I finally took the time to quilt the four Morning Glory quilt blocks I made earlier this year. Where does the time go!
We have a beautiful oak tree in our front yard and the acorns have been steadily falling. It is just a few every day and I try and keep them picked up when I have the dogs out there.
I have no idea what I’m going to do with them, I only keep the good acorns. You should see all of the ones that the squirrels chew open and then throw away.
Morning Glory Table Topper Tutorial
17″ x 17″
The table topper is made using four of the 8-inch Morning Glory flower blocks and a small sashing between them.
I used some of my Island Batik fabrics that I received when I was an ambassador for them and also added premium muslin for the neutral fabric and sashing.
Here is a diagram of the table topper that I did in Electric Quilt 8. In a perfect world, I would have made two blocks of each color selection. Instead I just grabbed my batiks and made block sections.
Below you can see what the actual table topper looks like. I had mentioned when I made the Morning Glory baby quilt that the center of the blocks needed some applique flowers or something.
I was in a hurry to “finally” finish this so I just drew little flowers. I used a water-soluble marking pen to draw them.
Note: When you use a water-soluble marking pen be sure and wet your quilt BEFORE you iron it. Ask me how I know!
Here is a closeup of the free-motion quilting. As usual, I am using my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine for all of my piecing and quilting.
I used a turquoise Aurifil thread to outline each petal and went around each one twice. I didn’t worry about being perfect.
I think this table is just a little too small for this table topper!
I normally like to have Mr. Mickey sit or lay on my quilts but for this one he wasn’t having it so I this cute little kitty helped me.
- ¼ yard cream
- scraps of assorted batiks
- ¼ yard teal batik for the binding
- ½ yard backing and batting
Make the blocks using my Morning Glory block tutorial. Each block consists of four sections to make a Morning Glory blocks that is 8½-inch unfinished size.
Cut your sashing strips
- 2 – 1½-inch x 8½-inch
- 1 – 1½-inch x 17½-inch
Sew the 1½-inch x 8½-inch strips to two blocks. Then add another block to the other side to make your rows. Now add the longer 1½-inch strip between the rows to complete your table topper.
Add your batting and backing and quilt as desired. Then add your binding.
If you are looking for fabrics, be sure and take a look at these Fat Quarter bundles. There are batiks and other beautiful fabrics.
Here is a list of the Morning Glory tutorials I have done.
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