Saturday, February 19, 2011

Friday night sew-in

Friday night sew-in turned into Saturday morning finish off as the night just got away and I did not have time to finish off the binding on my table topper.

I saw this idea on the internet and knew that I just had to have one like it. I kept my eye open when shopping for fabric and saw the robins which I thought would be perfect for the middle of the tabletopper and then matched the fabric for the borders. This is a good size to practice FMQ on and I am very happy with the results. My FMQ is getting better but more practice is still needed. Some of the stitches especailly on the curves are a bit big or small but I guess that comes with time and practice.



I can see a couple more of these tabletoppers coming up very soon.

16 comments:

BronwynB said...

I love this Karen. Is the centre appliqué? And what size is it?

Vanilla Rose Home and Body Escentuals...Naturally said...

Lovely blend of colours, Karen. :) I'm going to make a table topper soon for one of my daughters-in-law, and this design is very nice.

Karen's Korner said...

Thank you for your comments. Bronwyn the centre is just fabric and I used a pizza tray to trace around to get the size then cut the octagon shape from that. The first border is cut 1 and half inches (1" finished) and the second border 3 and 1/2 inches for a 3" finish.

Impera_Magna said...

Very nice... love it! And you're correct... practice makes perfect... that's what all the smaller projects are for...

Angie @ CraftedAngles said...

Impressive binding! Great job with your FNSI.

Angie - http://craftedAngles.com

Margarita said...

Lovely Karen, now where did you see this on the net?

barb's creations said...

Love it Karen,the colours go so well together :) Barb.

supermom said...

Your table topper is so pretty.

I need to make up some small projects to practice FMQ as well.

Vicki ♥ said...

I love the shape of your table topper Karen....its great having something different :)

Shay said...

I love small projects for practicing FM quilting. The table topper looks fabulous. Great job!

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Practice time, what a great use of FNSI. I like your table topper. Just the thing to welcome spring!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

That is lovely, Karen. I love the green you have used too.

RobynK said...

This is such a pretty table topper and I love the shape!

Nicole said...

It turned out great. I love the shape.

Quilt Kitty said...

Love it & great for showing off fabric too mice to cut in to little pieces. xx

NannyMoo's said...

Love the template for the octagon. I like making those fabric bowls, and this would be perfect for one. Thanks!

Roseanne