Scattered Flowers Coffee Table Topper

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This is another project inspired by Elizabeth Hartman‘s Craftsy class, Inspired Modern Quilts: 7 Small Projects with Big Style. I had purchased Thimble Blossoms’ June Bug quilt pattern moons ago but hadn’t started it because I thought it too time consuming but after watching the tutorial, dove in and made a bunch of pedals.

Because I positioned the pedals close to one corner of each block, I had to make sure that they were clustered toward the center, a mistake I made in a previous iteration which will no doubt become mug rugs for gifting and giveaways. 😀 I quilted all the linen parts of this piece with a rambling vine motif which I doodled on paper first, there are a few random flowers tossed in for good measure.

My sewing space is rather chaotic after so much sewing so I’m going to take the day off to clean and organize. Not sure what I’m going to do for my next project. If you have any great tutorials, please pass them along!

Cheers, Tabatha

Craftsy: Inspired Modern Quilts

I received notification from Craftsy this morning about a new modern quilting class taught by Elizabeth Hartman. I signed up immediately! Not only did I sign up, I also started the first project, Scattered Squares. I thought I’d make a table topper for our coffee table, which has seen better days. I initially thought I’d throw in punches of turquoise but they were over powering so I just stuck with orange. After I got it all sewn together, I excitedly put it on the coffee table and stood back to admire my work.

It just doesn’t work in our living room. Our sofa is red leather, I thought it would be mod but it’s not, it’s just too bright for the space. Ah well, I’m going to finish it and put it up for sale then start another one with different fabrics.

Elizabether Hartman is an excellent teacher, her speaking is clear and concise, no um’s or ah’s, you can tell she’s done this before. I thought it was interesting that she pressed all her seams open. I’ve done that before but I prefer the old quilter’s method of nesting seams, I feel they’re stronger though it doesn’t really matter after you’ve quilted your work.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
A little late in the day but I’m going to link up to WIP Wedensday hosted by Rebecca this week.

Also, for the first time, I’m linking up to The Needle and Thread Network.