Table Topper Quilt

25 09 2017

Does your table décor need a fresh look? Or do you need a birthday or housewarming gift? Consider making a table topper by adding several borders to a patchwork block. The block design is “Cameo Appearance” which was published in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks from Today’s Top Designers, Vol. 15. This volume of the bi-annual magazine was published in May 2017. Click here to read my blog post about the block.

The fabrics are from Geri Robinson’s “American Beauty” line for Red Rooster. Aren’t they so gorgeous and homey? The first border was cut 2 1/2″ wide from ecru print background fabric with blue print corner squares. I cut the second border 3″ wide from a tan leaf print. For the binding, I debated between the red print and the blue print. Hubby suggested the red, and I think it pulls out the cheery color from the center of the quilt.

After quilting around the flower motif, I used continuous curves in most of the patchwork. Meandering in the first border adds texture, and leaves and loops continue the leafy idea of the outer border.

I am so pleased with this speedy yet pretty project, perhaps I should delve into my collection of orphan blocks and make a few more table toppers for holiday gifts!

 

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5 responses

25 09 2017
Lori Smanski

this is wonderful. they would make lovely and thoughtful gifts

25 09 2017
Mary Ed Williams

I agree!

25 09 2017
Patti

I love this idea, Aby! I’ve made lots of table toppers, some from orphan blocks and leftover scraps. I think every table in my house has a quilted fabric topper on it! 😉

25 09 2017
Terry Johnson

Great idea! Just bought the Oct/Nov issue of Quick Quilts w/ the scrappy patch pattern in it . Thanks for sharing this idea.

28 09 2017
quiltiferous

Great idea! =}

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