Christmas Table Topper

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I like my quilting in the stars (fern-type leaves on every-other point) and the center (holly leaves and berries). The variegated thread in the red border turned out very pretty, too. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Stay on the lines when you piece the stars, and it'll all come together accurately.

What you will need

  • Quilting cottons
  • Valdani variegated threads (35 wt.)

Q&A with mckennalinn

Peggy Martin asked:
What a gorgeous Christmas quilt! I love the colors you chose for the Dreamweaver blocks, and your quilting is spectacular. It will make a wonderful gift for your mother!
mckennalinn answered:
Thanks, Peggy. It's a very nice block, I especially like the variation with the "shadow" rather than interlocking layers. I made a few other blocks that I abandoned, they had different reds and greens; in the end, I decided to go with one red and four greens. It's enough difference to be interesting, but not so much to be fractured. Great class! I'm looking forward to doing something more with the New York Beauty blocks, and also to try a ZigZag quilt or two.
Sherri Rene asked:
lovely great colors and love your quilting it inspires me to try something differents instead of just stippling thanks for sharing
mckennalinn answered:
I know what you mean. I stippled the white and green backgrounds because I was in a hurry, but wish I'd done something more creative at least in the green. I liked the way the "oysters" design worked out on the red outer border, as well as the fern leaves on the stars. Go for it!
klh asked:
that is one lovely table topper, well done!
mckennalinn answered:
Thanks. I think the center square is a good spot for my Mom's centerpiece, and the stars will hang off nicely.

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