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Friday, April 20, 2012

Color It With Love

Today really is the DAY for me!  

I've taken a giant leap forward in the world of quilts and blogs.  I am participating in the Table Topper Blog Hop sponsored by that wonderful smiling face behind the coffee cup......Madame Samm of Sew I Quilt.  These things always seem so doable when you first sign up.  But when the deadline got moved from February to April, I let my personal deadline slip too.  So there I was, facing the month of March with no Table Topper and a trip to Europe coming up in April.  Nothing like a little pressure to get one's creativity flowing.  

I mulled over ideas, I pulled out books, I read blogs.  What kept coming back to me was that I very much LOVE color in a quilt.  So my idea was born.....
Color My World With Love.  

First I pulled fabrics from my scraps. 
Then I picked out a block for the center called Ribbon Star.
 It needed some hearts since the theme of the hop was "I *heart* ______________"
A few words, some colorful binding, a little quilting and it is done.  
Thanks for stopping by to see my efforts.  Thank you Madame Samm for inviting me to participate.  I enjoyed playing with color. 

P.S.  Note that my table topper is attached to the holder with binder clips.  I had all good intentions to get a sleeve put on but time and packing for Europe got in the way.  In case you are wondering, it is still in display mode with binder clips. Such is my life. 

52 comments:

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work! I only put selves on two of mine the rest is used clips too...lol

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love this! Bright colors really draw my eyes this time of year. :) I'm headed for Italy, Greece and Turkey early in May so I know what you mean about getting ready - have fun! blessings, marlene

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning Leslie....you are here....and well worth the wait...lol
I Love your color my world....you sew color mine ..

Judith said...

Beautiful colors! I love your table topper! It cheered me up today! I needed some cheering up...Thanks, Judith, Texas

Judith said...

Beautiful colors! I love your table topper! It cheered me up today! I needed some cheering up...Thanks, Judith, Texas

Sharon B said...

I really like this - I love this pattern and need to just do something with it :)

Judy1522 said...

Very beautiful! I love your colors.

Karen said...

Glad you made it! A very bright and colorful topper for any occasion. Thanks for sharing and taking that giant leap forward! I'm a new follower, too.

Bobbie said...

Love it!

Needled Mom said...

It is really darling.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh gosh, Ilove this. So bright and fun.

Annette said...

nice way to brighten up the day it is rainy and cold here sew thank you for sharing a little cheer
in stitches

Betty Lou said...

A lovely way to add a spash of color to any room. Enjoy your trip.

tpott said...

Beautiful, lovely work. One of my favorite star blocks. ;-> Toni Anne

Loralynn said...

Beautiful work! I have to confess, as far as the binder clips go, I would probably just stick to that! I'm lazy that way! lol

pinsandneedles said...

Love all the colors! Thanks for sharing!

evelyn said...

Great work. Your colours really make me smile. I am a sucker for hearts too.

evelyn said...

Love the bright colours. Hearts are my favorite applique. Great mini.

iluvmybugs said...

Your mini is so pretty...love the bright colors!!! TFS
~Terry~

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Ficou maravilhoso,as cores muito bem escolhidas,parabéns.

Grams said...

What a happy mini! Didn't even notice the binders.

Vail in tn

Vickie said...

Beautiful Quilts!

QuiltSue said...

That is wonderful. I love it, thank you for showing it to us.

Sharon said...

Leslie the bright colors are just awesome...I love your table topper..

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Beautiful colours

Joyce Carter said...

Love this table topper.The colors are so bright and cheerful!

Vickie said...

I can really relate to your story I procrastinated until a few days before the blog hop. Finally the inspiration hit just like yours did. I love your table topper! Have fun in Europe.

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Oh, isn't that cute?? Love your striped rainbow binding that ties it all together. Adorable. Have a wonderful trip!!

Lori said...

this is lovely. love all the colors.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

mahoo said...

I love it. You did well under such time constraints! Have fun on your trip.

Marcia W. said...

Very pretty - regular life is more important than a hanging sleeve!

♥Duff said...

What a thoughtful reminder that there is love all over our world--we just need to look for it!!

Anne said...

I love the colors and the message. You should have said that your display method is creatively novel. I kind of like the binder clips.

leanne said...

very sweet little mini - and you'll get a sleeve on it eventually :)

Patty D from NC said...

Beautiful!

Julie said...

Binder clips are almost as useful as Duck tape!

Just Carol said...

Love the clips! I was so glad when she moved it from February to April because I was moving slow at getting mine done. Yours is so cute--thanks for sharing!

Gmama Jane said...

Ha! You will note that a few of mine have binder clips as well!1 Life Happens!!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Val said...

I love it!!!

Lee said...

Very nice!

Linda Crosby said...

Really like your bright colors Leslie...Thank you for sharing

Kathy said...

You do such beautiful work! I also love to sew and crafty. I've been making a lot of I Spy Quilts Lately. I'm new to blogging and I think I'm talking to myself:) I invite you and your friends to join me at www.sewcraftykathy.blogspot.com

Quilt n Queen said...

Happy Sunday Leslie....some times life gets in the way....binder clips are A OK. Love your table topper...bright, cheery and full of love. Thanks for taking that giant leap....I remember well how I felt when I took the leap into blogging and then posting my first tutorial ... scared big time....and let me tell you it does get easier. Mme Samm is a great confidence builder. Have a wonderful trip to Europe...(o:

Leslie said...

thank you. I am so enjoying all the visits. Leslie

Leslie said...

thank you. I am so enjoying all the visits. Leslie

sao said...

I love your mini - binder clips and all!!!!

sao in Midlothian, VA

Jodi - usairdoll said...

You did a super job! Love all the color! Hope you had a great trip to Europe.

Mhairi said...

I love the star and the way you incorporated it into your mini quilt. It is lovely and a really beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing.

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

I am running just a bit behind on my comments, but I am so glad to be here to see your wonderful creativity. I struggled with maintaining my personal deadline as well, but it looks like we both figured it out in time. Thank you for sharing your love of color. ~Kelly

I am running a little bit behind in getting round to see everyone's wonderful creativity. You have accomplished so much and look how beautiful your work is. I love them all, but if you make me choose a favorite I will choose the sweet tea pot. I will be back to read more. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

MoeWest said...

I love this colourful mini! I didn't even notice the binder clips. Lol.

robin said...

LOVE your use of color. :)

Lesley said...

Your mini is adorable! Enjoy your trip!