Monday, August 02, 2021

Table Scraps - A Table Topper

My "liberated quilting"  table topper is complete.  Because the top and the backing would need different thread colors for the binding,  I chose to hand sew the binding to the back. 

I have to say that the binding looks a lot better than if I machine stitched it in place. This little quilted topper makes me really happy.  It ticks all the boxes.   
Scrappy/using up scraps ✅ 
Fun and random piecing ✅
Colorful  ✅
Random quilting designs  ✅
Finished!  ✅

Here is the finished piece, although it has not been in the wash yet.  That is my final step before I consider it "really finished."  


In the borders, I used two different styles of triangular design.    Both were inspired by the quilting I saw in a photo from the Liberated Quiltmaking II  book by Gwen Marston.   Here are some closeups. 


In the skinny insertions in the borders,  I did pebbles. In the one wider blue insertion, I quilted swirls.  All of that shows up well in the above three photos.  

My next project????? I haven't decided.   I suppose I should spend more time learning my lines for the play I will be in in September - unless we have another quarantine lockdown. 




Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 


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7 comments:

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

LOVE it! I like the random piecing and the random quilting designs - AND it ticks off all of the boxes - ;))

Barbara said...

I love it too, Gene. Very pretty. I especially like that last box, lol!

Pamela Arbour said...

I turned out beautiful, Gene. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great quilting on the borders. Enjoy your new table topper (and learn those lines)!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats on finishing off your July 2021 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge entry, Gene! It looks like it was a fun piece to put together. Great choice on the binding, too! No matter how good we are at machine binding, hand sewn on the back generally looks best.

Jennifer Gail said...

That really turned out nice even if you did do it. Lol

Barb said...

Gene, that border just draws the eye...love it. You mean to tell me you do not have any UFO's, if not, I am impressed.