Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Wedding table toppers

I've been spending the rainy days working on bright, cheerful reversible placemat/table toppers for my son's wedding, and I'm almost done. I don't want to stop working with these fun prints (tie dye on one side, different print on the other), so I might use the scraps for a small quilt or some scarves.

It's going to be a summer indoor-outdoor wedding on a farm, so I focused on flower and other nature prints, buying a fat quarter of each. I decided to make them round and scalloped so they'd look a little like flowers (I hope).

I didn't have a pattern, so I folded freezer paper into 16 wedges and cut a scallop at the open end, then unfolded it and ironed it onto each quilt sandwich, with Warm and Natural batting between the two prints. I stitched around the outside, then peeled it off and ironed it onto another sandwich. It lasted through all 10 and still ironed on just fine.

Then I cut around the stitching and turned it right side out through a little opening that I left. I hand stitched the openings, then machine quilted in a flowery pattern.

Hope this brightened your day! These prints sure brightened the rainy days here.

Have a colorful day


Robbie said...

How clever!!! And different!!! Love the colors!

The Idaho Beauty said...

When I saw these in the last post, I wondered where you got the pattern for the scalloped shape. You are so clever!

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Lovely! I can't wait to see pix of the wedding tables!

Judy Ferguson said...

Great ideas. Should be wonderful.

Julia DesertSpring said...

Very pretty. Has Rachel seen them yet?