Hey Y'all! I'm SEW excited to share a couple fun new projects I have been working on from my friend Pat Sloan's new book! The book is called Tantalizing Table Toppers and it is packed full of 12 small projects that you can really have some fun with! I was so excited when Pat asked me to be part of her book tour, she is such a wonderful and fun person and working with her is always great because she is full of positive energy, plus she has generously given me a copy of her book to GIVE AWAY to y'all so be sure to read all the way to the bottom for your chance to win!
As many of you know, I am a full time long arm quilter with 2 Handi Quilter machines, so I spend a lot of time standing to finish client quilts, so when I got the opportunity to sit and piece I had to jump in with both feet and make TWO of the toppers from Pat's fabulous book! I made "Life's a Picnic" & "Breakfast Club" - Check them out!
My "Life is a Picnic" runner is on the left and I used Corey Yoder Spring Brook fabric from my stash with Smoke & Rust Background & Lori Holt Prim Backing. I love to mix fabric collections to get a unique and fun look. I made 3 of the star blocks as Pat designed them in the book, but I added smaller friendship stars in between since my picnic table is long and skinny. Then I decided to quilt this one with a floral pantograph that I have not used before, it's called "Friday Flowers" I felt like it added the perfect touch to Corey spring fabric!
The second topper that I made is pretty special because I tried some new things! First, I used Pat Sloan's new fabric collection coming soon called Bird Song, because I wanted to celebrate her talents all together, but I really wanted this star to stand out with some contrasting colors so I picked a couple fabrics from my stash too! After I finished all my piecing I loaded it to the long arm with another new panto I have never used before called "Gingham Posey" it's a fun textural combo of crosshatch and flowers that I really thought was unique, then I added big stitch hand quilting, OMG y'all I think it's my new favorite thing! I got some 12wt threads and I outlined the center stars with matching thread. I decided not to do a big contrast with thread colors since I do not have the big stitch length consistency mastered yet, but I plan to do more practicing in the future for sure!
I also have a fun third project to show you too! Since I do a ton of the long arm quilting & binding for Fat Quarter Shop I am sharing Kimberly's runner after I finished it. She made the "Tea Time" runner from the book and I added a small Baptist Fan design on the long arm for lots of texture, it's a really great pattern, I might make it next! To see more about this one check out the Fat Quarter Shop blog post today.
Here is a peek of some of Pat Sloan's pictures from the new Martingale book....
If you'd like to see more of the projects in Pat's book, follow along on the book tour to see what several designers have made for their tables this week!
(each day will also have a chance to win a copy of the book.)
May 23May 24May 25May 26May 27May 28May 31
Now for the giveaway!
Pat & Martingale have generously providing a copy
of the book for me to give away to one of you!
To enter the giveaway simply leave a comment below letting me know if you have a table topper displayed in your house right now, or if you need to make one from this new book!
Good Luck, and thanks to all who have stopped to check out what I have been making with Pat Sloan!
I would love for you to come follow me on Instagram and Subscribe to my new YouTube channel too, lots of fun new stuff planned this fall....
Thanks SEW much!
Hey Y'all, I'm Gina Tell! I live on Lake Travis just North of Austin Texas. I'm a full time long arm quilter and lover of all this art and outdoors!!