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:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

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.

Lesley said...

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!

JoAnne said...

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!

QuiltSue said...

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

charlotte said...

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

Fiesta said...

Your toppers are adorable

Mhairi said...

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

DebbieM said...

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.

LesQuilts said...

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

Rose said...

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.

piece peace said...

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.

Anna said...

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

tpott said...

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

Renea said...

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

Ruth said...

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

Dorothy Thornton said...

Wonderful toppers. Thanks for having the giveaway

yorkie mom said...

Very cute! Count me in for the giveaway.

Sharon B said...

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!

Madame Samm said...

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...

Christine L said...

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! :)

KatheG said...

All Cute!!!

Jeanie said...

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

krislovesfabric said...

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

Snoodles said...

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

Annie said...

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!

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

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

JMF said...

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

Sunshine Girl said...

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

sao said...

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

sao in Midlothian, VA

patchouli moon studio said...

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.

Rosa said...

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

Food Storage Moms said...

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

Josie McRazie said...

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

Joyce Carter said...

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.

Judith said...

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

Jennifer Gail said...

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

annmarie said...

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

Annette said...

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

Gwen said...

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! :-)

BonnieGay said...

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

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

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

~Kelie~ said...

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

Kathy H said...

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

Sherill said...

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

Jessica Jo said...

Inspiring you are. Making more than assigned, lovely!

KrisD said...

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

Lyn said...

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

Ullhärvan said...

I like all your toppers! Thanks for the giveaway!

Bobbie said...

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!

Donna Joy said...

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

Connie said...

What sweet toppers and a great giveaway!

Gill said...

Great quilts!
I love the Ghastlies mini!

hueisei said...

Beautiful mini quilts! Thanks for the mini giveaway too!

pinsandneedles said...

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

Julie said...

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

Fat Quarter said...

I just love the Ghastlie mini.

Teri said...

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

iluvmybugs said...

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

Diana said...

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

Lee said...

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

Sheila said...

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

Mrs.Pickles said...

wow stunning mini's!!!

Patty D from NC said...

very nice - great collection of toppers!

Sallie said...

So cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

Linda Crosby said...

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.

Loris said...

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

Linda said...

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

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

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.

Julie in WA said...

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

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

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

Linda said...

I love them all!

Aurea said...

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

Cloud 9 said...

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

Michelle said...

LOVE the Ghastlies!!!

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

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

Judy1522 said...

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

Gmama Jane said...

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

Truffle queen said...

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!

Teresa said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely quilts with us.

Carrie P. said...

You have made some really great mini quilts.

StitchinByTheLake said...

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

Cathy's Chatter said...

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

WoolenSails said...

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

Debbie

Karen M said...

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

JCnNC said...

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

Wendy said...

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

Mimi said...

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

usagypsy said...

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

Kathryn said...

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

Diann said...

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

leanne said...

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 :)

Grams said...

Love all your minis. They are so pretty

Kathy said...

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

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

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

Marcia W. said...

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.

icraftnqlt said...

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

Needled Mom said...

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

Lisa said...

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

Quilt n Queen said...

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.

~ Julie ~ said...

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!!! :)

LeAnne said...

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

Kelly said...

Awesome!

Carla G said...

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

Claudia said...

Thanks for making me smile!

Janet said...

Very cute ideas for minus!

Vickie said...

Beautiful little quilts and a fun giveaway!

♥Duff said...

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!

♥Duff said...

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

Cherise said...

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

MoeWest said...

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

Anonymous said...

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?

Emily said...

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

Katherine said...

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.

robin said...

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

Sandra J. Strickler said...

They are all wonderfully creative and beautiful!

dodie said...

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