Monday, July 6, 2009

American Primer Square Dance Table Topper - a Finished Object!


I hope you all had a nice Fourth of July. We headed west to my parents in North Dakota. I finished the binding on my American Primer table square in the car on the way out...

As I mentioned in a previous post, this was an experiment of sorts using Martha Thompson's Fancy Quilts from Plain Squares template. I was happy with my piecing/matching corners & first attempt at free motion quilting for a quilting newby, but goofed up the block layout by putting some light colored squares on the outside which would go next to my light colored border (so no contrast to make each pinwheel pop). But this is a learning experience, right?!...

I wanted to finish this table topper before my current, in process, almost done first large quilt (about twin size) to make batting selection and double binding width easier to choose. I used a bamboo batting in this table topper, which was a nice weight for just what it is, but too thin for any kind of larger quilt (at least in Minnesota). I cut a 2 1/2 inch strip for my double binding. I ended up using a 3/8 seam to attach the binding to get this measurement to work so for a thicker batting it might be right on.

My sister & I went to an abandoned farmstead in my parents pasture to check out some old wood to pilfer and had fun taking a few photos... I love the patriotic colors on the old wood!


4 comments:

Karen said...





Wonderful quilt! I love how you photographed it.

Melzie said...





This is gorgeous :) You do very good work, doesn't look like a 'newbie' to me ;) xoxo melzie

Sherry said...





The table topper is fabulous. You can't be a newbie! What fabric did you make this with?

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