Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Table Topper Blog Hop....My Turn!

Thanks Madame Samm for hosting this fun Blog Hop. I just started learning about quilting when Madame Samm had the Wantobe Quilters Campaign. I've been so inspired by all the wonderfully talented quilters who have so generously shared their knowledge. When Madame Samm put the call out for Love quilts to fit the adorable table top frame, I knew I wanted to try.

I designed my first table top quilt to show the things I love, my photographer husband, Ken, family, reading books, Maui, scrapbooking and paper crafts, camping, quilting and coffee. I tried applique  as well as fabric painting (the letter m in family and the design in the coffee cup). It was also my first time using freezer paper ironed to fabric, drawing the design on the freezer paper and cutting it out. I loved how the freezer paper helped with some of the more fussy designs.


Once my first was done, I thought I would try to make one that is a adaptation of my blog icon.


I've wanted to try the log cabin style block. I miscalculated the strips needed (the tut I was following made 14 1/2" blocks and I tried to recalculate.. after I sewed it all together, it was too small. I'm definitely still a Wantobe).  I just added two additional white and red strips, so it's not quite a log cabin block.

I haven't learned free motion quilting yet, so I stitched in the ditch. I hope to learn free motion quilting, so I can do some fancy work in the blue of the bunny quilt. I hope you enjoyed my attempts at mini quilts. Be sure to check out all the other blogs for today. The list is in my previous post.

Thanks for stopping by.

60 comments:

  1. Very cute topper to express your family and the peeking bunny is sweet. The log cabin is not an 'oops', but a designer's choice - a free form cabin. FMQ is just taking a deep breathe and going for it - oh, and remember to keep breathing as you go. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  2. My goodness! You just finished your first quilt last month and here you are inviting all of us to see your darling toppers! Congratulations on it all!

    Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your father-in-law.

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  3. Aren't these little quilts fun? A great way to practice your skills.

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  4. Your table toppers are just so sweet! Love the bunny!

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  5. Wonderful.such fabulous ideas

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  6. There is so much to learn about quilting and if you keep up with the blogs...new techniques all the time. Sounds like you are already hooked. Good job.

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  7. I love your bunny in particular. Thanks for showing him to us.

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  8. I love your quilts and the log cabin one is fabulous. I am sure that some of the traditional blocks we sew today were the mistakes of quilter of yesteryear. So slap a name on it and claim it as a new improved block rather than a mistake. Maybe maisonette or bungalow. :D
    Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Love your toppers, that first one especially is so creative! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. You are doing a wonderful job of quilting. Keep on Quilting!!!

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  11. Kudos to you for putting yourself ou there. I think those of us who are not as professional in our quilting are afraid to put our quilting in the limelight. But quilting is all about the process and who cares if the strips don't always work out!! You learn from each project you make. I love the little bunny and the camping trailer block!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  12. You did a great job on your minis! I love all the details in the first one and your bunny mini is adorable. FMQ is not that hard but just takes practice and minis are perfect for practice. I wish I lived closer so we could quilt together! Keep it up!

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  13. Try the free motion quilting on a piece of copy paper (unused) and no thread in your needle! Practice is all you need - and don't be critical of your work!! Love your toppers! Thanks for sharing!!

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  14. I still have not learned FMQ and not sure I want to - LoL - love all your table toppers and thank you for participating in the hop. Hope there will be many more. Judy C

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  15. You're a new quilter? Oh my goodness! That sampler is amazing! I love your work! blessings, marlene

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  16. Great work and quite inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Good job! Love the floopy eared rabbit:)

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  18. Wow, love the first one. so much detail! and the bunny darling.Oh I just love them all!

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  19. How cute is that little bunny with that grass? And you rock at improvising! You are well on your way to becoming a very creative quilter!

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  20. Love that little bunnie peeping over the grass--too cute! Great job on all your minis. I want to learn free-motion quilting, too, someday....

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  21. I love the camper in the first one :)!! My FMQ skills are... lacking, so I did stitch in the ditch, too! (well truth be told I tried some FMQ, but I tore it out! LOL)

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  22. I love all your toppers and especially the little bunny!

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  23. How sweet to make a quilt showcasing what you love. Nice colors too.

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  24. Those look like really fun minis. I can see where the possibilities are endless.

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  25. looks like you have learned well ... great little toppers
    in stitches

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  26. Love the wonky log cabin, you are doing so well.

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  27. I love your first topper! You did a really nice job.

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  28. Good Morning Roxanne...how appropriate to have a bunny topper...ohhhh gf, you did good...bright cheery, my cup is singing ....I want more....Hard to stop isn't it...loved our visit, I am off to the next...

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  29. They r all wonderful. I love the favorite things one. So cute. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

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  30. Very nice...and I think the log cabin turned out great! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Beautiful table toppers! You did a wonderful job on the bunny and it matches your icon so well! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Very nice! good for you and stepping out of the box! I love the bunny!

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  33. great looking minis they are all so lovely!

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  34. Thank you for sharing your mini table toppers. Really like the bunny one. Great Job.

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  35. love the tip in the bunny ears!!

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  36. You are no wantobe. You are the real deal. Your bunny is so cute. I am partial to bunnies. I love that you put all of your loves on one table topper mini, too. Very creative.

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  37. very cute little minis.
    you did a great job and I really like your little camper. I love to camp too.

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  38. I think you've passed the Wanttobe stage. I love that the first table topper is so personal.

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  39. they are gorgeous quilts - love the caravan in the sampler and that log cabin is improv style - right !!

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  40. They are great! My favorite is the bunny peeking over the grass. What fun to have out for the spring. The "Love" quilts show the special things in your life...Thank you for sharing.

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  41. Great job! I love your bunny! It looks just like your icon! Wonderful! So much inspiration! Thanks for participating... have a great day! Hopping to the next blog now :)

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  42. Cute mini quilts your bunny is adorable. I think that when we miscalculate on things it gives us an opportunity to think of a creative way to fix it. Your mini quilt that started out as a log cabin block looks great with the white added in.

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  43. Great job , your minis are sweet especially the bunny . Thanks for sharing :-)

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  44. Wonderful little quilts for being a new quilter. Loved the bunny so cute.

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  45. I love that bunny with the floppy ear. Really cute!

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  46. Very nice, all your topper are so unique. Love that bunny! Thanks for joining the blog hop.

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  47. You have some very pretty minis. Nice work!

    Vail in tn

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  48. OH, how cute is your little bunny - and what a great idea to collect all of your favorite things into one swell little quilt! Adorable.

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  49. Cute toppers and I especially love the bunny's curled over ear.

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  50. So many techniques learned. Great little toppers. Not such a "beginner" now ! Yep, love the bunny most.

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  51. I too love the bunny most it is very cute. I love learning new things. I love the Craftsy BOM, I am doing it to. Thank you for participating in the table toppers I really have loved it.

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  52. Great little minis...love the little bunny! TFS
    ~Terry~

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  53. Cute minis--I really like the book square! Oh,and your hanger is supercute too!

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  54. Great job with your parade of table toppers...luv your 'favorite things' mini....sewn with so many memories. Thanks for the inspiration and for participating in the blog hop!!

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  55. Fantastic job on all your toppers!

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  56. Fun minis! Great idea to make a fabric mosaic of all that you love into a TT.

    Thanks for sharing with us!

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  57. Love the bunny topper... thanks for hopping along with Mdm. Samm and the rest of us. I am a new follower... hi from faaaaaar west TX. :-)

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  58. Your minis look great! Thanks for sharing them.

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