Mini-Love Table Topper

Mini LoveAn Island Batik Adventure

Mini quilts are fun to create and are usually a quick finish. A table topper seemed in order for me and I decided to stay with the same theme as my Galentine’s card. In the last two years I have gone from having no table runners or toppers to several including many which are seasonal. Now I have one for Valentine’s!

My table toppers are all square so I changed it up a bit and went round. I pulled pinks and purples out again to make it an obvious Valentine. All the fabrics used in this project were supplied to me by Island Batik.

Hubby has this really cool compass that I used to draw a large circle onto lightweight paper. Using the crazy quilt block method, I began with a five sided shape, then began piecing around it somewhat randomly.  Hearts were then appliqued all around.

Once it was as big as the circle pattern, I sandwiched the top with batting and a backing. All the seams were stitched with a decorative stitch. I trimmed it to the circle shape and did an overall loop-de-loop quilting. For the piecing and quilting I used Aurifil threads.

Mini love close up (Large)

Time for binding! Because it was a circle, I knew I’d need to cut the binding on the bias but didn’t really want to cut into that much fabric. I’d never used rick-rack as a binding before and thought it would look cute. Hubby even went out to buy the rick-rack for me – now that’s a good Valentine!

Mini love full (Large)

All done and I really like the way it looks on the dining table. One more holiday table topper in my collection!




8 responses »

  1. Really cute – love all the hearts!

  2. Very cute!

  3. Kathleen McCormick

    Just an adorable table topper. It is so much fun to have ones to show a little bit of seasonal love. Both your technique and the rick rack are great ideas.

  4. Love the bright colors, array of hearts, and especially the rick-rack! A great way to incorporate the decorative stitching and to practice loop-de-loop quilting. Thanks for the fun tutorial.

  5. Quilting Tangent

    Pretty table topper and neat compass.

  6. Maryellen McAuliffe

    That’s so cute!

  7. Rick rack for binding. That’s a great idea. Love how your mini turned out.


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