Thursday, 7 August 2008
Finally got to sewing this week and made a table topper for a wedding gift for a colleague of my husband. The pattern was in the Fabric Trends magazine Summer 2008 issue. It took me awhile to find the fabrics for it, but I'm happy with the results. I bought some Amy Butler fabrics and then had quite the time finding some tone on tone fabrics to blend with them...this topper definitely is not from one line of matching fabrics :-)! The center square, the background of the appliqué leaves, the striped inner border and the yellow squares in the outside border are Amy Butler. The red is a civil war, the yellows are 30's repro, the dark outside border is a batik and there's an XOXOXO my kitty fabric in there as well. It was pieced on a 1952 Singer Featherweight and quilted on my trusty 15-88 treadle and my vintage Bernina 807 minimatic.
If you do attempt to make this table topper, there are a few mistakes in the center square. I emailed Fabric Trends and they were going to put a correction on their webpage. If you can't find it, email me and I can let you know which pieces are wrong.
The yellow on this picture is a little washed out:
Forgot to mention the green print in the corner square..it's a Japanese!
I had this basket weave fabric in my stash which worked perfectly for the backing:
I found these napkins and straws at IKEA a few weeks ago and figured they'd go with the table topper perfectly! The flash distorted the colours a bit, but the colours are actually almost identical to the fabrics!
The top before it was quilted: