Sunday, October 6, 2013

Temptation or Fate?


Do you ever feel that you are tempted or that fate has  taken over? Well, that is what has happened to me today.  I started off checking the Hand Quilting forum I belong to, and there was a discussion about Christmas projects. There was also a discussion about how making a list is a way to get things done, and sometimes throwing in a small project helps you feel like you are accomplishing things. Then as usual I head over to Kathy's blog to see what going on with Slow Stitching Sundays. Kathy included a link to a wonderful table topper that is just adorable. Every Christmas for the past few years, I have told myself to get busy and make a table topper to put under a ceramic Christmas tree that is very special to me and my husband. So, today is the day, I decided to put everything else aside and stitched together the background and cut out the pumpkin seeds to applique onto the background. Six more green pumpkin seeds to mark and then I can sit down this evening and needle turn applique them into place.  Since I haven't spent much time on the machine this summer, I think I will machine quilt this one!

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  1. Hi Carla--I am soooo tempted with this one..especially because it's machine appliqued--I cnNOT get on with hand applique...such a pretty pattern...hugs Julierose

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    1. It is a great pattern for either hand or machine applique. I am also looking forward to binding a irregular shape.

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  2. I think it must be fate...it is a very cute pattern!

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    1. I think so too! I may have to pull out the ceramic tree early and see how it going to look! I have been quilting for close to fifteen years and have only made one other table topper. That needs to change.

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  3. Can't wait to see your finished table topper. This pattern is so cute!

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  4. Thanks for stopping by, I agree, it is one I just had to do.

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    1. Thanks Ginney, I hope to work on it again this evening and get the rest of the applique pumpking seeds done. It is a pretty simple pattern to do and I am so glad to use up some leftover Christmas prints that have been on a shelf for over ten years.

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  6. Oooooohhhh I am so excited to see how your project turns out!
    Thanks for linking up and enjoying some slow sunday stitching!

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    1. Thanks Kathy, I finished the applique tonight and hope to sandwich it tomorrow. I have a fear of machine quilting so I think big stitching might be the best solution.

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  7. Yay - for throwing everything aside and starting something you have been wanting to do! It looks terrifc too.
    I am visiting from kathy's Slow Stitchin.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  8. And I am a new follower through BL.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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