Thursday, July 5, 2012

It's a start . . . .

Last year I made this patriotic table topper for a 4th of July blog hop and giveaway.  The twin to this table topper lives somewhere else,  I wonder if the person who won it got it out and is enjoying it as much as I'm enjoying mine this year.  After finishing this table topper I vowed to make more table toppers to enjoy throughout the year.




And one year later, this is still the only table topper I own!  But this is the year I'll have a fall table topper, I just know it!

Well I made up my mind and I'm going with "Free Spirit Medley" from Judy Martin's book "Knockout Blocks and Sampler Quilts"



The other pattern had more background fabric, this pattern better suits the fabric I have on hand.  So that's how I decided.

Since I'm going controlled scrappy, to make sure I get the design to pop like it should,  I'm sort of starting from the inside and working my way out.


It's a start . . . . .

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14 comments:

  1. I know you will have another table topper too! You can whip one out in a weekend... no problem! Wow, I just love that pattern. Can you tell me the pattern maker, I may just have to pick this one up and make it for myself. Love it!!

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  2. Love the way you embrace these colors! The table topper is so cute, and your new quilt is going to be a stunner. I like the "controlled scrappy" look. Enjoy your days with your sewing machine!

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  3. So where is this free spirit medley pattern???

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  4. ordered a layer cake independence trail minick and simpson for my bounce from green fairy had a amazing price maybe a prairie paisly to mix it up im not surewhat do you think?

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  5. I love the pattern.... all of those geese!!!! Are you marketing the pattern? It is gorgeous.. thanks for sharing.

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  6. Its going to be gorgeous. Are you working with very tiny pieces?

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  7. Thelma, you inspire me and I knew the quilt pattern would "tell" you which one to choose! BTW, my favorite and it reminds me how I came up with my first paper rose...from the inside out because if you think about it that's how Mother Nature intended things to go:-D I can't wait to see the progress. XOXO

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  8. I love your Patriotic table topper. Free Spirit Medley looks awesome!! It will be beautiful for any patriotic holiday.

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  9. Thelma You will be happy to know the twin from last year has been on my table since Memorial Day and will stay until Labor Day. I love it and it is very special. I read your blog daily and love all the work you put into your quilts. Happy summer of fun. Butterfly George

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  10. I can't wait to see this develop! And to see your fall table runner pop up in the near future! I am glad that you got a note about your table topppers twin.

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  11. I can't wait to see what spin you put on it!

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  12. I'm so glad you picked this pattern - looks so fun, can't wait to see the progress. I'm a sucker for Minick and Simpson lines!

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  13. Just love your patriotic table topper , I have the matching mug rug I won last year from you & just LOVE IT ! I put my cup of coffee on it every morning and think of you !

    This pattern is going to be just perfect for this fabric ! Looking forward to watching your progress

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  14. You always find the BEST patterns! I love your patriotic table topper and I can't wait to see YOUR version.....you have the knack for "controlled scrappy"!!!
    Happy belated 4th!! joe

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