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:
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.