A Downton Abbey Table Topper

Hello everyone!

Today, I’d like to share with you a charm friendly table topper that you can make quickly but with stunning results!

For me, it all started with this delicious fat quarter stack of fabrics from Andover’s Downton Abbey line:

The Downton Abbey - Dowager Countess Fat Quarter Bundle

The Downton Abbey – Dowager Countess Fat Quarter Bundle

Yummy! I just love these colors. In my pattern stash, I had a great pattern by Jaybird quilts called Rock Candy. This is a fun table topper pattern that you make using her side kick ruler and a charm pack plus background fabric. I used my Downton Abbey fat quarter stack and a white-on-white print for the background that I had in my stash.

Here’s the completed top taken outside on my porch (the only place without rain!!):

Rocky Candy Table Topper

Rocky Candy Table Topper

I took another picture indoors on my coffee table so you can get a feel for the size of the table topper. On the top of the quilt sits a handmade wooden bowl that my grandfather made for me. He was a master craftsman who passed away last fall so I really treasure this bowl.

Rock Candy with Handmade Wooden Bowl

Rock Candy with Handmade Wooden Bowl

I did all the quilting on my domestic Bernina. For the colored diamond shapes, I echoed quilted a slightly curved diamond shape with purple Aurifil thread.

I did more involved stitching on the white background sections using Superior Threads So Fine #50 in pearl. I straight-line echo quilted around each of the patterned fabric points. I then filled in each white triangle shape with a curvy, snake-like pattern and each white diamond shape with swirls. Next, I did 2 rows of straight-line stitching in the white border, followed by a 3/4-inch section of swirls, and followed by 2 more rows of straight-line stitching.

In person, the stitching really adds some nice dimension and texture!

Rock Candy Quilting Detail

Rock Candy Quilting Detail

Don’t forget to visit the Wake Up to Kona blog hop going on now! My day to display my project is Monday, January 20th.

See you then and happy quilting,
~Jennifer

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7 thoughts on “A Downton Abbey Table Topper

  1. Hope you see this post….I realize your table topper post is almost a year old! I LOVE your topper! Can you tell me if this pattern is doable without the specialty ruler? Thank you!

  2. Pingback: Andover Fabrics Downton Abbey Tea Party + Giveaway! | the quilted cat

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