Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tulip Table Toppers

In the last week before Mother's Day, I decided I needed to make something for my mom and mother-in-law, as opposed to giving them the usual flowering hanging basket. 

So, what follows is my labor of love, which was completed at about midnight on the night before the holiday, as is standard form with me and my crazy last-minute ideas. I always think to myself "self, you are never making gifts right before a holiday again!" but I don't listen very well.


I used the Field of Tulips Quilt Pattern at Moda Bake Shop. I made four blocks from the pattern and sashed them together and used a solid yellow for the border. The two toppers are not exactly alike; the light pinks are two different fabrics.


I used a squiggly quilting pattern on one and kind of a scallop on the other. Maybe these quilting methods have other, more technical names?


I really like how they turned out, nice and bright for spring/summer. 

7 comments:

P. said...

They're so nice and springy, and I bet they both loved them! I especially like the scallop quilting on the one.

Sew It UP! said...

What a lovely gift! I'm sure they both loved it :o)

concretenprimroses said...

So pretty and a great gift.
Kathy

ivoryspring said...

This is SO cute!!!! What a great gift idea.

Pokey said...

The tulip is adorable, such a sweet gift. And I'm pretty sure you have the genuine technical names for those "squiggly" quilting lines, lol
:-} pokey

Chris said...

They're both fresh and cheery. I have a soft spot for tulips. As a kid I wanted to bake heart-shaped cake for my mom for Mother's Day. There was no way I could do that without my mom knowing, and I had never baked a cake before. My best friend's mom said I could bake it at their house. She showed me how, but let me do it myself. The finishing touch was that she cut some fresh tulips garnish the cake platter. In my mind, Mother's Day and tulips go together, so you made the perfect gift! :)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is really cute. Somehow I missed this on the bakeshop blog. I love it.

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