Sunday, 26 May 2013

Carpenter Star Table Toppers


Hello everyone.

I hope you've had a good week.  I've been busy making table toppers.



My father-in-law needed one for his kitchen table and i thought the carpenters star filled the circular space just nicely.  Also, Jack was a pattern maker before he retired so this was very apt!

I used plain fabrics so the quilting would show up...


.....and I used a thin 2oz polyester wadding. Feathers in the center and stippling around the edge.


This is the second topper, this time with a cream background.


 I quilted all over feathers for the background.




Both toppers measure 28" across.
If you would like to make a carpenter star then you can find a great pattern here.
I halved the size of the HSTs then squared them to 3" to make my topper.

Before I go, can I just let you know that voting is open at the Quilt Blogger's Festival.


You can vote for my butterfly quilt here.  It is in the baby category and is #3.


You can vote for my Fishy wall hanging here. It is in the Wall hanging category and is #5.

You can vote for one quilt in each category and I would love it if you voted for mine.  There are some really fabulous entries this year and I've had difficulty choosing my favourites in several categories.  So many beautiful quilts!!

See you all next time.
Rhianon. :)

8 comments:

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I love your table toppers. I just found a Carpenter's Star quilt a few days ago and thought it was wonderful, one I'd like to try. Your quilting is excellent. Do you own long arm quilt machine?

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Beautiful toppers Rhianon...your feathers are a delight. I voted for your little butterflies.

M-R Charbonneau said...

Ooh, those are beautiful, Rhianon, and you quilting is gorgeous!

Raewyn said...

I love how you have done these, and how you have made them into a circular shape... beautiful!! I love your butterflies too!!

Dora, the Quilter said...

Absolutely beautiful [as usual]. Your work inspires me!

Teresa in Music City said...

Your table toppers are gorgeous!!!

Corina said...

great table toppers!

Denise Russell said...

Those table toppers are wonderful! Of course, your quilting is first rate - my goal is to quilt like you when I 'grow up'!!! Beautiful quilts, too...

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