Prize information and a non-applique option for the Spring Petals QAL

I am so excited to announce that the Fat Quarter Shop has generously offered two $25 gift certificates as prizes for the Spring Petals Quilt Along!  I adore the people at the Fat Quarter Shop and it’s my “go to” spot for online shopping, especially their block of the month programs.  Make sure to check out their Precuts of the Week and 24-hour flash sale for extra savings.


Plus, I have a little prize package that I’ve put together that includes a charm pack of Vintage Modern, two mini charm packs of Tapestry, a Canning Season pattern and a Seam Fix seam ripper.

prize package

To be entered into the prize drawing, you need to have a completed Spring Petals table topper (it does not need to be quilted) and submit a picture to the linky tool.  The linky will be available on May 8 (the end of the quilt along) and it will continue be open until June 6.  I’ll pick THREE winners on June 6 and announce the winners on June 7.

I know many of you may not be participating in this quilt along because you’re not a fan of applique.  When you see that word, you turn and head for the door.  Does that sound like you?  I have been playing with the Spring Petals design and a charm pack of fabric.  I discovered a great way to make this table topper without applique, and it’s almost as cute as the original!

Spring petals no applique

What do you think?  If you’re not into applique, then this could be your answer.  Or if you want to make another table topper just for fun (and a little quicker than the applique version), then do it!

You can find all of the information (including the original pattern) for the Spring Petals Quilt Along at the Spring Petals QAL tab on the top of my blog.  It will be updated as we progress.

I used a charm pack plus additional yardage for the white border and the corner triangles.  You could use whatever you have on hand – it doesn’t take much!

Supplies and cutting:

  • (4) 5″ squares for the “center square”
  • (8) 3″ x 5″ rectangles of white fabric for the side units
  • (4) 3″ squares of white fabric for the corner units
  • (8) 2 1/2″ x 5″ rectangles for the side units
  • (4) 2 1/2″ x 5″ rectangles for the corner units
  • (4) 2 1/2″ x 3″ rectangles for the corner units
  • (2) 7 1/4″ squares, cut in half on the diagonal for the corner triangles

Version 3 cutting

All seams are 1/4″.

Make the table topper units:

First, sew together the (4) 5″ squares of blue fabric for the center square of the table topper.

To make the side units, stitch a 3″ x 5″ white rectangle to a 2 1/2″ x 5″ dark rectangle. It should measure 5″ square.  I pressed half the seams toward the white fabric and half toward the dark fabric to create opposing seams.  Make 8.

The corner units are made by stitching a 3″ white square to a 2 1/2″ x 3″ dark rectangle.  Stitch this unit to a 2 1/2″ x 5″ dark rectangle.  Make 4.

corner square sewing 2


Assemble the table topper:

Arrange the corner units, side units and center square as shown below.

version 3 pieces


Stitch the units together to form three rows:

version 3 rows


Sew the rows together and you have the center of your table topper finished.

ve3rsion3 done


Add the corner triangles.

Find the center of each triangle by folding it in half.  Match the triangle center to the center of each side.  Stitch.  Press towards the triangle.

Version 2 of Spring Petals copy

This table topper is the exact same size as the original version.  I hope you give one of them a try!  This version also qualifies for the linky and prizes.

If you’re on Instagram, use the hashtag #springpetalsqal and make sure to follow me, The Crafty Quilter.  You can keep up with my progress and see what everyone else is doing, too.  If you use Flickr, you can tag your photos with “springpetalsqal” and you can follow me there.

Stay tuned for the applique lesson this Friday!


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  1. Julie, this is a cute option,but you’ve got me hooked on your Spring Petals table topper…I had to start a 2nd one today. :0)
    I have really enjoyed planning out the colors and fabric selections. The prizes from you and the Fat Quarter Shop are nice surprises, thank you for this added element of fun!

  2. Oh! I just re-read the text under the last photo, and I see that it does qualify for the contest. Thanks!

  3. Thank you for the non-applique option! I am a beginner quilter, and this looks so do-able. 🙂 Will even the non-applique toppers be eligible for the contest?

  4. I love your patterns and easy to read and follow patterns! can hardly wait to start Spring Petals with the applique!

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