Thursday, November 17, 2011

Modern (+ Reversible!) Table Topper

Debbie @ "A Quilter's Table" is hosting a Thanksgiving giveaway on her blog, centering around the idea of 'the table' and anything related to it! This table runner is my contribution to her linky party.

I started out on this project working on the wonky stars. They turned out really fun, especially in these bright colours. Check! Next came the backing...I tend to do a plain fabric backing on my quilts, but since I STILL had so much leftover (oh, by the way, this fabric was already leftover from my Summer Sampler Quilt, I didn't really want to still have leftovers!) I decided to do a pieced backing. My original idea for the back came from this tutorial from Crazy Mom Quilts, and it went from there. I did a lot of trimming and wasting because the blocks weren't ending up wonky enough for my liking, but in the end I absolutely love how the back ended up, maybe even more than the front. So I'm calling it reversible and everybody is happy!

Oh, and by the way, I still have fabric leftover. :) The only fabric I purchased for this project specifically was for the binding, which I also now have leftovers of!



{Finished size: 19" x 33"}
{Quilted by: me, using organic wavy lines}




Celebrate Color

22 comments:

Kelsey said...

So cute! I need to make something with some wonky stars :)

Toni said...

Totally reversible! Both sides look fabulous and leftover fabric is never a bad thing!

Rosa said...

Such beautiful runner.Well done!!

Pat said...

I'd have a terrible time deciding which side to show. It's fabulous!

Debbie said...

oh, the reversible is great! I love both sides too! And may I say - I think you have a real knack for picking out binding fabrics!

Kirsten N said...

love this Heather!!

Kimberly said...

Love, love, love this!

randi said...

i just love this quilt! and the wavy quilting lines are perfect!

Poppyprint said...

Hey, that's a totally fantastic project!! You should also link to Rachel's Celebrate Color event!

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

Love it!!!

bethanndodd said...

Great fabrics! Love that is reversible too! Smiles~beth

Dayna said...

Oh my word! This is fabulous!

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

I love the way it turned out! One of my favorite things about sewing blogs is seeing the project come together ... after seeing the bits and pieces separately, it's great to see the finished product. Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

Love it -- it's gorgeous! I think it's time we all face the fact that we'll never use up all of our leftovers. LoL But it sure is fun trying! :o)

Carla said...

Oh so pretty! I don't think I'll ever use up all my leftovers. But I'll have fun trying!

ZiaMaria said...

Very nice runner, will add this to my fave file, for future todo's.

Jenelle said...

It turned out beautifully!

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

I LOVE it! Both sides are great and I can't decide which I like more. I guess that is how you know it is GOOD!
Thanks for linking up @ This Week!

Debbie said...

You already know I love this! Thanks for linking up, Heather!

QuiltNut Creations said...

super super cute!! love that it's reversible.

Rachel said...

What a beautiful table runner!

Rachel Hauser said...

As much as I always like stars, I love the square side even more. Great job!