I had picked it up this summer at a book sale that benefits our police department outreach program. Usually the kaleidoscope-type patterns need 6 or 8 identical pattern repetitions to work. But, in the back of this book is a table runner and it can work with as few as 4 repeats.
Coincidentally, a while later I was going through a bin of fabric in my laundry room. Out popped an 18x64-inch piece of border fabric left over from a skirt I made, oh, maybe 30 years ago. The repeat was 15 inches, and I could get exactly 4 identical blocks out of it. Score! I was off and cutting.
It was only after I had stitched together the pieces that I realized I forgot to take a 'before' photo of the border fabric. Pooh! There wasn't much leftover, but this might give you an idea. There was a thin sliver left.
The four identical 15-inch squares were cut diagonally in an X. Then, by arranging the resulting triangles in mirror image patterns I came up with a pretty good plan. Had to be careful because all the edges are on the bias. A little spray starch helped a lot!
It quilted up quickly last night, and I hand stitched binding while in the waiting room during my FIL's eye doctor appointment today. All done, and at home on the cedar chest in the living room!
|20 x 50 One fabric table runner. Super easy!|