Friday, October 10, 2008

{ table topper }


This pretty little table topper was made using just 3 fat quarters for the top and then some scraps for the binding and backing. I cut up the fat quarters into 4 7/8" squares and then made half square triangle units by drawing a diagonal line down the center of each of the darker colored squares, then I put two different squares right sides together and sewed 1/4" away from the drawn line on both sides of the line. Then cut along the line to separate them into two half square triangles units. I love this method! I do not believe in cutting fabric into triangles if you can help it! I recommend this Marvy Erasable Marker for marking your fabric. We sell these where I work and I love mine!

Once I had a pile of half square triangle units made I had to figure out what to do with them. I searched on google and found this block that would work. It's called Yankee Puzzle. I machine quilted this on my Pfaff Varimatic 6085. I wish there was a stitch size regulator that I could get for my machine. It's very difficult to get the stitches consistent.

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  1. You do beautiful work!

    I tagged you!

    Have A Happy Day!
    Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs

  2. looks good cindy...are you going to keep this one....the quilting makes such a huge difference...there's a few pieces I'd like to do for myself!

  3. Thanks for your comments! Andrea, I plan to give this away to a sister-in-law for Christmas. I was in love with red & white when I started it... back when I was dreaming of having a turquoise and red kitchen, but now it doesn't go at all in my bright green apple kitchen so it'll be a gift.

    Deborah, thanks for tagging me on your blog! I'll have to see if I can come up with 7 things about myself. LOL