Monday, 22 December 2014

Monday Makers! #18 and progress on the table topper

Hi all!
How was your week? How is the Christmas rush going? We have been quite busy with working in our backyard to make some sensible progress during this holiday period. We are going to Sydney on Christmas eve to spend Christmas with my husband's family. No pressies were wrapped up yet tho!!
I haven't made much progress with my table topper; I can only sew ten minutes here and there. I am still hopeful that I will finish it before Christmas!
After receiving comments on which version to choose, I decided to go ahead with the version 2, which was also the most liked version.
I sewed my triangles into the background fabric, placed them on my design wall, patched the empty spaces and did my best to maintain the design-it was a little difficult because the triangles were overlapping and separating them was going to increase the size of the table topper. So I had to really squeeze them in this frame.
This is how it looks and hopefully how it will look like if I don't mess it up when sewing. What do you think?
Even though this is a Christmas inspired table topper, I think I will call it "rise up". Sometimes your circumstances might drag you down but you should always find a reason to rise up.

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  1. Rise Up to the Orange, lol! It looks great - I hope you can get it done for Christmas, but if not - use it when it's finished, and be happy that it's done! I may miss Monday Makers! for the first time - I'm sick with a horrible cold and am spending my time in bed :D The pills I'm taking work quite nicely for a few hours at a time (of course - they don't last the entire 6 hours I have to wait in between taking them!) but I have no energy - hubby and DS2 are going to be on their own for supper and household chores - I'm staying on my couch or in my bed, and hopefully someone will bring me popsicles :) I hope you and your family have a safe trip to Sydney, a wonderful visit with hubby's family (get those gifts wrapped!) and a fabulous Christmas!

  2. Rise up is a great name, and the piecing looks good. I hope you have fun quilting it! :)


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