Sunday, April 22, 2012

Welcome Blog Hoppers
from Sew We Quilt! 
I have so enjoyed visiting everyone's blog
and getting new ideas. 
These table toppers are so fun. 

I'm posting a few days early because I'm off to visit my niece and her three sweet little girls. I haven't even hugged Elena yet. She was just born in February. 
A sweet little Valentine for our family

 I started with a table runner and then knew I had to do a topper to go with it.
The runner is a pattern by Karen Brown at Java House Quilts. (Sorry, I don't have that link.)
 I adapted the pattern to fit what I wanted and have the runner sitting on our china credenza.  
Someday my DH wants a koi pond in our backyard. I thought it would be fun to tease him with this runner.







(OMG, don't look at my toes in that picture! I haven't had my spring pedicure yet!)





Now the table topper....
 We have a sweet old orange cat named Miss Puny Puss. 
I wanted to show her relaxing by the pond, maybe tired from teasing the koi... taking a nap.


I used a variegated orange/brown thread to stitch her fur.  Also, I have a small palm tree and  cut off an old frond to use as a pattern for the palms. I also stitched around the dragon flies that are part of the fabric. The wings are stitched with a metallic silver. The dragon fly in the upper right corner I thread sketched without a pattern.  I have not completed this piece yet. I want to stitch in some grasses at the water's edge to make it look like Miss PP is napping in a nice grassy retreat. 

Here is the overall look.




That's it! That's my table topper! Hope you enjoyed the show.

Be sure to visit these talented ladies and see their fabulous table toppers

Betsy

Thank you so much for visiting & remember.....

Always Keep Stitchin' For the Ones You LOVE!

Hugs from Mary and Miss Puny Puss 

49 comments:

  1. both quilts are simply fabulous! awesome table runner.

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  2. I love it!!! looks wonderful and the threads you used!

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  3. Beautiful - and you have them placed perfectly! blessings, marlene

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  4. It looks so real from the distance. Very cool stitching!!

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  5. great runner and table topper and they go so well together - Miss Puny Puss is sweet too !

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  6. Your topper and runner are just too sweet. I can picture M.PP lazily dipping her paw in an attempt to 'fish'. Thank you for sharing. with us today.

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  7. This is such a lovely quilt. I love the cat. Thanks for sharing them.

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  8. Oh my.....I love your table toppers. I too have a Puny puss around here. The thing is she loves to lay on top of my flowers. But I love her! Thanks for sharing....Judith, Texas

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  9. Wow very kool...Your stitching is awesome and how wonderful to let your dh in on your moment of fame.....

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  10. Oh my goodness...what a talented lady you are! This is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. That's so cute. I love the idea that she's relaxing after teasing the fish!

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  12. Love your topper and your runner...gorgeous designs! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Your threadwork is amazing. All the toppers have been so different and inspirational. Thanks.

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  14. Bravo!!! That is just so fantastic. I adore your table runner and table topper ensemble. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

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  15. You are so creative and love the inspiration. Perfect pairing and thanks for sharing with all of us. Judy C

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  16. Mary, how cute is that cat, with the koi?? Perfect (purrfect).

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  17. Good Morning Mary...wherever you are...lol. LOVE your table toppers...you sew make me chuckle....your style is as unique as you are....great appliqué and stitching too...

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  18. Fabulous! Love your art quilts! Thanks for sharing! Love the toes, too!!

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  19. I loved the thread stitching on the table topper. Very good! Thanks for sharing your work.

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  20. That is such an original quilt topper.

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  21. So beautiful! Really a work of art--thanks for sharing!

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  22. Beautiful....luv your thread painting. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing in the blog hop!!

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  23. LOVELY! Just LOVELY! What a way to tie it all together!!

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  24. That is amazing!!! I love it and I really enjoy the cat with the paws hanging down. The quilting is gorgeous.

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  25. How wonderful. I can just picture her looking into the koi pond. You are very creative to think of that.

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  26. Don't usually leave comments on these things but that runner is super sweet! I had to tell you how much I enjoy it.

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  27. Just wanted to tell you I am a new follower, and love your topper! I hate to see this hop end. It has been so fun seeing all of them.

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  28. Your work is outstanding and Miss Puny Cat must like the quilt also. Thank you for sharing your art quilts.

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  29. all I can say is WOW! I think I said it at least five times while scrolling down!WOW

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  30. These are awesome...The colors are brilliant..It is almost as though you could touch it and feel the fish..The cat is great..you almost expect it to catch the fish.Thank you for sharing.

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  31. Stunningly beautiful! I especially love your cat art. These are so inspiring!

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  32. This is so creative. I love that you included your cat, but I picture a cat as staring intently at the fist rather than napping!

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  33. What a fantastic table topper and how perfect with your beautiful table runner. Love your work!

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  34. Beautiful TT! Love the tail of Miss Puss as it curls off the edge of the topper.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  35. Love the Koi fish and the kitty napping. Your thread work is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. These are great....also love Miss Puny Puss' tail gives extra dimension to your table topper!!! TFS
    ~Terry~

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  37. I've always wanted a Koi pond. Yours is lovely. The table topper is a great addition.Your thread work really makes it a work of art.

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  38. What a wonderful combo. Thanks for sharing, and I hope you enjoy visiting the children.

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  39. Wonderful thread work on each. Well Done!

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  40. Wow, you are a true artist! Beautiful work.

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  41. How exquisite! I admire art quilts so much!

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  42. I spent quite a lot of time admiring your fish at the top of the page and I was so pleased that there was a story and more to go with it. What a delight your art is, thank you for sharing it with us!

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  43. Beautiful works of art. My cat, Shadow, also likes to watch me sew. Right now I'm typing with one hand as she is demanding attention.

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  44. You did a wonderful job, very creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. The koi are wonderful pieces of art - like your header too

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  46. Beautiful work! thanks for sharing!

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