Thursday, October 22, 2015

Kona Club Challenge - Tea Room Table Topper by Shena from Apple Pie Patchwork

We're delighted to have Shena from Apple Pie Patchwork take the Kona Club Challenge this month! Shena does gorgeous work and has won awards for her quilts! Make sure you follow her blog for more tutorials and inspiration! 

Shena used the colors we sent out in April 2015 for Kona Club for her project today. We hope you enjoy this tutorial and make your own table topper. We are giving away the fat quarters that Shena used in this tutorial so be sure to leave a comment on this post to win!



Tea Room Table Topper

Hello! My name is Shena and I typically blog at Apple Pie Patchwork. I live in Lethbridge, Alberta, and I'm a founder and the president of the local MQG. I was contacted by Sew Sisters and asked to write a tutorial for a project that could be made using one of their Kona Club packs. Eventually I settled on this table topper. I was inspired by a window that I saw in an older local building that is now a tea room, and decided to try and re-create it.


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This is actually a very simple project to put together. It finishes at 16"x24" and is made with HSTs.

Ready to get started? This is the Kona Club pack I chose and picked the Kona Bone to go with it. The colours are, from left to right, Kona - Creamsicle, Kona - Watermelon, Kona - Limelight, and Kona - Grellow.


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Cutting Instructions:


Begin with cutting the Kona Bone: Cut 10 (ten) 1.5"x21" strips. Subcut 6 (six) strips into 24 (twenty-four) 1.5"x5" rectangles Subcut 4 (four) strips into 24 (twenty-four) 1.5"x3" rectangles 

Then you have to decide which of the four remaining colours you would like to use as your binding. I chose Grellow. You will cut only one strip from this fabric. Pay close attention to the way you orient the fabric as you cut, to ensure that you have enough left over for your binding. 

From the Kona Grellow cut: 1 (one) strip 5"x18" (make sure to cut the 18" length, NOT the 21" length) Subcut this strip into 3 (three) 5" squares Your remaining piece should measure approximately 16"x18" From this piece cut: 7 (seven) strips 2.5"x16" for binding. Set aside for now. 

Now layer the three remaining colours - Creamsicle, Watermelon, and Limelight. Again, watch the orientation to ensure you cut the correct length. Otherwise you will not have enough leftover for your backing. 

From each of Creamsicle, Watermelon, and Limelight cut: 1 (one) strip 5"x18" Subcut this strip into 3 (three) 5" squares 1 (one) strip 3"x18" Subcut this strip into 4 (four) 3" squares Your leftover pieces should measure approximately 13"x18". Set these aside for backing.


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After you are done cutting, this is what you should have. Binding strips not pictured. 

Sewing Instructions:

Take your 3" squares and sew a 1.5"x3" strip to each side. Press open. 
Take your 5"x1.5" strips and sew them to the top and bottom of your unit. Press open.

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Your unit should now measure 5". Take the 5" square that you cut from Watermelon, Creamsicle, and Limelight.
Mark the centre diagonal and layer RST with your 5" units. Stitch 1/4" away from the marked line on each side.
Cut on the marked line and press the HSTs towards the dark fabric.

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Square up to 4.5" Arrange 4 HSTs into a pinwheel shape to make your block. 
Stitch together with a 1/4" seam. Make 6 (six) blocks. Blocks should measure 8.5".


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Lay your blocks out in a 2x3 layout. Stitch together with a 1/4" seam. 
Your top should measure 16.5"x24.5".


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Find your leftover pieces of Watermelon, Creamsicle, and Limelight. Choose 2 of them and stitch them together to make a backing measuring approximately 18"x 26". 
Baste and quilt as desired. I used a walking foot to straight stitch 1/4" away from each long seam line. It made beautiful stars in the centres of the pinwheels. 

Bind with the 2.5" strips of Grellow.


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And that's it! You're done! 
Enjoy your beautiful new table topper! I hope you enjoyed this project. 
Thanks for stopping by!


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Giveaway!

You could win 4 fat quarters of the Kona Cotton Solids Shena used in this project!

Just leave a comment on this post for a chance to win.






If you are no-reply/Wordpress blogger please leave your email id in the post.
We will leave the giveaway open till Monday, October 26.
Winner will be announced Tuesday, October 27.

Good luck! 
Many thanks to Shena from Apple Pie Patchwork for this great tutorial!

Click here for more details on Kona Club. 

58 comments:

Michele T said...

I have seen this table topper and loved the geometric design right away!!! The colours are so fresh and cheerful, it would brighten any day!!! Thanks for sharing!!

jellybean said...

Loving the pattern and all the colors melon was my first response maybe I will have to buy some today.lol Great giveaway Thanks.

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Tracy Garvin said...

Beautiful colors used!

Lisa Marie said...

So bright and pretty! I love the fresh colors and the simple lines.

Christina Oliver said...

Wow! I'm really drawn to this! The colours are fabulous! Thank you for the tutorial! I plan to make this right away!

LethargicLass said...

Pinning this for some later day :)

Courtney Marchesin said...

YES!!! I have been looking for a table topper pattern for months that I like, and this is the first one that jumps off the screen at me!! Love the colours and the pattern! As a relatively new quilter (a year in), this totally looks like a pattern I could do! Thanks for sharing, Shena!

Sandy said...

Love it! so pretty! I plan to hit my stash and maybe make a Christmas version!

QuilterD said...

Beautiful combination of colors! And thanks so much for the tutorial. I can't wait to make it! Thanks for sharing.

Gill said...

Fabulous - I love the colours you used!!

PegP said...

Very cute! Not sure how I feel about Grellow (not a huge yellow fan in general), but the other colours are right up my alley.

Vicki H said...

I love Shena's table topper. Thanks for the tutorial.

Pine Point Cathy said...

Beautiful pattern and choice of colours. Modern yet classic too.
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Laura said...

Love this pattern. Could see it made much larger.Thanks for the tutorial.

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. Love the colors.

Ioleen said...

A great happy, cheerful table topper. Thanks for the tutorial.

Betsy said...

Thank you for the tutorial. Looks easy enough to whip up a couple as Christmas gifts

Emily C said...

So cute. I love those colors. I would make some for christmas presents.

KaliaContiki said...

I love it! It looks complicated but it's simple to do - my favorite combination! I also love the colors - they remind of me of summer - at least what I can remember since it seems so long ago now!

Claire Sutherland said...

Love this , as a beginner it even looks like something I could attempt!
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Andrea York said...

What a lovely pattern! Colors are just scrumptious.

OhioLori said...

Love Love LOOOOVE this Topper! the colors are Amazing! Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing the Tutorial for sure!! & for chance to win the colors used!! AWESOME! Thanks for chance!! :)

sisylyn2 said...

really like the table topper and would love to make one in these colors for my new wooden table.
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Anne said...

A nice pattern and lovely colors thank you.

Ariane said...

I would love to win this bundle. The table runner is adorable!! Love it!!

Janie said...

What a pretty table topper. Thank you for the tutorial.

Linda Big D said...

I love the colors and the pattern - so refreshing and clean cut. I love the modern look.

Cheryl said...

What gorgeous colors!! Wonderful job on the table topper!

Audrey said...

A beautiful table topper. I really like how the Kona Bone makes the other colours pop. A nice addition to the very versatile HST. Thanks for sharing.

Vanessa Pritchard said...

Thanks for the giveaway and tutorial. . . fun colours! I can ALWAYS add to my solid stash! ;)

eva said...

Really nice piece and fresh colors! Great for a new quilter to practice some HST :)

Thank you so much for the fun giveaway! (ebercast at gmail dot com)

lovetoquilt said...

I really like the half square triangles with the bone coloured fabric. Love the secondary design that comes from that. Makes the topper look very complex and intricate. Totally loving the Kona colours as well. Makes me think of summer days!!
Thanks for the chance to win some Kona!!!
Happy Sewing!!

Maureen W said...

This is so pretty! Thank you for sharing & for a chance at the give-away!
Maureen
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Brenda Genge said...

Totally awesome! Love the use of Kona Cotton Solids. Freshly inspiring!

Brenda Genge said...

Totally awesome! Love the use of Kona Cotton Solids. Freshly inspiring!

Alisa said...

I like it! And I wish I had been part of the Kona Club earlier, those colours are great!

Kathy E. said...

This is so stunning! Perfect for warmer weather when it gets here again next spring. Gee, that sounds so far away, doesn't it? I love to have a variety of table toppers and runners to change as the weather (and my mood) changes. This is one I'll be making for sure! thanks!

GranChris said...

Very nice, bright and cheery.

pippirose said...

Gorgeous table topper! I love the bright colours!

Dawn said...

My dear elderly cousin has been wanting a table topper for a table in her foyer. This will make a great gift for her! I'm so excited to make this! Thanks so much for sharing.

Rosa said...

Beautiful topper,so delicious fabrics and sweet.Thanks for the tutorial!

Mokki said...

This is a clever design. I love the colours too.

Erin McSweeney said...

Oh man I love these colours...makes me think of spring, and bright sun...lovely pattern

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delaineelliott said...

This table topper is so fresh and pretty! Thanks!

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Dody said...

I love kona cottons! Thank you.
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Sarah@123quilt said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathryn LJ said...

Nice little pattern. Who doesn't love Kona.
Kathryn

MtnJudy said...

Lovely and colorful!!

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty, cheerful table topper. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Rebecca said...

I love Kona fabric. I never seem to come home with solids, so this would be great to have a few! thank you sewfabrics@outlook.com

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

This is a great table topper. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Yeah for Kona!

Diane Beavers said...

I fear the HST's no more! Thank you Shena for sharing you technique. A
Kona runner in Grellow, Limelight, Watermelon would be on my tables to brighten dreary winters or just add warmth to a cold day.

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Marie i said...

1love those bright kona colours....would love to win them.

Terry said...

Thank-you for the pattern. It is definitely one that I will use. Kona colors brighten up any room. It would be be a pleasure to use them with this table topper.

Mara said...

Reminds me of summer, very beautiful!

Janet said...

Great pattern and I love the colours. I'm happy that you sell Kona solids!

Helene said...

I have the perfect project in mind for this. My daughter will love it.

Oma_wonders said...

Shena made a lovely table topper with the beautiful colours from Kona! I love to work with bright fabrics because it makes me feel happy & inspired. I just bought a roll of Kona's Rhoda Ruth solid brights for my next project.

I'm going to make this table topper for sure & would surely be excited to win these fabrics! ����