Two years ago I was sent a collection from Blank Fabrics called Mariko.
|From the Mariko Collection by Blank Fabrics|
|Rock Candy Blenders|
|Foundation pieced DWR wedges|
Then I began to sew these to the melon shapes, squares and concave background pieces. SLOW is the operative word, I assure you!
|Sew one paper pieced unit (with paper removed) to the center melon|
|Sew background piece to another pp wedge; now add corner squares|
In looking at this picture again (photographed 2 years ago), I realized that I didn't like this arrangement! Can you see the difference between the picture right below and the finished quilt? Yes - I decided to leave one of the curved paper pieced arcs without the floral background piece. Repeat 3 more times and NOW we have the finished table topper (last picture). This is what happens when you abandon a project for 2 years!
|One quarter of my DWR table topper|
|Double Wedding Ring table topper quilted on a Handi Quilter|
If you want constant inspiration of what a variety of Handi Quilter machines can do, visit their Facebook page to see daily pictures of some awesome work. And they're not "loopers" either (like me).
See? It's not that overwhelming. Of course, I did not make a bed sized quilt. I just satisfied my desire to both work with those fabrics and to see how a DWR unit would look.