I am so happy to be participating in such a trend setting blog hop! Thank you, Madame Samm. When you put the call out for table toppers, I could say "Yes! I have some to show!" And of course since then, I have made just a few more. Table toppers are certainly coming into their own and getting so popular!
For this Blog Hop, it's all about the pictures. I used designs and patterns from a variety of sources and will share them with you. If you see a table topper you want more info about, just let me know in your comment and I'll get back to you.
So without further ado, let's get started!
Here in Nova Scotia, you have to have a cold winter before you can have a warm(?) Spring. So what better way to liven up the livingroom in winter than with Mr. Blueman! (Pattern by Sherri Falls of This and That Pattern Company.)
February arrives full of promise and lots of love! (Pattern for the Be Mine stitchery is a First Friday Freebie by Kaaren of The Painted Quilt.)
And you can never have too much love! Heart to Heart Pattern by Victoria White.
Looking for a cozy house? Inspiration from Edyta of Laundry Basket Quilts from her book "Friendship Strips and Scraps".
Easter came and went, so I just had to have a few baskets. I used Kathleen Tracey's Civil War Baskets pattern and arranged them to fit my frame.
I love the fact that a block for a table topper can be almost anything you want! So I decided I wanted to make something with selvedges. I've been collecting them for awhile and found instructions in Volume 2 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks that was perfect for me... Block 168, Upcycle, designed by Karen Griska. I wanted to make something bright and cheerful, so this is my salute to the Blog Hop, my "Spring is in the Air" block!
I've had so much fun making these table toppers. All of them were hand quilted, many using colored thread and often quilted with large utility stitches...which I love. And all of these were quilted in my quilting chair as I waited for the sun to come up and watched some favorite movies on the TV...multi-tasking!
Thank you, Madame Samm, for hosting this Blog Hop. It was a wonderful idea that you had back when Spring looked like it would never arrive. I'm going to finish off my parade today with one more table topper...a very special one. In March, I was gifted a wonderful "extra" block of wonky houses made by Madame Samm herself! We were participants in Jane's Wonky House Block Exchange. I already had the 12 wonky exchange blocks the quilt called for, and this "extra" was a true treasure for me when it arrived and one I wanted to keep at hand. What better way than to create a table topper? A little hand quilting, some cute border fabric, and Presto!, my table topper tribute to Madame Samm...
My table topper parade has come to an end and what a ride it has been. Thank you so much for coming by to visit! Madame Samm and her wonderful sponsors are making lots of prizes available throughout the Blog Hop. I'd like to add my Giveaway to the table! But rather than offer a new Giveaway here, I'd like to invite you to participate in two current Giveaways that I announced on Saturday on my blog. Deadlines are fast approaching, so to enter click HERE and HERE.
Make sure you visit the other blogs today for lots of inspiration and excitement. The full schedule is below. Just click to go to their blogs.
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