I referenced further table toppers ‘in the works’ in my last post. I had quilted a couple of Christmas/winter themed toppers for my church and had heard that, maybe, some more summery themed little quilts would be nice. So, digging through my stash, I came up with 10 fat quarters (3 fabric designs) that would work well together. I really like the ‘hexie’ shape, so, made myself a 17.5” paper pattern (going for a large solid center!) and got busy cutting. Red (borders) was my color choice,. And the first “trial” top……. Yup, looks like it will work….onward………. In one day(!), I was able to complete all 10 to the ‘needing-the-binding’ stage. The only road-block was I had no more of the red!!! Really??? A Moda “Solid” purchased at least a year ago. Surely, I should be able to secure a bit more, hmmmmm???? A trek to LaCrosse, and River Road Quilt Shop had the perfect piece….Moda “Crackle” in the needed ‘Country Red’…yay! Then, I thought that a red border with a red binding would be a tad boring so, enter a piece of Jo Morton’s repro print (again, from my stash!!!!) for a faux piping (see here). All, combined with a wonderful floral (stash fabric!!!) making them reversible!! As you can see in the above photo, I did some ruler work/straight stitching to secure the layers. Yields my “Friday Finish”!!!! All 10 of them…………… They finished at 22” (point to point, across the middle), with the center solid piece @ 17” (same point to point measurement).
Thread: (top) Glide,40wt (bobbin) Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly,70wt. Batting: Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly (80/20).
Hmmmmm…….I wonder what’s next….one of several fab client projects that have been patiently(?) waiting for attention…..and they’re “vintage”!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There are 3 of these beauties….and I do have an idea…..oh, yes! Stay tuned…….
Have an awesome weekend…it’s graduation weekend here….how ‘bout where you are????