1 Winters Lane Layer Cake or Assorted FQ’s in brown, red and blue prints
2/3 yd fabric for backing and binding
This entire topper is constructed using 4″ squares. I used a layer cake in Winters Lane by Kate & Birdie Paper Co for Moda Fabrics, pulling out the assorted 10″ squares I wanted for this project. The values are light, medium and dark to give the project some contrast so keep that in mind when picking your fabrics.
Cut 6 Brown, 12 Red, and 18 Blue – 4″ squares.
Cut backing fabric on the fold and use half for the backing and from the other half, cut (4) 2.5″ strips to create your binding.
Your backing and binding can also be pieced from FQ’s or the rest of your layer cake!
Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all your blue squares. Placing right sides together, pair all of your brown and red squares with a blue square.
Stitch 1/4″ away from both sides of the drawn diagonal line. Then cut on the line to yield two half square triangles.
Press open and trim to 3.5″. You should have a total of 36 half square triangles, 12- brown/blue and 24- red/blue.
Using the picture above, layout your half square triangles.
Sew all of your half square triangles into rows and then join the rows together to complete your top!
Now layer your backing, batting and quilt top and quilt as desired.
I went with a straight line quilting design for mine using my walking foot. A dense quilting design helps your table topper lay nice and flat.
Join your 2.5″ strips together to create your binding.
I used THIS machine binding technique and one of my personalized labels that I had made HERE.
This project finishes at 18.5″ x 18.5″.
Hope you guys are enjoying all this Christmas inspiration! I am using this as a gift for someone special and it feels good to be ahead for once:)
Keep it Sassy♥
I love this pattern
I thinking about a bed quilt, love the colors.Thanks
Wow… that would look awesome!
Oh I love this and am wondering how to make it as a table runner instead – any ideas???
If you don’t Mind how wide it is…. you can make three of the block and that will make it longer.
I love it and want to thank you for sharing your pattern. It’s so pretty. Hugs,
You are welcome!
What a striking, beautiful pattern! Thank you for sharing this! I’m wondering, (understanding that the overall dimensions will be bigger) are there any important considerations not to overlook if I wanted to try this with a bunch of pre-cut 5″ charm squares? Again, thanks.
As long as each HST unit finishes the same size… it will be fine:) These finished at 3.5″.
Thank you for the reassurance! I am a very new quilter, so I’m naturally reluctant to assume that it’s safe to deviate from an established pattern. I appreciate your encouraging reply. :)
I made this mini table topper a few weeks ago and it came out beautiful! Thanks so much for the pattern and tutorial. I am new to quilting and thought I would give it a try,. So happy that I did. Thank you!
You’re welcome! I would love to see a pic if you have one:) You can email me or share on my FB page. email@example.com
I purchased this fat quarter bundle because I absolutely love it. However, I have been afraid to cut into it. Thank you for this pattern. I now know what I want to do with this beautiful fabric!
I have used it for several table toppers… all gorgeous:)
Absolutely, a great quilt to make for my table topper. Thank you!
Like the pattern. Have the same fabric. To make it into a lap quilt would you repeat the color layout again to achieve the darker center and lighter outer?
Sure would! Would love to see yours when you’re done!
Absolutely love! Started on it but now I am second guessing which way to press the hst’s. I am guessing maybe they should be pressed open so you can place them where they look best and not worry about nesting the seams?
Thank you so much for sharing this!
You’re welcome! Pressing open is a good idea.