Thursday, 8 February 2018

Put a little love in your quilt.


Today is my turn to show you what I made for the 'Put a little love in your quilt' blog hop. A very big thank you to Carol from Just Let Me Quilt for organising the hop. I love blog hops as it's a chance to see what everyone is making and to visit some new blogs. I love discovering new blogs to visit and making new friends.

For the hop I chose a small project to make as work has been very busy since the beginning of the year. This proved a very good move as for the last two weeks many of my colleagues have been off sick with flu. The resulting extra work has left me too tired to do a lot of sewing but I managed to complete my project.

I decided to make a table topper for my coffee table that I could use to celebrate Valentine's day. I have a table runner for my dinning table which I made a while back and this little candle mat that is my only attempt at paper piecing.





My coffee table is hexagonal and the table topper I usually use is made in a hexagonal shape using hexagons. I decided to stick with the hexagonal shape but this time to use applique.  This Christmas I was given a Fat Quarter bundle of Christmas fabric which had two pieces with hearts on the pattern. Using these and a plain white background it was easy to get the project going. I machine appliqued the hearts to the background using a blanket stitch. The quilting was a small meander and the binding is machine stitched to the front and hand stitched at the back. The mitred corners were a little taxing!

I'm happy with my new table topper and in fact I can use it as a centre piece for my dinning table as well as on the coffee table.



Now you need to pop over to the rest of today's participants and discover what they have made. I can't wait to sit down this evening with a cup of tea and go visiting.

February 8


Thank you for visiting today, please do come back soon. There will be no stitching this weekend as Lucy and I will be at camp with our Guide unit. The girls are hoping it will snow and we are hoping the temperature will stay above freezing. 

Take Care

Lyndsey

29 comments:

  1. That looks great and will be such a nice addition to the table this season.

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  2. I really like the hexie table mat. It will look so pretty for Valentine’s Day.

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  3. Lovely, Lyndsey...I really like the Hexie topper...different

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  4. Such a pretty table topper, thanks for sharing!

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  5. Cute table topper! Thanks for sharing. I hope it stays above freezing for you also.

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  6. Beautiful work Lyndsey and perfect for Valentine's Day!

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  7. I love your table topper Lyndsey. So pretty! Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Thanks for sharing your beautiful table topper!

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  9. Like the Hexie tabletopper. Try and stay indoors if it drop too much.

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  10. Both the table mats are really cute, but I sure do like the hexagonal one! The hearts in the center are lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. They are both lovely! Good luck for the camp and fingers crossed it doesn't snow! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Two heartfelt projects that definitely show the love...sweet! I hope you don't catch that awful flu after working so hard to carry the load for your coworkers. That would be no fun at all. Thank you tons and tons for sharing your adorable hearts and for playing along with us. :O)

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  13. Too cute, Lyndsey. Flu is so crazy this year. I'll say a little prayer for good weather for you over the weekend.

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  14. Lyndsey, Absolutely adorable... Love the Arrow!!!

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  15. Really cute projects. Have a happy day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  16. Your table topper is lovely. It really brightens up the space nicely.

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  17. Hey, that's really pretty! Perfect fabric for February in that Christmas pack.

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  18. That's a sweet table topper and the design idea to make it hexagon was perfect. Love that you can use it in other ways is spot on. Happy Heart Day.

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  19. What a sweet table topper. Well done.

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  20. Cute projects glad you had enough time with work being crazy.

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  21. Lovely hexagonal table mat and Cupid’s arrow heart. Hope you stay well. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...xo

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  22. Hi, Lindsay, that's a sweet table topper - what a great idea for your hexagonal table. Cute paper-pieced heart, too! I thought it was applique'! Nice work. Have fun this weekend!

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  23. I love your table topper. Great use of your "Christmas Fabric" for a Heart felt project. Thanks for participating even with reality trying to hold you back.

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  24. Very nice table topper. Glad I came by to see!

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