Sunday, January 15, 2012

Peppermint Popper Table Topper Finish!!

I'm linking up today with the One Thing One Week Challenge at Amy's Creative Side! I challenged myself to finish this table topper, and it's done!

At this moment, the Peppermint Popper table topper is flying across the United States. No, it is not a magic carpet . . . it is in a box with other gifties that is headed from one coast to the other! I was really pleased with how it turned out, and I wanted to show you!

You may recall that this table topper was designed by yours truly, using my Accuquilt Go! Baby and the versatile chisel die. I used only red and white fabrics in it, and after I sandwiched it, I decided to utilize the leftover chisels. (Hey, necessity is the mother of invention, right? I couldn't find any red and white striped fabric in my stash!)

So this is what I did --- I lined up the 2.5 inch mark on my ruler and whacked those bad boys into parallelograms . . . See?

Then when I had sliced all of them (this is not all of them, just a few!) . . .

I began to join them. Then I sliced that long chain into two pieces, and used it as my binding. Here is the result:

I kinda like it. In fact, I like it a lot. Would you like to see it again? I know I would!

Then I started adding some "bling" to the snowflakes that I had embroidered on there, using my Presencia Finca thread. (That's what I used to hand quilt the zigzags, too.)
Here are some of the snowflakes:

Here is the finished table topper --- binding, bling, and all!

I liked this project so much that I might try it again, but in blue and white, instead --- but I'll have to come up with a different name!