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Summer Wreath Quilted Table Topper with Embroidery

For this elegant table topper, we used designs from the Heraldic Flower Motif Set.
The finished size of the quilt is about 32" x 32".




You will need :

  • embroidery threads, either rayon or polyester of your choice,
  • light-weight iron-on cut-away stabilizer,
  • about 1/2 yard of light cream fabric for the borders,
  • pieces of pale-colored fabrics of 5 (or more) different shades - pale green, pale pink, pale blue, pale yellow, pale salmon pink (batiks work well. You can use pieces from your stash. If you buy the fabric, 1 fat quarter of each color will be enough),
  • about 1/4 yard of dark green fabric for the border and binding,
  • batting
  • fabric for the backing,
  • quilting needles,
  • quilting threads of matching colors,
  • rotary cutter,
  • quilter's ruler,
  • chalk pencil,
  • iron.

Cutting:

Out of pink and yellow fabrics, cut 2 squares measuring 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" of each fabric. 4 squares total.

Out of blue and salmon pink fabrics, cut 4 squares measuring 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" of each fabric. 8 squares total.

Out of pale green fabric, cut 2 squares measuring 5 7/8" x 5 7/8".

Out of cream fabric, cut:

  • 2 squares measuring 5 7/8" x 5 7/8"
  • for the first border,
    • 4 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 20 1/2" and
    • 2 squares measuring 2 7/8" x 2 7/8";
  • for the second border,
    • 2 squares measuring 1 7/8" x 1 7/8",
  • for the third border
    • 2 strips measuring 4" x 26 1/2" and
    • 2 strips measuring 4" x 33 1/2",

Out of dark green fabric, cut

  • 4 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 24 1/2",
  • 2 squares measuring 2 7/8" x 2 7/8".
  • 2 squares measuring 1 7/8" x 1 7/8".
Cut the remaining fabric into 2 1/2" wide strips for the binding.

Half Triangles:

Note: seam allowance is 1/4". press each seam after you make it.

For this quilt, you'll need

  • 4 pale green and cream half triangles measuring 5 1/2" x 5 1/2",
  • 4 dark green and cream half triangles measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" and
  • 4 dark green and cream half triangles measuring 1 1/2" x 1 1/2".
All half triangles are made in the same way, described below.

To sew half-triangle squares, take your 2 fabric squares and position them face to face. For the 5 1/2" half triangles, you will need the 5 7/8" squares. For the 2 1/2" half triangles, you will need the 2 7/8" squares. For the 1 1/2" half triangles, you will be using the 1 7/8" squares.

With a pencil, draw a diagonal across the top square. Stitch 1/4" from the pencil line on both sides.



Cut along the line. Open the new squares. Press the seam towards the darker color. Trim the "ears". Repeat for all the fabric squares. You should get 4 two-color squares, measuring 5 1/2" x 5 1/2", 4 squares measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" and 4 squares measuring 1 1/2" x 1 1/2".


Assembly of the Top:

The central part of the quilt consists of 4 rows, each consisting of 4 squares measuring 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". First lay out the squares on your working table or designer wall. Next sew the rows. Finally, sew the rows together.

Row 1: half triangle square (green triangle on bottom right) - blue square - salmon square - half triangle square (green triangle on bottom left).
Row 2: blue square - yellow square - pink square - salmon square,
Row 3: salmon square - pink square - yellow square - blue square,
Row 4: half triangle square (green triangle on top right) - salmon square - blue square - half triangle (green triangle on top left).

Medieval Flower Wreath Table Topper

Medieval Flower Wreath Table Topper

Sew two of the 2 1/2" x 20 1/2" cream strips to the right and left edges of the central part.

Medieval Flower Wreath Table Topper

Sew the 2 1/2" half triangles to the ends of the remaining two 2 1/2" x 20 1/2" strips, with cream triangles against the strip.

Medieval Flower Wreath Table Topper

Sew these strips to the upper and lower edges of the central piece.

Medieval Flower Wreath Table Topper

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

Medieval Flower Wreath Table Topper

Sew the 1 1/2" half triangle squares to the ends of the remaining 2 green strips, green triangles against the green strip.

Medieval Flower Wreath Table Topper

Sew the strips to the upper and lower edges of the quilt top.

Medieval Flower Wreath Table Topper

Lastly, attach the the cream borders. First sew the 4" x 26 1/2" strips to the left and right edges, then the 4" x 33 1/2" strips to the upper and lower edges.

Medieval Flower Wreath Table Topper

Embroidery:

Open the embroidery files from the Heraldic Flower Motif Set on your computer.

There are 6 flowers in the set, but you'll need 8, so choose 2 flowers which you'd like to embroider twice. Print out 8 templates and cut them out. If you do not have a pritner, make 8 paper templates by making circles with a diameter of 5" and cutting them out.

Lay the templates out in a loose circle on the central part of the quilt. Pin.

Upload the files into the machine and embroider them one by one. You can follow our color card or feel free to choose your own colors.

Quilting and Finishing:

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

Pin all layers together with 1" pins and start quilting. We quilted the central part with a free motion stippling pattern, then with fancy free motion patterns all over the top.


After the quilting is finished, 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 the binding. That's it, the quilt is done!


Enjoy!


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