Saturday, February 06, 2010

A table topper -What is chocolate cake?

What a day.  I started making a table topper using a quilt as you go method.  This was a method I had not used before.  I got two blocks done and hated  it. - the method that is.  The blocks were tossed into the trash can.
I had seen a cute topper on Linda's Blog So I decided to 'copy and change' one of hers. What? Me, follow a pattern? Hardly! I try really I do...but well....I can't seem to rein myself in.

So, I took some charm squares, some yardage and went at it.
Here is the front.




Not perfectly square....cause I oop'sed a couple of times.

And here is the back.





I like it... flaws and all.

Now about the cake:
Anita and her husband have an issue about chocolate cake. You will have to read a couple of her posts to find out about it. BUT she is having a giveaway too. There are three great prizes- What are you waiting for Go enter
Oh, but leave a comment for me before you go!

14 comments:

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

love your table topper and the back.......

kimbuktu said...

Cute!

And I agree that if a method is not fun, it should be scrapped. It is not worth my time to finish.

Barbara said...

The front is cleverly laid out. I know you weren't going for an image, but I see window panes. And the back is so ummmmm -- Black!

Cora said...

Great job Gene! My first thought was church window.

Linda B said...

I know you used your stash cuz I recognize some of the fabric from the back. Glad you had fun.

Rae Ann said...

Gene ~ You did a great job and I love your design. Keep up the good work!

Stephanie said...

Gene, I love the blue and yellow and flaws are what make them all look handmade! Great job! Steph

jindiscottage said...

Great table topper, I especially like the design created by the sashing fabric being taken into the block corners.

tango's trash & treasures said...

Cute table topper, both sides are grat!
Off to see about some chocolate cake! LOL

tango's trash & treasures said...

Really I can spell great! LOL

Vesuviusmama said...

Very nice. You know, patterns are just suggestions, guidelines, a starting point - at least that's how I view them.

sewmeow said...

Some of the "quilt as you go" ideas are trash, and you did the right thing.
Have fun "doing it your way".

Barb said...

What a cute topper...the back is wonderful.

Rhonda said...

Gene, you sound so much like me......follow directions to the letter....not hardly. Your tablerunner looks great!!!