Time for another link-up party and I’ll share another finish too! This is certainly great accountability to get me going in the sewing room. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to finish something up too! I finish a table topper this week!
My Friday Finish: A Table Topper from leftover Blocks
This week I finished a cute table topper. The blocks were leftovers from this table runner project. I kept the leftover blocks, which didn’t make the cut for the table runner project. I made a pillow before with the other leftovers, but there were still 7 leftover blocks.
Since I made myself this promise to have something finished by Friday, I didn’t have much time to think too much. Usually overthink stuff before I sew them. I knew I wanted a topper for the storage unit in the hallway, and these blocks were perfect. Except that I needed one more block to make it complete.
Without overthinking, I grabbed a solid that matched and made another square in a square block. Then I piece them all together and picked a simple white dot border and a backing fabric. I don’t mind the backing fabric not matching the front and of lower-quality cotton. I think it’s poplin cotton which is more suited for dresses.
For projects that I don’t wash that often and don’t see the backing as often, it is okay to use a cheaper fabric. Keep the good ones for the larger quilt. I did pick a good binding though. I can’t resist a stripy binding after that white border.
Projects like this are great for practicing free-motion quilting. Hence that’s what I did. You can watch the video below of me quilting this piece. I chose the loop-in-a-loop design.
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I am so happy that now my decoration on this storage unit also has a topper to make it even more fun! Previously, this corner was shown in the Christmas Time Quilt Finish Post.
And I am so happy I got another project finish! This Friday Finish Party eliminates my overthinking and just gets me going! I love it.
Now it’s your turn. Share your finish below:
Your little table topper is lovely and I especially like the FMQ pattern you used.