The Masterpiece by Javan

The Masterpiece by Javan

We are born into the world like a blank canvas and each person that crosses our path takes up the brush and makes his mark upon our surface - So it is that we develop - But we must realize there comes a day that we must take up the brush and finish the work. For only we can determine if we are to be just another painting or a Masterpiece.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Inside Outside with Table Toppers

A very big thank you and hug to my wonderful blogging angel for my blog resurrection over the weekend and my mental salvation.
   DWH and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Roses just for you.

Our  Table Top Stand Blog hop was inspired by our lovely Mdm Samm of Sew I Quilt.
We have 46 wonderful people who will post
their unique and gorgeous table top creations
on their own little table top stands and wall hangers for your enjoyment and inspiration.
  
I love reading all your wonderful comments...
please be sure to leave me one and thanks for stopping by.

 



I decided to spray paint my stand a bronze color to match my accessories...
my Ackfeld wire stand was ordered from
Shell at http://www.theraspberryrabbits.com/

I now want the  6" stand in white for my kitchen windowsill ... that will be fun making 6" blocks.
Thanks Jennifer for posting with the 6" stand and inspiring me.
I have found making these little quilts so rewarding and an instant source of gratification.






You are only as small as your imagination... so let it soar.

Today's schedule
Christine
Just Carol
Patty D
Wendy
Leanne
Elaine M
Judy C - you are here

Please visit all the blogs found at this link
Sew I Quilt

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DWH and I are driving around the property in the golf cart taking these pictures -
in our yard clothes so you will not get any pictures of us,
but we will wait for you should you tire.

My Hospitality Block 
This is a Wendy Vosters pattern from her book "Paper-Pieced Mini Quilts"
done in Batiks and on a wall rack with a dowel.
Pineapple and Bridal Veil


My pink dogwood is a paper-pieced Eilene Bahring Sullivan pattern.
I  found that if I took the "feet" off my standing rack,  I could hang them in the trees -
creates lots of display opportunities.

Pink Dogwood in White Dogwood Tree

















 

The Navy Star was done for my DWH and a duplicate was sent
 to our Navy Commander daughter-in-law in California for her home office.
This is a wonderful way to honor our military ...
surely all branches of the service have a block to represent them by now.
Marty's Navy Star





















A Piece 'O Cake Pattern called Lorna's Vine Wheel Block -
 I was practicing my applique and I see Mr. Gnome has not a care in the world!!!
The blue shell dish is for M&M's - especially the dark chocolate ones.

Lorna's Vine



















Carol Doak Parade of Stars
Paper piecing with Carol Doak designs has been a very rewarding adventure for me
 with spectacular results and finishes.

May Flowers was a free block and I used just the center of Carol's design,
 done in Andover Dimples with very simplistic quilting lines, see left corner of block.
I have not even ventured into my book of Carol Doak Designs yet.

The little bunny candy dish found while antiquing  - Hi Shell!
The Garden Fairy and Mr. Frog welcome you on your stroll through the garden...
it is your journey, so enjoy yourself.


















Carol Doak's Fun Flowers - don't you love mixing black and white with intense colors?
The Azaleas have been quite spectacular this year.
"and your point is" - a wonderful little saying at my house that I proudly display.



















  Carol Doak's 3500 Members Celebration Block with
the polka dot binding that just added that little extra pop that was needed.
Andover Dimples fabric for this one... I think I have all colors.
Lovers we are... and he always brings me flowers.
 East coast bird - unknown species - I liked his colors and he needed a loving home.

This is my WOW block - intense color done in Moda Marbles on black is
Carol Doak's 700 Members Celebration block - (now a stroll for Shell at Raspberry Rabbits)
we just had to go down the bunny trail where the bunny patiently waits on the bench for visitors ...
these adorable little birds showed up one day and just never left.

What's this?  my own creation in wool. 
I am new to dawdling in the wool bucket but at least I try ...
went with what I had on hand and even put red satin piping on it.
This was so much fun to create!!!
disclaimer... no sheep were hurt during this creation... trust me...
  Ruthie the frog stands guard looking for bugs.





















Thank you Marlene for inspiring me to use my little rack in the kitchen for tea towels
love, love your idea so had to try it out.
Redwork designs are from Bird Brain Designs and Busy As Can Be
I now have quite a collection of Redwork tea towels.

Hearts and Flowers
Tea Cups Galore


Apple Pie - Oh My!
Can't get this one to line up
and after this weekend with blog troubles
I am not going to try and align.
It is what I call an 'ohwell'.
Crock Pot Gladness




















Another Blog Hop Anyone?
How about picnic quilts?  6" stand quilt creationss? original creations? a color challenge?
 Seasons of the Soul?  just seasons? Art Quilt Iniative for Alzheimers?
Please let Mdm Samm know your suggestions -
 she really knows how to soar.

The Garden Fairy and the Mr. Frog will be waiting for you until next time
so please come back and take another stroll in our garden.

Thank you for your visit - it was a pleasure to have you...
be sure to visit all the other blogs for their inspiring and unique creations.

Happy St. George's Day to all you Brits
 Have a beautiful and joyous journey - it is yours to make.

78 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh you have astounded me! All so lovely and so wonderfully displayed - I took several strolls thru your gardens and toppers. I just can't name a favorite as they are all just so special, thank you for sharing such inspiration.

Katherine said...

Wow. Thanks for sharing your beautiful parade of gorgeous toppers, Judy. They are amazing! I think I want to live in your garden....:o)

leanne said...

fabulous garden and fantastic table topper quilts - wow - such variety - love the dogwood - such a pretty tree :)

Lesley said...

Wow! I just kept saying Wow! Your toppers are amazing and stunning. Each and every one is exquisite. I love how you chose, to display them around your property. Thank you for this lovely show and tell!!

JoAnne said...

Your table toppers are incredible! What a treat to see them! They are all absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing them with us!!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Thanks so much for the tour and the show and tell... phenomenal! Wow!!

QuiltSue said...

Woww, they are all wonderful, and so is your garden.

charlotte said...

Judy, your quilts are fabulous. Each one is a work of art! I love them all!!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

Fiesta said...

These are stunning and your garden is spectacular!

Debbie said...

Thanks for sharing your talent. Each is a beauty.

piece peace said...

I cannot remember a lovelier walk down a garden path. Thank you so much. Your minis and post are great!

DebbieM said...

I just love the pink dogwood, so very pretty. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful mini's.

Mhairi said...

Thanks for the stroll around your garden. I love the quilts and the garden creatures, thanks for sharing.

Connie said...

Beautiful displays! I love them all.

Renea said...

Oh my word. You have been a busy lady. You are an inspiration.

Sharon B said...

These are so beautiful. I especially like the Dogwood and the Navy Star! My hubby and I were both Navy. I guess I need to find this block, make one, and hang it by his retirement things!

Rose said...

Amazing work. Thanks for being in the table topper blog hop.

Christine L said...

Love your quilts! They are adorable! The paper piecing is excellent! I love the garden pictures and all the flowers too! Thanks for sharing!! Very inspiring!!!!!

Annie said...

Thank you so much for taking us along on your ride through your property. Gorgeous! And what gorgeousness you've created with your table toppers! All so beautiful and nicely done. Not to mention inspiring!

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning JUDY....heavens to betsy....you must have had a team of sewers with you, to put all this together...each and everyone of them is striking...I think my fav has to be the bold colours and designs of Carols fun flower...truly a happy one...Pleased Marlene showed her t-towels...cause yours are beautiful...lovely stitching...I don't think there is one you have created that I don't just love....thanks to Martyn for helping out in the photos..they too are beautiful....well I hate to see this day end...I may have to go back to Christines, and start all over again...need another cup of joe for that...
YOU are BRIGHT STAR today lol

Michelle May said...

Oooooooooooo! I love them all!!! The Navy star is fabulous! I need to make Captain one.
Of course you spoiled me with all the bunny photos! Love that little candy dish! Good find. Just placed an order for more stands so I'll be ready for the next hop.
So fun!
xx

Snoodles said...

Oh my goodness...what an awesome show of inspiration! Lovely photos, too! Thank you so much for sharing with all of us!

sao said...

Hi Judy,

Your TABLE TOPPERS are beyond WONDERFUL. I love ALL OF THEM and I am inspired to make some myself. Now I need a little 6 inch table topper stand too!

THANK YOU SO MUCH........I love your photography work and the way that you displayed your quilts against the trees, flowers, and in your yard too!

sao in Midlothian, VA

krislovesfabric said...

OOOOH, so many gorgeous toppers, each one better than the last! Thanks so much for sharing them and your lovely garden with us...so much inspiration!

Joyce Carter said...

Hello. I have really enjoyed strolling through your garden. I must say all of your table toppers have that WOW factor. They are simply gorgeous!I LOVED the Fun Flowers one the most.The colors are very striking.Thank you for sharing.

Sunshine Girl said...

They are all so lovely.

MARIA CRISTINA said...

Una variedad muy interesante!!
Felicidades!!!

patchouli moon studio said...

Wow you made so many lovely toppers! I love them all, so fabulous.

Rosa said...

Your toppers are awesome.It`s fantastic walk through your garden.I love them!!

Judith said...

Beautiful toppers! Now to find the itme to sew one. I cannot wait! Thank you for sharing.....Judith, Texas

Josie McRazie said...

I tell you untill I saw someone else put twols on these adorable hangers I had not thought about that (palm to forhead) now I HAVE TO LEARN REDWORK!! LOL I LOVE the way it looks! Your minis are ALL breathtaking!! thank you for sharing!!

Janet O. said...

Amazing little quilts, and garden, Judy!!

pinsandneedles said...

Wow! Incredible table toppers...everyone of them! Your photo shoots in your garden are lovely too! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy H said...

You have made such beautiful toppers. One is prettier than the next. I love to paperpiece and haven't done any for a while so think I need to make some toppers with that technique. Thanks for sharing all of them.

Annette said...

what a great collection you have already ....sew many minis
thanks for shring .... now to ponder what type of blog hops should we suggest to madam samm
thanks again
in stitches

KrisD said...

WOW! Thank you for the lovely stroll through your garden & the beautiful minis. Its snowing here & I really needed to see something lovely! THANK YOU!

taylorsoutback said...

Okay Judy - you have just taken blogging and quilting and gardening to a whole new level!!
So impressive, dear lady...oh and my favorite? The lovely dogwood quilt amongst the beautiful blossoms...be still my heart.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I do not know even where to start!! They are all wonderful. I especially love the coffe cups and the The Azalea. Wow, you are so talented!

Cherry said...

Wow, your table toppers are absolutely beautiful! I especially love the Wool one. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creations.

Connie said...

Wow!! These are so beautiful, I want one of each! Love the way you photographed the Pink Dogwood topper in the White Dogwood tree!

Bobbie said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed my stroll thru your blog! I am especially fond of the dogwood tree! What a splendid way to photograph your quilts!

Julie said...

Man, you've been busy! I love all the colors, and that dogwood bloom is stunning!

Marcia W. said...

Loved the hop through your Spring garden of lovely mini table toppers and flowers / plants...

iluvmybugs said...

Your table toppers are beautiful and so inspirational...enjoyed every one of them...TFS!!!
~Terry~

Sandy D said...

Simply Amazing. Your toppers are beautiful. I am going back again and having another look.BEAUTIFUl

Sheila said...

I am speechless , that is an incredible display , loved the minis but also loved how you displayed each of them . Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Patty D from NC said...

as always - your work is beautiful!

Mrs.Pickles said...

wow you sure went all out! They are all amazing!!

Lee said...

Fabulous work. I love the Naval Star! very stunning. thanks for the inspiration!

Linda said...

These are all gorgeous! You have been so busy. The colors are awesome. Thank you for sharing the tour around your yard. Please thank your DH for helping with your beautiful photographic journal.

Linda Crosby said...

A Big "WOW"...truly amazing and the colors. These can't help but brighten up your world around you each day. Thank you for sharing these wonderful mni quilts with us.

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Oh, my goodness, Judy! What a treat for the eyes! I love the colors - your paper-piecing is perfection, and your little "dawdling" in wool is superb, especially with the red satin piping. So inspiring - and your redwork hand towels are exquisite, too. Gotta go back and take it all in again! It appears that you have several fun toppers to display them on - love the pictures too! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

Cloud 9 said...

Talk about eye candy! What a treat to see them so beautifully photographed.

Michelle said...

All of your toppers are just lovely!

Just Carol said...

Wow! You made so many and they are ALL beautiful! I hadn't thought about spray painting my stand--great idea.

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Wow some amazing toppers. Love the dogwood one

Gmama Jane said...

Your quilts put me to shame!! They are so beautiful and I LOVE the way your colors POP!! You have some timeless treasures!! Excellent creations.
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Teresa said...

Thanks for the good wishes for St. Georges Day. Your quilts are just wonderful. I really enjoyed my visit.

Truffle queen said...

I just been knocked off my chair! Your toppers are absolutely unbelieveable! I love paper-piecing and have several of Carol's books! I'm all set for the 6" blog hop! Thank you so much for sharing! Off to Mme. Samm I go! AND I'll be back to visit your blog - often!!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, you have created some really great mini quilts.That idea of hanging towels on the rack from Marlene is a great idea.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh my goodness such beautiful things! I love, love, love that dogwood block - just stunning. And your tea towels, well I don't have any of those patterns but I think I need the teacups and the crockpot for sure! Oh and the pie too! blessings, marlene

Judy1522 said...

Your mini quilts are gorgeous and the Redwork tea towels are beautiful and give me another reason to buy one or two of the table top stands.

Liz - Moments said...

Absolutely wonderful table toppers!!!

Betty Lou said...

Oh my, your table topper are exquisite and such a wonderful collection to decorate with. Just lovely

Wendy said...

Wow! You really know how to dress up a table topper hanger! :) Beautiful work!!

sandra said...

Your table toppers are beautiful and I loved the stroll through your garden it made my heart sing. Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us.

Diann said...

You really went all out with the table toppers. I enjoyed seeing them all.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

You do beautiful work! Absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing.

Needled Mom said...

OMGoodness. Those minis are stunning! I think I need to find one of those great stands and start some minis here.

Lisa said...

Talent, talent, talent, lady you have it! Thank you for the stroll, I enjoyed visiting.

~ Julie ~ said...

Thank you for sharing your little minis with us and your garden! Both are a little heaven on earth! :)

Kaaren said...

Simply gorgeous stuff happening in your garden, Judy.

Now that's INSPIRATION!

♥Duff said...

ooh la la! Your taste in colorways is impeccable! Thanks for all the creations you've shared today--I think the redwork at the end is an absolutely lovely idea! :O)

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

A very nice parade of toppers, for sure! My favorites are the Pink Dogwood and your original creation in wool... great job!

MoeWest said...

Your minis are wonderful and I they are staged so beautifully. I enjoyed all your photos.

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

All of your quilts are so lovely, but if I had to choose a favorite, it would be Lorna's Vine. I also adore your redwork. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

robin said...

All very nice! Thanks for sharing them! :)

Busy As Can Be said...

Amazing! Your Quilting and stitching! Everything looks wonderful!