Monday, December 06, 2010

designed wall . . .

Hmmm. The only thing I've got going on my design wall (mat) this morning is this table topper I started on Saturday. I did have fun playing with the cut out pieces before putting it into the order I knew I wanted to sew it in. I did post some of my layouts, here.

Once I've stitched it together, I'll do a double border with the white and then the red fabrics, and then I'll bind it with a green. I'd like to quilt it with some gold or silver thread. I don't know. I'm also not sure I know how I want to quilt it yet. Any suggestions? I'd like to have it finished up next week. This is a busy week, though, so we'll see!

Check out what folks are working on this week by visiting Judy Laquidara's Patchwork Times today!

Today, Sawyer and I are making a super-easy and yummy crock pot chicken cacciatore for dinner. Right now, though, we're dancing around to Jingle Bells and other assorted Christmas songs. Well, he is. I'm not much on bouncing these days! We'll probably also watch Mickey's Christmas Carol today, too. Whatever we do, I know *I'll* enjoy it!

God is so very good. Happy Monday!

:)

8 left a comment . . .:

Gari said...

I really like your table topper to be and I love the sound of your dinner. I am eating alone this week as DH is dancing in the Nutcracker and they both have rehearsals and performances every night until Sunday. I am a Nutcracker widow. ;-)

Charlene S said...

I love the block too. As for quilting, how about following the outline of the red pieces and white star and then using gold or silver or both to stitch holly leaves in each of the red pieces. The center white piece would look good echo quilted. As you can tell, I do very simple quilting. Love the block.

Cathy said...

Yummy table topper, yummy dinner, and yummy grandson. Sounds like you have a good day shaping up, there. Have a good one.

Chris said...

Love the table topper. I would go wit the gold thread.

Perry said...

really cute table topper. I followed your link to your other layouts. Great idea on half square triangles. I will have to check it out. And all of your layouts were good I thought!

Pat said...

I think I'd keep the quilting simple (outline quilting maybe) on this as you have enough interest in the fabrics (once the borders are on) and simple quilting to make the sections "pop" would work fine, in my opinion.

Pat said...

Denise it is going to be a very pretty topper. I really like the fabrics.

Teaquilts said...

Nice topper; love the block.