Emerson Street Table Topper

Hello!  We’ve got an exciting table topper to share today. I call this the Emerson Street Table Topper. My sister Heather and I (Megan) grew-up on Emerson Street on Colorado.  That house for me is my childhood home and I have a lot of fond memories of my family there.  I even picked out a house to represent it in the table topper. It’s gray just like the one on Emerson Street!

We are very happy to be posting our second tutorial here on the Moda Bake Shop!!  Heather and I are sisters and we love all things crafty.  We work together on our blog QuiltStory and sell patterns by the same name.  We would love for you to stop by Quilt Story and submit for us to feature one of your quilts! We also have a really great weekly linky party for all things fabric called Fabric Tuesday, we’d love for you to join!

**All seams are 1/4″
**Please read all instructions before beginning

1 Charm Pack- Ruby by Bonnie and Camille
1 Layer Cake- Ruby by Bonnie and Camille
1/8 yard for sashing

2/3 yard for backing
1/2 yard for binding


House Block Construction:

Cut the following:

  • 44 pieces 2.5″ x 2.5″ (I used blue so it looked like the sky)
  • 22 pieces 2.5″ x 4.5″
  • 22 pieces 4.5″ x 5″

Take 1 piece 2.5″ x 4.5″ and 2 pieces 2.5″ x 2.5″ to create a flying geese unit aka the roof of the house block.  Draw a line from corner to corner on the 2.5″ x 2.5″ piece.  
  1. Right sides together, place the 2.5″ x 2.5″ in the corner of the 2.5″ x 4.5″ piece.  Sew down the line and trim off the outer pieces.
  2. Repeat on the other side.
  3. Press.  Repeat and create 22 flying geese units.

Sew the 4.5″ x 5″ pieces to the bottom of the flying geese unit to create 22 house blocks.
Pinwheel Block Construction:
Using two different prints, cut 8 squares 4.25″ x 4.25″ from each print. 16 total.
Draw a line from corner to corner on all of the squares from one print.  Place two 4.25″ x 4.25″ squares right sides together, one of each print.
  1. Sew 1/4″ on both sides of the line.
  2. Cut down the line.
  3. Press each Half-Square Triangle.  Repeat until there are 16 total HSTs.

Sew together the HST’s blocks according to the image below to create a pinwheel block.  Create 4.  Each pinwheel block should measure 7″ x 7″.
Center Strip Construction:

Cut 17 strips 2.5″ x 7.5″.  Sew side to side.
From sashing fabric, cut 3 strips 1.5″ x WOF. Sub-cut to 2 strips 1.5″ x 36.5″ and two strips 2.5″ x 7.5″
Taking the strips sewn together in the previous step, sew the sashing strips to that piece.  First on the ends sew the 1.5″ x 6.5″ sashing to the 2.5″ x 6.5″ piece. Press.  Next sew the 1.5″ x 36.5″ sashing strips to the top and bottom. Press.  Refer to full table topper image.  (By the way, love my Havel’s rotary cutter…it’s awesome if you need a new one.)
Table Topper Construction:

Piece together 9 house blocks side to side.  Repeat.
Piece together 2 house blocks side to side.  Repeat

Taking the pieces with 2 house blocks sew a pinwheel block on each side.  Now piece together the whole table topper, first sewing the 9 house block strips to the top and bottom of the Center Strips.  Then sew the strips with house blocks and pinwheels on the sides.  Refer to full table topper images.  
Press. Quilt. Bind!  

Finished Size: 21.5″ x 42.5″
A sweet table topper!  When I quilted it I added some cute little doors, I think you could do a lot with the house blocks depending on how adventurous you are!  I really love seeing those houses all in a row, makes me smile and hopefully you too!  This can be used as a table topper or even a wall hanging.
Thanks so much, hope you love the tutorial.  Please make sure to stop by and see us at QuiltStory!
Megan and Heather

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