.

 Sew the block together following the image below. Sew a total of 3 (9, 30) blocks.

For the table runner, sew 3 blocks together horizontally.

For the wall hanging, use a 3 x 3 layout.

For the lap quilt, use a 5 x 6 layout.

Border Assembly

As you sew the borders onto the quilt top, trim off excess and press towards border fabric.

Table runner 
1st Border – cut one strip in half. Sew to left and right side of quilt top. Sew the remaining strips to the top and bottom.

2nd Border – repeat assembly instructions as 1st border.

Wall hanging
1st Border – cut one strip in half. Sew to left and right side of quilt top. Sew the remaining strips to the top and bottom.

2nd Border – Sew the strips to the left and right side of quilt top. Sew the remaining strips to the top and bottom.

Lap Quilt
1st Border – cut one strip in half. Sew each half strip to one strip WOF. You will have two. Sew onto top and bottom of quilt top.
From the remaining strips, sew two strips together. Repeat for the remaining two strips. Sew to left and right side of quilt top.

2nd Border – Sew two strips together. Repeat for the remaining strips. You will have 4 pieced sets. Sew to top and bottom of quilt, then right and left side of quilt.

Quilt as desired.


Table runner – yardage will fit top.
Wall hanging – yardage will fit top.
Lap Quilt – cut fabric in half, sew along length of fabric.

Sew the binding strips together to form one continuous strip. Sew binding to quilt top.

One table runner, wall hanging and lap quilt. You will have extra fat quarters. Hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial.

Kim Sherrod