Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Rouenneries Table Topper

The weather in Maine wasn't quite as nice as promised this weekend which gave me a chance to catch up on some quilting.  I finally finished this table topper.  One of my very first posts back in 2010 mentioned that I wanted this done in time for Thanksgiving...  I finished the matching napkins last year so I am way ahead of the game for this year;-)

The rail fence blocks are leftovers from my Rouenneries Rail Fence quilt.  This originally had another outer border that matched the center square but I was getting bored with this and really just wanted it to be done...  we'll call that a design decision:-)

The quilting is based on Angela's fabulous paisley pattern but rather than using it as a fill I let the petals meandered back and forth for a free-form feather effect.  I really like the way it uses the space without being too dense.

Quilt Stats:

Finished quilt is 29" x 29".

Fabrics:  Rouenneries by French General, Wiscasset by Minick & Simpson.
Batting:  Quilter's Dream Orient
Thread:  King Tut Fig 968
Quilting:  Paisley from Angela Walters fabulous book Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters


  1. So pretty! I love the quilting and the "action photo."

  2. I love the colors, the pattern, the quilting - what else is there?

  3. Love your table topper. Nice quilting work!