Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Bountiful Table Toppers


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!



7 comments:

  1. Wow.....love your quilting....

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  2. Your pictures are really helpful. And the last picture shows your stitching so well!! NICE!!

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  3. Lovely and attractive! Wonderful quilting, too!

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  4. Connie, that is cool! I love the way the quilting looks on the back!

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  5. Love this pattern and I think you picked some lovely cool-toned colours.

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