Hexagonal Summer Table Topper

Where has summer gone?  I feel like we just started summer and am all of a sudden realizing that school starts in just 20 days and I have SO much planning to do!  I haven’t been able to get in very many sewing projects; however, I have some cute things planned for after when school starts for Halloween for my itty bitty niece!

On the 4th of July, it was pretty low-key around my house.  My husband his brothers attended a demolition derby and I had requested to stay home as we were planning for a BBQ and I was frantically prepping for said BBQ.  I did have a couple hours of spare time while things were cooking and decided to try my hand at a hexagonal table topper pattern that I have seen all over Pinterest.  In the late winter I had found a wonderful fun fabric from Moda, purchased at my local quilting store, they were pre-cuts 2 1/2″ strips.  I made my friends birthday gift with some of the strips, a couple hot pads and then a super cute matching tea towel set that I decorated a bit using the same fabric.

This project came together REALLY quickly and it was fun!  I actually had time to make two of them.  The first one I used 6 strips sewn together and the second one I used 4 strips sewn together, giving me a matching set.

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The large one is currently sitting as a base for a couple of my herbs in my three-season porch.

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I had enough backing fabric to use the same for binding and backing on the larger and smaller one (I had gotten 1/2 yard, which worked great!)

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On the larger one I quilted following in the ditches of each of the separated colors; however, I didn’t really like how it turned out.  So, on the smaller one I quilted about 1/4″ on either side of each triangle and I really liked this much better!

The smaller one I use as a base for my mother-in-laws funeral plant (corn plant) that I have successfully kept alive for 3 years and it’s going strong!!

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I’d like to get some Halloween or Christmas strips and do something similar for Christmas gifts since they really did come together so quickly and was relaxing to do for a little me time!

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