Sunday, June 12, 2011

Starflower Table Topper

My friends are tying the knot at the end of the month, and they just bought their first house! I made them this table topper as a housewarming gift. The bride's favorite color is orange. I guess everyone else knew this too, because the new house has been stockpiled with orange towels, orange dishes, orange everything. The groom even got an orange bbq grill. Thus, my table topper definitely goes with the decor. 

These pics were taken on the patio table on the deck in their backyard. I'm quite jealous of this deck because it makes you feel like you're in a tree house, and I just so happen to love tree houses. I'd live in one if I could.

I stumbled across this tutorial over at Ellison Lane Quilts, and used it as a guide. I don't recall what size squares I started with, but it finished up at about 22 inches. On my first quilt I did stitch in the ditch quilting, but this time I echoed the seams, and I like it better. I'm trying out quilter jargon and hopefully not butchering it too badly :D

Here's a look at the backing. I pieced it together from the leftover scraps, which was annoying. I didn't have enough of the tan to do the whole thing. It was a last minute project so I didn't want to bother with binding. I just made the backing big enough to fold in on itself and then over again to the front and machine stitched it down. Blasphemous, I know. But I was lazy and in a huge hurry and it works. So there!

1 comment:

  1. I think it looks wonderful! Love the orange and I really like the scrappy back. So happy you found the tutorial useful!


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