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Friday Finish Table Toppers!!

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?

Crooked slightly, grouped, more crooked, straight up? I am so AR that the
straight up is my go to, but I like the more crooked too.

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.

Joining with:
Whoop Whoop
Off the Wall
Busy Hands
Crazy Mom
Sew Can She

18 thoughts on “Friday Finish Table Toppers!!

  1. The aqua and browns table topper is beautiful! Nice job on the quilting!
    The eggs look the best to me when they are straight up or just slightly wonky but not the top right one where they are paired….I am OCD, too, about random! lol

  2. Hi Chris,
    I agree with nothingbutknit2 on the top left photo. But do what makes your heart happy – you have to look at it! This is a great idea – making a table topper each month and then quilting it the next. Your Easter topper is just so darn pretty – I love all the Spring colors in it. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. That’s so pretty on the table – nice quilting for it. I think every single quilt I’ve made there’s been something I would change “the next time” around. That used to bother me, but now I embrace it as part of the journey and experience-gathering. 🙂

    1. Thank you. And the advice is perfect. I am quilting on a top right now that is full of oops and oh no’s! But I am just forging ahead. No one is going to look close enough to tell where the mistakes are. And I am still learning and perfecting my FMQ, so I will cut myself some slack.

  4. Hi again,
    I would love to send you some red/navy fabrics. Let me take some pictures and send them to you when I get home from work tonight. I would love a few scraps for an I Spy quilt I want to make for Dominic, if you have anything. I’ll send some photos later today or tomorrow morning! ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. Love the table topper. Decided how to quilt is always a challenge for me, especially with if it contain HSTs and most of the time I end up with straight line quilting. The easter egg is really cute, I love the more crooked one!

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