Saturday, May 22, 2010

Bloggers Spring Quilt Festival: A Happy Table

When I heard Amy had organized the Spring Festival, I started thinking of what I had to share. I haven't made any large quilts lately. So I decided to share my machine quilting journey. Hope you enjoy.
First I choose a pattern I thought would blow up and sew nicely. In this case I choose a flower out of the fabric print.  I started by photo copying the fabric, then I cut out the flower I wanted to use, enlarged it on my copier. Traced it with a peramarker and put it back in the copier and blew it up a piece at a time until I have a puzzle of flower peices.! I used my sliding glass door as a light box, its alot cheaper.

Once the pattern was set I pieced my  Golden thread paper and taped it to the window for tracing!
I carefully placed the pattern just where I wanted it and then Pinned the heck out of the paper to hold it in place. I started fro the center and just worked my way out the flower. Sorry,  there are no photos of that part the camera was on the frits those days.   
Repeating the same basic ideas, I  quilted the outer sections of the  table guilt. As you can see it not perfect, Practice will help.
I designed this pattern for a friends birthday gift/ housewaming and ended up making two! I love it, the top one is small apx18" square and the large one is 33 in" square. As I have a larger table. The flower pattern above was used on the  larger one.

I just got word from my friend that she loves her "Happy Table" Table quilt! She said the colors are perfect and went on  and on and on about wonderful it was. I am so happy that she loved it as I thought of her when picking the color and and drawing the pattern! I am so excited!


  1. Wow what a wonderful idea, your quilt looks great, thanks so much for sharing! Also thanks for visiting me and leaving a sweet comment!
    Have a happy weekend,

  2. this a lovely quilt, and how clever you are to use your windows as a light box :-)

  3. Ah, yes, the sliding glass door as a light box, I know that one well. Nice job on the little medallion quilt toppers, they look so cute! The flower quilting pattern was a great idea. I hope your friend liked hers as much as you like yours. Thank you for sharing your quilt's story :)

  4. Delightful quilt. Love it. Thanks for sharing it and your insights too.


  5. what a great idea--just love the colors and your design. i think i need to try this idea!!

  6. Love your "Happy Table!" What a great idea! And thanks for the super sweet comments on my quilt in the festival! :)


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