Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Batik Beauty Table Topper

My Batik Beauty Table Topper is done. I can tell you that I spent way more time preparing to sew this than the actual sewing time. It was so quick.

The paper piecing took the longest to sew, but I can tell you that ripping off the paper took twice as long. I'm serious. I know exactly how long it took because I ripped and picked it off while I watched a couple of movies. Next time I make a beauty, I've got to find a way to print the paper piecing part of the pattern on the thinner scrap pad paper that Karen recommends from the dollar store. I don't know if that thin paper will run through a photocopier.

I'm very pleased with the black background. Doesn't it show off the beautiful batik fabrics. My next decision is what do I bind it with. I must go look at Karen's beauties for suggestions.

I haven't decided if I will machine quilt it here or wait until I get home. Depends on the weather.

9 comments:

Karen said...

That's a stunner, Gail - well done! The colours show up beautifully on the black.
Newsprint will go through a photocopier just fine. I get mine done at a local print shop, and they cut the pages down to size for me also with their big cutter.
My vote is for a black binding - it will be interesting to see what you choose!

dp said...

Well, that is about hte most gorgeous thing I have ever seen. Wow Gail.. its beautiful. Well worth the 2 movie task of removing the paper. I hire Terry to remove all my paper from my projects!

Anonymous said...

I love the dark background for the spikes. Reallly accentuates the gorgeous batiks. It "almost" makes me think i want to make another one. It really was lots of fun. LB

Sandi Mac said...

Love it!!! My first thought was a black binding, but the red may make it really pop. Looking forward to seeing what you choose.

Quilting Queen said...

That certainly will fit my table...I'll change the decor to suit it, of course. You don't even have to deliver it when you get back to God's country...I'll come pick it up. It IS gorgeous.

Linda H said...

That Quilting Queen - she's SO funny! I KNOW you have made this as a birthday gift for ME!! lol I vote with Karen, for black binding... Beautiful Gail!

Joanne said...

Looks fantastic!!

Linda G said...

Wow Gail,
It is beautiful. You don't have to convince me about the beauty of black as I can't seem to buy lights. I think that you have inspired me for my next table topper. Can't wait to see it in person.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Gail, it is truly a beauty. You have been very productive while down south. Hugs Judy