A few years ago, I attended a class at Hyggeligt in St. Mary's on hand piecing. I had actually done quite a bit of hand piecing but a bunch of friends wanted to learn and I was interested in getting the templates and you always learn different techniques by taking a class. The project we were doing requires only two templates. I grabbed a few fabrics and we worked on the center part and Chantal suggested the black with purple polka dots for the next round. I had the green in my stash, but it didn't look finished after that so I added the stars around it. These were the greens I had in my stash. They are a little subdued for my liking, but then it sat for quite awhile because it still didn't look finished and I didn't have anymore purple. Awhile ago I found more purple in a basket and was able to get another round on with some more polka dots. I then decided it would be a lovely small project to hand quilt and that took awhile as well. I put the last stitches in it last weekend.
|The finished table topper|
|close up of the quilting|
|I quilted circles in the center and in each of the stars|
|I found this piece of fabric in a bag of Kaffe scraps at my quilt guild's rummage sale a few years ago. Perfect for the backing|