Kate’s “Chic Picnic” table topper
Kate took a class on this pattern “Chic Picnic” by the amazing Sew Kind of Wonderful sisters, and decided to make a table topper. It’s beautiful!!
Kate requested some custom quilting. I started by quilting out the background centers, and it was so fun to create a specific design just for that space. I used the Side Kick longarm rulers that go with the same curve as the Quick Curve Ruler, both created by the same amazing Sew Kind of Wonderful sisters. For all the info on their patterns and rulers, go to: https://sewkindofwonderful.com/ I also used a 8” circle ruler for the curves in the outside border, and a 3” circle ruler for the petal design in the four corners.
so...I used their Side Kick longarm ruler, and a 6” circle to quilt those lovely curves and straight lines in the background. If you look in the image above, I did the same design in the corners and half blocks along the edges.
I used a 3” circle ruler to quilt the simple 4 petal design in the square blocks that join each of the orange peel curves. I also used bamboo batting from Winline and an Antique Cream 30 tex Perma Core A&E thread to quilt it.
For the orange peel part of the block design, I wanted to take a oval cross hatching design that I’ve done in the past and make it straight. Only having slight curves on the outside and inside. I used the Side Kick ruler and an 8” edge ruler from Linda at the Quilted Pineapple. I used a 3” circle ruler for the center petals.
I’m thrilled with how everything looks all quilted together. It’s amazing what a little thread and some rulers can create. I love what I do!!