Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Table topper

Thought I needed something for the island in the kitchen

So I pulled out a charm pack I've had for awhile (Recipe for Friendship - Mary Engelbreit for Moda) and started sewing squares together. I didn't put any effort into figuring out what size I needed - I just sewed rows together until it looked like it might be about right.

I found this pink w/cherries fabric at Joann's and used it for the backing and binding. Threw it in the wash to get the 'used' look. (I like working with the fabric before it is washed, but I love the look of it being washed after) I really like the pink/cherries and had a hard time deciding which side to use!

I've got it 'topside up' for now but ya never know - I could change my mind at any time. I think the size turned out okay - another row added to either side would have made it too big and I like a little of the wood showing.

It is still hot here (about 10 degrees less than earlier in the week - still hot, but at least we aren't still in the triple digits!) I'm staying in and working on getting the office/sewing room ready to paint. Lots of stuff in here - and none of it is organized!


Deb said...

Very cute table topper. I'll have to remember that idea for using up some of my charm squares! Thta backing fabric is cute too.

It's hot here today - 96 degrees. Crazy weather for June in Michigan.

Mouse said...

ooo that's cute :) really nice on there :) love mouse who has had thunderstorms with hailstones here across the pond this afternoon !!!

Patty C. said...

Your table topper is awesome - Such lovely colors !!!

annemarie said...

Love the fabric you used - this was a great idea!

Carolyn said...

Look at you go, girl! I have those charm squares and have held on to them because I love them. Now that makes NO SENSE WHATSOEVER. Instead I could make something pretty that could actually be enjoyed than sitting in that little stack. *shaking me* I just LOVE your little quilt! It turned out really pretty and your stitching and quilting is awesome.

All things beautiful said...

Nice! After seeing this, I'm actually inspired to do some patchwork myself... if school work doesn't catch up with me first! LOL!