A table topper can be a fast and easy quilt project and a great way to try out a new quilt block. This one is made with soft pastel colors that are perfect for summer.
Last week I made placemats with the Marblehead Pleasing Pastels fat quarter bundle and today I have a table topper that will look perfect with them.
Summer Table Topper
The size of this table topper is 24″ x 24″
There are two simple six-inch-blocks used in the simple table topper.
- Fat quarters – one each of pink, teal, green, peach and purple
- ½ yard cream
- ¾ yard backing fabric
Cut the following:
- 20 – Pink – 2 ½ inch x 2 ½ inch squares
- 20 – Teal – 2 ½ inch x 2 ½ inch squares
- 32 – Cream – 2 ½ inch x 2 ½ inch squares
- 8 – Green – 2 ½ inch x 2 ½ inch squares
- 8 – Pink – 4 ½ inch x 4 ½ inch squares
- 4 – Purple – 2 ½ inch x 4 ½ inch rectangles
- 4 – Peach – 2 ½ inch x 4 ½ inch rectangles
Sew all seams with a ¼″ seam allowance.
This is a simple pattern that combines two different blocks.
Make 4 Pink and 4 Teal 9 patch blocks. Each 9 patch will use 5 of the pink or teal and 4 of the cream.
Make 8 of these. Use the following diagram for placement for block two.
If you have an Accuquilt GO! cutter, you can cut the blocks with the 8-inch Qube Mix & Match set which makes it fast and easy to cut the pieces.
You will make:
4 – Teal/cream 9 patch blocks
4 – Pink/cream 9 patch blocks
8 – Purple/Peach/Green/Cream blocks
Lay your blocks out as shown below.
Sew the 4 blocks together. Make 4.
Sew the 4 large blocks together to make your table topper.
Next add them together to complete your table topper.
This is a diagram that makes it easier for you to see the sections of the table topper and how they are pieced.
Quilt as desired, I just did a simple free-motion stipple quilting.
Cut 2 ½″ strips from the leftover fat quarters to make the binding and sew it on using my machine binding tutorial.
This post was originally posted in July of 2015 and has been updated.
I also finished up the last two placemats. I had asked everyone if they used placemats or not……it was about 50/50.
Since we have an oak table we always use table toppers for hot dishes.
Quilting is just a simple free-motion meandering.
I originally shared this Summer Table Topper Tutorial at Inspired by Fabric.
Tutorial for placemats
If you missed my post last week you can read about the placemats here.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! This blog post has been converted to an optional PDF that’s optimized for printing.
I’m still sealing our huge deck. Yesterday I finished another set of steps and two-thirds of the front deck before I ran out of sealer. I used up 5 gallons in two days!
Builder Bob picked up another 5 gallons at $157.00…………and that will be enough to finish everything I’m going to work on this year.
Enjoy the tutorial……and think of me out in the hot sun sealing the deck instead of quilting.
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