If I had to do this over again, I would use 4 different fabrics. I was just doing blocks for a quilt and came up with the mug rugs and then now this table topper. I only have these 3 batiks besides orange and I didn't want to use orange.
Also, my mug rugs can be like a mini placemat so....if you don't want them that big, you can always cut the long strips shorter (as you will see later).
So Let's begin: Mug rugs
You will need 2 strips 6 1/2inches x 2 1/2 inch strips and two 2 1/2 inch squares and a coordinating 2 1/2 inch square. You will sew the middle three together, then the sides.
You will get this.
Next you will need 3 each of 2 coordinating fabrics to match the above square, 6 1/2 inches x 1-1/2 inches. This is where you can cut the strips shorter if you do not want your mug rugs to be that long...but..when doing the table topper you will want the 6 1/2 inch strips.
sew them together and you get this:
Then put the two squares together and you get this:
You will put batting inbetween, quilt as desired and bind as desired.
NOW THE TABLE TOPPER:
You will need four of the above mug rug tops (or flimsy)
Like I said, if I had to do it again, I would use 4 different fabrics.
Figure out how you want to place them, sew together and you will get this:
Next, I did four log cabin blocks alternating the fabrics at 1-1/2 inch strips, starting with a 1-1/2 inch square and just adding to the two sides. I did two sets of two alike. So I started with the 1-1/2 inch square, then used the blue fabric, then green, then blue/green, blue and then ended with the green.
As for the other set of 2, I started with the 1-1/2 inch square blue/green, then the green, then blue, blue/green, green, then ended with the blue. Then I placed them where I felt they looked best. YOu can always do yours the same or however you chose. Sorry I forgot to take a picture of the log cabin block. Maybe you can zero in on the left side one.
You will connect 6 each of 2 coordinating - 6 1/2 inch x 1-1/2 inch strips, alternating as with the mug rug. Then place the log cabin blocks on the end. You will want to repeat this row for the other side of the topper.
If you will notice on the table toppeer, I did one row of green and blue/green fabric and then the opposiet side row I did blue alternating with blue/green strips.
Notice that the log cabin block is facing the wrong way on the left side...this caused me alot of grief when I had it all sewn together...had to take it out...what a mess....learn from me...tap into my vast wisdom and knowledge (mistakes) and don't do what I did.
So now you just sew this row and the other row (which my other one was the same but with blue alternating with blue/green fabrics.
I do not know how old this dish is but the paint has crackled on the inside. Just love it. Now..confession time....I LOVE ANYTHING THAT HAS A LID....it is hard for me to pass sugar dishes up, bowls with lids..etc.
So....now that this is done and out of my brain....I can get back to this:
OOOOPPPPSSSS it was not supppose to post today...oh well. Oh by the way, you can use your Go cutter to make the topper and mug rugs...