Peppermint Pizzaz is a 43" X 43" table topper by Cotton Way.
The cutting instructions are simple, as well as the sewing instructions. Because of the pinwheel stars and flying geese, I would call this an "intermediate" level pattern. I enjoyed sewing it, but am not pleased with the colors I chose.
I love the fabrics in the peppermints, they are from the Vintage Modern line, designed by Bonnie and Camille.
The peppermint sticks were supposed to be sewn a different way. The pattern says to cut six strips of fabric, sew them together, and then cut them on the diagonal for the peppermint sticks, with skinny borders around them. I thought the red and white striped Vintage Modern fabric with little polka dots was perfect for the peppermint sticks, so I just cut the fabric into peppermint shapes instead of using the method stated in the pattern.
I prefer the peppermint sticks in the pattern, versus mine!
The star quilt block is one of my favorites, and I especially like this one with the pinwheels in the middle :)
The fabrics I chose for my table topper are much too faint.
There should be some popping of color going on.....some rich reds.
I like my background compared to the one in the pattern, it is from the Ruby line.
It took a lot of sewing hours to finish this table topper. Too many just to have it sit on the kitchen table.
It would make a pretty wall hanging but I don't really need one.
I'm really not that thrilled with the results, mainly because of the colors (or lack of color) of the stars.
I have a confession.......as I was sewing the rows of the table topper together, I was watching TV. I guess I wasn't paying attention and sewed the rows together without the sashing. Ugh! I had to do a lot of seam ripping......ouch!
I still need to purchase some fabric for the back so that I can machine quilt it, and will show you the finished product.
Did I mention that I'm teaching this class at the quilt shop?