This past September I finally finished quilting a simple fall/harvest table topper that I had pieced together last year. I guess there is no time like the present to finish things up huh?
I made my quilted table topper from a Moda charm pack that I had purchased from Over The Rainbow. This is a fabulous online fabric store that is just down across the border. Laura and Mandi have treated my sister and I SOOOO well every time we have made an appointment and come and have physically bought fabric, but also they have been sooooo great in shipping us our beloved fabrics in a very timely manner and at good shipping prices. If you are looking for a great online fabric store that believes in good prices and excellent customer service this is it!
I quilted the table topper with a walking foot and just did some simple lines. I was quite pleased with the effect. It made a great display piece in my little simple "harvest vignette" on my dining room sideboard.
With good intentions in my heart, I also pieced together a few more table toppers, because you know... I was on a roll! I had/have great intentions of giving these as gifts one of these days. But every time another Canadian thanksgiving creeps up on me, I end up not getting to them and so let them sit another year. Tsk! Tsk! So officially these little guys will be added to my UFO list! Tsk! Tsk!... again!
And just because I am delusional... and with MORE good intentions, I have a plan to make Chickadee a "purple quilt" for Christmas. When I have fiinished quilts in the past, Chickadee always begs to keep the quilt for herself. I guess I better get busy and cut, piece and quilt before Christmas Eve... cuz, you know.... I have nothing else on the go! Gah!
So said plan if it is carried out, will go something like this: I purchased Tula Pink's "Birds & the Bees" in purple and Chickadee swooned when she saw the colors. If you haven't checked out this fabric line online you must do that! I personally adore the colors too. And the fabrics have little hidden animals throughout! So dang cute!
Then just this morning I sat down at my EQ7 and designed this little puppy, inserting all the fabric colors etc. What d'ya think? Cheer me on! I hope I can get it done!!! At the very least it will be fun to compare the design picture to the original quilt once it is complete. This will be the first time too, that I officially design from EQ7 and then create the quilt to the exact specifications as indicated on EQ7... Can I tell you how excited I am about it???!
Well my bloggy peeps, I am heading to a hockey game to watch Stinky do his thing. Wish him luck! Have a great long weekend! Please do NOT forget to take some time this weekend to REMEMBER! And wear a poppy out of respect... it is the least we can do for our soldiers.