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Quilted Tabletopper with Blue Roses Embroidery
This charming quilted table topper features clean geometric lines inspired by the French garden look. We used designs from the Blue Rose Set.

The finished size of the tabletopper is about 30" x 30".
FInished tabletopper with blue roses embroidery.

You will need :
  • embroidery threads, either polyester or rayon, to match the colors of your fabric,
  • 1 yard of light cream fabric,
  • about 1/2 yard of bright blue fabric,
  • light-weight cut-away embroidery stabilizer,
  • fabric for the backing,
  • batting,
  • quilter's ruler,
  • rotary cutter,
  • iron,
  • #12 universal needle,
  • #12-#14 quilting needle.
Finished tabletopper with blue roses embroidery.
Cutting:
The tabletopper consists of 2 types of blocks - A and B. You will need to make 2 blocks of each type.

For block A:
Out of blue fabric, cut:
  • 1-2 strips 1 1/2" wide and the length of the width of the fabric. Subcut the strip into the following:
    • 1 strip measuring 1 1/2" x 11 1/2",
    • 1 strip measuring 1 1/2" x 12 1/2",
    • 1 strip measuring 1 1/2" x 8 1/2",
    • 1 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 6 1 1/2" and
    • 3 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 3 1/2".
Out of cream fabric, cut
  • a square measuring 8 1/2" x 8 1/2",
  • 1 strip measuring 2 1/2" x 8 1/2",
  • 1 strip measuring 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" and
  • 2 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 3 1/2".

For block B
:
Out of blue fabric, cut
  • 1 strip measuring 1 1/2" x 8 1/2",
  • 1 strip measuring 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" and
  • 3 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 3 1/2".
Out of cream fabric, cut
  • 1 square measuring 8 1/2" x 8 1/2",
  • 1 strip measuring 2 1/2" x 8 1/2",
  • 1 strip measuring 2 1/2" x 6 1/2",
  • 2 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 3 1/2",
  • 1 strip measuring 1 1/2" x 11 1/2" and
  • 1 strip measuring 1 1/2" x 12 1/2".
For the borders, out of cream fabric, cut
  • 2 strips measuring 3 1/2" x 24 1/2" and
  • 2 strips measuring 3 1/2" x 30 1/2".
Use the remaining blue fabric for the binding.

Assembly:
Note: seam allowance is 1/4", press the seam immediately after you make it.
Block A:
1. Sew the cream and blue 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" strips in 2 pairs.
Blue Roses Table Topper

2. Sew the cream 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" and blue 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" strips together.
Blue Roses Table Topper
3. Sew one of the blue-cream 3 1/2" long strips to the end of the blue-cream 6 1/2" long strip as shown:
Blue Roses Table Topper
4. Sew the new unit to the bottom of the 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" cream square.
Blue Roses Table Topper
5. Sew the 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" cream strip and 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" blue strip together.
Blue Roses Table Topper
6. Sew the second blue-cream 3 1/2" long strip to one end of the blue-cream 8 1/2" long strip. Sew the remaining 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" blue strip to the other end, as shown:
Blue Roses Table Topper
7. Sew this unit to the left edge of the unit with 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" square.
Blue Roses Table Topper
8. Sew the blue 1 1/2" x 11 1/2" strip to the upper edge of the working piece.
Blue Roses Table Topper
9. Sew the blue 1 1/2" x 12 1/2" strip to the right edge of the working piece.
Blue Roses Table Topper
Block B:
Repeat steps 1-7 as for block A.
Blue Roses Table Topper
8. Sew the cream 1 1/2" x 11 1/2" strip to the left edge of the working piece.
Blue Roses Table Topper
9. Sew the cream 1 1/2" x 12 1/2" strip to the bottom edge of the working piece.
Blue Roses Table Topper
Assembly of the Top:
Sew the blocks A and B in 2 pairs as shown.
Blue Roses Table Topper
Sew both rows together.
Blue Roses Table Topper
Sew the borders, first attach the 3 1/2" x 24 1/2" strips to the top and bottom, then attach the 3 1/2" x 30 1/2" strips to the left and right.

Embroidery:
Mark the position of the embroidery on the central part. If you have a printer and embroidery software, print-outs of the designs can be helpful. If you do not, you can cut out rectangles of the same size as the designs and arrange them on the fabric to determine the position of the embroidery.

Stabilize the chosen area. Hoop the fabric tightly and embroider the designs one by one.

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.

We quilted in a free-motion style all over the quilt.
Finished tabletopper with blue roses embroidery.
Press with heavy steam. Square the quilt. Finish the raw edges with the binding.
Close-up of the embroidery and quilting.

Have fun!
Finished tabletopper on a table with a vase of blue roses.

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