Today I'm sharing what I'm making for this hop. Many thanks to Joan from Moosestash Quilting for organising the hop. I love taking part in these hops but also visiting the blogs taking part. I get so many ideas from the different projects. I want to make them all.
I gave you a sneaky peek at some fabric I was using for this project. I love the fall colours, browns, reds and oranges.
They look so warm and cosy. I love this time of year. I have a table topper for spring , summer and winter but nothing that really shouts autumn or fall and so I decided to fill this gap. I had a piece of beige/fawn fabric that I was going to use for embroidery but I decided it would be the perfect centre for this project. I then cut lots of 2.5 inch squares to form a border. I needed 10 squares for the sides and 12 for the top and bottom. It took a while to get the arrangement so no similar squares were next to each other. I had already cut out some leaves so my next problem was to decide the layout. I decided to have four leaves in the centre and one in each corner.
My project isn't yet complete. In taking this photo I haven't got too close to my fabric. This is because a certain gentleman cat was found sprawled out asleep on my table topper and when I woke him up to move him I found he had very sticky fur and the stickiness had been transferred to my project. I'm not sure what he had been up to but I can't run this through the machine without washing the fabric first The appliques are raw edge stitched onto to the backing fabric and once the fabric is dry I will sandwich it and quilt. The leaves will have veins quilted into them and the background will have leaves quilted on it. I've pieced the backing using some of the fabrics I've used in the border. The topper finishes at 24 inches square.
These are the blogs on today's stop.
Wednesday September 22
Thank you for visiting and do pop back soon to see the completed table topper.