Table Stand Quilt – White on White

I got a table quilt stand last year, specifically to display my Miniature Mariner’s Compass.  Problem though, the quilt is too small, or is it the frame is too big?  Either way it isn’t going to work, so I needed to make something else.

Quilt Stand

I have decided to do a series of quilts for it, for different seasons and holidays.  All will be original designs.  I don’t promise one a month, but there will be several this year.  I like to decorate with all white in January, so this first quilt is all white and ivory. I started with a crazy patch idea.  Begin with a five sided piece of fabric.

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I used my favorite Aurifil 50 wt thread for the piecing, and for the decorative part.

Add more fabrics log cabin style, cutting off the excess as you go.

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Press the additions flat as you go so there isn’t any ruffling.

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Continue until you have a 12 inch block. Pin with batting and backing.

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Then using your sewing machine’s decorative stitches, go over the seam lines in white thread. Stitch down the edges too.

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I was excited to use the used Pfaff I purchased some time ago with all those stitches!  I used a faggoting stitch to secure the lace on a seam.

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Isn’t this fun! I have a lot of stuff that I can choose to add.

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So I started playing around with various items.

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This rose ribbon was couched on using the blind hem stitch on the machine.

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On the back, I added two wide loops to hang the little quilt on the frame.  I shortened it after this picture was taken.  The final size is two inches wide by one inch folded to 1/2 inch.  It is stitched down under the binding, and the loops will turn up but not show over the top of the quilt.

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I finished the binding, and started on some handwork, then realized it really needed more quilting. The stitching on the seam lines just wasn’t enough. I could have added more quilting with my domestic machine, but believe it or not, I loaded it on the frame and added quilting.  I don’t recommend this, and you can learn from my mistakes, LOL!!  The project is small enough to quilt easily using free motion on a domestic machine.

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I began adding more embellishments to the top. The lace basket holds special memories, as I got it in Belgium at a lace shop in Bruxelles (or Brussels as we in the United States know it).

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I added some ribbon bows and roses and some pearls on a diagonal line. It isn’t nearly done, but I’ll show you the rest next time.  Click HERE to see the finish!

Do you like to crazy quilt?

18 thoughts on “Table Stand Quilt – White on White

  1. Love it looks wonderful, I of course quilt everything on the longarm. Sometime I will wait until I have a few smaller tops and put them all on the same back. If I were to have a piece that was all ready had the binding on I have basted on strips of fabric to all side to make it easier to quilt on the longarm

  2. This is gorgeous! I usually decorate with blue for January, but your white/ivory is a great idea. (Maybe when my boys are older.) I’ve never made a crazy quilt, but this makes me want to give it a try.

  3. Stephanie

    Beautiful! I love the white-on-white.

    I must confess that I have never done any crazy quilting, but you make it look so easy. I may have to try my hand at it sometime 🙂 I would love to have you share this at my linky party Roses of Inspiration which is going on today – I know many women would be inspired by it.

    Have a lovely day! Hugs and blessings!

  4. Oh MY! That is an amazing piece. One year I did a crazy quilt vest for my sister for her birthday. I also embroidered little pictures through out that were relative to our life. Little birds she has had and loved .. a dandelion covered mud cake we made as children.It took hours but it was beautiful when it was done. My hands could take all of the embroidery any longer 😦

  5. Your crazy quilt is amazing and gives me some ideas . I also love your idea of the quilt rack for different small quilts on the table for different seasons. great idea. Visiting from GYB. Very nice post.

  6. I have happened upon your lovely blog via the GYB party and so happy I did. Your blog is lovely. I love to crazy quilt, though of late I have been mainly embellishing hexagon quilts with oodles of lace, beads, ribbons and whatever I can find to make them gorgeous. It is such a fun and lovely way to spend one’s time.

  7. Lovely, just lovely! I did two pillow covers in neutrals like this. I didn’t quilt them and looking at your piece, I wish I had. It was fun to pull out trims and buttons to embellish them.

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