Thursday, August 8, 2019

πŸ’ Blossoms & Jam πŸ“

This definitely qualifies as a squirrel project for me! I saw this table center on Instagram, here.
I immediately downloaded the pattern and started sorting through my 2 1/2" squares to make a pair of "Blossoms & Jam" table centers!
  
Here's what I learned while I made these two table centers:
I rather haphazardly placed the squares on the first one I made. Also on this first one, I did deeper wavy line quilting: 
 
On the second one, I staggered the squares in a checkerboard style, which I like better. And I slowed down quite a bit on the quilting and made the waves smaller. Better! 

The scallop edges are the cute part, but not so much fun to make. The instructions were very brief, so I looked around online and found this great tip: cut 2 1/4" binding on the bias. Press in half. Then trim one side down to 1/4". Single fold binding is easier to deal with on the bias, and it was a neat way to get a small, even fold:

After quilting both of them, I thought they needed to have denser quilting. I want them to lay very flat! So I went back and quilted lines between every line I had already quilted. Here's the back. No, I did not miter the 24 corners!! I eased and steam pressed them, and let the creases fall where they may:

Quilt Info:
Pattern: Blossoms & Jam Table Center by Fig Tree & Co.
Size: 16" diameter
Batting: Quilter's Dream Batting--Poly
Quilting: Matchstick Waves--I made it up! It is free motion quilting.
Thread: Glide--Light Grey
Interesting Fact: I could've left the X's in the middle out, and just used more squares, as they get covered up by the lamps. But they are just too cute to leave out!!!

In our Guest Room of Faith:

 
Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy
  
Linking up with Put Your Foot Down, N&TT, TGIFF, Friday Foto Fun, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, From Bolt To Beauty, Peacock Party, UFO Busting, Free Motion Mavericks, Oh Scrap.

22 comments:

  1. Wow! These are pretty spectacular! What fun to try something new and different.

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  2. I see you found the perfect home for the quilt and place mat. The binding on the scallops looks great. Thank you for linking up with PUt your foot down.

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  3. Those are really cute, but I'm not sure I'd enjoy those little scalloped edges. Uffda. Nice additions to your guest room though!

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  4. This is so gorgeous and you are such a champ for doing the binding on two of those! I would be tempted to just make a big circle!

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  5. What a beauty! (x's two) I've never seen a binding done that way before, but it does make total sense. The scalloped edges are pretty interesting and small!

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  6. It looks so cute under your lamp! I'm sure the scalloped edges would be tedious. Yours turned out very nice!

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  7. They are adorable, but yes those scallops would be a PITA! But what a great way to get the single fold bias, thanks for sharing that!

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  8. Those look amazing! Love the bright spot of color!

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  9. Super cute! The scallops look hard to do, but what a great design element :)

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  10. Those are beautiful and your room is lovely. That’s a great binding tip!

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  11. The table centers are so cute. I love the shape of them, so unique. Great job!
    Quilter Bonnie

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  12. Just beautiful!! That scalloped edge is a bit intimidating for me but what a pretty effect it has. Perfect for the bedroom. Lovely.

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  13. This looks great Nancy. I am really impressed with the scalloped edge. The table mat looks so wonderful with all those little knitted dolls.

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  14. Both table mats are darling! Great job with the scalloped binding. I haven’t tried that trick yet myself but it looks mighty fierce from where I’m standing!

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  15. Those are so pretty - perfect for the bedside tables! Looks like we are all impressed with the scalloped binding!

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  16. Somehow they remind me of cookies - if I knew why... but they are just as sweet :) And the scalloped binding is very impressive! Enjoy your finish! xo Melanie

    www.mellmeyer.de

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  17. Those are so cute! And I really like that tight quilting. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  18. Matchstick waves are terrific and these are adorable. I may have to start a squirrel pinterest board!

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  19. Super cute! I love the scalloped edges and they look great with your lamps on them!

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  20. These are so pretty. Love all those scrappy squares and the scalloped edges are perfect. Such a pretty room for them to live.

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