Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spring Petals QAL

The Spring Petals QAL

Making a  Spring Petals Table Topper along with The Crafty Quilter

Guess what we are making over at The Crafty Quilter, with Julie?

A spring table topper!

We'll be getting the instructions and tutorials on  each Friday, to finish up the table topper on  June 7.

This is one of Julie's table toppers 

So, I am getting ready for Spring  at Susie's Sunroom !

Fabrics:      all from my stash!

          Petals-   16 selected 5 " squares from-   Charm pack of Summersville Spring   by lucie summers for Moda
          Background-  for low volume  -  a fat quarter left from a bundle of  This 'N That by Nancy Halverson  by Benartex  AND  some  Grunge   by Basic Grey  Moda  in a cream/gray

            Triangles-   Yellow  Bella  solid  by Moda

 16 charm pack petals  laid out on top of the low volume background
The yellow triangles will be on the sides

I felt that my  Summersville Spring charm pack was too busy to be used as the background fabric.  (Even when I turned them to the back of the fabric, as Julie suggested.)
So I looked in my stash and found this soft gray swirly fabric ( This 'N That) and the gray/cream fabric (Grunge).  I cut them into 5 inch squares ( 8 of each) and pieced them together in rows of 4. 

Julie provides an excellent piecing tutorial on her blog.  { here }  I learned a lot from the week 2 lesson!

The next step in the Quilt-A-Long:   I will be cutting  out and applying the fusible applique' onto the petals!

  It's not too late for you to sew your own table topper,   too!  There's even a variation of the pattern, which has no applique'.    {here }

Look , Ma!  No applique' ! 
I want to make this variation of her  table topper, too!  

I am so happy that it is Spring!

I'm off to my sewing room!


  1. Your petals will look so pretty in those bright and happy colors!

  2. I think this is going to be perfect - spring-like, colourful and fresh-as-a-daisy.

  3. A very cute design and the fabrics you chose are so bright and pretty Susie! It looks like it will be very cheery and perfect for welcoming in springtime.

  4. Looking so lovely already! I love the pace of this sew along... Not overly demanding. Lots of good stuff is being made!

  5. I like how you "auditioned" your fabric. Looks great already, can't wait to see more, Susie!


  6. ooo, you have daffodils blooming, that is fabulous!! your pillow is going to be so pretty!! I love orange peels!!!

  7. Your table topper is sure to be beautiful! Thanks for sharing all of the links, too!


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