Monthly Archives: October 2015

2015-28 Wine Star Table Topper

Wine Star

This simple table topper was made out of leftover blocks.  The coordinating floral for the sashing and backing came from my stash.  I used this topper to test how Madiera metallic thread works with my machine.  I was quite happy with how it turned out.

Wine Star Detail

The digital quilting design is called On Angel Wings by Donna Kleinke of One Song Needle Arts.  It has one block pattern in the centre and a coordinating border design on the outside.  The gold thread adds a distinct elegance to the topper, raising a rather ordinary piece to something quite eye-catching.

Sometimes it is very satisfying to play with new threads!


2015-27 Magenta Star Table Topper

Magenta Star

This little Table Topper was made from a leftover block from a guild raffle quilt that I helped assemble and quilt.   The block, called Canada Star, was foundation pieced from a pattern by Carol Doak from her Mariners Compass Star book.  I selected a coordinating inner and outer border to enlarge the 12 inch block and then used it to test the quilting pattern I had planned for the quilt.   The machine quilting pattern was designed by Kim Diamond of Sweet Dreams Quilt Studio specifically for this quilt.  She calls it Peggy’s Star.  Even though I love the texture of this design, I eventually decided to use a different quilting design for the raffle quilt.  It had a wool batting and I decided not to compress the entire quilt with dense quilting.

Here is a photo of the quilting detail:

Magenta Star Detail

Once quilted, I blocked it and then added the coordinating binding.  Yesterday, I completed the hand stitching of the binding at my hand sewing group’s afternoon meeting.