FRONT PORCH QUILTS' pattern called TABLE SCRAPS, but modified the center so I could use an embroidery design. In this pattern, three paper template wedges are from each 5 inch square. I found this topper goes together quickly and uses up scraps. A decorative center and fancy stitches outlining each wedge (doesn't show up for photo) made this a fun project to plan and complete. The finished size is 14 inches, a bit small for a true topper, but just fine for a small side table.
Earlier this year, I posted photos of a donation quilt I made using large bricks of reds and browns featuring a farm print I had. Like all projects, that one left behind some scraps and by adding a bit of other fabric, I had the makings for two more donation lap quilts. Both used a new plastic template I bought at THE WELCOME HOME, a quilt store in Portage, WI. (Side note:I've joined a group there that has does mini-lessons and projects each month. Some are sewing related, while others are embroidery themed. Last month we made Easter applique towels or scarves. The store staff there is super nice, and for a small space, they offer a lot) Back to the template; it is called FAB FIVE and it is a wedge-type ruler. A pattern for a pillow comes with it, plus there is a book of patterns which feature quilts made with rows of the wedges, set off by strips, and featuring one wide appliqued strip.
I decided to make a quilt similar to the book, except I would use a wide strip of my farm fabric rather than an appliqued strip. Since this was a scrappy quilt, I needed to improvise on the narrow strips and could not make them all the same color. Did not have enough fabric for that. I like my results. The wide farm strip is free motion quilted and the wedges showcase decorative stitches.
|Close up of the farm prin|
|Nice size for a nap on the couch|
Happy sewing. And to my confusion, I have to confess that my scrap pile is now even bigger and I have some more leftover brown/farm/red bricks to use up. What will I do with them? Stay tuned.