Thursday, April 19, 2012

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I've never done a blog hop so I'm super excited to be a part of this Table Topper Blog hop put together by the fabulous Madame Samm.  She has a full schedule of bloggers so this will be a lot of fun!

I always end up with little orphan quilt blocks... maybe they didn't turn out just right... didn't fit in with the rest of the quilt...etc.  This particular block was a larger one with very wavy edges.  So I squared it up to a 6" block...

quilted it...


...and bound it.

The table topper comes from Ackfeldwire where they have an abundance of stands, screens and hangers to display your big quilts and little quilts.

My kitchen has lots of black in it {note: black granite is not a good idea; it shows everything!}.  I also have a lot of bright colors in there so I had fun choosing this block and then going out of my comfort zone with the chartreuse binding.

This will definitely not be my last topper and I love that this stand lets me change out my mini quilts for holidays or even just for fun!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Please make sure to stop by my fellow hoppers:

52 comments:

Madame Samm said...

Good morning Jennifer....first that frame is beautiful, never seen that before... And now your table topper mini...wow....you know I love black ad whites....and your modern design is captivating.....glad you inspired me once again

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leanne said...

glad you could join in - such a cute little topper and love the chartreuse binding :)

Betty Lou said...

Thank you for sharing your very dramatic tabletopper quilt, very nice. I ordered my stand last night and can see that maybe one stand is not going to be enough. Made my first mini, a 11 x 12 L'il Twister. Thank you for sharing such wonderful inspiration. I live in Keller----small world.

Josie McRazie said...

I love the yellow POP of the borders! How fun! (I had black dishes when my Honeyman and I first got married, ummm can we say water spots! No matter HOW you washed them! LOL)

Live a Colorful Life said...

So very cute! I have ordered from that company as well--they have great items. I love seeing creative ideas with orphan blocks.

Leslie said...

Perfect idea for orphan blocks. I need to open the orphan block drawer and consider the possibilities.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

A great way to use an orphan block that is too pretty to scrap. Love this smaller frame and may have to look for one that size. Thank you for sharing with us today.

patchouli moon studio said...

Very different and original table topper. They sure look like fun to make and I love small projects because you can "get 'em done".

Sheila said...

Great little topper and I also like this size frame, your block is a lovely modern design and I think the binding is perfect! Thanks for sharing .

Michelle said...

LOVE it!

Annie said...

This is such a good idea to give reject blocks their own space to shine because none are ever really rejects.

Katherine said...

What a perfect way to show off a pretty orphan block! I love the punch the bright binding adds to the b&w. Very stylish, Jennifer. Thanks for sharing it with us!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love the black and white (and the tip about black granite!) table topper. Black and white is always so striking! blessings, marlene

Karen said...

Hi Jennifer! Welcome to blog hopping!
Thanks for your kind comment. ;-)
A very contemporary looking topper (straight line) and works so well with your frame (curvy). I really like the combination! I'm a new follower!

QuiltSue said...

That looks great. It is so graphic, and I love the green that you added - that really makes the whole thing pop.

TLT Crafts On the Hill said...

I just got done reading your whole blog. Great work cant wait for more

Kathy H said...

I really like your table topper. The quilting is what caught my eye. I really like it.

Needled Mom said...

I was also thinking that the table toppers would be a wonderful use for orphan blocks. That looks fabulous and I am sure it looks great on the black granite.

krislovesfabric said...

Great mini! And I love your choice of stand...thanks for sharing!

Dayna at Precut Paradise said...

Love the frame..it looks great.

iluvmybugs said...

I love making minis and yours is adorable...love the color combo and your stand is so cute! TFS
~Terry~

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

That's cute....that girl...smile.

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Wow, that looks fantastic, love the block and the colors! Love this little 6" frame, too! I'm off to check out Ackfeld again. Love your blog, your tutes, your brand. Thanks for all you do, Jennifer!

MARIA CRISTINA said...

Muy original y bonito trabajo!!

JCnNC said...

I bet the 6" frame could fit a window sill - gonna look for it. Love your little quilt and you inspire all of us. Judy C

Annette said...

cute frame I like the wavey edge the fames up your block sew nice. What a nice way to show off a block.... great job
in stitches

Grams said...

Your topper is very cutte! I like the frame too.

Vail,in tn

piece peace said...

If my orphan blocks looked like that, I would have a house full of mini quilt hangers. It is a stellar table topper.

Fiesta said...

Looks fabulous!

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

What a great idea for an orphan block, love the colour scheme

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I just love it!! and such a pretty frame! How fun!

hueisei said...

Pretty frame and I loved the color of your mini!

Christine L said...

Love the Frame and Love the mini! Great job! I am having so much fun getting lots of inspiration for mini quilts!!!

Linda said...

Thank you for sharing the very striking and beautiful table topper. The awesome stand is perfect. I love your colors..

Vickie said...

I really like that little quilt it's modern and really pretty.

♥Duff said...

awesome modern take on a table topper☺ chartreuse is such a tricky color and you've made it look beautiful!

Lesley said...

Beautiful topper! Well done!

Snoodles said...

What a beautiful wire stand - never seen that one before! Stunning topper!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

I love the idea of using an orphan block ( as a new quilter, I have several orphan blocks).
I love how the chartreuse binding brings out the cute chartreuse bees.

Wendy said...

Fabulous! It's just like a slice of Union Jack!

audreypawdrey said...

Great idea! It is beautiful!

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work!

pinsandneedles said...

Cute frame...it's different than most I've seen. Love the modern twist to your mini and a great idea to use orphaned blocks. Thanks for sharing!

Just Carol said...

Very, very cute! The colors are something I would like. Love the stand, too--thanks for sharing!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Love your mini and your binding works perfect. Such a great idea to use orphan blocks, we all have those. hehe. Thanks for sharing your amazing block, great job!

Julie said...

Nice job ... the quilting is perfect!

Quilt n Queen said...

Jennifer....I luv, luv, luv your modern mini quilt...thanks for the inspiration and for sharing in the blog hop...(o:

Mhairi said...

That is a very effective quilt. It looks marvellous. Thanks for sharing.

Bobbie said...

I'm doing the backwards hop today :)
I love the bees on the black fabric and the binding just makes the whole thing pop!

MoeWest said...

I love the colours and graphic look of your mini. I'm sure it looks great in your kitchen.

robin said...

Very interesting! Love the bees & colors you used. :)

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