In February I started Rhubarb Crisp for my monthly Table Topper Challenge. My intention for the year is to piece a topper each month and quilt it the next. I started with fat eighths in these soft aquas and tans. Love the soft colors. I knew I wouldn’t have enough for the original size so I shortened mine to 4 rows of 2 stars.
I planned to just sew unevenly spaced lines along the Flying Geese paths, I guess to denote motion? I started with the lengthwise paths and used a gold thread. Then I changed it up to pale aqua for the crosswise paths. Now I wish I had just done the entire top in the aqua. Live and learn and tuck that experience under your belt.
I decided to echo the stars. And then thought it would be neat to create a square on point by continuing the lines across the center. I loved it! For the rest of the blocks I devised a way to continuous quilt the centers with little backtrack. And then I stitched in the ditch around the star block and the star shape. Once done it was washed and dried went on to the hall table. Pre-washed it measured about 14.5″x27.25″. Post wash came out to 13.75″x25″.
Now to get Easter Eggs appliquéd for my March Table Topper project. Advice please, which placement?
And then gather scraps for my April Table Topper, Pie Birds. Thankfully I garnered some tips from Sister’s Choice Quilts to make mine less wasteful. Although she used the scraps to her benefit. To that end, would anyone be interested in a scrap swap? I am looking for red and navy, more in the deep rather than bright range. I don’t need large pieces, anything 3″x6″ would do.