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Friday, April 20, 2012

Table Top Blog Hop-My Turn!

So if you've been hopping along this week, you know that we have all made small quilts that are displayed in a very cute table top frame, made by Ackfeldwire.  They have so many neat frames and the little decorative top is easily changed out to reflect the season if you wish.  If this is your first visit to the hop, please go through and check out some of the previous days entries.  There is some great talent here.  Now, on to my little quilty goodness.

Originally this blog hop was going to be in February, so I had planned something Valentine's Day related.  I wanted to try paper piecing, and I thought  heart would be pretty easy.  This was my second attempt, but alas, it was to big for what I had planned.  So I made a third one (the first ended up in the trash) and fit it into my quilt.

In my family the movie, The Princess Bride is a
particular favorite and for many years now, my husband has responded to many things I have said with "As you wish" which fans of the movie will recognize as Wesley's way of saying" I love you" to Buttercup.

So I had planned to put this into a small quilt for Valentine's Day for him, as my gift.  I got the heart made and the words done on separate pieces of fabric and put it all together with a red border. 

I have done several pieces of quilting lately with pebble quilting and he really likes it, so naturally, I decided that's how it should be quilted.
 And here it is in all its glory.  He loved it.  I love it.  And it sits in our living/dining room where we can see it all the time.
 This angle shows off the quilting a bit better.  The paper pieced heart is not quilted at all so it stands out.  Then, with it being spring and all, I wanted to make another one.  I recently bought Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg (Crazy Mom Quilts) and Cheryl Arkinson (Naptime Quilter/Diningroom Empire). It is chock full of GREAT scrap quilts.  I wanted to make a Ticker Tape quilt, but not one in a big bed size.  So I made this:
 It started out to be a bunch of colors, but soon I realized it needed to be yellow.  Yellow is my favorite color of all.  I. Love. It.  I now am planning to make more in each color of my scrap bins and hang them as a collection in my bedroom once I get around to repainting it.
 I think it will be quite striking.  In any case, I love it and that's all that matters, right?
Hope you have enjoyed your visit here and hop along to the other wonderful blogs and see what they have to show you.  And a big thanks to Madame Samm for organizing this.  She does have the best ideas.  Here are the other links:
Friday April 20th 

Charlotte (you are here)


59 comments:

  1. Paper piecing scares me to death!! Your heart looks great! But I love the yellow ticker tape. I've never made one but want to try it. Looks so simple.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  2. I love your As You Wish quilt.

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  3. Lovely toppers. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Good Morning Charlotte...AS YOU WISH....that is my DH"s fav movie of all time..that quote is sewwww used around here...I just may have to make me one of these...you inspire me...your yellow one...just sunny like you...glad you played with us..

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  5. Hi Charlotte! Love your toppers! As you wish! Wonderful! I'm going to have to check out the book you mentioned! One can never have enough books for scrap quilts!! Have a great day!

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  6. As quilters we have a tendency (most of the time) to think in terms of large quilts. These toppers have given me so many ideas and the best part is they can be finished in a short period of time. Great idea for the hop. Thanks again.

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  7. I love The Princess Bride and your table topper is fantastic. THank you for sharing your wonderful story about that piece. I think your ticker tape mini would make for fantastic decoration. Thank you joining the blog hop.

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  8. Loving your little quilts - there have been some wonderful quilts shown in this wonderful blog and thank you for sharing. Judy C

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  9. Good Morning, Charlotte. I love your little table toppers.This blog hop has given me so many new ideas and has inspired me to do something with all my orphan blocks.All of you are great. I like the heart block you made for your husband.I know it must be very special to him and using a saying that means something special to both of you is such a wonderful idea. I'll have to remember this and make something for my husband,too.Thank you so much! Have a great day!!

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  10. what fun toppers you have made and a great way to try out a something new
    in stithces

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  11. So Excited!! I just bought her book! I look forward to trying the Ticker Tape. I love your Toppers and How sweet "As you Wish" is!!!

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  12. Great toppers, Charlotte. Both are beautiful and "As You Wish" is so special. Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  13. What a wonderful heart quilt and an even more wonderful story! I love the yellow and I bet having a collection would be so striking. blessings, marlene

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  14. The P.B. is a great fav movie at my house too so I am in love with your table topper! Great idea, thanks so much for sharing your toppers with us!

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  15. We all like the Princess Bride too. Your heart topper is very cute and a nice reminder. I have some scraps from another project and was wondering what to do with them. The ticker tape idea is a great one for those scraps. Thanks for sharing your toppers.

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  16. Love the Princess Bride topper! Although yellow is not my go-to color, I think I will pick up some fat quarters later today...I love how yours turned out!

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  17. LOVE the pebble quilting...it looks awesome! & I just adore the ticker tape...it's on my list.

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  18. Wonderful little quilts - now that is a super idea - a mini ticker tape, I will have to try that one. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  19. We are HUGE fans of Princess Bride! I am on the hunt for the DVD because I only had it on VHS and my player pooped out and I refuse to buy a new one! So replace the movie it is! Is there really a bad quote from there??? I think not!! LOL

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  20. Your tabletop quilts are charming, especially the heart quilt with the special sentiment meant just for you and your husband. Nice pebble fmq, I'm afraid I am still in the stipple stage. Nice idea for your color block quilts, they will look so nice in your sewing room and give you lot of color inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. Thanks for sharing your wonderful table toppers!! I am really enjoying the Blog Hop!
    Paulette

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  22. Love your pebble quilting....I'm just getting started - I can't say that I've mastered stippling yet! LOL Wonderful toppers!

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  23. Ticker Tape is my favorite. This is one of those days that I needed to gaze upon bright and sunny yellow. Thanks.

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  24. I really like your yellow quilt too - very pretty!! I would make one like it in aqua!! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Sweet! love your little mini yellow modern quilt and love the way you photographed it too.

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  26. Ah, The Princess Bride is a fave in this household, too. What a wonderful heart topper, and the pebble quilting is wonderful. Well done! I just love the vignette of the ticker tape topper with the flowers... just beautiful. I have been rethinking my colors, and yellow is showing up all around me! Thanks for sharing and joining in the hop. I'm a new follower, too. :-)

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  27. The Princess Bride is my all time favorite movie- I love your table topper- What a sweet valentines gift! May your love continue to be a Storybook story!

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  28. I LOVE that movie and knew the saying right away! How fun and the yellow too, too, pretty.

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  29. Beautiful Valentine gifts! Lovely toppers....Thanks for sharing! Judith, Texas

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  30. These are certainly fun minis! I love the saying on the heart mini and I agree that a collection of small ticker tapes would look wonderful together! Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Great minis. I really like your " As you wish". Hope I can teach my hubby this! Yep, gotta make one for the kitchen table!

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  32. What adorable minis (also a fan of The Princess Bride!) TFS
    ~Terry~

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  33. Your minis are very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Really pretty quilts! I love the bright yellows you used.

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  35. How cute, love the ticker tape....thanks for sharing.

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  36. Love your yellow ticket tape and heart is cute and stands out not quilted

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  37. These toppers are adorable! And I love the yellow with the flowers - great photos!

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  38. Thank you for the wonderful story. Your table toppers are cute. I like the yellow too and think your idea for art decoration is a good one.

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  39. fabulous idea to make a ticker tape table topper--now if I could only say that 10 times fast.... :O)

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  40. love the table toppers - the quilting on the as you wish is fabulous and love the yellow ticker tape mini :)

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  41. love them both - the yellow one really pops!

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  42. The quilting makes them even more lovely! Love the colors on both of them--nice job and thanks for sharing!

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  43. Oh I did enjoy it! I love both of yours!!! I will have to watch that movie too!!! Love that yellow!!!

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  44. I adore the saying from the Princess Bride! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  45. Love your yellow quilt...brings brightness and joy to any room!

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  46. Charlotte, luv the 'As you Wish' mini...I think I'm going to have to make one of those for me too. These mini quilts are so addicting. I luv yellow too....great ticker tape topper. Thanks for your inspiration and for sharing in the blog hop.

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  47. Thanks for sharing your quilts they are lovely and I love seeing the details as well as the finished product.

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  49. I have made quilts for my husband and little quilts for my Art teacher daughter's desk at school but have never made a little quilt for my husband. It's such a delightful idea. Yours is precious and you have inspired me, thank you!

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  50. I love your idea to make Ticker Tape in different colours and hang them in a group. Thanks for sharing your wonderful minis.

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  51. I am running just a bit behind on commenting, but am so glad to have found your sweet table top quilts. The yellow is sweet, but the gift to your honey is extra sweet. John and I share a saying that is much like this one - a couple's language. I love it. ~Kelly

    I am running a little bit behind in getting round to see everyone's wonderful creativity. You have accomplished so much and look how beautiful your work is. I love them all, but if you make me choose a favorite I will choose the sweet tea pot. I will be back to read more. ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

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  52. "As you wish" - sigh - so romantic! That movie is a favorite of mine, too! :)

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