Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day 26

I felt inspired the other day when I saw a quilt in a catalog that caught my eye.  To me, it looked super simple to recreate.  Not that I'm trying to steal any one's pattern idea or anything.  I didn't care for the middle part so I eliminated that and made it much smaller.  Cool, isn't it? 

In my mind, I saw it in lighter, Valentine'ish' fabric with a heart appliqued in the center.  Instead it looks more Christmas like and a heart looks out of place.  Since this was a trial, using my graph paper sketch, I just dug thru my stash looking for fabric that I had large enough pieces of. 

Also, this was a very fun table topper to make because it's made from the center out in a circular fashion.  I'm sure it can be made row by row, but I enjoyed going around and around adding each row as I went.  It starts out with 2 inch finished squares and ends with 4 inch finished squares. 

It will look great on the table with a candle in the middle.  Now, before I hurt myself, I'll quit patting myself on the back for being creative. 

4 comments:

  1. You deserve a big pat on the back! And you're already at Day 26! You're writing some great posts this month - YGG!

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  2. That is just beautiful, Pam! I agree-it looks more like Christmas... You'll have to post a photo next December with it on your table!

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  3. That's definitely worth all the kudos. And yes, it's way more Christmassy than Valentiney.

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  4. It's beautiful! It will look great at Christmas time on your table.

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