Monday, November 19, 2012

Homecoming Table Topper Tutorial

Happy Monday!
I can't believe this is Thanksgiving week. This year has gone by so fast. Are you ready for Christmas? I am not. I have so many things I would like to complete, like new stockings, oven mitts and some little projects for our kids. I did manage to get the Homecoming table topper tutorial done. It took a while in between finishing up some patterns, design team responsibilities and of course the border issue. I was going back and forth on what I would like to do with the border. In the end I scrapped the scrappy border because of the oddball measurement resulting from the sashing.

I sashed the blocks and quilted it with a loopy flower pattern. I found the border fabric while I was in Arizona. The fabrics are from Moda's Hometown and Mama Said Sew collections by Sweetwater. 
I used Kona Cotton grey for the sashing.

In the tutorial I have you cut one length of fabric for the backing. I just needed to use up some fabrics so I trimmed and pieced 4 fat quarters together. Keep in mind that if you used fat quarters like I did, there's not a lot of excess fabric in the back. I was really careful to pin the 2 edges so that it doesn't shift when I quilt it.

Here's the link to the tutorial for this quilt: Homecoming Table Topper Tutorial
I try my best to make sure my patterns are accurate. If you see a mistake, please let me know so I can fix it.

I would love it if you link your finished project to my Flickr group.

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