Sometimes I have so much fun using up the leftovers from a previous quilt project! I had just a little bit of the dark pink/red batik so I thought I would make the Three by Three table topper again using just two colors.
Three by Three quilt block table topper in just two colors
23″ x 23″
Since it is getting close to Valentine’s Day, I thought another pink table topper would be fun to make. Many times my quilt project ideas come to me as I am working with the fabrics I have on hand, I always enjoy working out of my Island Batik stash.
I had just a little bit of the dark pink/red batiks left and decided it was too small of an amount to add back into my pink stash. At the same time I wasn’t ready to cut it into 2½” squares and once I figured out I could get nine 2½” x 6½” rectangles, I knew what I’d make!
This is the same easy quilt block that I made in the Three by Three quilt block tutorial. Be sure to sew using a ¼” seam allowance.
- 9 – 2½” x 6½” rectangles
- 18 – 2½” x 6½” rectangles
This table topper is very easy to layout, just turn every other block so you get a design like this and sew the blocks together. I like to press my seams toward the side that doesn’t have the seams from the three pieces.
Sew the rows together.
I decided I like the look of the floating dark pink/red pieces so I thought I would add a 2½” border.
Why did I choose 2½”? I was getting low on the pink batik and wanted to make sure I had enough for the binding first. It was going to take at least 3 – 2½” x WOF strips for the binding. Once I had that I cut the rest into the strips for my border.
I used the same pink Aurifil thread for my quilting and also did the same wiggle lines and stippling that I did on the Three by Three Table Topper. I also used Hobbs Heirloom batting. I don’t use a template or ruler to make my squiggles….they are uneven and “organic”. I love that term!
Follow my machine binding tutorial to easily add the binding to the table topper.
This is another Pelly approved quilt project! I can’t wait to uncover our deck furniture so I don’t have to look at that gray cover outside my window!
Which quilt project do you like best? The rectangle table topper using three colors or the square topper using two? I can see a quilt made with all different colors using the two colors and a cream background.
If you are looking for a table runner that is longer and narrower, take a look at my Dark Blue Rail Fence table runner tutorial.