Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Super Nova Table Topper

Finally!  My little table topper with an explosion of color, Super Nova.  I designed it using the Hex N More ruler.  It could be made using any 60 Degree ruler.  The only difference would be the center would be made from 6 triangles instead of half hexies.   The string pieced triangles are leftovers from my Hillbilly Hookup quilt.  The binding is leftovers from Flit and Flutter.  And the background fabric, backing and batting are all scraps from quilting on the frame.  So this is 100% scrappy!


Each little triangle finishes at 2 inches tall.  One of the issues I had when piecing the triangles was the seams in the string piecing.  It made for tons of bulk and hard to press the seams.   So I kept the quilting in the background fabric only.


Since I was stepping out of my comfort zone, and having trouble doing it, I decided to stay uncomfortable and add a border that required a partial seam.  It wasn't as hard as I thought.  


The last challenge was the binding.  Binding odd angles is a little different than simple 90 Degree corners.  Thank goodness for the generous quilters that love to share FREE quilty knowledge.  I used these two tutorials as reference. 
 Here and Here


I had planned on making a tutorial for this topper.  After all the issues I changed my mind.  However if you would like a template of the triangle so you could attempt it on your own it can be found here.

~ Lea Anne ~
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12 comments:

  1. it is sooo vibrant .. well done for keeping going xx

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  2. This is so colourful and Spring like. I had never thought about binding when its not a 90 degree angle. Thanks for the links.

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  3. I love this table topper!! It will add sparkle to your table for sure!!

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  4. Love how cheery looking it is. This would look great in my house! I have a hex n more ruler too - still in its packaging!

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  5. Oh how gorgeous! You did a fabulous job! I'm working on 'Y' seams right now...what a challenge they are!

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  6. This came out beautifully....bright, springy and fun! Nice job. What's the approximate finished size?

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  7. A scrappy delight. Love the back, too.
    Hugs

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  8. Beautifully done! Love all the scraps with that white.

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  9. Congrats! Your table topper turned out beautiful! Love the quilting in the background, it makes the stars pop out. Very nice.

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  10. Delightful!! I have dubbed this arrangement of six pointed motifs, the Seven Sisters setting, after that traditional block.

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  11. Very pretty! Wonderful use of scraps ... :) Pat

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