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!

Love,

17 comments:

  1. That is so pretty! And I love your binding!!

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  2. just love the whole thing, hills and valleys full of snow and yes, the binding really adds.

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  3. Beautiful table topper! Love your 'snowflakes'!!!

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  4. Love it! and the binding looks really good. x

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  5. wow that is just so pretty! Great work!

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  6. marvelous! an inspiration for us all!

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  7. Oh my gosh that is amazing!!!!! I love it!!

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  8. It came out great! Love the bling!

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  9. an altogether lovely quilt! The binding is perfect

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  10. It's great Snoodles! I love the bling!

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  11. Love the table topper! I found you because of your comment on the Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio blog regarding her awesome tiger quilt. I live in Anderson, SC and thought I'd drop in to say high to a fellow blogger/quilter.

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  12. For me i love it, they're cute the snowflakes. Greeting from Hungary.

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  13. Oh my! OH MY GOODNESS! That is so pretty...... I sure hope that box is headed my way..... that is BEAUTIFUL!

    Thing I

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  14. Snoodles, you have done it again. Your quilts always make me smile.

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  15. That is a big project in only one week! I like the added bling bling. Cute quilt and I am sure rewarding to have designed it yourself.

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  16. I love all of the special embellishments on it. And you're right- I think it would look fabulous in blue and white.

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