Monday, January 26, 2015

Mat for the Game Table

My grandfather gave me his lovely cherry wood game cabinet a couple of years ago (for storing not playing games).  It's the size of a large end table but in my previous living room's organization it didn't fit, so it'd been hidden away in our bedroom.  Recently though, I reorganized the furniture in our living room in an effort to have a lamp (a harder task than I might have imagined) and the cherry wood table is now out for all to enjoy.  When I got out my Christmas decorations I found a ~15" square miniquilt I made a few years back and just set it out on the game table.  I liked the way it looked so much that after I put away the Christmas decorations I decided to make something new for that space.  It was a fun little project and I got to use some of one of my favorite prints.

I fussy cut these 30 degree diamonds and tried them both ways.

I decided on that first arrangement because I knew I wanted to add some skinny blue sashing around each point so I thought the blue flowers should be near the middle.

Add some white background, fun quilting, and ta-da!  It makes me feel like spring is coming.

I'm linking up with the lovely ladies over at Quilt Story.


  1. So pretty! I love the quilting around the star and border and the ombre-like binding. Well done!

  2. Very pretty and it brightens up the place.

  3. You are so right. My first take was to like the second one best, but that was without knowing of the aqua strip plan. With it, the first arrangement is perfect. I also like the quilting in that narrow strip--I usually leave narrow spaces unquilted. Gotta rethink that.