Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tute-Happy Summer: Table Topper

We're continuing our Tute-Happy Summer series today with a tutorial for a simple, cheery table topper by Connie from from Freemotion by the River. Connie used the soft prints from the Ro Gregg's Marblehead Pleasing Pastels collection. Enjoy the tutorial and then find the details at the bottom of this post for a chance to win a bundle of Pleasing Pastel prints to play with!



Hi, I'm Connie from Freemotion by the River and I have another quick and easy pattern to share with you. 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!
Pastel Table Topper



Marblehead Pleasing Pastels used in topper Marblehead Pleasing Pastels used in topper

The size of this table topper is 24" x 24".
From the fat quarter bundle I choose 5 colors and a cream. If you make this, you will actually need 2 fat quarters of the cream to get all of the pieces.

 Cut the following:
  • 20 - Pink - 2 1/2 inch x 2 1/2 inch squares
  • 20 - Teal - 2 1/2 inch x 2 1/2 inch squares
  • 32 - Cream - 2 1/2 inch x 2 1/2 inch squares
  •   8 - Green - 2 1/2 inch x 2 1/2 inch squares
  •   8 - Pink - 4 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch squares
  •   4 - Purple - 2 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch rectangles
  •   4 - Peach - 2 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch rectangles
Sew all seams with a 1/4" seam allowance.

This is a simple pattern that combines two different blocks.

Block One:

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.
Diagram for block one

 Block Two:

Make 8 of these. Use the following diagram for placement for block two.
Diagram for block 2

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.
second block

Sew the 4 blocks together. Make 4.
piecing the blocks

Sew the 4 large blocks together to make your table topper.
4 large blocks to make the table topper

Quilt as desired.
Cut 2 1/2" strips from the leftover fat quarters to make the binding.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and stop by my blog for more pictures of this table topper.
Table topper on the deck


For a chance to win a bundle of Marblehead Pleasing Pastels prints, head over to Connie's blogThis giveaway is now closed, but be sure to check out our other tutorials, as we'll be sharing a tutorial and hosting a giveaway each week!

Check out each week of our Summer of Tutes!
Week 1: Sunglasses case  featuring Graphix 3
Week 2: The overnight bag featuring Who's Who

Week 3: Tablet case featuring Jungle Party 
Week 4: Patriotic pennants featuring Tone on Tone 
Week 6: Zig zag lunchbag featuring Graphix 3
Week 9: Elegant clutch featuring Jungle Party 
Week 10: Modern table runner featuring Prairie Cloth Solids 

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Announcing our Summer placemats Marblehead Pleasing Pastels winner:
Happy Cottage Quilter
Congratulations!

69 comments:

  1. So cute! This would be great to make in different seasonal colors so they could be switched out through the year.

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  2. CUTE PROJECT! BEAUTIFUL FABRIC COLLECTION! THANKS FOR SHARING! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  3. Nice table topper, love the fabrics!

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  4. Love the pastel colors, would be perfect for an Easter runner! :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  5. I like this table topper. As usual the directions are great. Thanks for sharing. sshell818@gmail.com

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  6. This would be a great wall hanging as well.

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  7. left a post on Connie's blog. Great tutorial.

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  8. Another great tutorial from Connie. Love how simple her tutorials make it look to make such a pretty table topper, and how pretty they are as well. Beautiful fabrics!

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  9. Beautiful fabrics. Would love to win.

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  10. Lovely fabric and Connie has done a great job on the tutorial...Thank you..

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  11. These colors are so lovely for this table topper.

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  12. Connie has just the perfect design eye for quilting projects! This table topper is not exception...it's beautiful!

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  13. Beautiful fabric and table topper!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  14. Lovely table topper: great design and wonderful summery fabrics. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  15. Good looking table topper and a great tutorial!

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  16. I use both placemats and table toppers. I am looking forward to using this pattern. Thanks!

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  17. I love the table topper and the fabrics! Thanks for a great tutorial and giveaway!

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  18. This tutorial looks so cute & easy---I think I can make it! And the fabrics are delicious.

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  19. These fabrics are so pretty. I've pinned this tutorial for future reference - thank you.

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  20. I've been a fan of Ro Gregg for years and years; I just love these pastel Marblehead fabrics!

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  21. These fabrics are so pretty. I've pinned this tutorial for future reference - thank you.

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  22. Love the table topper. Thanks for a great tutorial.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  23. Truthfully, my table topper is dust. Maybe I should do something about that?

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  24. Thanks for the tutorial. I love your colour choices.

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

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  25. I love this pattern, thanks for the tutorial, I would not have figured out how the pieces would be put together!! I also want to say that this fabric collection is so pretty!!

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  26. This fabric bundle is absolutely gorgeous. I love the table topper Connie made. Her tutorial is great.

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  27. Thank you for the great tutorial. Love the table topper and the colors you used.

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  28. Thank you for the great tutorial.

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  29. I entered the giveaway on Connie's blog. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  30. Great tutorial and so easy. I will try to make one. I love the fabric.

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  31. This is so pretty--it reminds me of sherbet, summery and refreshing.

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  32. This is such a pretty table topper for summer. Love the colors.

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  33. Easy enough. Think I will give it a try.

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  34. Lovely fabrics and nice tutorial! Thanks!

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  35. Great tutorial, thanks. I also appreciate the softer colors used for this table mat, makes me think of sea glass.

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  36. Your tabletop is very pretty! Chrmar406 at aol dot com

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  37. Love your table topper and fabrics! Thanks - Dee

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  38. Those fabrics are great and the table topper looks so summery. Great tute, Connie.

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  39. Connie is the Table Topper Queen! Loving these colors.

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  40. I can picture this topper in so many different color combinations. Can't wait to get started, and thanks for this giveaway opportunity. lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

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  41. This fabric is so pleasing to the eye.

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  42. Love all the colors in this fabric and the table topper is so very pretty.
    Barbara D.

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  43. Great tutorial. I could see this made into an even larger quilt. Looks almost like a disappearing 9 patch and a regular 9 patch mixed. Both of which I love! Put them together and it's super cute!

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  44. this is so pretty. I love the fabrics. Thanks for the tutorial

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  45. Thanks for the wonderful tute! I love the fabric, it is my colors too! Thanks for the giveaway......

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  46. What a cute table topper! The fabrics are absolutely beautiful!

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  47. Thanks for the great tutorial. One of these would look fantastic on my kitchen table.

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  48. Wonderful tutorial! Thank you for sharing and have a great day!

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  49. Thanks for the tutorial, nice little table topper.

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  50. Thanks for a great tutorial Connie!

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  51. Love this one too. easy pattern for beginners like me. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  52. I love this table topper, and the fabric is just gorgeous! cdahlgren at live dot com

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  53. I love this table topper, and the fabric is just gorgeous! cdahlgren at live dot com

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  54. I love this fabric! Thanks for the chance! I'd make Connie's topper for sure.

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  55. Love the topper. Nice colors. Easy pattern. I left a comment on the other blog.

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  56. What a great tutorial and beautiful results! Thanks for sharing this!

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  57. Those are beautiful pastels and the table topper is pretty and easy.

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  58. Love the topper, the colors are beautiful!

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  59. Love the topper, the colors are beautiful!

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  60. I love the colors in your table topper and it looks fun to make. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  61. I love this table topper. Thanks for the tutorial!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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