Sometimes I do designs for MadamSew, and this little table topper is one of those with two new block designs. The Tree and Bell blocks are 10 inches square, and are set in the round. For here, I’d like to show you how I quilted it. The patterns for the two blocks are on the Madam Sew Blog post Two Christmas Quilting Blocks. Check out some of MadamSew‘s Weekly Deals for great bargains while you are there. After I made the blocks, I put a border on of a Christmas print with Santa faces and lots of Christmas flowers on a black background.
One tip I showed there, if you have small bits of batting, join them together with a zigzag stitch using an edge joining foot. The little flange in the middle under the foot will add just enough extra thread to the stitch so the seam lies flat.
I have this wonderful winter pantograph that I rarely get to use. It is a snowflake design called Flurry designed by Lisa Thiesson of Threadsongs for Willow Leaf Studio.
Once again, I wanted the quilting design to show on the white to add a bit more interest to the large background area. I chose a medium green Glide thread for the top, with Bottom Line in the bobbin.
Quilting went fast and easy.
I used it on my everyday tablescape for December.
Cute isn’t it?
In just over an hour it was all quilted. One Sunday afternoon of handwork to attach the binding to the back and it was done.
Are you doing any holiday sewing?
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