A gift for my mom and a Happy Mother’s Day!

I just finished this table topper for my mom today.  It will be a late Mother’s Day gift since I have to send it to her, but the card should be on time!

My mom has always supported me in everything I do and she is my number one fan.  I recently sent her some of my new  business cards and by the end of the week, she had handed them all out to her crafty friends!  Thanks, Mom, for everything you do for me!

I used fabric from Jennifer Chiaverini’s collection for Red Rooster Fabric called Elm Creek Quilts:  Caroline’s Collection.  I love the soft colors.  My favorite piece from this line ended up on the back:

The pattern is a “Tiny One” from Pieced Tree Patterns and it’s a small laminated card that sells for $3.50 at my local shop, The Granary.  They carry at least ten of these patterns and they make great gifts – both the pattern and the finished project!

This one, Center Stage,  is the perfect size for the center of a round or octogonal table and it measures 28 inches across.  I quilted a feathered wreath in the center and stitched in the ditch along the main color pathways.

It took me three days to complete and I can’t wait to make another one!

Happy Mother’s Day to you all!  I hope you get to spend time with your loved ones and maybe your sewing machine too!


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About Julie Cefalu

Hello! I'm Julie and I love to quilt, craft, read, garden, hike and spend time with my family.

8 thoughts on “A gift for my mom and a Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. Hi Julie, it looks beautiful. I have this pattern and I have a question….why am I cutting 2 squares 6″ X 6 ” and where will they go? It looks like they are all 1/2 square triangles…why can’t I just cut 4 more 3 7/8 “?

    1. Hi Denise. The (2) 6″ squares are for the corner triangles. You will cut them in half on both diagonals yielding 8 corner triangles. You might want to cut your squares a little bigger (6 1/4″) so that you have something to trim up (just in case you’re not perfect). I also cut all my 3 7/8″ squares at 4″ and then trimmed the half-square triangle units down to size once I made them. Good luck on your project!

      1. Thank you for clearing that up for me. I’ll be sure to cut my squares at 4″because I am sooo far from perfect. This will be my 3rd quilting project, so I really appreciate your help and advice.

  2. Hi Julie

    Your Mum is really going to LOVE this gift, it’s simply BEAUTIFUL, and I adore the fabrics you’ve used. Great work!


  3. Happy Mother’s Day to you too, Julie. The tabletopper is beautiful, and I love your quilting. You always have such a gift for picking the perfect quilting accent.

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