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Saturday, December 10, 2011

JD's TABLE TOPPER CLASS A SUCCESS

Above is the beginnings of the Table Topper we made during JD’s Starlight Mint Mini Mat Table Topper class last Friday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  What a fun class.  This table topper is built with eight crazy wedges, using a template piecing method that is fast and fun. 
 Above JD shows us what we are going to be doing during class.  I think the most difficult thing (for me at least) was choosing the fabrics.
 JD demonstrated cutting the foundation pieces.  Next she showed us how to cut the templates using freezer paper then ironing them to the fabric.  This made constructing this table topper so easy.
 After we had made two of the eight wedges, JD demonstrated how to make a perfect feather stitch.  Ooops, I said "perfect."  JD said that life is too short to worry about being perfect.  She prefers to say “this is pretty darn good!”  
 There was time for discussion during class.  Looks like everyone was pretty engaged.
 
 I asked everyone to place their first two wedges on the table so I could take a picture.  Look how different they all are.  That’s what I like about this pattern.  Use different fabrics, and you have a completely different table topper.
Forgive me for showing off, but I had to show you my work in process.  I think that it’s pretty darn good, don’t you. ;o)

I hope I haven’t shown this before.  It’s so darn cute and will make a nice gift for one of my co-workers.  Check out the scrappy tree mug at Pleasant Home.


Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

7 comments:

Barb said...

Oh my gosh....just love it!

Allie said...

It looks better than pretty darn good, girl! I love it!

Lynn said...

Oh wow! These are really neat! You are doing a great job Caroll!

Judy Clayton said...

These are soooo neat!

Mary said...

I called the shop, to see if I can purchase the pattern. It is not available yet, but that JD is working on making it available. I love it. I love to make presents like this.

Jeanne said...

Very cute table topper! Looks like a fun class.

Mama Pea said...

Pretty darn good is right! I really love this and want to do one. Will you do it with me sometime? I want to be pretty darn good, too!

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
Chris, Marilyn, Jill, Lee Anne, Sue, Vickie

Quilts For Wheels

Quilts For Wheels
Many thanks and much appreciation goes to the women who work diligently each month to make quilts for those in wheel chairs. Kudos go to: Yvonne, Mary T., Fran, Joan, Mary Ellen, Barb, Lee Ann, Nancy, Mary.

Quilting for Kids With Cancer

Quilting for Kids With Cancer
Generosity has no bounds. Above are the women in the Quilts For Kids group at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Left to right, Henrietta, Phyllis, Nancy, Carol, Karen. These women donate their time, fabric, money once a month to make quilts for kids who have cancer.