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 Craftsy.com 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!