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Quilted Celtic Table Topper

This simple 2-color table quilt features the designs from the Celtic Knot Set. It's a great project for St. Patrick's Day. It can also be easily converted to make a wall hanging.
The finished size of the quilt is about 33" x 33" .

You will need:

  • about 1 yard of light solid, or with pale print, cotton fabric and
  • about 1 yard of green cotton fabric.
You will also need batting and fabric for backing.

For embroidery, you will need medium-weight, cut-away stabilizer and embroidery threads.

Cutting:

Out of light fabric, cut

  • 5 squares measuring 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" for the embroidered blocks,
  • 2 strips 3" wide and the length of the width of the fabric (about 40") for the outer border,
  • 8 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 4 1/2",
  • 8 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 6 1/2", and
  • 8 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" for the court house blocks.
  • 4 squares measuring 3" x 3" for the outer border.
Out of green fabric, cut
  • 4 squares measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2",
  • 8 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" and
  • 8 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" for the court house blocks;
  • 2 strips measuring 2" x 24 1/2" and 2 strips measuring 2" x 27 1/2" for the first border,
  • 2 strips 1" wide and the length of the width of the fabric (about 40") for the outer border;
  • 4 squares measuring 3" x 3" for the outer border;
  • 3 strips 2 1/2" and the length of the width of the fabric for the binding.

General note: press each seam after you make it.

The Court House Block

Take the green 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" square and 2 light 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" strips. Sew them to the left and right edges of the square.

Sew the light 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" strips to the upper and lower edges.

Sew the green 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" strips to the left and right edges.

Sew the green 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" strips to the upper and lower edges.

Sew the light-colored 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" strips to the left and right edges.

Sew the light-colored 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" strips to the upper and lower edges.

Assemble 4 blocks.

Assembly of the Top:

Sew the light-colored 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" squares and the blocks into 3 rows. The first and the third rows are square - block - square.

The second row is block - square - block.

Sew the rows together.

Sew the green 2" x 24 1/2" strips to the left and right edges of the working piece.

Sew the green 2" x 27 1/2" strips to the upper and lower edges.

Borders:

Sew the green 1" and the light-colored 3" strips together lengthwise.

Cut the 2-color strips into 3" wide blocks. You will need 32 of them.

Sew the blocks into 4 strips, 8 blocks in each strip.

Sew a light-colored 3" x 3" square in the beginning of each row.

Sew two of the strips to the left and right edges of the quilt.

Sew green 3" x 3" squares to the ends of the remaining 2 strips.

Sew the borders to the upper and lower edges of the top.

Embroidery:

Stabilize each light square and embroider the Celtic Knots one by one.

Quilting and Finishing:

Now place the backing/lining on a flat surface (table) face down. Cover with batting. Spread your working piece over it.

Pin all three layers together with 1" pins. We quilted around the embroidery and all over the quilt in a free-motion style. Remove the pins while quilting.

Press the work with heavy steam and square the work -- all corners should be 90 degrees and opposite sides should be of the same length.

Finish the raw edges with binding.

Enjoy!

Happy Stitching!

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