Monday, September 05, 2011

An Autumn Table Topper

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It’s been a year of making table toppers for gifts.  This one is for me!  I’m using a charm pack of Mix and Mingle by Sandy Gervais which has great autumn colours in it and the Road to Tennessee block.

 

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As you can see I’m working on my free motion quilting.  The pattern is from Patsy Thompson Designs.   She has an amazing amount of free downloadable patterns and free instructional videos.

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I printed out one of Patsy’s patterns and cut along the stem line.  I then drew the stem line onto my topper as a guide.  I marked the spacing of the leaves as well.  Then off I went.

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I was lucky to have a piece of this mini pumpkin yardage from Connecting Threads in my stash for my backing.  How’s that for matching perfectly!

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It sure feels like Autumn here today at only 14C (60F) so I better get back to my sewing.   I’ll see you when I’m finished.

Happy Labour Day!

Diane

13 comments:

Sunnybec said...

Oh.... am I first. My you have been a busy little bee! Love the FMQ. x

Joyful Quilter said...

Your quilting looks fantastic! I can't wait to see the whole table topper. Enjoy your cool weather (wish I was there), it's suppose to be 94 here today (I'm tried of the heat).

Wonky Girl said...

Hey, what a great idea to mark the stems ! Would love to see the runner all finished.
Comment on your last post- The black kitty and quilt on bench make a great photo.

Sheila said...

Your free motion work looks great , I must check out that site as I could sure use some help.

Michelle said...

Wow...look at you go with that quilting. It looks awesome! I love the fabric too...and how nice to have backing fabric on hand that matches so perfectly!! Can't wait to see the finished product. :)

StitchinByTheLake said...

Thanks so much for the link! Blessings, Marlene

QuiltSue said...

I love the look of your topper. The fabrics are gorgeous.

Your new header is wonderful too.

Cyndi said...

Diane, I love those fabrics, and your topper is gorgeous. You are doing a FABULOUS job with your free motion quilting. That is going to be so beautiful when you are finished!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Sue-Anne said...

Your quilting looks fantastic and your backing fabric is perfect!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Oooooooooooo!!! Pretty!!! Love! Love! Love! your blog header! Made me feel sooooooooooo happy looking at it!!
xx, shell

Barb said...

I love our fabrics and your leaves are just awesome...wonderful free motion...

baukje said...

Hi Diane, how are you? Thanks for the link to the free motion videos and pattern. The picture in your banner is GREAT

Karen said...

Sandy Gervais fabric, nice!!! And, excellent free motion quilting, a very pretty pattern.

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