May 3, 2012

Table Topper Blog Hop! and for me... It Is All In The Kiss!

Scrapbook Chickadoodle wins the table topper!! 
Congratulations!!
I will be sending an email for your mailing info!


I want to thank Madame Samm for allowing me to participate, even with my inability to remember things this past couple of months!  I almost let this slip by but Samm threw me a life jacket! I truly appreciated the reminder email because I so enjoy participating in all of the things she dreams up for all of us bloggers!

You can go HERE to view all of the table toppers that have already been posted but I highly recommend using the list of links as well and go visit all of these quilters on their blogs!  You never know what you will find... might even find a new friend! :)

Would you like to see what I have made for the  

Yes???  Well, ok.. if you insist!

I have been in the notion of making this mini quilt for my hubby for a long while and when Madame Samm posted this blog hop I knew it would be the time to get this in a finished state! Our bedroom is decorated in a romantic theme and this fits in perfectly!  I put it on the Ackfeldwire Quilt Stand and placed it on the corner of our dresser.  Then I called my hubby in to see what I made.  Of course, he had to give me a kiss or two or three right then! ha!


 I had purchased some fusible batting a while back just to try so I got it out when it came time to put the backing on the quilt. A lot of quilters have raved about fusible batting but I am not sold.  I think I prefer regular batting to this.  In all honesty I will give it 5 stars on one point.. My mini quilt is really straight and does not do the dog ears dance on the corners.  I do like that about it.  I might keep some around just for mini quilts.  We shall see.

I also found a super use for double edge finished 1/2" wide silk ribbon!  It makes for an awesome sleeve for small projects such as this!


This is the batting I used.

As I studied over the finished mini quilt, I see some things I would do differently if I remade another one.  The stem on the rose is a little fat and my embroidery needs some fine tuning.  I really need some embroidery lessons from a pro!  And I might just use regular batting if I were to remake it.. We shall see...

I wanted to show you something that was posted on my blog about 2 years ago.  My friend Martha does my cross stitching for me since my eyes will no longer allow me to.  This piece was entitled "The Kiss" and it hangs over our bed!  Martha does impeccable work!


 I am not the only blogger on today's road show for the table topper hop!  Please make sure to go and visit these other quilters to see what they have created for today!


And if you did not see my other post listing the quilters who were on the hop since April 16th then here it is again so you can go and visit all of them!
 
Monday April 16th


Tuesday April 17th


Wednesday April 18th


Thursday April 19th


Friday April 20th 



Monday April 23rd

Patty D


Tuesday  April 24th
Syd 

Some, but not all,  of these bloggers have giveaways tied to their post and there may be a few who have not chosen a winner yet so get to hopping and go see what is up for grabs!

For me... I think I am going to give away this mini quilt so that it will spur me to remake it all over again!  And I won't let it take me so long to do another one this time around!

Sorry, the stand is not part of the giveaway.

If you would like a chance to own the mini I have shown above, please leave me a comment! 
 If your email is not in your profile, your entry will be voided if you do not leave it in your comment! 

Thanks for joining me and the other quilters on this awesome blog hop!

And thank you, Madame Samm, for another fun and fabulous bloggers extravaganza!!

44 comments:

Fiesta said...

Love your topper. I love your header quilt too!

Thearica said...

Thank you Fiesta! The header is actually 3 different quilts put together into a collage. :)

Sharon said...

Oh this is lovely Thearica and I would love to win it....you did a wonderful job.....

Mhairi said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing your lovely quilts.

leanne said...

such a cute table topper and thanks for the tip about using ribbon for the sleeve - I'll definately do that :)

JCnNC said...

Really like this mini and love the tip on using the ribbon for the hanging sleeve. Light bulb moment!!! Thank you for your participation and sharing. Judy C

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a cute mini to have in the bedroom! Thanks for the ribbon tip. blessings, marlene

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning Thearica...a perfect message, a perfect table topper as a reminder of what is truly important....sew glad you joined in the fun...you are about that...ps...( back up for sew we quilt...do you have one.? post disappeared, as many did yesterday)

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Hi, Thearica, now that is sweet and romantic. Great advice on the fusible batting and ribbon sleeve. Hasn't this been a great hop? Love them all!

pinsandneedles said...

Thanks for sharing. I love how you used ribbon as your sleeve. Great idea!

Joyce Carter said...

Your table topper is beautiful just the way it is. Thanks for a chance to win it.

patchouli moon studio said...

Nice table topper and I had not seen that batting before.

Just Carol said...

Beautiful table topper and I just love that saying! Using the ribbon as a sleeve is a great idea--thanks for sharing.

Christine L said...

Sweet! I like it!

Judith said...

I love your table topper! Sweet....Judith, Texas

Needled Mom said...

I am having Blogger problems too. Grr. You are not alone.

I just love the tabble toppers in the frames this week. Your little sentiment is so sweet for the bedroom! I think your cross stitched piece is amazing. She did an incredible job on it and I know you will cherish it forever.

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Hey Q! ;-) I thought for sure there would be a crazy quilt block on your wire stand. Your header photos are absolutely beautiful. I like your table topper mini, too! (ivy_cottage81) ;-)

Quilt n Queen said...

How cute and so romantic...thanks for the inspiration and for sharing in the blog hop....it was sEw much fun!!

Kathy H said...

Your topper came out great. Good idea to use the ribbon for the sleeve. I have tried the fusible batting too and only like it for very small quilts. Not for anything throw size or larger.

robin said...

Lovely table topper. :)

Annette said...

love the topper we all could use a long stemmed rose any time of the year
in stitches

Jessica Jo said...

I wouldn't mind that at all. Something to remind my husband. He needs a little reminding now and then. ;)

Betty Lou said...

Love your mini quilt and the quote. The quote also hangs in our bedroom. Don't be too hard on yourself, I think your quilt is perfect. When I made my topper, I didn't have black for the border so I had to use two scraps----after it was quilted, I noticed that they are two different blacks.

Thank you for the tip about the silk ribbon, I will look for some nextime.

Sallie said...

What a sweet table topper! Thanks for giving it away!

Bobbie said...

Love the topper and the cross stitch is AMAZING! I would love to win the topper for my sister- that's her favorite saying!

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Just beautiful, Thearica, your work is so delicate and exquisite. Many thanks for the Precious Pebbles-she sits on my desk and each day we play with a different pebble. Even the Little Ones i look after have taken to playing with the pebbles too. Great Tactile feel to them. You are on my mind each day when I see and play with your very thoughtful gift.

Linda said...

It is beautiful..Thank you for sharing. I am anxious for summer when school is out to try making the mini table toppers.

Connie said...

Beautiful table topper and what a great idea with the ribbon! Great giveaway too!

Mrs.Pickles said...

what lovely work!

free indeed said...

THis is my jumping off point for the hop..just ran across it today. I'd love a chance at the banner....the language of love never grows old.

Jennifer said...

Love it! And thanks for sharing about your fusible batting. I've been wondering how people like it...

Jennifer :)

Katherine said...

What a sweet TT! Amazing cross-stitch.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

iluvmybugs said...

Very pretty table topper...TFS!!
~Terry~

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Love your topper. That is something my DH and I have said and followed for the last 22 years. How great to have it on a table topper!
Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win!

Linda Crosby said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful table topper and the chance to win it. Love the message

Julie said...

That's a really sweet, attractive mini!

Lisa said...

I would absolutely love to win your beautiful table topper got a place on the nightstand for it. Have the msg painted on a board hanging in my house! So, it would be right at home. Thank you for participating.

JoAnne said...

Oh, I like your "Always kiss me goodnight" topper. It's delightful.

MoeWest said...

Very romantic! I love this mini. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Sharon B said...

Great - I have a pillow pattern with this saying - seeing your topper - I may get it finished :)

Nancy B - blankted@eplus.net said...

Adorable mini - I would love to win it. Thanks for the chance to win.

lanybleu said...

Gorgeous!! Your mini is a lovely giveaway.

Marcia W. said...

Cute mini table topper hanger quilts! Enjoyed the cake recipe at sewwequilt too.

hueisei said...

Lovely mini quilt!