Saturday, May 21, 2011

Patriotic Table Topper and New Baby Quilt

I found a great tutorial for a table topper on Moda Bake Shop.  It whipped up in no time at all, and I'm pretty pleased with the outcome.  It would be a good table topper for a rectangular entryway table or maybe on a pretty big dining room table.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, because it seems pretty darn big to me!

I also learned another lesson to either trim the darker seam allowance or press toward the dark.  You can kind of see a shadow of the darker seam allowance behind the white Moda muslin.  Oh well!  It still is very pretty.

I also am making another baby quilt for a friend's new baby.  It is her first...a girl who weighed over 8 pounds!  Luckily all of my kids weighed 7 pounds or less.  I had one friend whose son was 11 and a half pounds when he was born!!!!!

The fabric is Michael Miller and I chose 3 colors.  I think it looks alright.  I'm not sure about what kind of quilting design to use.  I am stalled at this point. 

The backing is a pretty floral swirly print.  I'll post a finished photo soon...once I figure out how to quilt it. 


  1. Sometimes you just can't help the shadowing...I would have pressed the same way you did because of the star points. No one else will be bothered by it because they will only see the beautiful patriotic runner!


  2. I love your sewing and the color combo of dark blue,light blue and red. To me this feels like summer! (And I would not have seen the dark shadow of the seem allowance)



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