This month's challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is to make a seasonal table topper, using appliqué.
We could choose any season, colour, or size, as long as it featured appliqué.
Underneath the stitching, I used a layer of HobbsThermore to act as stabilizer.
Doing this adds an extra bit of loft to the finished piece, but more importantly, it means I don't have to rip away any tear-away stabilizer afterwards.
The stitched top was then layered on Hobbs Tuscany wool batting before quilting. Nothing complements a curved edge better than a feather, so naturally that was my choice of quilting motif. The quilting is done with a 50 weight Aurifil in natural white 2021. It matched the Moo Milk background perfectly.
On the back, I chose to use the same moo milk as the front.
It looks great with this hand made holly dish, which we fill each year with cranberries.
Island Batik, Hobbs Batting and Aurifil thread for supplying the products used in this project. As always, I am also deeply grateful for the help of pattern editor Cheryl Coville. You are a treasure, Cheryl :) The pattern is available from my website, as an instant download at this link, and locally at Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium.