When M Samm sent out the first notice of having Table Topper blog hop I HOPPED on board. Had no idea what I was getting into. I actually didn't have a clear idea of what a Table Topper was. I guess I had seen them around Blog land but never gave the title much thought.
After reading the basic requirements I realized I needed to buy something, always a fun thing, like the Table Topper frame. If you have been following me you know that I really have a problem doing one of anything. Why would this be any different. The requirements were to make a topper for the 12 by 14 frame. When I went to http://theraspberryrabbits.blogspot.com/ to find the frame I found that one, and a bigger one, like 12X24 big. In for a penny in for a pound.
My first completed Table Topper was inspired by this cocktail napkin
I finished my topper in time for my families Easter Sunday celebrations
Here is the photo I took last week outside in the sun, much better light.
Bunny wasn't my first idea, just the first completion, that darn napkin got me sidetracked. My first idea was to make a star block. The star is my go to block for everything. I need a quick quilt and that's where I head. While my topper came out well beyond my hopes it does have its issues.
I don't know which end is up !
Therefore there is no hanging pocket only pins.
The bunny and the star both were large stitch hand quilted. Something I enjoy but don't do much of.
So now on to the topper that isn't exactly part of this hop because it is outside of the designated size.
What can I say, it is an addicting type of quilting.... and I had the frame.
see how big, it barely fit on this table.
I needed to make the back pretty but plain because I live in a townhouse, not a lot of big spaces and this is a darn big frame. It is now residing on the buffet in my dinning room with its Pretty but boring back facing a mirror. This piece has a traditional pocket and was machine quilted in the ditch.
It's funny what you see when you look at a picture that you don't notice in reality. For instance that in the reflection in the mirror I can see my favorite Halloween quilt hanging on the wall. I'm guessing it's been up since October. It's several sun bonnet Sue's dressed as witches. I hope she enjoyed Christmas and New Year's and Easter, no sense in putting her away now, she might as well enjoy her summer.
I do hope you enjoyed this stop on the Hop. I had a great time participating. Please continue to follow along and go back and visit anyone you may have missed.
Table Topper Blog HOP Schedule
Monday April 16th
Tuesday April 17th
Wednesday April 18th
Thursday April 19th
Friday April 20th
Monday April 23rd
Tuesday April 24th
Wednesday April 25th