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Starry Echoes Table Topper

Careful color placement in simple triangle-squares results in a stunning star block table topper. Fabrics are from the Kona Cotton solids collection by Robert Kaufman Fabrics.


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Inspired by Starry Echoes from designers Joanna Burgarino and Alison Gamm

Designer: Joanna Burgarino



•    5⁄8 yard solid white (blocks A, B, and C)

•    1—10" square each solids in dark pink, light pink, dark green, light green, dark purple, light purple, dark orange, light orange, and light teal (blocks A, B, and C)

•    9×21" piece (fat eighth) solid dark teal (blocks A and C)

•    1⁄3 yard binding fabric

•    1 yard backing fabric

•    33" square batting


Finished size: 24- 1⁄2" square
Finished block: 8" square


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

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker fabric.


Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. If you prefer to make triangle-squares larger than needed and trim them to size, cut 3" squares instead of the 2 -7⁄8" squares specified here.


From solid white, cut:

•    46—2 -7⁄8" squares

•    24—2 -1⁄2" squares

From each solid dark pink, light pink, dark purple, and light purple, cut:

•    6—2 -7⁄8" squares

From each solid dark green, light green, dark orange, and light orange, cut:

•    8—2 -7⁄8" squares

From solid dark teal, cut:

•    2—2 -7⁄8" squares

•    12—2 -1⁄2" squares

From solid light teal, cut:

•    4—2 -7⁄8" squares

From binding fabric, cut:

•    3—2 -1⁄2 ×42" binding strips