Friday, January 28, 2011

Valentine Table Toppers


I love decorating for the Holidays. I really did not have much of anything for Valentines Day. So last week I decided I really needed to make something.


I really like to decorate with table toppers. For this one I used a pattern for the background but did not use the pattern hearts because I wanted these toppers to be done as quickly as possible. I used hearts cut with my Accuquilt Go. For the first one I quilted I did a meander filler. I thought that was taking too long so the rest of them do not have as much quilting.


For the ones I am keeping for myself I did not put a heart in the center because I always sit something there and you do not see it anyway.


For the other toppers I did not use a pattern at all and kept it very simple.


For the heart shapes I used dies I got from Sizzix that I got really cheap on Overstock.com.


The problem with using these dies with my Accuquilt Go is that I think the actual dies are thicker the Accuquilt ones. It really did a number on my cutting mat.


I used fusible web on the back of my hearts and stitched around them while I was quilting.


They really went together quickly and now I have some nice new modern Valentine decorations.


Plus, I have 2 extra to give away. I am giving one to Lou because she takes care of my cats when I go away. The other one is going to Margaret. She won it in the door prize drawing at the Pineapple Workshop last weekend.






6 comments:

Helen said...

So...... Cute!!! Love how you went for making 5 of them!!!

Fiesta said...

Candy these are so adorable. Definetly puts you in the valentine mode.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love our tabletoppers. I don't have a die cutter, but I plan on doing something like yours. You are my inspiration. Thanks.

Dionne said...

Adorable! I am so impressed you made five!
Cheers,
Dionne

Deirdre Godin said...

You are so talented. These quilts are so creative. And they will be heirlooms. Deirdre

Deirdre Godin said...

You are so talented. These quilts are so creative. And they will be heirlooms. Deirdre