Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Table Topper


This table topper is all scraps of 5" squares and the pattern is from the Nickel Quilt book. The top without borders is 32" square. I haven't decided if or what I might add for borders. Sometimes I like quilts without borders and maybe this quilt will not have one.

When I was making this yesterday, I had a light bulb moment. Wouldn't this look great using charm squares? To make this size you'll only need 32 darks and 32 lights, sounds easy enough. The book has many patterns all done with 5" squares. I just might have to make more. So many ideas and never enough time.

19 comments:

Patti said...

Looks great! I love those two books. Still haven't made a quilt from them though.

Pam said...

That would be a good charm squares quilt. I could put that on my list :)) Might need to buy the book.

Norma said...

I love your table topper!

Carole said...

Oh I love it! Love the colours too! It would make a nice bed quilt pattern. Thanks for sharing! Keep well!

Busy Quilt Mom said...

Very nice, I would really like to get that book too. I have taken it out of the library though...

tami said...

Very nice table topper. I love it! :-D

Kathy Wagner said...

I so understand the problem! There are not enough minutes/hours left in my lifetime to finish the ideas I have gathered up to now...let alone the ideas still to come!

Linda said...

Love it, just love it. My sort of colours too. Will have to ask the local library if they can get the book in for me, sounds like an interesting one.

Darlene said...

It's wonderful and you're right it would be great done in 5" charms. I vote for no border!

Knot Garden said...

It looks really nice, I like the colours and the size. I think it looks complete without a border.

Screen Door said...

Definitely a "Porch-Style" quilt... I would love this on the porch swing the the picnic table. I love the colors-- just speaks of summer...

Mary said...

So pretty! Just got the 2 Nickle quilt books on eBay you have inspired me to pick a pattern and dig into my charms!

Tazzie said...

Wow! That is really cute, I love the scrappiness, you've done a great job!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Dawn said...

OOOO I like this idea! I have some charms I got in Paducah - I have to haul them out and see if there are enough lights! I like it!

Libby said...

Wow - it looks great. You are so right - there's a lot of fun things to be done with those charm packs. Hmmmm, I have a little collection gathering. What can I do with them?

swooze said...

I love this top! And I don't think it needs borders!

sara, the house of charm said...

I would love to see that quilt in Peas & Carrots or even Roman Holiday! I realy like the way you layed out these fabrics. It is so scrappy! Why not do a 5inch square scrappy border on it? Or no border but do scrappy binding.

Nicole said...

Wendy, you gave me such a fantastic idea when you mentioned the Nickel Quilts book! I have recently bought some charm squares and jelly rolls, and have been mulling ideas around in my head as to how to use them. I can't wait to get home and dive into that book!

Deb said...

I love the table topper. Excellent colors. I also would vote for no border.
Deb