Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Island Batik Ambassadors Quilt Table Toppers

When I found out our December Island Batik Ambassador challenge was to make a scrappy table topper I decided to challenge myself to use some of the 5 inch square packs I have from Island Batik Fabrics.  One day in August (yes, really, I was motivated that day even though the quilt wasn't due until December), I decided I wanted to play around with a traditional Delectable Mountains pattern.

 I started by making two 4 1/2 inch half square triangle units in opposite directions.  I then cut them in thirds and swapped some of the sections around until I came up with the design below.  Similar, but different.

I then used pink, red, and orange fabrics and ended up with 16 units.  I played with layouts until I came up with this design.

I then started adding in the creams.  The creams were also originally 5 inch Island Batik squares.

I decided I didn't want to have to worry about cutting off triangle tips with the binding, so I added a narrow strip all the way around the edge to prevent that problem.

Then I had fun on my friend Karen's Bernina Q20.  I love feathers.  You can never quilt enough of them!  I did the quilting in December and was glad the top was done.  Life gets busy and it was a good thing I only had quilting and binding to accomplish!

The final quilt!  I love how cheerful these warm colors are.  

I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. This is so cute! I've heard before that quilters are worried about binding cutting off the points. But there would have been seam allowance accounted for anyway. Or am I missing something?