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Geranium Table Topper

By: AccuQuilt

Make this bright quilt pattern for table toppers with AccuQuilt dies in the shapes of hearts and flying geese. The Geranium Table Topper features one flower made with heart-shaped petals surrounded by an easy patchwork border. New spring quilt patterns like this are perfect for bringing the best part of the outdoors to your table. Make sure you pick really bright fabrics so your patchwork quilt pattern and the table topper pattern itself can cheer up the room they're in. This goes to show that flower quilt patterns don't need to be big or overly intricate to be beautiful.

Geranium Table Topper
Geranium Table Topper
This image courtesy of accuquilt.com

Project Type: Make a Project

Quilt Size: 24 inches wide x 24 inches long

Time to complete: A week or two

Primary Technique: Pieced & Appliqued

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

MATERIALS:

  • Fabric 1—1⁄4 yard or fat quarter for border squares and appliqué
  • Fabric 2—1⁄4 yard or fat quarter for border squares and appliqué
  • Fabric 3—1⁄3 yard for center and border squares
  • Fabric 4—1⁄3 yard for center and border squares
  • Fabric 5—5⁄8 yard for border squares, inner border and binding
  • Fusible web—1⁄3 yard
  • Backing fabric—7⁄8 yard
  • Batting—30" square
  • AccuQuilt Go! fabric cutter
  • AccuQuilt Go! Square 6-1⁄2" Quilt Block A (55000)
  • AccuQuilt Go! Square 3-1⁄2" Quilt Block B (55006)
  • AccuQuilt Go! Triangle 4-7⁄8" Quilt Block D (55002)
  • AccuQuilt Go! Half Square 3" Finished Triangle Quilt Block E (55009)
  • AccuQuilt Go! Square 4-1⁄2" (Die packaged with fabric cutter)
  • AccuQuilt Go! Strip Cutter 2-1⁄2" (55017)
  • AccuQuilt Go! Heart 2", 3", 4" (55029) OR Heart Applique Template
  • AccuQuilt Go! Circle 2", 3", 5" (55012)


CUTTING DIRECTIONS:

Fabric 1:

  • Cut 4—4-1⁄2" squares
  • Cut 4—4" hearts with fusible web backing
  • Cut 1—2" circle with fusible web backing

Fabric 2:

  • Cut 4—4-1⁄2" squares
  • Cut 1—3" circle with fusible web backing

Fabric 3:

  • Cut 4 —4-7⁄8" triangles
  • Cut 4—4-1⁄2" squares
  • Cut 4—3-1⁄2" squares

Fabric 4:

  • Cut 1—6-1⁄2" square
  • Cut 4—4-1⁄2" squares
  • Cut 8—3" finished half square triangles

Fabric 5:

  • Cut 3—2-1⁄2" strips across the width of the fabric (WOF) for binding
  • Cut 2—2-1⁄2" strips across the WOF for inner border
  • Cut 4—4-1⁄2" squares


SEWING DIRECTIONS:

  1. Lay out one Fabric #3 4-7⁄8" triangle and two Fabric #4 3" finished half square triangles for each flying geese unit. Pin and sew triangles together using a 1⁄4" seam allowance (Fig. A).

    Geranium Table Topper
     
  2. Press seams toward 3" finished half square triangles completing a flying geese unit. Make four.
     
  3. Pin and sew one flying geese unit to top and bottom of Fabric #4 6-1⁄2" square (Fig. B).

    Geranium Table Topper
     
  4. Press seams toward 6-1⁄2" square.
     
  5. Pin and sew one Fabric #3 3-1⁄2" square to each side of the remaining two flying geese units (Fig. C).

    Geranium Table Topper
     
  6. Press toward 3-1⁄2" squares.
     
  7. Layout star block. Pin and sew rows together. (Fig. D)

    Geranium Table Topper
     
  8. Press seams toward center of star block.
     
  9. Lightly press horizontal and vertical centers of star block.
     
  10. Remove paper backing from all appliqué shapes.
     
  11. Position four, Fabric #1, 4" hearts on star block using photo and pressed centers as a guide. Points of hearts should meet in center of star block. Fuse in place following manufacturer’s directions. (Fig. E)

    Geranium Table Topper
     
  12. Machine appliqué around heart shapes using a narrow zig zag stitch and matching thread.
     
  13. Position Fabric #2, 3" circle on center of heart flower. Fuse in place. Machine appliqué with matching thread.
     
  14. Position Fabric #1, 2" circle on center of larger circle. Fuse in place. Machine appliqué with matching thread.
     
  15. Measure vertical center of star block. Cut two, Fabric #5, 2-1⁄2" inner border strips to this measurement.
     
  16. Pin and sew trimmed inner borders to sides of star block matching center of inner border to center of block edge.
     
  17. Press seams toward inner borders.
     
  18. Measure horizontal center of star block (with side inner borders). Cut two, Fabric #5, 2-1⁄2" inner border strips to this measurement.
     
  19. Pin and sew trimmed inner border to top and bottom of star block matching center of inner border to center of block edge.
     
  20. Press seams toward inner borders.
     
  21. Layout 4-1⁄2" border squares according to diagram. (Fig. F) Pin and sew together.

    Geranium Table Topper
     
  22. Press seams in one direction (or toward darker fabrics).
     
  23. Make four border square units.
     
  24. Pin and sew one border square unit to each side of table topper center. See photo for orientation.
     
  25. Press seams toward inner border.
     
  26. Pin and sew one Fabric #5, 4-1⁄2" square to each end of two border square units. (Fig. G)

    Geranium Table Topper
     
  27. Pin and sew one border square unit to top and bottom of table topper center. See photo for orientation.
     
  28. Press seams toward inner border.
     
  29. Remove any markings and press table topper top.
     
  30. Layer batting between top and backing.
     
  31. Pin or baste layers together.
     
  32. Quilt as desired. Model was machine quilted outlining flower appliqué and with small loops in large circle with matching thread. Remainder of table topper was quilted with an overall loopy design.
     
  33. Remove any markings and press quilt if desired.
     
  34. Add binding, mitering corners.


OPTIONS:

  • Combine several appliquéd star blocks for a larger size quilt.
  • Use three appliquéd star blocks for a table runner.
  • Use one appliquéd star block for a pillow.
  • Add borders to make quilt larger.



 

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Lovely little table topper. Wish you would include 'regular' measurements for flying geese and not the AccuQuilt measurements. I make HSTs the 'old fashioned' way and I'm not sure your measurements will give me the right size. I will try it and see. Please remember that not all of us quilters have the AccuQuilt, nor do we want an AccuQuilt. Thanks for considering.

Hi Joan, thanks for your comments! Most of our patterns for quilts that require AccuQuilt fabric cutters are contributed by AccuQuilt designers. Unfortunately, we do not have any control over the measurements they give. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you continue to enjoy our many quilt patterns that do not require an AccuQuilt cutter. Thanks! -- Editor of FaveQuilts

I have the Accu Quilt and really,really like it. I am handicapped and cannot use scissors to easily so i really like it when I can get patterns that use this very useful piece of sewing equipment.

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