Tuesday, February 14, 2012

IT ALWAYS STARTS WITH A "WHAT IF" (Giveaway)

Some of you remember these little runners. They are made with the "Sunkissed" by Moda.


I had left over strips (a lot), they were sitting on my table for a while staring at me, more like me staring at them.

Once again my fabric was speaking to me, (does that mean I am crazy)?

This is where the "What if" comes in.

I couldn't help but stare back every time I would pass by them.

Then the "if" went into action.

I sewed three strips together, got my tumbler die out and started cutting. Then I thought, what if again....and started sewing the tumblers together. I am sure you have seen the smaller ones sewn together in a ring, well, here is the large tumbler die.

This is the end result from the Jelly Roll excluding the ruffle.

Then I started to think.....what if you could make this table topper with all Accuquilt Go dies....
and you can!!! The only difference is the weave in the middle is bigger (I will confess easier). The fabric for the blue topper I got at Inchworm Fabrics.
So.............. I am offering this pattern to 3 people, it will include the pattern for "non" Accuquilt Go owners as well as Accuquilt Go owners.

Here it is on my table.

So if you would like a chance at winning the pattern, just leave a comment. You will be able to find this pattern at Inchworm Fabrics as well. This giveaway will be open until Friday.

77 comments:

Debbie said...

Very clever and cool, Barb! Thanks for counting me in.

Joanna said...

It's so pretty with the pleated edge. I'd love to win the pattern.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

You are a good "What Ifer!" Those table toppers are so cute, and I've never seen the tumbler sew in a circle.

Raelene said...

Excellent idea Barb, I love them. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern,
Hugs

tmcc4 said...

Hi..I'm new to your blog and I must say I love your work..I wish I had an accuquilt :) ..it's on my wish list...I'm off to check out the rest of your blog :) ....mandy

starfishalley said...

This is a great idea. I just got my Go cutter and looking for some easy patterns.

heartsease54 said...

Sometimes the "what ifs" are the most creative part of our quilting. Having an adventurous (did I spell that right? the older I get the less I can be sure on spelling)spirit helps.

heartsease54 said...

And forgetful, did I mention that? Love the projects-partial to the blue one!

The Patch Craft said...

What a great pattern. Can see one made for my table on the balcony. A christmas one. The list can be endless...

Stephanie said...

So cute! Great idea Barb. I am very impressed.

Theresa said...

oh that is genius, I love it! how big is the circle?

Debbie B Sam said...

Beautiful (I prefer the blue tho both are great), I would love a chance to win the pattern (a non Accu owner here!). Thanks!

~Niki~ said...

Oh what a sweet pattern! Would love the chance! :)

Fiesta said...

Looks great Barb. I love the center of the blue one.

Karen said...

I have a circular dining table and love this idea... and I love your creativity in finding a pretty and practical use for the scraps... there are some collections I've used that I just can't bear to walk away from, and want to use up every little bit... never owned Sunkissed, but must confess, every time I see it out in blogland, I wish I did...

Gene Black said...

Barb, this is gorgeous! "What if..?" is my favorite creativity tool.

Agnes B Bullock said...

Your patterns are the best!

JustCindy said...

They are so pretty. You have great ideas.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Don't count this toward the comments for entering, please. I have another purchase at Inchworm I'm making today so I'm being impatient and picking it up anyway.

Just want to say, I LOVE when you have "what ifs". I get those, think of something (I feel) is brilliant, don't write it down, don't remember it except to walk by again and think, "I had a good idea, what was it?" LOL

Helena Silva said...

Como sempre os trabalhos estão perfeitos, pura inspiração. Amo o capricho com que você trabalha.
Beijos
Lena - Brasil
Atelie Patch Com Amor

Sharon said...

I love this! It is very unique and very lovely! How sweet of you to have this giveaway for the pattern! I'd love to make this!

andsewon said...

That is really a neat pattern you came up with! You are on a roll!

Terry said...

I love your round table topper! Thanks for the chance to win the pattern! :0)

Regina said...

Don't count me as an entry because let's face it, I know I have no time. I just wanted to say that it is SUPER cute and SUPER creative. Love it. Great job as always Barb!

Shari said...

If blogger lets me comment, these are really lovely. And what a great idea to use pieced fabrics like that - you are a clever girl.

Aleisha said...

Love the table toppers! Thanks for the chance to win the pattern.

Denise :) said...

You are such a clever quilter! I love coming by your blog and seeing what you're working on and being *inspired*! :)

yorkie mom said...

Wow! that is great! I just recently received a GO! and never thought to use the tumbler that way! Thanks for the inspiration and a chance for the pattern.

Lee said...

I love this design! Thanks for the pattern giveaway!

Heather said...

I have a round table too and this topper would be perfect. Thanks for the chance!

Debi said...

Love it Barb, you are so creative! I would love the pattern and I can borrow Jan's GO! and tumbler die!

Cathy said...

Barb:

I love that table topper. I would love to win the pattern. Count me in. It kinda looks like a dresden plate with a bigger circle in the middle.

thanks
cathy

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Cute...cute...cute!!
Throw my name in the hat....

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

What a great idea! I have seen the smaller rings and I am always disappointed because I don't have that die. Now I can make some larger ones and make table toppers. Thanks!


*please don't include me in the give away*

KaHolly said...

Aren't you the clever one?? They came out so cute. I like it when I play 'what if' and it works for me!! There have been a few that were bombs!

Lisa @ Sixmunchkin Stitching said...

Would love this pattern, it's lovely.

Gill said...

I would love to win a copy of this pattern!

swooze said...

Would love the pattern! You are so clever!

Frog Quilter said...

Great pattern. I am intrigued about how you sewed the tumblers to the center... So for that include me in the pattern drawing unless you want to just tell me...

Rhonda said...

Barb, you are so talented. I want in on this, please!!!!! Love it.

Chris said...

Hmmmmm.......you might be edging me closet to an Accquilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

Elizabeth said...

So cute! Count me in! I would love to win this pattern. Thanks for the chance.

xo -E

Lacy said...

How cute! I'm really liking these ruffles.. :)

Needled Mom said...

That is so pretty, Barb. I love that Sunkissed line anway and the heart quilts are darling.

The weaving is such a great idea for smaller pieces. You did a beautiful job on them.

Shebandowan said...

What a lovely table topper. Would love this pattern. Thanks for the chance.

Janet

Snoodles said...

Pure genius! No, seriously, this is so cool....I love how this turned out. Did you weave the center from raw edge strips? I have so GOT to get the tumbler die. LOL

Annie said...

Wonderful "what if" discoveries, Barb! Both pieces look awesome!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Barb!! Are you kidding!! I tell you, you blow my mind. I just adore the second table topper!! Such beautiful fabrics! Wonderful job!

Heide said...

Love this pattern!! Would really like to win.

Lee Ann L. said...

I love that table topper! Too cute!

Linda said...

Wow, Barb, you've done it again! I love this..So cute. I don't know how you do it but you come up with some wonderful ideas! This is great. If I don't win, will you have the pattern for sale? Let us know....thanks so much for showing us!

Julie said...

Round tables call for a round topper, and this one tops them all!

Mrs Yoastie said...

Love theses little things. Looks good under the flower pot.

thegoose said...

This is adorable. I would love to win a pattern for it!

Daisy said...

Oh I just love the one with the teal and pink. They just make you think that Spring is truly on its way.

Daisy
daisy@jrcamerica.com

Aileen said...

Wow that sure would look great on my all glass octagon dining table. If I win, I will send a picture for everyone to see.

Carrie P. said...

ME! I am interested in winning a pattern. What a great idea. You are so smart.

Deb said...

Looks like a winner! I'd love to win a pattern.

JoyceLM said...

Wonderful & creative idea. Wish my "what if" moments were so productive. Thanks for the chance to win.

Krista said...

I love these! I've been wanting to do a table topper like this. So creative. Thanks Barb!

Tangos Treasures said...

WOW!!! How pretty! Love how u used up your scraps!!

linny said...

This is a lovely pattern. I'd love to win it. Thanks for the chance
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Barb do you ever rest? I can't believe the endless desire you have to create...you go girl. And as you know...re-draw if I win...cuz I have a stack...no kidding...over 12 inches high of want to do patterns, magazines etc...I'll never get to it all.

Smiles,
Kelly

LJ said...

Cute, cute. No AccuQuilt as yet - I'm just in the dream phase. :)

sandra said...

Barb I with Kelly do you ever rest, your output totally amazes me and everything is so cute. I have a round table so it would look cute on it Eh! Blessings Sandra

ktquilts said...

Yes, talking fabric makes you crazy, but then we are in good company! ;0)
Yes, but you are apparently crazy- gifted! They are both beautiful Barb!

Susan said...

Love your what if! I'd love to have the pattern, too. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Pamela said...

That is GREAT, Barb!! So imaginative!

Deanna said...

The trashcan is terrific, by the way.

I would be in the NON-Accuquilt category, but sharing your inspiration would be wonderful. Thank you!

hueisei said...

I love to win the pattern! What if I want to make it too..

retdairyqueen said...

You are very clever

Wivi said...

Lovely pattern!

Susan said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the table topper Would love to win
thanks for the chance. Hugs
Susan

Vintage Sandy said...

Barb...love your "What if" design & would love to try it myself
Hugz

Sheila said...

Your what if's are terrific , you are extremely creative !

NurseBrandy said...

Oh, I LOVE this! Very cute and nice to find such a great project use for scraps, too!!!

Patty D from NC said...

I just love this - thanks for a chance to win the pattern.