Holiday Arcadia Avenue Table Toppers November 27 2016, 2 Comments
We hope everyone had a fun (and food!) filled Thanksgiving celebration! Now, it is officially time to start decking the halls with holiday cheer and handmade decorations. We keep seeing individual Arcadia Avenue blocks pop up in Instagram for various mini quilt exchanges and we can't get enough. Last Spring, Dear Stella sent us some adorable fabric featuring blushing animals faces in black, white and red and we had an idea! We made two individual Arcadia Avenue blocks as holiday table toppers!
I mean, what better way is there to bring some low key quick holiday spruce to your dining table, coffee table or desk? I have one in the center of my dining table with glass vase filled with small bulb ornaments. It looks very festive and is easy to move when I take over the largest flat surface in my apartment!
The first block we made was Film Strips, block 9. We placed the white and red backgrounded animals inside the film strips and bordered them with a black heart print. We then places a white dot and red heart print to finish the wedges. The center is a little busy, but the cute little faces in the film strips make me smile!
I can't get enough of these adorable little faces! If you look closely, you can see little light pink blushes on their cheeks. This print by Wee Gallery is pretty amazing. I can't wait to get my hands on their new Adventure Awaits line.
The next block we made was Circling Geese, block 6. This is one of my favorite blocks to make because you can feature a specific print inside the triangle. For this one, we featured the red animal print in the triangles and bordered them with a black heart print. To fill out the rest of the block, we used a white dot, red heart print and light grey heart print. The center of this one is pretty empty, so this one has a vase centered on it!
My Mom quilted both of the table toppers with straight lines approximately 1/2" apart. I love simple modern quilting on small projects. She bound each of the Arcadia Avenue blocks with a black and white pinstripe that ties in perfectly to the fabrics used in the blocks.
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The Arcadia Avenue quilt pattern is available in book form. If you make this or any other Sassafras Lane project, we would love to see it! Send us photos, post them to our Flickr group or use our #sassafraslane hashtag on Instagram!
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