Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tiny, Terrific Table Toppers!

Here's the perfect cure to dress up a little corner and make you smile:  Tiny Terrific Table Topper quilts!

Ackfeld Wire makes great little bent wire products, perfect in the sewing room.




I love their 12" x 14" Table Topper, and took a look around my sewing room just to see what might work with it.  I found several little quilts of varying sizes to try. 

Paper-Pieced Lanyard and Nametag:


Uh, cute, but TOO tiny!  Ü



My little "Soldier's Star" which I designed for the AccuQuilt Barn Quilt Design contest last year:


Hmmm, a bit too small...

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Pause for Show & Tell:
I was thrilled to learn that a couple of my submissions had made it to AccuQuilt's Top 100 in their 2012 Barn Quilt Design Contest!!  They'll make great little toppers, someday, too!




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OK, back to the teeny quilts! (I know, that was shameless... Ü)

My beginner quilt:


A little Butterfly wall hanging with dimensional curves:
This one is 17" x 17"... Hmmm, almost too big for the frame, but could work.
Mitered Border → TUTORIAL


Little Sunbonnet Susie and Sally quilt I made in order to design a poster:

Sweet.

Bingo Quilt for the online Bingo Party hosted by Tonya, Marcia, Sharon and Snoodles during the month of May.
Machine-bound it in minutes, (→ TUTORIAL ←)
B = Balloon, Tractor, Bug, Snake, Cat
I = Mouse, Bear, Flower, Bus, Thread
N = Frog, Chicken, FREE, Fire, Bug
G = Snail, Dog, Frog, Alligator, Cat
O = Spiderweb, Elephant, Lizard, Cat, Horse 

Then I began thinking of other little quilts I'd already made ...Potholders!  With matching Bloomin' Blossoms Table Runners:


I thought Lesley had a great idea the other day, using "Orphan" blocks - leftover blocks that may never make it into a big quilt:


Leftover block from this →TUTORIAL

And finally, I found a little embroidered square in an old sewing kit that my then-14-year-old daughter had made.  Added borders, quilted it, bound it, PERFECT!

Thanks for stopping by, Friends!

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GIVEAWAY UPDATE:
An adorable little  hanger
like the one on the Ackfeld logo
Goes to:

KATHY!!
(Hennies.Pennies)
Congratulations, I'll send a note!

95 comments:

mary mahoo said...

I love it! The perfect choice. (I'd take any of them anytime tho!)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

A lovely display of ideas and minis. Now the runner with matching potholder - clever girl. Excellent to show how to dress up that orphan block and let it shine. Thank you for sharing today.

Lesley said...

Deonn, your table toppers are fantastic! I love the variety,the bright colors, and also your sense of humor...giggle! Love the way you used your daughter's embroidery block and wonkied it up a bit, and the quilt you designed for the poster is adorable. Thank you so much for mentioning my blog...this table topper blog hop has been so much fun and we're only into day three! Congrats for a wonderful post!, and also a generous giveaway!

charlotte said...

Wonderful post Deonn. Thanks for the idea for the use for orphan blocks. I'd not thought of that, but I do have some. Great giveaway too. :)

Betsy said...

These are fabulous, thanks for the inspiration.

Rose said...

We all have orphan blocks. Thanks for the great idea to use them up. Wonderful work.

Martina said...

Lovely little quilts! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Marie said...

I love those wire hangers and your little quilts are adorable! I think they look cute hanging with the clothespins too - clever!

Karen M said...

I love the embroidered square that your daughter made. Your framing of fabric is just perfect. By the way, I also love the chickens in your beginner quilt. I am already a follower.

krislovesfabric said...

Great post, lots of ideas and thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity! Love your daughter's embroidery.

hennies.pennies said...

Wonderfully sweet little quilts! Thanks so much for offering up a great giveaway! I've just signed up to follow your blog via GFC! Be especially blessed, Kathy

Aurea said...

Your table toppers are wonderful and I certainly like to start my day by looking at these blogs. thank you for the giveways as well.
Aurea

yorkie mom said...

Wow! You are pretty amazing with all the ideas! Thanks for a chance. I'm a follower.

Unknown said...

I love all of your minis, but the idea of the pot holder with matching table runner is such a great decorating idea. Thank you so much for the inspiration. I am a happy follower of your blog.

Josie McRazie said...

I love to hop and meet new friends! Graet work, new friend!!! LOL (Now following you!)

Renea said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. Your mini quilts are sew much fun.

Ale jc said...

Good Morning Deonn...now that I have brought my bottom lip back to its shape...from aweeeeee
I have to say wow...the bending friend..love that the most...totally totally inspiring

StitchinByTheLake said...

I made up some orphan blocks for my table toppers too but I like your orphans better than mine! blessings, marlene

Cliodana said...

oooo love the butterfly! the color are wonderful. Great topper Deonn

JudyCinNC said...

Makes me re-think all the blocks I have laying around ... LoL Love ALL of your little wonders and thanks for participating in the hop. Judy C

In stitches and seams said...

you have been a very busy gal with all those toppers,and what a cute way to tie them in with a runner by useing a extra block to make one up with.
thanks for having a give away as well.
in stitches

Christine L said...

Wow! Love all the toppers with the runners! and the block by your daughter is delightful! Way to go! Enjoying all the mini's!!

Sue said...

Your quilts looks so polished. I voted for your two entries and good luck to you!

Gill said...

What wonderful little quilts! I especially like the heart!
Thank you!

KaHolly said...

Clever, clever post!! Thanks for being so entertaining while showing your beautiful work!!

Lyn said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win the hanger. What fun table toppers you made. Thanks

Debbie Lou said...

I am a new follower, too and I love your blog and all the inspiration and ideas you share. Beautiful table toppers and oh so cute. I would love to win the hanger. Thanks for the giveaway!

robin said...

LOVE all your minis! And thanks for the giveaway chance! :)

Gwen said...

Really enjoying the blog hop-- so many beautiful mini quilts-- and yours are gorgeous!!!! :-) Thank you for the chance to win the little quilt hanger! I have the perfect spot for one like that! :-)

Patti said...

So many great ideas and cute quilts. Thanks for a chance.

LeAnne said...

You have so many great little quilts. I don't have any cute hangers. Would love a little wire one.

Linda Crosby said...

I am a new follower and love the little mini quilts. My favorite is about having to bend to be a friend. Just Love It.. Thank you for the chance to win

Carrie P. said...

I am a new follower.

Carrie P. said...

Oh! my! you have made some really fantastic mini quilts.
Love your blocks for the barn competition. Off to vote!

Tiger Oma said...

I just love the sunflower set.

Peggy said...

Hi Deonn,

I love your paper pieced lanyard. I've challenged my guild to make lanyards this year. I also like your table runners!

KatieQ said...

I'm already a follower. I receive your updates by email. I love the potholders with matching table runners. That's such a super idea. All of your minis are cute, but I LOVE the Sunbonnet Sues.

Michelle said...

LOVE the star! What great toppers!

Grandma Kelli said...

WHEN do you find time???
K

Mrs.Pickles said...

wow they are alll so lovely!

Snoodles said...

Deonn, your projects are marvelous, as always. Love your creativity and humor...and thanks for the shout out on our Bingo, too!
Would love to win another Ackfeld product...then I could have one upstairs, as well as downstairs. Wait a minute, wasn't that a tv show? Oh well, have an awesome day, my friend!

pinsandneedles said...

Great ideas for your table topper stand! Love the embroideried one from your daughter. Too cute! Thanks for sharing.

Gmama Jane said...

Well, that was worth coming by for a visit!! You are so shameless!! ha!! I don't blame you one bit. I'll be sure to go vote because I truly love your pattern. I want to put a quilt design on our barn this fall!!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Sandy D said...

No favorite one here they are all great Sunbonnet Susie and Sally are great.After seeing your work on the toppers I am heading to join this blog and then to vote.

Unknown said...

How fun was that?! My favorite has to be the "friend" one!

Judith said...

You have been one busy gal! Beautiful Toppers and gives me an idea for my office! Thanks for sharing and I would love to follow your blog for ideas. Thanks again, Judith, Texas

Michele T said...

Great variety - thanks for sharing. I am a new follower!!

Diane H said...

I happily follow you via email. Love all your sweet toppers! Thanks.

Julie said...

I love 'em all, especially the barn quilt designs. I voted for you...good luck!

Leslie said...

I've become a follower and would love to win the hanger. Thanks for the opportunity. I love all your table toppers. They are so easy to make and enjoy.

Judy1522 said...

I love your ideas thanks for the inspiration. The table runner with matching potholder is a really great idea.

ytsmom said...

I'm a new follower!! I love the way you took things you already had, and put them on the holder.

Jan said...

oooh I love that little hanger!

whistlebet57 said...

Thank you for sharing. I love the Sunbonnet Sue and the Heart. I have become a follower

Diann said...

That is the cutest little hanger. Thanks for sharing your quilts.

Kathy H said...

I love all your ideas for the table toppers. I was trying to think of some ideas and was stumped but using the orphan blocks is a wonderful idea. I always have a few of those. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

I'm already following you! :)

Unknown said...

I LOVE your table topper quilts! I just bought a table topper holder a couple of days ago because of this blog hop! I'd sure like to add that hanger to my sewing room wall! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway!!! :)

MoeWest said...

Lots of eye candy! I like the saying on the Friend mini. I already voted for #67 and now I know it is yours. Thanks for the giveaway.

Brenda said...

Love your little quilts. Really love the Sunbonnet girls! I am a follower!

Sheila said...

Wonderful display , loved them all but my favorite is the one your daughter did the embroidery , that is precious and oh I really like the sunbonnet hanging ,so sweet . Thanks for sharing and also for the chance at your great giveaway. Sheila

Unknown said...

What a variety! The cute little applique takes my vote! Your give-away is fantastic! Sure hope I am lucky....love from sunny South Africa

Bonnie58 said...

Love the toppers. Your FMQ is amazing.

Sandra said...

Brand new follower. Thanks for the chance to win

Marcia W. said...

You have so many mini table topper quilts and they are all cute! Thanks for the giveaway of the adorable hanger. Blogger told me: You already follow .Quiltscapes

Rachel said...

Thanks for the opportunity! I love your mins and what an awesome idea to do a mini/runner set!

Sherill said...

I love your toppers. They are all so cute! I am a follower.

Lee said...

Wow - quite the display - I love them all! thank you and I am a new follower!

Katherine said...

Awesome toppers, Deonn! Lots of inspiration here. What a beautiful way to decorate!

Thanks so much for sharing these beauties with us.

Vickie said...

Wow you have been busy!!! I love all of your creations.

evelyn said...

I am awestruck. What a great variety. Busy lady. I love your writing style too, and clicked on follow.

Cloud 9 said...

Love your Table Toppers. But I must say the table runners and matching pot holders are fantastic. Hard to pick a favorite but the one with your daughter's stitching is very special.

Jennyroo said...

So sweet! Thanks for sharing. I am a follower, too!

Cherise said...

Love all your quilts! You're truly talented! Thanks for sharing! I'm already a follower! :)

Needled Mom said...

Those are all darling. What fun!

leanne said...

fabulous quilts - love the heart :)

Celeni said...

I love them all! You are truly talented, Deonn!

Loralynn said...

I ADORE your heart block! They are all wonderful...but that one is awesome! Thanks for sharing it and I'm off to see the tutorial! Oh, I am a follower too!

juliehallfeldhaus said...

Love all your little quilts!! I am a new follower:) I'd love you to follow my blog too.........

Linda Lee said...

1. WOW--Awesome quilts..I love the pot holders with matching table runners also. The "friend" quilt is extra special. It would be perfect for for any little girl's room. Thank you for sharing.
2. I just signed in to follow you.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What sweet table toppers! Love your Bingo card and your Barn Quilt blocks! Great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Quite a variety! Thanks for sharing them and for the inspiration. I'm a new follower!

Bobbie said...

I love the black and white Quiltscapes sign! those chickens and the barn are so much fun! Your name tag is adorable- is there a tutorial for it?
Thanks for the giveaway!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hi Deonn,
I love all your table topper so adorable they looks in the tabletopperstand. My favorite is the last one.
I do follow you know ☺
Liebe Grüße
Bente

SassyCathy said...

I'm a new follower :-)
Love all the little quilts - especially the matching pot holder and table runner. My favorite is the Sunbonnet girls - nice poster - nice quilt.
YES = I would LOVE to win a cute tiny little "hanger".
thanks for the chance to win.
Sassy Cathy

Deanna said...

Love the way you have used the orphan blocks...too cute!

Valspierssews said...

You have so many gorgeous minis. I love them all. I would certainly love a frame.

Quilt n Queen said...

WOW....what a great idea using orphan blocks....luv your daughter's embroidered block...cute cute cute. Thanks for sharing in the blog hop and for your inspirations...(o:

Miss Hillbilly said...

I've been so busy with Bingo that I couldn't make it around to the Table topper hop.I am so glad that I got to see your post. WOW lots of pretties!

I just got your Bingo words all logged down and ready for you! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Deonn - I love them all. It was a difficult task to choose my favorite to share with my readers, but the Sunbonnet Sue stole my heart. Your blog is simply inspiring. ~Kelly

sao said...

I would LOVE to have a hanger. I am so inspired by your minis......great ones! I enjoyed your blog too!

sao in Midlothian, VA

sao said...

I forgot to say that I am a new follower!

sao in Midlothian, VA

Mhairi said...

I love all your mini quilts. They are truly inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

Carin@Ullhärvan said...

I love that topper with your daughters embroidery!

Rose said...

I love the minis that you made. I expected each person involved would make one, but most have made multiples. Lots of great ideas.