Monday, April 23, 2012

Table Toppers Hop

I'm loving Madame Samm's challenge to make table toppers (it's my first time entering one of these things.) I've been so excited and impressed at all the the mini's that everyone has made--I'm such an amateur compared to all of you! I've never made a quilt this small (12x14), so it took a while to figure out what I wanted to make. I even hand sewed the binding and hated every minute of it! It makes my hands hurt too much.

Thanks Madame Samm for such a fun time!

The first one I made--love the fabrics!
I do love my little quilt holder and just had to make
 a few more mini quilts to hang on it.
St. Patrick's mini
...and I just HAD to throw in a Ghastlie mini!

-PLUS-
I'm having a mini giveaway!

Contest is closed and
The Winner Is:


These are the other
fun table top quilters who joined this hop.
You really must visit all of them!
Monday April 16th
Tuesday April 17th
Jenny
Wednesday April 18th
Thursday April 19th
Friday April 20th
Monday April 23rd
Just Carol
Tuesday April 24th
Wednesday April 25th
Thearica
Marianna

116 comments:

  1. You did a wonderful job with your minis - just love the black and white geometric! And you have played with the new Ghastlies already - mine is waiting, I'm still petting it. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  2. Your minis are adorable! I love the way you use black. They are all so great, but I think my favorite is the first...gorgeous!

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  3. My father was Irish and I love your St. Patrick's Day quilt! I'm right there with you on doing hand sewing on the bindings. Thanks for sharing your little darlings with us, the Ghastlie is too much!

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  4. Your minis are all great, specially the black and white one.

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  5. Very nice job. They are fun to make, aren't they? Love your Ghastley portrait.

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  6. Wow - I wish I was an amateur like you!!! Your quilts are lovely. I especially love the Ghastlie one. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I especially like the black and white. So clean and crisp looking. Always love a good Irish quilt. Thanks for sharing and for having a giveaway.

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  8. Great little Table Toppers! I admire your creativity and the ability to get them all done! Me, I'm bogged down by deadlines, and making slow progress!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Take care, Leslie

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  9. I also have never made a very small project, but this table topper blog has given me all kinds of ideas. Thanks to everyone that is participating. Great idea and great projects.

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  10. You are so not an amateur. These are great. As a Ghastlie lover, I have to thank you for posting your Ghastlies mini, too. BTW, I machine bind everything, because I do not enjoy hand sewing bindings either.

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  11. Very nice work, nothing amateurish here. The first one is my favorite.

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  12. You did a beautiful job. Don't you just love "The Ghastlies"? ;-> Toni Anne

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  13. Very pretty table toppers. I love my little frame also. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  14. I love the little table toppers! And would love to win this giveaway!

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  15. Wonderful toppers. Thanks for having the giveaway

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  16. Very cute! Count me in for the giveaway.

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  17. LOVE the Ghastlie mini!I got hooked on these last year with Mdm Samms blog hop. They are just the cutest things!
    Very pretty and creative toppers!

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  18. Good Morning Carol....ohhhhhhhh my...your first one I adore too..anything with print I just love sew much...wish there were more designers making them...
    and your toppers are terrific....YOUR first hop , I bet not your last...you will know why soon wink....lol. And you did up a ghastlie one...oh my...LOVE IT....I don't even have any of the new fabric yet...I better get on that......love having you initiate your first blog hop with us....what an addition you are...

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  19. I love that black and white mini! Thank you for the giveaway chance! I love Madamm Samm's Hops and sites..She's the best! :)

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  20. Cute mini quilts, especially the Ghastlies! Thanks so much!

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  21. So much fun to see your Ghastlies mini! Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing all your lovelies!

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  22. Your minis are fabulous! I especially love the very first one! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. Carol, your minis are terrific! My fave is the first one...I think the colors and prints are what is attracting me to it. But they are all quite inspiring. Fun one of the Ghastlies! Well done!

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  24. Nice Blog! love all the pictures! So colorful and inspiring! Thank you!

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  25. I'm really enjoying seeing all the table toppers:)

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  26. They are all lovely - I have never joined in one of these either but I might be tempted when there is another one.

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  27. I absolutely adore your fabrics and your table toppers. THANK YOU FOR SHARING

    sao in Midlothian, VA

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  28. Nice toppers. I know so many quilters who hate hand sewing binding on their quilts. I enjoy hand work, so it's relaxing to me.

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  29. Thy are all beautiful.St Patrics catches my eyes.Thanks for sharing!

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  30. I love these quilt ideas. It makes me want to pull out my Valentine's fabric and be ready for next year! Love it!

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  31. Theses are GREAT!! I really love the first one (strippey bindings make my heart sing! LOL)

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  32. Hi, Carol. Your mini's are very cute, but I just Love the Ghastlie mini. It reminds me of The Addams Family.So sweet. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  33. Beautiful Toppers! My fav is the Ghastlie Mini and the fabric...Thank you for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  34. Hi, I love the shamrocks. I got married on St. Patricks Day.

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  35. Cute, cute minis. And a cute charm pack too - thanks for the chance. Have a good week.

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  36. great minis and you are right up there with the rest of the gals .... great job ....now I feel that I am missing out because I have only made 2 I best get on with it and join the mini revoultion
    thanks for shareing and having a give away
    in stitches

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  37. I've never made a mini quilt, but after seeing all the beautiful ones on this blog hop, I definitely will be making some!! They make such a pretty little decoration for the home! Thank you for the chance to win-- I love Prairie Paisley! :-)

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  38. Your minis stack up against the rest. Great job and thanks for the chance to win the charm pack.

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  39. Wow, Love them so much. especally the green.'tis the Irish in me! and yes the Ghastlies!! How fun

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  40. They r all so pretty!!!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  41. Such great toppers. Loved the black and white and St Pat's Day toppers and then the ghastlies. SUch fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. I've just gotten a frame for toppers. Love all the ideas I'm getting. Thanks!

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  43. Inspiring you are. Making more than assigned, lovely!

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  44. Lovely Ghastlies! I guess that makes sense *wink*. You did a great job! Thanks for sharing & for the giveaway!

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  45. Love all your toppers. I can't wait to get a holder. Thanks

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  46. I like all your toppers! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  47. I absolutely adore your valentines mini! I agree with you about hand stitching binding- I did a mini block and it *was* NOT my favorite thing! :) Thanks for the Giveaway!

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  48. You did a great job with your toppers, 1st one is stunning with the stripped fabric.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  49. What sweet toppers and a great giveaway!

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  50. Great quilts!
    I love the Ghastlies mini!

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  51. Beautiful mini quilts! Thanks for the mini giveaway too!

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  52. The black and white mini is stunning! Gotta a love those Ghastlies too! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. Beautiful!...All of them! Great fabric choices. I hate hand sewing too. :)

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  54. Love the mini's especially the black and white one....the gastlie is pretty cute also....you sure did a great job for a first time mini maker...LOL

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  55. Your minis are so cute!!! TFS
    ~Terry~

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  56. They are so cute! The black and white one really caught my eye though. Great work!

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  57. Cute minis - all of them! congrats and thanks for the
    giveaway!

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  58. I enjoyed seeing all of your great toppers , all so creative but really loved the black and white one , thanks so much for sharing .

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  59. very nice - great collection of toppers!

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  60. So cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  61. Thanks for sharing your table toppers with us. Really like your first one in red, black and whites. Also a big thanks for the chance to win that lovely fabric.

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  62. Love your table toppers! Your frame is perfect for displaying the great variety.
    Thanks for the sweet giveaway :-)

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  63. Adorable! Love them all! Thank you for sharing. I would love the charm pack. (Are those mini answers enough?)

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  64. Hi, Carol! Well done on the minis! I got a giggle at your Ghastlie kids... So fun! I machine-bound a couple of mine in just minutes, so quick and fun, I'll have to make more.

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  65. A mini comment?!!! Very cute toppers. I am seeing a mini quilt holder in my future!

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  66. stunning is the only word especially the black and white....love it

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  67. Hi
    Your colors are so wonderful. The mini quilts just jump out at you. thank you for sharing.
    Aurea

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  68. Love all your mini's. Can't wait to get my own holder and sew up a storm.

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  69. Adorable mini quilts, my favourite is the black and white one.

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  70. Great mini quilts. This blog hop has been fun as it has given me so many ideas for future projects.

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  71. Your quilts are wonderful! Pretty darn great for a first timer!!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  72. WOW - you are quilt top maker extraordinaire!! Beautiful!! Keep on going - before you know it you'll be writing a book!! Must admit - the first one is my favorite! LOVE it!

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  73. Thanks for sharing your lovely quilts with us.

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  74. You have made some really great mini quilts.

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  75. Wow! I love them all but I just gotta' make one of those St. Patrick's Day ones. :) blessings, marlene

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  76. How cute! I love the Ghastlies! I think I will make some.

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  77. Wonderful mini projects and great idea to use the ghastlies to make pieces from halloween.

    Debbie

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  78. Thanks for sharing your mini projects and thanks for the chance to win a charm pack.

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  79. Love all of your fantastic mini quilts - how generous of you and thank you for the opportunity. Judy C

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  80. What fun! I adore all of your minis!! Excellent job :)

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  81. I love your mini projects - thanks for sharing your creations in this blog hop!!

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  82. Your minis came out great! I especially love the ghastlies! So cute!

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  83. Your black and white is very distinctive. I love Green Fairy too. Kathie L in Allentown

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  84. I especially like your black and white table topper. So graphic.

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  85. Love all your minis Carol - love the black and white - kinda looks like its twirling and of course love the ghastlies and the first love one - great fabrics and quilting :)

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  86. Love all your minis. They are so pretty

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  87. Great job on the minis. I need to make one of these

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  88. I love them all! Great job! I really love the fabrics in the first and you gotta love the ghastlies!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  89. Your minis are Kool. I like the Ghastlies portrait - looks just like them! The black and white mini is dramatic. Thanks for the tour of your wonderful projects.

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  90. I enjoyed seeing all of your minis. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  91. Very nice minis. They look like they are addicting to make too.

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  92. I liked looking at your mini's! My mini comment "oh I hope I win". Thanks

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  93. Great job....your first blog hop is super inspiring...I luv your black and white mini...and your Ghastlie portrait. Thanks for participating in the blog hop they are addicting.

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  94. What darling little quilts! I've never made a mini quilt, but I just bought a table topper (because of this awesome blog hop!) so now I need to make a mini quilt to hang on it! I LOVE the Prairie Paisley II fabric! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway!!! :)

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    1. Great little minis. Love this blog hop for mini ideas.

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  95. Love your first mini quilt! The red & black just pop! :)

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  96. Beautiful little quilts and a fun giveaway!

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  97. I'm not entering the giveaway--just stopped by and have to tell you how much I adore your minis! I can't beleive you're new at this because you're a natural and I envy your talent already!

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    1. Ah, wait... you're just new at blog hops! Keep doing them, okay?!

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  98. Thanks for the wonderful minis! They're so cute! I'd love to win the mini! :)

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  99. I love your minis. I have some Ghastlie scraps here too. Thanks for the inspiration and your giveaway.

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  100. Hi Carol... welcome to blog hopping! I hope this WAS enjoyable for you.
    Your minis are great... well done!
    And I'll be your newest follower. We all need encouragement and new blogging buddies!

    Karen
    p.s. I always hand sew bindings. It's not that bad, is it?

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  101. I love that black and white mini-- the colors and pattern really stand out. Great job :)

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  102. Beautiful minis, Carol!

    So glad you joined in for your first blog hop. They are so much fun! Thanks for being a part of this one and sharing your inspiring creations.

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  103. I especially love the top one! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  104. They are all wonderfully creative and beautiful!

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  105. Very cute Carol. You are so busy and creative. Consider me inspired. dodie

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