The same yet different – that’s the way we roll.
And that is definitely the approach we took when we tackled this Bloomin’ Wool, Bloomin’ Fall runner project.
We started with a basic runner layout featuring a large square in the middle and two side rectangles. One sister put a vintage block in the middle square and a wool pot filled with bloomin’ flowers on each side.
The other sister divided an antique block for the two side panels and filled the center square with the blooms of fall – wool acorns and autumn leaves.
Our goal is to give you options – lots of options – for using the vintage linens and lace that you find at estate sales, uncover in boxes at the top of your attic or rescue from unwitting purging friends and relatives.
So, to give you a double dose of options we have packed these two patterns together.
Think of it like you would the old topsy-turvy dolls. If you hold them one way you will have this …
Or if you turn them over you will have this …
The same, yet different. And double the fun!
The patterns for the Bloomin’ Wool runner and the Bloomin’ Fall runner include the instructions for making both the vintage blocks as well as the template drawings for cutting all of the wool pieces.
We are not sure of the name for the vintage block we rescued from an estate sale box for the Bloomin’ Fall runner – we are calling it Falling Star. But, any block that divides up the middle will work just great in those side panels.
And the center block for the Bloomin’ Wool runner, made up of half square triangles and flying geese units, is quick to make. Or you can substitute in whatever you find in your own stash of vintage blocks.
Here are some close-ups of both the projects:
And, if you would rather, you can get them in the PDF version. You will find them HERE in our Etsy store.