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

Ruffle Banner and Pillow

Hello!  We’ve got an exciting and quick project to share with you today.  We are very happy to be posting our first tutorial here on Moda Bake Shop!!  Heather and I (Megan) are sisters and we love all things crafty.  We work together on our blogs Fresh Poppy Design and QuiltStory.  We would love for you to stop by! We have linky parties, ideas, tutorials and quilt patterns.  Hope you have fun with this cute banner and pillow 🙂

1 charm pack- Just Wing It! by MoMo
1/4 yard- It’s A Hoot by MoMo 32375 24
1/2 yard- Bella Solids Bleached White 9900 97
18″ pillow form
pinking sheers

Part 1: Creating the Ruffle Banner

Using pinking sheers and taking one charm square, find the center and cut from center to the opposite corner.  Do the same on the other side to create your pennant or triangle.  Repeat until you have 10.
Cut the 1/4 yard fabric in strips, two strips 2″ x WOF (width of fabric). This will be the band the pennants hang from.  Cut two pieces 1.5″ x WOF this will be the ruffle.
Sew the 2″ x WOF strips end to end, roughly 2″ x 86″.  Fold the piece in half, right sides together, sew, turn right side out and press.  Set aside for now.
Next sew the 1.5″ x WOF strips end to end, roughly 1.5″ x 86″.  Now sew the length of one side, very loosely in the widest stitch you can.  Pull the thread to create a ruffle.  Work the ruffle end to end to make it even and the right length to accommodate the pennants (roughly 45″).  (The edge of the ruffle is an unfinished edge).
Pinning along the back, sew the pennants to the ruffle.  The right side of the pennants to the wrong side of ruffle.
Again pinning carefully, sew a topstitch from end to end on the band, including attaching the ruffle and pennants.  Stand back and admire 🙂
Back to work.
Part 2: Creating the Brick Pillow
Choose 18 squares from the remaining charm pack.  Cut in half, 2.5″ to create the bricks.
Sewing end to end, create four rows with 4 bricks in them and four rows with 5 bricks in them.
Lay the rows out in the design you wish.  Sew each row together, keeping in mind to sew them in brick style as in photo above.
Trim off excess fabrics and square the piece to 17″.
Using the 1/2 yard of Bella White fabric, cut two pieces to 17″ x 13″.  Using the photo above as a guide, finish one end on each piece.  Line it up with the right side of fabric of the brick piece, the white fabric will overlap.  This is to create an envelope pillow, where you can insert the pillow and remove anytime for cleaning.  Sew around the outside of the square.
Insert your pillow!

A gorgeous and fast little duo that would make a great seasonal gift, or a fun new way to spruce up your own living spaces!
Thanks so much, hope you love the tutorial.  Please make sure to stop by and see us at QuiltStory!
Megan and Heather