Turning and Twisting..

The description above could apply to either my next project, or how I worked the Island Batik September theme – which is bountiful Table toppers into my workplan this month.

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Bountiful Table Toppers

Table toppers are a quick way to update seasonal decorating, and they also work up quickly as a finished project. This month, my husband will be celebrating his 50th class reunion, and I had indicated that I would donate a small item to their auction table.  When I received the notice that month was going to be Tablerunner month – I immediately informed him that the West High class of 66 had just won the lottery.

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There are times that Island gives us very specific fabric instructions to work with, and there are times it’s much more open ended. Given that this was sort of an Ambassador’s choice, I elected to dip into my stash of blues to come up with something that was made in their school colors…blue and white. It’s a good thing that I had plenty of colors to work with…

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I wanted to work with their color scheme, but I wanted something that would also work fit in with a number of decorating styles.  It was a simple design made by using my wedge ruler, and the straight line quilting worked well with it.  The reunion committee was pleased, and I’m anxious to see how popular it is later this month.

The well worn yearbook behind the runner is the color inspiration for this one, but I can easily see it in a red and white for Valentines day, or fall colors would also work.

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