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Qurtis Mini Quilt or Table Topper

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Qurtis is a beautiful mini quilt that can also be used as a table topper.

I am still working with small quilt blocks which make beautiful little wall hangings or a quilt that can be used as a table topper.

Qurtis mini quilt on table
Qurtis Mini Quilt or Table Topper

If you don’t like working with small quilt blocks don’t worry, I have made it easy for you to make the blocks in a variety of sizes starting with 4 inches and going to 12-inch blocks with a free pdf of the block sizes.

Qurtis Mini Quilt or Table Topper
18-inch x 18-inch

Yardage

  • 1/4 yard cream for blocks and first border
  • 1/8 yard tan
  • 1/2 yard brown for blocks, large border and binding
  • 2/3 yard piece for backing
  • batting

I used my Accuquilt GO! 4-inch Mix & Match Qube to make this little quilt. Cutting half-square triangles takes no time at all using a die.

Qurtis half square triangles with AccuQuilt cutter

I used four Accuquilt GO!! dies to make the blocks. Here you can see the rectangle, small square and half-square triangle dies.

Using the AccuQuilt GO! cutter and 4-inch Qube dies

One batik print was used for the focus fabric and also used for the large border. I had small scraps of batiks that I used for the corner squares and pinwheel blocks.

Uneven 9-patch quilt block

The mini quilt is made up of just two different blocks. The first one is the uneven 9-patch quilt block.

For each block you will cut:

  • Fabric A – (1) 2½-inch x 2½-inch square
  • Fabric B – (4) 1½-inch x 1½-inch squares
  • Fabric C – (4) 1½-inch x 2½-inch rectangles

Use a ¼-inch seam allowance.

I kept the same fabric for my center square but used assorted scraps for the corners of each block.

Uneven 9-patch quilt block

Pinwheel Uneven 9-patch block

The second quilt block used is one I’m calling a Pinwheel uneven 9-patch block. It includes a center made from 4 half square triangles (HSTs).

  • Fabric A – (4) 1½-inch x 1½-inch squares
  • Fabric B cream – (2) 1 7/8-inch x 1 7/8-inch square for HSTs
  • Fabric B tan – (2) 1 7/8-inch x 1 7/8-inch square for HSTs
  • Fabric C – (4) 1½-inch x 2½-inch rectangles
pinwheel uneven 9-patch block

Layout the pieces for the block.

half square pinwheel uneven 9-patch quilt block

Piece the 4 half square triangles first into a block. I like to press the seams open on this little 2½ pinwheel block.

back of the pinwheel block

Here are 4 of the quilt blocks. I used a line of batiks from Island Batik called Autumn Wings.

4 different quilt blocks for wall hanging

Make 5 of the Uneven 9-patch quilt blocks and 4 of the Pinwheel Uneven 9-patch blocks for the wall hanging.

scraps of batiks used for the quilt blocks

Sashing and 1st border

I like adding sashing between quilt blocks. Each quilt block should measure 4½-inches x 4½-inches.

  • Cream – cut (6) 1-inch x 4½-inch strips, use the following diagram to sew the strips to the blocks. Each row will have 3 blocks and 2 sashing strips
  • Measure your rows before you cut the rest of the sashing to make sure your sashing should be cut the same size as mine
  • Cream cut (2) 1-inch x 14½-inch strips – add to the sides
  • Cream cut (2) 1-inch x 15½-inch strips – add to the top and bottom
add sashing

Large border

  • Measure your quilt before you cut the borders to make sure your borders should be cut the same size as mine
  • Brown print – cut -(2) 2½-inch x 14½-inch strips and add to the sides
  • Cut -(2) 2½-inch x 18½-inch strips and add to the top and bottom
add sashing between the quilt blocks

Add backing and batting and quilt as desired. I just did a simple free-motion meandering on my small quilt.

Qurtis quilt as a table topper

I used a tan Aurifil thread for my quilting. Cut 2½-inch strips and add your binding.

closeup of quilting on blocks

We finally had a low humidity day and I was able to open the windows! Fresh air felt so good. I even spent some time washing several of the windows in this room.

Wind blowing the curtains

Get the FREE PDF quilt block tutorials

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PDF of quilt blocks

The mini wall hanging is 19 inches x 19 inches and I broke off one of the Castor Bean leaves so you could see how huge the leaves are.

Qurtis quilt by a castor bean leaf

Get an ad-free version of this tutorial that also includes both pdfs of the quilt blocks in 5 different sizes here.

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Mr. Mickey chasing deer

Dog chasing deer

Mr. Mickey after chasing deer.

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14 Comments

  1. Another beautiful design. Wanted to let you know you have inspired me with your meandering quilting on many of your projects. I finally gave it a try on some placemats and a runner and did quite well for first time. I tried using an overlay with “pounce” chalk. It didn’t show very well, but helped me get started and get the hang of it. I mostly use End to End embroidery quilting, but wanted to try my hand at some free motion. I also want to try some ruler work. I’ve taken a couple of classes but haven’t used this method as yet. I wanted to be able to do my own smaller projects. However will use a longarmer for large quilts. So wanted to let you know your quilting as well as your patterns are very inspiring to me.

  2. Love this mini quilt!! Can picture it in different colors and sizes…. lots of ideas in using up my overflowing fabric supply. What fun!
    Wish I could borrow Mr. Mickey. The deer are eating so many of my plants. I chase them with an old New Year’s noisemaker. Lol, I keep the neighbors amused.
    Enjoy your dinner and weekend.

  3. Linda Wallace Matthews says:

    The topper is lovely in your batiks!

  4. Love this – I can see this as a bed size quilt! Fabric and color choice is wonderful as always. So glad to see Mr. M. having so much fun.

  5. Love this little quilt and using the 4 inch Accuquilt dies is a wonderful bonus. Thank you. And thank Julie as I found you through her See Thankful email!

  6. Susan Attwood says:

    Love the quilt and the colour choice, perfect for this time of year. Oh and Mr Mickey looks so happy, fresh air and chasing deer obviously suit him. Xx

  7. vicki gasorski says:

    I love making these small quilts. Thanks for the tutorial! Mr. Mickey is adorable and king if his yard. My doxie chases the deer too and always looks pleased with himself when they leave. Too cute!

  8. Barbara Barnett says:

    Connie I’m so happy you are feeling better more like your self. That’s wonderful I hope and pray that everything continues to be good for you and yours. I Love You 😊♥️ Barb

  9. Dianne Mann says:

    Thank you. I love this mini size! It’s so nice to see Mr. Mickey doing better. Also that you’re back in the swing again. Take care.

  10. What a sweetie mr Mickey is. He looks do cuddly. Mini quilt is really nice. On my list 🙂

  11. Doreen Sherk says:

    Oh he is so sweet, small but mighty. I really liked your small table topper, it is on my list. I have a ton of batik scraps and can use them up.
    Thanks for sharing

  12. I was just looking at those dies yesterday. Now I’m sorry I didn’t buy them!

  13. This is a cute topper, Connie. Mr. Mickey looks so happy after chasing those deer from his yard!! I bought the 4″ Qube combo to add to my collection last time they had it on special. I love AccuQuilt but those dies are costly! LOL Have a great weekend.