Each year I make it a point to make a new decoration for myself. Well, this year I kept seeing this table topper all over Facebook. I seen it in fall colors, summer and even Christmas. Now, I am not one to buy patterns (some may even call me cheap).
Anyway, I made my own pattern. Because of this, I cannot give out complete details as to how I made it.
I made 12 squares of light and dark fabrics. The light was going to be my top, so I made a dark green boarder all around it.
With right sides together, I sewed all around them keeping a small opening for turning around.
I then sewed 1/4 inch all around to close my hole and to add strength.
(Oh, I also have a heavy batting inside my squares)
Next was the tricky, but the fun part. I made myself a template so I could attach each one to another to form a perfect circle. Marking each square, I sewed them together.
After they were all sewn together, I hand sewn a pearl bead on each point. It opens the flaps plus I felt it added a little to it.
Here is the back...
And now the front...
I can put a candle or whatever in the center. I even seen one hanging on a door. I myself am going to use it for a centerpiece on my table, with a candle.
These don't take long to make, very easy and fun, and you can make them for any occasion/holiday. They would make great Christmas presents.
OK, got lots to do and time is starting to run out.
HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE!!