Thursday, May 31, 2012

Americana Table Topper

      Last year I purchased some July 4th fabrics with the hopes of making some things for my home. I never got around to it then but I have now.
     This pattern came from one of my old quilting magazines. I strayed a bit from the original to make it suit my tastes of simple and not to overwhelmingly patriotic.

    It looks great on my coffee table! I'm excited to make a few more things to go with it. Maybe a pillow and then a runner to go in the dining room?

     I quilted it with free motion stars and loops to go with the July 4th feel. The big pinwheels are made out of a fabric called fireworks. I kinda think it looks like feathers.

     I backed it with a portion of a sheet that had red, white, and blue stripes. It is bound with a solid navy blue. I really enjoyed the process of making this small quilt. I have been sewing so much for others lately and none for myself so it was nice to slow down and just enjoy all the steps in quilt making. I didn't have a deadline so I didn't have to rush and I wasn't overly worried about it being perfect because I wasn't selling it. Quilting is wonderful therapy.

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