Tuesday, December 4, 2012

twinkle :)

Finished up my circle of stars mini quilt/ table topper!


I decided to do some hand quilting...I think it finished off the project perfectly.  I practiced using a couple different kinds of stitches...french knots, crosses and so on.  I just let it evolve and had fun. 






While I was stitching away, I was in my glory watching this movie.  Do you know it?  Classic stuff.  One of my favorites from the 90s....toe pick!


The plan is to use this as a table topper, but in case I change my mind down the road, I added these triangles on the back for a dowel so I can use it as a wall hanging as well.


And now it has a place of honour on the table for the holiday season!

 

I am so pleased with how this came together.   Sharing over at Quilt Story.

27 comments:

Little Island Quilting said...

Whatsa 'toe pick'?

diane said...

It's a wonderful table topper/mini quilt. I love that movie. I remember watching it over and over again and haven't seen it in some time. Thanks for the reminder

Katie B. said...

Very very festive! I love your hand-stitching.

Patchwork and Play said...

Perfect! How pretty it looks with the candle on it!

Kelsey said...

Oh my gosh this is stunning! I should make something small like this to test out hand stitching - great idea! Your fabric choices are fantastic.

Shay said...

It turned out beautifully and you're right , the hand embellishments look wonderful.

Jenny said...

TOE PICK! oh yes...do i ever remember that movie...i need to dig it up somewhere to watch soon! your table topper/wall hanging is beautiufl!

audrey said...

Love your little Christmas quilt! So very cute and the stitching makes it absolutely beautiful!

Katy Cameron said...

Love the hand quilting and that film! Must go search Netflix...

Heather said...

The hand quilting on this is amazing! Great finish!

Jill said...

absolutely lovely! the handstitching reminds me of little doodles making their way around the starry scene. it looks as though it was a joy to make.

Ellie Q said...

I really love this! I've been seeing so many small Christmas projects lately that have a patchwork cream background. I'm inspired to try one myself! (Maybe after the holidays...)

Carla said...

Gorgeous gorgeous!

Lindsay@fortheloveofcotton said...

It is beautiful! Great job on the hand quilting. I love it!

What Comes Next? said...

love it! a perfect table topper or wall hanging. The hand stitching is beautiful - love it!

kat129 said...

Sorry - the sewing for me was not the highlight of this post - although fantastic! But as soon as I saw that movie cover it was all I could think about! It is total 90's rom com crack! I love it! Thanks for sharing :-)

Sew Simple Life said...

Wow, that is so pretty! Now I want to make one and I have never hand quilted before and this is the first time I've felt like I even want to try!

Cherise said...

Your table topper is gorgeous! That movie is one of my all time favorites!!! You definitely have great taste! Happy Holidays to You! Toe Pick! ;)

Lynne said...

I love how you just let it evolve into what it wanted to be. Lovely!

Catherine said...

I really love the quilting on your topper - it's beautiful!

happysewlucky said...

LOVE this! Can't believe you're putting candles on it. Clearly you are not as inclined to spatter candle wax about as I am.

Rebecca Jane said...

Love love love it! The sewing and the movie.

katie@stvital said...

I love this one! So Pretty.

Holly said...

It's just lovely, Kristie! How great do those candy cane candles look in the middle of your beautiful new table topper?!

Poppyprint said...

It turned out so perfectly. I LOVE it. It's also pretty excellent that you have a glass bowl so none of your pretty stitching is hidden!

Mermaid Sews said...

Seriously amazing mini quilt, and I LOVED that movie, I used to know all the lines!

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