Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Table Topper Blog Hop: Mini-Quilt


 There is the sound of faint music and creaking from the livingroom as I write this post from the bedroom.  Baby Girl is happily sleeping in her swing (thus the subtle creak) after a volley of cute smiles and hysterics intermittently as she still is recovering from her 2-month check-up (and shots).  Thankfully she is quite an easy-going and delightful child who normally coos, smiles, and sleeps through the night (a good 7 to 11 hours a stretch)!  I cannot believe how much there is to do daily to care for her and how much all other things seem to fade away in light of that.

Unfortunately last week I had a horrifying thing happen:  I realized that I had not checked email for quite a few days.  Once something that I checked about a dozen times a day now seems to never come to mind.  My eyes bulged out of my head as the numbers climbed ever higher as the messages were downloaded to my computer (378 messages)  including a few comments wondering where my mini-quilt post was!  Oh No!  I am very sorry to be late to the party but thankfully Mdm. Samm has allowed me admittance to blog hop. Now that I have a few plump black birds to eat, I shall get on with sharing my mini-quilt!

I really enjoyed making this mini-quilt as it gave me something to do while I had been waiting to have Baby Girl!  From the moment Madame Samm, at Sew We Quilt, started talking about this last year I felt like this was something I really wanted to do (plus I had been looking for a reason to buy a table-topper stand).  The colours chosen were in mind of the originally plan of posting in the month of February with the colors of Red, white, and Pink.  To be honest I did not have any Valentine's Day decorations so I plan to bring this out next year, and hopefully be inspired to make some other items to go along side of it.

I went with the Biblical "Fruits of the Spirit" using the terms I have on a set silver bracelets I wear.  I took some "crums" of left over bits and sewed them together to make a "fabric" of sorts, traced the "love" backwards on the back of the fusible paper for the word Love in the middle (I used the left over "fabric" to make the red coasters for the Colour My World Challenge).

I am rather new in the department of FMQ stitches, but I wanted so much to capture Leah Day's Heart Stitch around the letters.  Have you tried any particular FMQ stitches that you like to use?  I normally just use the generic "meander" stitch myself.

Here is a shot of the back of the mini-Quilt.  I added a bit of fabric on the back to make a place to slip onto the Stand, but I also like the idea that I have seen through this Blog Hop of adding it with clothing pins.

Thank you all for stopping by my Blog as part of the Table Topper Blog Hop.  For those who who stopped by random or by following me, please meander over to Sew We Quilt to check out all of the projects that are a part of the Blog Hop!


Click on over to the others on today's spot on the blog hop:

50 comments:

  1. What a lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing it.

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  2. Beautiful Mini! Congrats to your new arrival....Judith, Texas

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  3. gorgeous little girl and the table topper is pretty cute as well - glad you could join in :)

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about such a special child and this very special topper...very inspirational...

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  5. What a gorgeous little baby you have.

    Your topper is lovely, thanks for showing it to us.

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  6. Congratulations on your new little one and your table topper is wonderful, thanks for sharing!

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  7. Great job Shanna....you are a busy girl. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing in the blog hop..

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  8. Better late than never. Besides, it looks like you have your hands full. Great topper.

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  9. No worries. I had the date wrong on my calendar for my blog hop day and I was so upset. Madame Samm calmed me down and just moved me to the day I thought I was supposed to go. Your mini quilt and baby daughter are both precious.

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  10. Good Morning Shanna..ohhhhhh you were so worth the wait..this one is sew beautiful, sew heartfelt..and a lovely way to end our week....YOU inspired me for a future table topper mmmmm
    YOU will be inspiring many today...

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  11. ps. Shanna...can you add the other table topper blog list to yours...this way everyone will go to the next one easier..thx

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  12. What a beautiful topper! And what a beautiful baby!!

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  13. Wonderful mini! I am glad all is well. And just remember: blogs and email can wait, little girls can not!!!

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  14. Your table topper is beautiful- love the quilting on it.And your baby is so precious!

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  15. Shanna, that was worth the wait, so glad that you could share this with us - wonderful!

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  16. Very nice topper. I love words on quilts.

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  17. back again...love your topper on your table topper...gotta get me one...x

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  18. This was so worth the wait--lovely mini! Such a sweet little baby!

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  19. Wonderful table topper and glad you got in to share this with us. The little one is cute as a button - such inspiration from you. Judy C

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  20. Great Table Topper!! What a cutie!!

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  21. It really turned out beautifully. I am so glad that you managed to get the email and share it with us.

    Of course you could have easily used that beautiful picture of that precious face in the table topper frame too!!!! We would have loved that too.

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  22. I like all your words, a very inspiring topper. ANd to get it done with that new baby girl, that is inspiring also. Congratulations.

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  23. love the topper....might have to make one for my paryer partner this year
    lok after that cute little bundle of joy
    in stitches

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  24. Good words to live by and a constant reminder if it's on a quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Your topper was worth waiting for.Congrats on your new baby

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  26. I love your fruit of the spirit quilt- and the heart quilting is very pretty- I am new a fmq and really like those hearts!

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  27. I can certainly imagine how a new baby might make you a bit forgetful for a while. She is darling. I enjoyed seeing your table topper.

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  28. Beautiful table topper and I'm sure your sweet Baby Girl is keeping you busy! Enjoy her!

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  29. OMG I don't know how you have the time to quilt! My baby is now over thirty, but I recall those first few months and how busy I was. I slept when she did as I was so exhausted. This was completely new to me and thank God I took time off from teaching full-time to take care of my precious little package. You have a lot of joy in store for you and your husband and I wish you all the best.
    Rosemary
    nellieduclos@yahoo.com

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  30. Great table-topper and my how fast your little one is growing. Such a cuti-pie!

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  31. I love your mini quilt. Such an adorable little sweetie.

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  32. Precious mini quilt.

    Vail in tn

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  33. Precious mini quilt.

    Vail in tn

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  34. Wow! I mean, really, wow! I love this and I surely will be making one! blessings, marlene

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  35. Beautiful creations, Shanna. First that sweet, sweet little girl. What a doll! Secondly, your lovely TT. All important words and what a great way to remember them.

    Thanks for sharing with us!

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  36. I love this mini with the words from the fruits of the spirit. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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  37. Lovely work and well worth the wait! Thanks for sharing your topper and your precious daughter. Enjoy her!

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  38. Very pretty table topper and your Baby Girl is just adorable!!! TFS
    ~Terry~

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  39. Your mini quilt was worth the wait!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  40. Well worth the wait... And one of my favorite scriptures referenced, Shanna.
    And now I want one of those LOVE wire toppers!

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  41. Very nice work on a great message! Congrats on the new little one!

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  42. What a cutie! I love your table topper. It is very inspirational.

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  43. I'm glad to see you have your mini posted. I love words on quilts. Your baby is just darling.

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  44. What a cute baby. These days will fly by and she will be walking before you know it.

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  45. I really like your table topper! Love it, in fact!

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  46. Wow!! That is beautiful!!

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  47. Words forever etched in thread and into your heart! Great job! Enjoy being a Mommy!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  48. Beautiful mini hanger topper - amazing - you are doing great to be able to sew anything with a little babe - she does look adorable and contented - Best Wishes

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