Fall Table Topper

December 2nd, and the Christmas season is already in full swing! I love seeing the decorations and lights around town, and I enjoy singing along to Christmas carols on the radio. However, a glorious, colorful fall still lingers in North Carolina. No one is complaining about the sunshine and unseasonably warm mid-day temperatures, and I continue to be inspired by the orange, yellow, red, purple, brown, and green colors swirling around during afternoon walks.

This table topper for a good (quilting) friend is an attempt to capture the vibrant fall hues that have inspired me this past week. The “Sherbet” design by Alison Dale was published in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks from Today’s Top Designers, vol. 13 (Block # 1263). I enlarged the block to 15,” and used the large scale multicolored fall print as the springboard for selecting the coordinating tone-on-tone fabrics from my stash. I modified the design a tiny bit by piecing a “Square in a Square” for the center of the block. Using light olive thread, I quilted heart-shaped leaves over all. The mostly brown print for binding adds colorful interest and nicely frames the piece.

How about you? Are you like me finishing up fall sewing, or have you transitioned into projects using holiday prints and colors?

3 thoughts on “Fall Table Topper

  1. I love this! But then you know I like Fall prints. I have to make a table topper for a Christmas gift so enjoyed seeing what you did.

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