I have always loved batik fabrics, but couldn’t figure out how to use them. Then I saw directions for making a quilt using a design called “Yellow Brick Road”. The basic idea is to decide how big you want your finished quilt top to be, then figure out how big you want each square to be, depending on the size of the finished item. Bigger squares for bigger projects and smaller squares for smaller projects. Then once you have decided on a size for each square, the fun part starts.
Yellow brick road squares are constructed from a variety of squares and rectangles that can be stitched together to make a square the size you need. For example, if you want your finished square to be 12 inches, you could stitch together two pieces that measured 12 inches by 6 1/4 inch, or two pieces that were 4 1/4 and 8 1/4. The variations are limitless!
Most of my squares in this table runner have five or six different fabrics. Usually one long rectangle combined with several smaller squares and rectangles. The only rule is that no seams or colors can touch when stitching the squares together. I followed that rule in this table runner.
Then I added a gold border and quilted around each shape with dark purple thread. The border has four rows of quilting. I added teal corner squares and a lavender binding.
Here are some pictures. And here is a link to my Etsy site is you would like to see more pictures: www.countrybydesign.etsy.com.