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English Garden Table Topper

Surround an appliquéd flower block with pieced basket blocks composed of delicate florals. Fabrics are from the English Countryside collection by Maywood Studio.


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Inspired by Down to Earth from designer Deanne Eisenman of Snuggles Quilts

Quilt tester: Martha Gamm



Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.


▫    1⁄2 yard cream print (appliqué foundation, outer border)

▫    7"-square piece each mottled dark green and mottled light green (appliqués)

▫    5"-square piece each mottled black, mottled yellow, and mottled light blue (appliqués)

▫    1-5⁄8 yards total assorted dark and medium florals (appliqués, basket blocks, outer border)

▫    7⁄8 yards total assorted light florals (basket blocks, outer border)

▫    1⁄3 yard light blue floral (inner border)

▫    3⁄8 yard binding fabric

▫    2-5⁄8 yards backing fabric

▫    47"-square batting

▫    Lightweight fusible web


Finished quilt: 38 -1⁄2" square
Finished block: 9" square


Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. Click on "Download this Project" above for pattern pieces.

    To use fusible web for appliquéing, complete the following steps. (Quilt tester Martha Gamm did not use Pattern E because she fussy-cut Pattern D from a flower print that had a flower center.)


1. Lay fusible web, paper side up, over patterns. Use a pencil to trace each pattern the number of times indicated in cutting instructions, leaving 1⁄2" between tracings. Cut out each fusible-web shape roughly 1⁄4" outside traced lines.

2. Following manufacturer’s instructions, press each fusible-web shape onto wrong side of designated fabric; let cool. Cut out fabric shapes on drawn lines. Peel off paper backings.


From cream print, cut:

▫    1—9-1⁄2" square

▫    4—2-7⁄8" squares

▫    64—2-1⁄2" squares

From mottled dark green, cut:

▫    2 each of Pattern A and Pattern A reversed

From mottled light green, cut:

▫    2 each of Pattern A and Pattern A reversed

From mottled black, cut:

▫    4 of Pattern F

From mottled yellow, cut:

▫    2 of Pattern C

▫    1 of Pattern E

From mottled light blue, cut:

▫    2 of Pattern C

From assorted dark and medium florals, cut:

▫    4—9-7⁄8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 8 large triangles total

▫    16—3-7⁄8" squares (8 sets of 2 matching squares), cutting each in half diagonally for 32 small triangles total (you will use 24)

▫    4—2-7⁄8" squares

▫    60—2-1⁄2 ×4-1⁄2" rectangles

▫    4—2-1⁄2" squares

▫    4 of Pattern B

▫    1 of Pattern D

From assorted light florals, cut:

▫    24—3-7⁄8" squares (8 sets of 3 matching squares), cutting each in half diagonally for 48 small triangles total

From light blue floral, cut:

▫    2—2 ×30-1⁄2" strips for inner border

▫    2—2 ×27-1⁄2" strips for inner border

From binding fabric, cut:

▫    4—2-1⁄2 ×42" binding strips