Thursday, 18 December 2014

Modern Christmas trees table topper

I started my Christmas themed table topper last Monday and shared a photo with you. I want to tell you a little more about it.
I had a rough design idea about this table topper; triangles forming a modern version of Christmas trees. Just  when I was about to cut the fabric, I remembered that I enrolled in Jacquie Gering's Improvisational Piecing, Modern Design class at Craftsy a few weeks ago. (I must say that I love it; it is one of the classes I watch regularly, over and over again.) One of the lessons in her class is teaching you how to make her "To the Point" quilt (it is the cover image for her class). In this class, Jacquie is teaching how to cut big isosceles triangles and insert them into a background fabric. She is also using her crazy piecing technique to make one of the triangles. I really wanted to give this technique a go. Over all, this lesson was perfect for my project.
I quickly cut my triangles; just changed the size of them, sewed the sashing, placed them on my design wall to play around with the placement. Here are a few versions:
 V1: Two up, two down
 V2: One down, one up, two down
 V3: One down, one up
 V4: One down, one up-First solid triangle is placed slightly lower than in the V3
I really want to finish this before Christmas but just can't decide which version to choose-can you help me? Also, this will be quite a large table topper: 30"x35" like a mini quilt.
Love this scrappy triangle!
So, this is my WIP for this week.

Also, in case you missed it, Molli Sparkles is collecting hashtag quilt blocks to make quilts to the families of those who lost their lives in the recent Sydney siege. 
It was such a tragic, heartbreaking event. I have family members who live in Sydney and they could have easily been in that cafe on that morning. As Molli says "it will never be enough but it will be something" and I am joining in too to support. I have made two blocks today and cut some more fabric for another four.
Enjoy the rest of your week.


  1. I really like version 2, where the scrappy block is the one pointed up! Good luck picking your favorite layout and getting it finished! Also, I am so glad you are making Hashtag blocks, too. It felt good to contribute.

  2. I like random and "wonky", so I like view 2 - down/up/down/down :) I agree with Yvonne about the scrappy block! It's kind of the focal point for me because - hello - patchwork - so I like it being up too, surrounded by down :D

  3. Love this! I also enrolled in that class but have yet to watch it, I need to!


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