Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Top it Off featuring Happy Fall

 Happy Fall!  This is my October project for Island Batik Ambassadors. 

Note:  All product used to make this project was generously given to me by Island Batik and industry partners.

 This month's challenge is Top it Off.  We were asked to make a table runner or topper with a holiday theme featuring an applique technique.

 I already had this idea a-brewin', so I made it a reality.
I used a variety of Island Batik fabrics from my stash, including the black solid.

 As you can see, the pumpkin block is pieced.  I fulfilled the applique requirement with the letters.  This is my second project in a row with letters on it.  They add a fun element to a quilt.

 I quilted around the letters and did some accent quilting on the pumpkin.  I quilted the black background in straight lines with a thick 28 wt. Aurifil thread.  I ran out while quilting, and decided that was enough.  Sometimes the thread tells you when you are done.

 I had fun taking photos of this table topper in my yard.  We have some large oak trees.

 This is what you see when you look up.

 This is the view looking into the woods.  Our trees still have a lot of green on them.  Our fall color is a little bit behind this year.

 Here you can see the effect of the straight line quilting.

 I used Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 Black batting for this quilt.  You don't get any annoying white threads coming through your dark quilt top and it's lovely to stitch through.

 Quilting on the pumpkin's stem.

 I also used Island Batik's solid black fabric for the back of this quilt.

 Another fun pic.  The tree behind it is a bright yellow, though it looks a bit faded in my photo.
I think the black iron fence gives it a spooky Halloween look.

Happy Fall!

Quilt Stats:
Quilt Size:  24" x 18"
Block size:  10" x 8" (pumpkin)
Fabric:  Island Batik
Batting:  Hobbs 80/20 Black
Thread:  Aurifil

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas

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