The Game Night Table Topper is a colorful mix of foundation paper, traditional, and circular piecing. The design and colors remind us of the Parcheesi and Backgammon boards of our childhood. The pattern is a Frankenstein of The Sleeping Beauty Pattern, but the quarter circles were turned inward to make a double sunburst instead.
This was a great project for using up scraps from the stash and odd shaped bits. The background fabrics are all different shades and prints of cream to add to the scrappy look. The little quilt is just smaller than a lap size, but perfect for a table. It has family room written all over it!
The paper piecing did take awhile, but if you do it during March Madness a husband may tear all the little papers off for you while he watches the games. The circular bursts are put together with the traditional curve method, but it’s easier with them divided into quarter circles.
For the quilting, I just followed the outlines and circles, and then stippled in the middle areas. This was my first large foundation paper piecing project, and I’m still quilting! You should all give it a try. . . it isn’t as intimidating as it looks.