Thursday, November 15, 2018

As the Crow Flies Table Topper

 Today I'm showing the As the Crow Flies table topper.  This is a quick, easy to sew quilt, just perfect to whip up in time for your Thanksgiving feast.  The pattern for the As the Crow Flies table topper appears in the November/December 2018 issue of Quilty magazine

 I worked with this gorgeous color palette provided to me by Riley Blake Fabrics.  This is the Calico Crow collection by Lauren Nash.  These autumn themed fabrics have squirrels, pumpkins, crows, and more ~ so cute!

 This quilt features a nine patch off center block and has a woven feel to it created by the placement of fabrics surrounding the nine patch's red border.  The pattern incorporates strip piecing techniques for fast construction.

 The 35" x 23" size fits just right on my kitchen table.  This would also look terrific dressing up a buffet for your holiday feast.  This versatile design could easily be made in other color schemes to coordinate with your decor.  Just remember to keep the values and fabric placement the same for a similar look.

 I played with a variety of quilting motifs on this quilt.  I quilted a feather flowing out of the lower left corner and up two edges.  I also quilted double circles in the both of the red borders.

 I quilted a different design in each stripe, just for fun.
I love the way the Warm and Natural batting by The Warm Company quilts.  It gives a nice weight to my project, too.  Not too light, not too heavy, just right.

 You can see shadows from the front of the quilt with the sun shining through, but I did want to show the backing fabric because it's soooooo cute!  It's all pumpkin pie style recipes and vintage food advertisements.  Love this fabric!

 Quilt Stats:

Finished quilt size:  35" x 23"
Block size:  6" x 6"
Fabric:  Calico Crow by Lauren Nash for Riley Blake
Batting:  Warm and Natural by the Warm Company
Thread:  King Tut by Superior Threads

If you would like to make your own As the Crow Flies quilt, the pattern appears in the November/December 2018 issue of Quilty magazine.  This should be available at your local quilt shop now.  

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas

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