One of my favorite quilt blocks is the Box Quilt block and making this quilt project took no time at all. This is a perfect table topper to put on your table for the holidays. I’m never sure if I should call this a table topper or a center piece. For years I just called it a center piece, what do you call this?
Box quilt block table topper
16″ x 16″
You’ll find the link right below to the Box Block tutorial, I used four blocks for the center piece and then added 2½” strips for the border.
Here is the tutorial for the Box Quilt block.
I used the Silent Night grouping of Island Batik fabrics…..beautiful metallic batiks but any holiday fabrics could be used.
Free-motion quilting can add so much to a quilt project. A small table topper like this is a perfect place to practice your quilting.
I used 3 different colors of thread for my free motion quilting, there is a photo of the back of the center piece that shows you where I changed colors. I just did my favorite stippling on my 15-91 vintage Singer.
Most of the time I attach my binding to the front of the quilt and then machine stitch it down on the back. Occasionally I will have a piece like this where the binding is black and the front border is white.
I didn’t want to stitch with white thread on the front and have it show on the back black binding so. I attached the binding on the backside and then stitched it down on the front. I used black thread and you can see that it is right up against the binding. Sometimes it shows a little but it looks nice on the front.
Notice the battery operated candle? I love using them as they look so real and are much safer than candles. I really like the Box Quilt block and this center piece design.
Changing the direction on how you place the Silent Night table topper on your table gives you a completely different look.
Here are some other quilt projects using the Box quilt block that will inspire you.
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