Friday, February 10, 2012

February is Delectable Mountains Month- Table Runners

I mentioned the Bucket List Club for a reason. Yep, February is for the Delectable Mountains block. This block is lots of fun to sew and design with.  There are several different construction methods for this block and different sizes. Here are links to a few of my favorite ones:

This page illustrates a more historical, traditional block and construction

This page illustrates construction of a 9 inch finished block,using modern techniques

This page illustrates construction of a finished block 6" by 7-1/2". It also shows lots of design possibilities. I love the scrappy one!  The block begins with  easy 8-1/2" squares.  I used this construction and dimensions for my delectable mountains collection which I'm sharing here.

Here is my delectable mountains table runner.  It measures 12" by 45".

You will notice that I trimmed off the square corners.  This created a bit of a challenge with the binding. I think  I created 60 degree corners.  One corner didn't make for a smooth mitre.  I should have rounded them off.

Naturally, I  played around with this block design in EQ.  Here are a few layouts for table runners. They are all designed with the block dimensions from  The differences are achieved by how you rotate the blocks.  Examples 1 and 2 use 12 blocks each and examples 3 and 4 use 16 blocks each.

Each 8-1/2" square makes 2 blocks, one and another one reversed.  For example, if you wanted to make runner #4, you only need to start with 8 light color blocks and 8 dark color blocks.  Stay tuned for the table topper. It's nearly ready!  


  1. It's amazing how versatile the Delectable Mountain blocks are. Thanks for sharing all of these examples.

  2. love your examples. thanks for sharing :)


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