Scrappy Table topper

Table Top

At our Thanksgiving meal, I was seated next to someone who was born and raised in Austria. She was telling me about how she has started knitting again. I was thinking about the Island Batik Winter line of fabrics I received, Alpine Ice. I knew just then what I wanted to make for this challenge. I’ve been thinking about the diamond shape for a while…

Here are the two diamond shapes I decided to use from my Martelli Notions Templates.


Diamonds make me think of stars…so here’s what I imagined, combining Austrian mittens and stars. This pattern will be available on soon!


I think the Alpine Ice collection works very well with this design. The mittens were just the thought I needed to move forward on this challenge. Please help me to name this quilt.  If you leave a suggestion below, I will pick a name to send some Alpine Ice fabric.

To make this quilt fit the scrappy theme, I went to my Island Batik bucket of fabric and decided to make the stars scrappy! How fun! I can imagine a whole quilt with these fun scrappy stars….hold on…the challenge is table topper. I had to constrain myself and just make a Table topper.  Here’s what I came up with using the same concept as the quilt above.


I started with 3 stars made from the diamond templates and 30 degree cuts to the background strips.  Then I pieced the sections together and free hand cut some leaves from scraps with Mistyfuse adhesive on the back.  I ironed them on and then had fun quilting this table runner.

If I finish my Christmas shopping, baking and wrapping soon….I will start a bed size scrappy project with stars and more! Working with these Island Batik fabrics is like giving me a shot of Adrenalin.

Please comment on a name for the Alpine Ice table topper above!




About inspiredlayerslinda

I was an Island Batik Ambassador for 2017. I enjoyed the challenge of designing new quilt patterns with this very special batik fabric collections. I teach free motion quilting via my Youtube videos and Doodle of the Month program which anyone can sign up for by sending me an email requesting to be added to the list. I enjoy transforming fabric into unique quilts, t-shirts into memory quilts, and photos to wall art. I joined Toastmasters to find my voice and learn to share my quilts and stories with others.
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5 Responses to Scrappy Table topper

  1. Kim Halloran says:

    Linda – I love your quilts, and loving snowflakes with the Apline Ice fabric, the name of “Snowfun Stars” popped into mind… and for the fall themed one, “Autumn Stars”. Hope all is well! I think of you and your beautiful creations often! “Jumping for Joy” is proudly displayed on my office wall 🙂

  2. Suzy Webster says:

    I love the way you fussy cut the snowflakes for the Alpine Ice stars! So fun

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