Quilted Autumn Table Topper

As usual, I’m working on multiple projects as well as customer quilts. Soon I’ll post progress on those. But today, this post is a table topper I made last fall. A 10 year old Christmas table topper has been on my coffee table. I made it before I bought a longarm. Definitely past time for it to go.

This pattern is from happyquiltingmelissa.com. The pattern Star Light Star Bright can be found under Quilt Alongs.

What is so great great about this pattern is that she gives instructions for making any size or number of blocks you could possibly want. I made one 24″ block for my table topper.

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I quilted straight lines in the busy autumn fabric, concentrating most of my efforts on the places where quilting would show. The leaf and acorn motifs were traced onto Sulky Solvy, pinned on the fabric, and stitched. After binding, I immersed the quilt in water to dissolve the Solvy. Worked like a charm!

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I made a mistake in color placement but this version of the block would work if you wanted a strong diagonal in your quilt.

Thanks for stopping by.
Linda

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Baby Quilts

I have been sewing just a little bit, making two simple baby quilts.

This small baby quilt, 36×36, is simply snowball blocks using animal alphabet fabric and nine patches that always start with a light square top left. Perhaps there actually is a name for that block. Fabrics were in my stash and needed to be used. It’s quilted with Hearts A Flutter pantograph. It will go to The Children’s Center through my Guild.

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The back is leftover white and animal fabric strips.

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The flower baby quilt is larger, 40×42. Flower shapes were cut using an Accuquilt Go and machine appliquéd to white fabric. I did a swirl background fill around the flowers and hooked feathers in the flower fabric. I needed to stitch around the flower centers. Don’t know why I didn’t because I always do. Probably just hurrying. This one will be a gift for my next door neighbor.

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Linda

Star Quilt In Progress

I finally have started quilting my star quilt. SID is finished in areas requiring cream thread and there was 6 hours of it. I quilted a leaf (or dental) feather design with overlapping curl in the small space at the feathered star and around the chain. This overlapping curl idea came from a book by Dusty Farrell. My quilting space is so small that I can’t do a lot of fancy work but am able to get some in.

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Linda

1/4 or 1/2 inch Crosshatching???

Trying to make a decision. See the squares formed by the feathered star? They are only 4 1/4 inches but I have decided to quilt something like A or B that you see below in matching thread (not blue on cream). A has 1/4 inch Crosshatching and B has 1/2 inch with every other space filled in. I’ll probably put pebbles in whichever one I choose. Which should I use?

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Thanks for stopping by.

Linda