Wednesday, January 4, 2012

VALENTINES TOPPER


I have been having a blast making these round toppers for my kitchen table.



Made with the Sweet Divinity Sweet Fabrics, Lady Bird leaves (cranberries), and Cottage Romance Red from Inchworm Fabrics.

Nothing goes to waste!!!!!

Here is what you can make with the left over hearts (the middle of the hearts from above).
This is just a top. I wish I had more of the blue fabric. This picture does not do it justice. I will post when I finish this top. This top measure about 42" x 42".



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The next one is the experimental one, I guess you could say draft. My husband when he saw it didn't like it....I was kinda hurt but the following day he came in and saw the above one with the blue back ground and loved it. I just think the white is just tooo white.




Now for the fun part, Be one of the first five people to comment and I will send you this pattern free.. You will be able to find this pattern at Inchworm Fabrics. Jeanette is also offering kits as well.

Some of you have asked if I used my Accuquilt Go cutter for this, this heart is a page long, there is no Accuquilt Go heart big enough for this project.



71 comments:

Sonja said...

That pattern is so lovely! Would be so nice on my kitchen table, too!

Fiona said...

so pretty Barb.. do you use a special cutter?

AngieSue said...

i LIKE the white one...but have to agree the blue one is even better! They're gorgeous.

Marina Louw said...

The round toppers are beautiful!

Gene Black said...

I like it but I don't want to keep someone else from getting the pattern. So count me out of the five.

Karen said...

I think this is just adorable!... I have a glass-topped table in our dinette, and something like this would break the 'coldness' of the glass and the metal... you have inspired me!... have a great day!

Willow said...

They are so beautiful. I just adore the first one. I am getting so many wonderful ideas from you. My to make list is getting longer, HA! HA!

kathy said...

Very cute! Could be the center of a quilt too!

Katie said...

Very cute! I love how you used the leftovers for another project. (I just throw them in a box or bag and hand them over to my mom - "hostess gifts" when she has me over to sew!)

kathy said...

Very cute! Could be the center of a quilt too!

Madame Samm said...

BARB I love this...want to show for March...it would be perfect you know...the first one is my ultimate fav..great colors..how big is your circle...know your heart is big lol

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piece peace said...

These are equally romantic and practical. Thank you for sharing, Barb!

luv2quilt2 said...

This is a beautiful little topper. I love the blue background, and I like it in white as well.

Sandy said...

Love your pattern and the fact that nothing goes to waste. Happy New Year.

Aleisha said...

Love the table toppers, both of them. :) Making one for my dining room table is on my To-Do list this year. Yours look great!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Ok I'm excited that I'm first...I scrolled through looking for info about the pattern and there you are! I love it and sure need a Valentine table topper. :) blessings, marlene

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Hope I made the first five! This is soooo cute, Barb. I was just thinking if I start on Valentine's NOW, I just may get it finished by February!

Agnes B Bullock said...

LOVE THIS!!!!!! What a wonderful idea for the kitchen- want to make it for my dining room.sewing table!

Fiesta said...

It looks great Barb. I love the way you used the leftovers to make another topper.

quiptowngirl said...

I think that is beautiful. I love when patterns seem to intertwine. How generous of you to share the pattern.
Cindy

Yvette said...

You are the best heart cutter. I can't believe how perfect they are. This is very, very cute!

yorkie mom said...

Love the table toppers! The blue is adorable.

Debi said...

I love your patterns Barb, and this is such a unique and very pretty table topper.

Deanna said...

The blue really works well and somehow makes the hearts show up more clearly. Funny how colors work sometimes.

Great new idea.

Teresa in Music City said...

Dang - I can't believe I got here too late!!! Story of my life! LOVE your hearts and that topper is too adorable. Loved your trees too & can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Tangos Treasures said...

WOW!! Pretty!!

Susan said...

Good grief...I'm still trying to recover from Christmas and here you are all ready for Valentine's Day! I wish I could be as organized!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Beautiful and different...I love it!

Denise :) said...

Barb, this is absolutely darling!!! :)

gill said...

I love this pattern!
I'm definitely not one of the first to comment though!!

suemac said...

I agree that the blue is better. Not such a stark contrast.

Needled Mom said...

Those are so pretty, Barb. I DO like that blue!

Elizabeth said...

So, so cute! Love both of them!

xo -E

wackywoman said...

THAT my friend is brilliant.

Cyndi said...

BARB!!! I love that! Oh my gosh, girl, you are amazing! Those fabrics are just soooo perfect. I think the one with the white background is pretty, too. Your hubby must be a lot like mine...always has an opinion on what I'm sewing, and it's not always favorable! :o( Can't wait to see the other topper when it's finished!

XOXO,

Cyndi

onlymehere said...

Here I am 31 comments later, lol! I just wanted to say that I like what you're doing with your Go! You're certainly getting your money's worth out of it.

swooze said...

You are so creative!

James-Linda said...

Barb,this is just darling!
Love the design+your fabric choices!

JustCindy said...

Love the topper and the quilt top!

cathy s said...

I would love this pattern by the looks Im not in the top but please let us all have the pattern thank you

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your tabletopper. did you use Accuquilt to cut the hearts?

Rachel said...

Well, I am not ne of the first five, but I don't have a Go! anyway ;) This is such a cute pattern, Barb. I love the white background (crazy husband). I can't believe you're onto Valentine's Day...I'm not over Christmas yet haha.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I LOVE this!! Your talent never ceases to amaze me!

Rhonda said...

Great design. As always, you are so talented!!!

GardenofDaisies said...

What a lovely heart design!!

quiltmom said...

You have been one busy lady and I love the heart pattern- like so many of your other commenters. Happy New Year to you and your family.
Warmest regards,
Anna

imquilternity said...

I really, really love your Valentine table toppers, especially that first one! Wow, they are really wonderful. So simple and that's what I like about them. Thanks so much for sharing this great pattern.

Sheila said...

I love it Barb , great hearts and a great topper ! I think the white one will look fine once you have a brighter binding sewn on.

The Patch Craft said...

gee you have to be quick to be the first 5. love the table topper

Vicki ♥ said...

Wow Barb these are all just so lovely. I love them all and they make great table toppers :) Clever you!! Havent been on blogland for a while and so missed out but still enjoyed looking at what you have been up to. Hugs
Vicki x

ShirleyC said...

I'm interested to know how you pieced that? It is beautiful!

Mrs.Pickles said...

great table runners!!

hetty said...

Beautiful Barb! I love it!

Just Ramblin' said...

Love the heart design. Nola

Mystica said...

How are on earth did you cut out the shapes???? So intricate and so pretty and mind boggling that you are thinking of the next festival.

Jackie said...

Very cute Barb! I love the way you've quilted the top one. Even though I like the white background, the blue is still very fresh, modern and adorable!

Wendy said...

Awwwe! Hate I missed being one of the five, but wanted to say this is just beautiful!

QuiltNut Creations said...

These are fabulous Barb! I love the quilting on the round one.

Thanx for the chance.

Geta Grama said...

Oh, this is such a beautiful design, Barb!

Miri said...

I love this round heart topper in both background fabrics! I never put toppers on my tables because, well, my family are not neat but I think I could use a round topper that would sit in the middle of the table. Terrific!

QuiltSue said...

Absolutely stunning. It makes me wish I could do applique so I could make one.

Mistea said...

Nice to see some round table toppers - love the hearts and the Christmas trees - I made some basic ones for my round table a couple of years ago.
Round is very good.

Barb said...

I'm not a real big hearts fan, but this design is lovely! Well done :)

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
Yours, Ulla

Corrie said...

Darling. I love it on the blue.

SewCal Gal said...

Your table toppers are beautiful and your quilting really "tops" it off. Love it.

Great job Barb!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Beeshebags said...

I love it Barb....have just purchased the kit (once I've finished ooh'ing and aaah'ing and checked out that is!) from the shop. Hugs Naomi

Annie said...

Wow Barb, is that heart table mat a fun design or what! I like both the white and blue background. I found that I really couldn't choose...unless I absolutely had to, then I'd go for the white.

Carrie P. said...

I love this table topper. Sweet!

NurseBrandy said...

Love those table toppers!!! Your work looks fantastic!
:)