Got guests coming? Long lost relatives popping up? Unexpected party to go to?
No problem. I made this table topper in one afternoon.
Start by going to Moda Bake Shop for the “recipe.”
These blocks are really easy to make. I made four.
Next you decide on a layout.
I liked the openness of the second one best. In my mind I could see a centerpiece in the middle.
Sandwich the layers. Back, batting and top.
I tried something new for the quilting. Just teardrop loops. Three of them.
Started with the smallest teardrop. Then went around it. And once more, for three. You can see where I goofed on the first block. And the next ones didn’t get any better either!! 😀
My lines aren’t the straightest but I was using my free motion quilting foot. It looks a MESS but I LOVE IT!!
Next… I decided on rounded corners (think bias binding). You can decide which way you want to finish yours off.
Before sewing on the bias binding (I machine stitched it front and back), I did a quick squiggly line along the edge of the quilt. To tame the ruffliness caused by the teardrops pulling in a bit. You can see the squiggly line in this photo.
Now I can add my centerpiece.
BTW, can you guess how long I have had this Christmas centerpiece? I made it during my floral crafting days back in the early 80’s. Every year I drag it out of its storage place and display it.
OK… now it’s your turn. Try it. And don’t worry if the teardrop curves don’t perfectly curve. From afar it will look perfect. The person who gets it will LOVE IT!!