The challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors this September was Bountiful Table Toppers. Each Ambassador could create a table topper out of their stash of beautiful Island Batik Fabrics.
This was a busy month for me and I didn't get started on this project until last week. I decided on a table mat from a larger project I'd already designed. I decided to use three fabrics from Island Batik Tradewinds. I love the smokey blue/green/teal with the almost black fabrics.
As I was deciding on which project, I realized that this table topper could easily be quilted with the Westalee/Sew Steady templates! I've mentioned in an earlier email about the Westalee quilting foot that allows you to sew and use templates on your domestic machine. What a time saver this is! No marking and lovely accurate quilting - they are a dream!
These are the three templates I used for the project: The 2" circle, 12" arc and 4" arc. The circle and 4" arc come in the sample packet and the 12" arc came with the foot. I stitched in the ditch with clear around all the shapes and did the other quilting with black thread in the top and bobbin. The project measures 14 1/4" x 14 1/4".
Here are a couple photos of the quilt being quilted:
Photos of the final project - front and back so that you can see all the quilting.
Table mats and runners are quick and easy- great for gift giving. Plenty of time to make a few!