Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Floral Trellis Topper

If we talk about spring often enough, one of these days it will actually start! (Right?)

The pattern for this lovely spring floral quilt, featuring the Silhouettes collection, is in the April/May issue of The Quilter magazine.
"Floral Trellis Topper"
by Sue Harvey and Sandy Boobar
of Pine Tree Country Quilts

Q. Tell us about your design.
Sue: We were asked to design a small table topper with a spring-y feel. We chose a simple Nine-Patch center set diagonally--we try to keep topper
centers plain because so many people set something on them. Nothing like a bunch of piecing seams to make a vase of flowers wobble! Plus, who wants to cut a lot of little pieces and do a whole bunch of stitching just to cover it up with
a bowl or basket of fruit or another centerpiece?

Q. How about the piecing in the corners? They really enhance the center Nine-patch.
Sue: The corners around the center are a different matter. We added some smaller piecing to set off the center and to repeat the fabric that would most likely be covered in the middle of the topper. We also knew that we would use the large floral for the border so we wanted something a bit plain to separate it from the print in the middle. We used the tonal fabrics with just a little print and then the dark green to set it all off.

Q. How was the topper quilted?
Sue: Sandy used an edge-to-edge feather design for the quilting. It definitely gives a graceful, flowery look but adds lots of stability to something that may be washed more frequently than a bed quilt or throw."

See the entire Silhouettes collection here.
Find the kit for the Floral Trellis Topper here.
Find The Quilter magazine here.

1 comment:

  1. Simply beautiful! Really does make me want spring to be here...right now!! Thanks for sharing.