Quiltmaker’s Small Quilts & Gifts
And when you get your copy check out page 46!
My Sunburst of Carrots table mat is published! Yay!! *Happy Dance*
This is a 24″ round mini quilt, featuring 2 alternating paper pieced carrots. I fussy cut the centre circle from some cheerful voile I found in my stash, which I backed with 2 pieces of kona white. Oh I’m so so pleased with how it turned out. Although the instructions state I used a linen look fabric, I actually did use a linen. I don’t know, I’m just a sucker for texture these days and that linen was calling to me from my fabric cabinet!
I actually submitted two table toppers (they liked the carrots the best) and tried piping to finish one, and a bias binding to finish the other. I love the look of the piping, but since I don’t have a piping foot attachment, good gravy was it fiddly to get right! Bias was definitely the easier way to go. I love the striking effect the quilting adds..
I’m still waiting to receive it back from my wonderful editors, and when I do I think I’ll take some shots of it on my nice dark wood table..
I keep imagining a vase of sunflowers placed in the centre, or a pot of hearty winter stew, or even a fluffy green salad. Wouldn’t a bright red beet dish look spectacular circled by the orange and yellow? Although my heart couldn’t take the threat of beet juice stains on my pride and joy *faint*
Ok, now I’m suddenly ready for fall!