Happy Thanksgiving, hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and has some fun sewing time planned for this weekend. Are you ready to sew? I realized that last week I really didn’t show you my progress, so I went back and edited that post to show you more. If you are still in element assembly, click on Step 3 to see more of my assembly with pressing information. Block assembly is next. Using your elements from last week, and the 4-1/2 inch black background squares, assemble into blocks.
And here’s mine, you know I like to sew in rows.
When you put four together for the small topper, you get this. The green stars show behind the black stars, kinda like they are nested.
Note the extra star that forms in the center.
Now arrange your blocks into a square table topper, or in a row for a runner. Here is the nine-block version with one border.
I put five blocks in a row for a runner and added a star print border that has the same colors as the prints. Here is my runner on the quilting frame, quilting done.
I quilted it with the only Christmassy pantograph I have, a bell and holly leaf design called Deck the Halls by Patricia Ritter for Urban Elementz. Threads were Essentials on top and Bottom line in the bobbin with Warm and Natural batting.
I will use the same red print as in the piecing for the binding. The backing is the same neutral snowflake tone on tone.
At the bottom of that pic is a sneak peek of a Christmas Quickie runner I’ll be showing you a bit later. In the meantime, look at Mary’s scrappy reds!
Susan is doing hers in blues.
Next week, I’ll share more of what is posted on Flickr, (click here) so be sure to post your progress. I am excited to see your projects. If you are just now finding this and want to quilt along, start HERE. To see the finished projects, click HERE.
Have fun quilting! Are you quilting over this holiday weekend?
6 thoughts on “Christmas Table Topper Step 4”
I love it!!
Carole, Your table topper is magnificent! The fabrics you chose for these blocks are gorgeous and work beautifully to create the design. I am so thrilled that you chose to share this with us! My friend, Deanna, is coming over later on today and we are going to be working on getting all caught up with our table toppers. It is so cold here this week; we normally do not get this cold. But we have woken up the past 3 mornings with frost covering everything and the mountain trees covered with fresh snow. Therefore, it is another perfect day to stay completely indoors and sew in the warmth of the kitchen along with the fabulous fragrance of whatever Kevin is baking. He has been canning apple butter these past few days, one of our friends brought us a 50 pound box of red apples. Today he is going to be canning the last of the onions from the garden. Mr. Shakes stays right by my side while Kevin and Dodger are outside everyday for a couple of hours doing whatever he decides to do. Thank you again for sharing this superb table topper pattern which is going to be a gift for my mother, but I do believe I am going to have to make a few more for gifts for next year. Have a wonderful creative day!
I’m a great admirer of quilts, especially one I received upon my parents’ passing. Your quilting is beautiful and I can appreciate all the work that goes into it. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving, too!
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What a great secondary pattern. I love the jingle bell fabric. Even if it’s your only one, the quilting pattern is a perfect fit.
What a beauty! Ccongrats with this finish. Love the fabrics and the quilting.
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