Monday, April 16, 2012

The Fun Begins!

Welcome, blog hoppers! Welcome to the Lilypad! We are thrilled to be part of the Sew We Quilt Table Toppers hop --- featuring mini quilts that can be displayed on our Ackfeld wire frames.


Some of you that are hopping over here may not know why I say "we" here at Lilypadquilting . . . it's not the royal "we" that I am referring to. I share this blog with my mascot, Padsworth, a frog of some renown. (Wink)


He has his own web site, too: Ole Frog Eyes virtual design wall for quilters. He helps out here at Lilypadquilting, and we enjoy his antics. 

Let me show you my table topper for this hop:


It's a very simple block, called the Log Cabin block, and I made it to finish at 12 inches, which is a very nice size for the frame.

It's an old and traditional block, and I think that when someone comes in and sees it, it says, "A quilter lives here."  Personally, I think it also says, "And she is interesting and creative and has superb taste in fabrics and design."  But I digress.

You just need some fabric strips with nice contrast, like these:


and you start with a red block, because the hearth, or fireplace, is the "heart" of the home:


  . . . and you just keep building!


Madame Samm said we didn't need to show a tutorial, so I'm just giving you an idea of how the block is constructed. You can easily find log cabin blocks on the web. 
Once you quilt it and bind it, with a little hanging sleeve on the back, you have a mini-quilt to go on your frame and display with pride:

Okay, okay, Padsworth . . . get over there and I'll take your picture, too!  


Be sure to hop around and see all of the other table-topper display quilts!  

Here is the list for today:

Snoodles (haha! You're here!)

And check each day at Sew We Quilt to see a list of bloggers that are participating!
Before you leave, be sure to enter our Colonial Needle giveaway, too!  Just scroll on down to the post below! And stop in at the next stop on our Colonial "hop," which is SewCalGal's place!

Love,

90 comments:

  1. Great little quilt. Love the Babtist Fan quilting, really adds to the traditional flavor. Nicely done my friend.

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  2. Lovely little quilt ....
    Hugz

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  3. I luv log cabins! You did a great job.

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  4. This is a lovely quilt, made even better by the splash of green that Padsworth adds. What a great idea to use log cabins like this, I love your explanation of how to make it. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I love your table topper, especially love the way Mr. Padsworth poses for the pictures! Your fabrics are perfect together!

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  6. Good Morning Jacque....white red and blue never looked sew good...love your pics...

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  7. Awesome way to display a log cabin block. To me the symbolize quilting. Great start to our blog hop!

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  8. Yes, I agree, superb taste in fabrics and design! You start us off well!!

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  9. Yes, I agree, superb taste in fabrics and design! You start us off well!!

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  10. Love the log cabin mini. The colors are great! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Hermosos colores dan mucha vida a bloque!!
    Gracias por mostrar!

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  12. Makes me want to get down into the studio and sew like a fiend.

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  13. So simple, yet so pretty!! Not to mention, so inspirational!!

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  14. Awesome! And in my very favorite color scheme!

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  15. Very cute and love your fabrics choice!!

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  16. what an easy way to get started with using the frame and using up some those bits and pieces we have left over from other projects ...hey er might even have left over blocks...hmmmmm
    thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  17. Log Cabin is my all time favourite block!! Love it...but your quilting is what makes this baby sing out LOUD AND CLEAR!! Perfect!!
    Paulette

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  18. Padsworth is just way too cute. I've always wanted to make a small quilt to hang on one of the Ackerfeld Table Hangers and have never done it. Your topper is lovely...thanks for the inspiration!

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  19. What a very pretty quilt. I think it looks simply country and perfect for this project! ~Kelly

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  20. What a lovely little mini quilt. Padsworth is gorgeous too.

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  21. Lovely little quilt. Log cabin is one of my favorite blocks.

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  22. Padsworth has really good taste in table toppers. You can't go wrong with the log cabin block. Great colors. I totally agree with Padsworth.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  23. Your frog has impeccable taste. What a lovely log cabin mini you have made!

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  24. I love the log cabin block and I also love the colors you have chosen , fantastic idea for a mini quilt :-)

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  25. Padsworth is just a bit of a ham. Love the block and Padsworth's presentation style.

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  26. Me Likeee! I have some of the Ackfeld wall hangers - you just reminded me it is time to put up my April, May, June wall hangings! Sheesh - thank you!

    I love your log cabin - I'm wanting to make one of those (a whole quilt).... I have too many ideas, and too little time!

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  27. Please thank Padsworth for his assistance. The log cabin is great! I love the mini and love the colors! Thank you for sharing!

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  28. Padsworth is such a ham :) always trying to steal the limelight - good thing he's so cute! Love the quilt! Log cabins are so versatile, one of my favorite blocks in quilting :)

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  29. Love your mini quilt! Love the frog as well. I have my Mom's frog collection.

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  30. I really love the Baptist Fans quilting too, the red quilting is a wonderful touch!

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  31. I have not done much with log cabin blocks. This would be fun and a way use some of my french general strips. Your frog is great fun.

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  32. Cute greeting quilt! I think you are interesting and creative and have superb taste in fabrics and design.
    :O)

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  33. Log Cabin was the first block I ever made and I've loved it ever since. Your piece definitely says "Welcome to my home".

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  34. I love your log cabin block mini quilt. It's beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us!!!

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  35. Love it and it's my favorite colors!

    Dona
    sewingmilesofsmiles.blogspot.com

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  36. LOL, I just love that frog. Especially the outdoor shot with that pretty little quilt and him looking down over it.

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  37. Love your Log Cabin block...I have an Ackfeld wall hanger but will have to get a stand as well!TFS
    ~Terry~

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  38. Love your log cabin. Red/White/Blue, after pink my favorite!

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  39. I really do like the colors in your log cabin block. Thanks for participating. Judy C

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  40. Awe I love Padsworth .... what a great name for the mascot .... Thanks for the inspiring table topper! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  41. I love me a traditional log cabin block. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Love the mini quilt and the frame. So fun!

    Vail in tn

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  43. Love your log cabin block!! Padsworth is a hoot! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. I like your log cabin ; didn't know about the red center ! :D love Padsworth ; especially the previous blog where his rear is hanging out of the box ; too funny !

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  45. Love your log cabin block. It is one of my favorite patterns.

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  46. Very pretty mini quilt. I have one of those frames and have been wondering what I could make to put on it. Sounds like a pretty idea.

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  47. Really nice log cabin block! Thanks for sharing.

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  48. I have always enjoyed the LogCabin pattern and this looks great.

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  49. Love the log cabin table topper.....tell me where did all you guys get the mini quilt stand very cute...I'm seeing it all over the hop.

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  50. Beautiful topper!! and of course the frog is mighty cute too ;)

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  51. Your table topper is very cute. Yes, please give us the information on where you got the mini quilt stand.

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  52. Lovely table topper! I adore log cabin blocks and your mini is a beauty. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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  53. Oh, isn't that adorable! Say hi to Padsworth for me!

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  54. I love your table topper. It looks fresh & holds the promise of spring! (Love your quilting on it too)

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  55. gorgeous, the quilting is pretty, like the color.

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  56. Love the mini (and the frog is priceless!!) ;-)

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  57. Love the log cabin, and the colors you chose. Are the strips 1-inch? Padsworth is so cute!!

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  58. Cute log cabin - and the frog is wonderful!

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  59. Fabulous log cabin block! I think it does say a quilter lives here. :)

    Jen

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  60. Love the log cabin mini it is one of the most playful blocks and my first block for my forst quilt.

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  61. Adoreable quilt. I love the colors and the quilting design.

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  62. I think I have a frog like that too. ;)

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  63. I love your quilt! I have always wondered about those little frames. So nice! :)

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  64. Nice quilt. I do use a thimble on both hands when I hand quilt.

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  65. Lovely colors combination...and love how you hand quilt it. Beautiful work!!

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  66. Your log cabin looks so nice! And the pictures give me the measurements. Thanks.

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  67. Love the colors, then are my favs!

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  68. What a great way to start the week off. Log cabin and red, white, and blue have to be alltime favorites. I definitly will make this one. Thank you for sharing.

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  69. Quilt and frog are very cute! Love the colors--very patriotic!

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  70. Log cabin is a favorite of mine. Well Done!

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  71. it is sew pretty- it definitely says "she is interesting and creative and has superb taste in fabrics and design" :)

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  72. This is a beautiful table topper; I love the nice pictures you took of it on the grass. SO pretty. Love the story about the frog... lol!!! "we"

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  73. Luv log cabin quilts. A classic block and beautifully done. Thanks for sharing in the blog hop!! Blog hops always sEw much fun!!

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  74. Really happy to visit your blog. There is such beauty in the simplicity of the log cabin block

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  75. "And she is interesting and creative and has superb taste in fabrics and design."... I whole heatedly agree! Great work!

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