Saturday, March 31, 2012

Easter Table Topper - Part 5

Note:  Anyone who left a comment and would like a file sent to them - please leave a way for me to find your email!  If you comment anonymously or even if you have your profile set so I can't see your email I can't contact you.  Please leave your email in the body of your comment in these cases.  As of 3:30 April 7th, I've sent out all files for people I have emails for so please comment again if you still don't have one. Thanks!  Amanda

Hi everyone,

Hope you are having a great weekend.  Here at the instructions to finish your Easter Table Topper...

When we left off it was time to layer the Topper on top of the backing and batting and quilt it.  Just for a second, I'm going to skip ahead and show you some photos of the finished piece so that you can see the details of the quilting. 




I'm not the best quilter but I am working on my skills and the Bernina Stitch Regulator helps a lot!
You'll notice that I big arcs radianting from the center of the topper behidn the bunny and then filled in the arcs with concentric teardrop shapes.  This helps hide the seams where the Dresdens met and helped focus your eye on the center section as whole.

I also marked off arc areas around the eggs and filled them with stippling.  With all that motion I quilted some straight lines between these areas for contrast.



Okay, back to assembly...  Once you have your Easter Table Topper quilted, you are going to apply facing.  Take a large (at least 29'') square of fabric that is bigger than the size of your Topper and fold it in half both way, pressing lightly, to find the center.  This will be your facing.  Using that center mark, draw a big circle (mine was about 12-1/2'') in the center of the fabric square.  Staystitch on the circle line.  Cut out the center of the circle, using a 1/4'' seam allowance.  Clip the seam allowance right up to the stitching line at 1/4'' intervals.  Press the seam back along the line.  Use steam!  The better your pressing line, the easier it will be to finish.

Layer the facing on top of the Easter Table Topper right sides together, centering the design inside the cut out area.  Pin.


´╗┐Turn the entire unit over and sew all the way around the piece, through all layers, using a 1/4'' seam allowance and your walking foot.



Trim off extra facing fabric.  Clip the 1/4'' seam allowance every 1/4'', right up to - but not through - the seamline.  Clip through all layers - including the batting!  You might have to clip a little extra at the internal corners where the scallops meet.


I'm clearly am not a free motion expert - note the overlapping stitching in the above photo, but you would be hard pressed to see that on the front side of the project.  Small projects are the perfect oppotunities to practice quilting - it doesn't have to be perfect!

Turn the facing to the back.  Press.  (If it doesn't turn well, you might have to turn it back inside out and clip the seam a few more times.)



Slipstitch the facing to the back of the Table Topper, all the way around your circle.  While doing so feel free to insert a label, if desired.




That's it.  Hope everyone has a happy Easter!

Amanda

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62 Comments:

At March 31, 2012 at 2:35 PM , Blogger Vickie said...

That is beautifully quilted! Thanks for the pattern.

 
At March 31, 2012 at 4:38 PM , Blogger VickiT said...

Amanda ~ This is absolutely GORGEOUS! And you did an amazing job with the quilting. Stop that apologizing for crossing over a line. I know that rule all too well from my cake decorating days while creating cornelli lace but not too many are going to sit and look for that but yea, I know, I also apologized when I did that cross over a line thing myself. You have created a beautiful table topper that anyone would be envious of having. Just beautiful. And thank you so much for all the time you spent writing all the instruction for us to also make one for ouselves.

 
At March 31, 2012 at 5:04 PM , Blogger beaquilter said...

gorgeous! just gorgeous!

 
At March 31, 2012 at 5:43 PM , Blogger Lesley said...

This is so very beautiful! Well done!

 
At March 31, 2012 at 6:37 PM , Blogger Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Oh that is adorable! Your quilting is marvelous!

 
At March 31, 2012 at 8:50 PM , Blogger Emily said...

Amanda!! One of the prettiest things I have seen in a long time, just beautiful.

 
At March 31, 2012 at 11:05 PM , Blogger Wendy said...

This table topper is just beautiful!

 
At April 1, 2012 at 9:34 AM , Blogger Deanie said...

Amanda, I think you've out done yourself, this topper is absolutely beautiful. The prettiest Easter topper I've ever seen. Thank you for such a wonderful tutorial. deanie.dreams@gmail.com

 
At April 1, 2012 at 1:03 PM , Blogger Debby said...

Speechless!!! Over the top cute!!!!

 
At April 1, 2012 at 1:04 PM , Blogger Carrie P. said...

wow! that is a blue ribbon quilt. I love that. the back even looks awesome. well done!

 
At April 2, 2012 at 5:15 AM , Blogger Snoodles said...

Thank you so much for the instructions, photos, and for sharing this lovely project with us! Mine is coming along...I have the outer and inner petals on now, and I'm getting ready to put a basket with eggs in the middle....hope you don't mind my small change. My daughter said she thought I should use more of the pretty Flora eggs!! LOL Thanks again. :)

 
At April 2, 2012 at 7:40 PM , Anonymous Kate Brown said...

Its absolutely beautiful!

 
At April 6, 2012 at 11:23 PM , Blogger marylouc said...

Love the colors and all the beautiful detail! An amazing project, perfect for Easter, reminiscent of an Easter egg plate. Thanks so much for sharing.

 
At April 7, 2012 at 9:20 PM , Blogger Lori M. said...

I love the topper Amanda. I don't think can get one done this year but I'd love to for next year. I'd love to get the bunny. I use PES format. My email is mehhouse10@gmail.com

Thank you,

Lori

 
At April 7, 2012 at 9:25 PM , Blogger marylouc said...

Amanda, I 'd love to get an ART version of the adorable bunny embroidery design. My email is marylouc@mac.com. Thanks so much, and happy Easter!

 
At April 8, 2012 at 5:52 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Love It! If you are sharing, I loved to have it. I use ART version as well.
My email is macy327@bellsouth.net

 
At April 8, 2012 at 4:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to have the file. The table topper is gorgeous. My email is peterson.patrice@gmail.com

 
At April 8, 2012 at 6:14 PM , Anonymous Davene said...

Love the table topper! Would love the design also. I would need a JEF format. Send to dhutch3 @ verizon.net. Thank you so much for your creativity and willingness to share.

Davene

 
At April 9, 2012 at 9:14 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous. You do such beautiful work. Thank you so much for sharing. I would love to have the design as well. My email is frani.davis49@verizon.net

 
At April 10, 2012 at 8:14 AM , Blogger Martha said...

love the egg topper and thank you so much -would love a copy of the file
Your work is beautiful!!

 
At April 10, 2012 at 6:09 PM , Blogger Amanda Murphy said...

Martha, please leave me your email and the file type you need.
Amanda

 
At April 10, 2012 at 8:26 PM , Blogger Anita said...

I love how your tabletopper turned out and would love an emailed copy! Thanks for sharing :)

 
At April 11, 2012 at 7:04 AM , Anonymous Shirley Todd said...

My great granddaughter would love one of these quilts.
Please send me instructions.
Thank you.

shirleydtodd2@yahoo.com

 
At April 12, 2012 at 5:54 AM , Anonymous sherrystrawberry said...

This is gorgeous, I would appreciate the Bernina format, thank you sherrystrawberry@verizon.net

 
At April 12, 2012 at 8:35 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Amanda: Your Eeaster table topper is delightful and clever. One that I will definitely make as it will make a great centerpiece on the dining table or sideboard and grace both an Easter Basket or a lovely flower pot filled with spring flowers.

Please send me the .ART format.
Best regards,

Laura
Laurahefferan@gmail.com

 
At April 13, 2012 at 6:33 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Amanda! Gorgeous design. Please send in VP3, VIP or Hus, DST, in that order of preference, as available. Thank you.

lucindaaps@comcast.net

 
At April 14, 2012 at 11:31 AM , Blogger quiltingseagull said...

Amanda, Your table mat is so darling!! Would love to make one for next year. I use art format
maddalen@comcast.net
Thank you so very much!

 
At April 15, 2012 at 3:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is so cute! I use PES or DST format. Thanks.

gingersnap32000@yahoo.com

 
At April 15, 2012 at 9:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just returned today from Cincinnati Quilt Festival where I saw this done. Beautiful! Drove the five hours home and got right online! Please send file in .ART format. Thanks for the inspiration!
sew4sanity@sbcglobal.net

 
At April 16, 2012 at 2:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

the table topper is adorable! I would like to have the embroidery design in ART format.

Thanks! Janette
jluehring@kc.rr.com

 
At April 18, 2012 at 2:00 PM , Blogger LjLake said...

Just found your blog. What an adorable table topper! I am anxious to start it. Please send EXP file to ljsch@embarqmail.com Thank you! Linda

 
At April 19, 2012 at 6:39 AM , Blogger Alice said...

I LOVE this table topper!!!! I'll give it a try next year if you will send the files--VP3 or PES preferred, but I can convert. Thanks so much. Alice at sherfyr@aol.com.

 
At April 20, 2012 at 3:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I would love to make it! Hope

kehrhahn at live dot com

 
At April 21, 2012 at 4:49 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really love your table topper and I'd like to get the bunny embroidery. My address is: thecarrs156@msn.com Thank you.

 
At April 22, 2012 at 8:38 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is beautiful. Wish I had found before Easter - but now I have lots of time to finish for next year. Would you please send me the bunny embordiary in .ART format. My email address is vistajrc@nventure.com. Thanks!

Penny

 
At April 26, 2012 at 11:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved the cute bunny table topper, and I want to make it.
Would you please send the embroidery design in ART format.
My email is rwms_1713@sbcglobal.net
Thanks so much,
Sue

 
At April 27, 2012 at 5:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait to make the bunny table topper. Please send the embroidery design for my Bernina 830 machine to peggy1900@gmail.com
Thanks,

 
At May 1, 2012 at 5:33 AM , Blogger Tessa said...

I just saw your beautiful Easter Topper via the Bernina website. It's simply incredible & so inspiring! I've always longed for a reason to use the decorative stitches & your topper is perfect! Please send your bunny embroidery in the PES format to me at 7andersont@gmail.com. Thanks so much!!

 
At May 2, 2012 at 10:40 AM , Blogger Lois said...

this is wonderful - inspiring - beautiful - and thank you very very much for the offer of the embroidery bunny. I have a Bernina 830 so would need either an .art file for my software Bernina Version 6 Designer Plus or .exp for the Bernina 830. thank you. Lois lois.ann.lapointe@gmail.com

 
At May 2, 2012 at 12:33 PM , Anonymous Patsy said...

This is a lovely project. The embroidery and quilting realy dresses up the dresdens. I would love the files and have a Bernina 830 and version 5 software.
email: maxajones@gmail.com
Thanks'
Patsy

 
At May 4, 2012 at 1:52 PM , Anonymous joann ferguson said...

This is very beautiful. I would like to try and make one for my next Easter dinner table. I hope mine turns out as well. Your quilting is beautiful.
joann

 
At May 4, 2012 at 4:27 PM , Blogger starquilter said...

Amanda,
I just found your Easter Topper and fell in love with it. You are very creative. I would like to have the pattern in pdf and the design if possible. Send to starquilter2@yahoo.com
Thanks for your generosity.

 
At May 16, 2012 at 12:32 PM , Anonymous Patt said...

Hi Amanda
Just found this table topper and it is adorable. Have the directions but need the files. I can use ART or EXP. My email is mspattck@att.net. Thanks and keep them coming now that I found you.

 
At June 28, 2012 at 10:51 AM , Blogger lhasa lady said...

Please send the designs to xpawslhasas@gmail.com

thankyou

 
At July 10, 2012 at 8:18 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to have the bunny design for a Viking Diamond.Please send to luvlido@gmail.com
Your project is exquisite and your tutorial is excellant. As a teacher, I appreciate good instructions. Wonderful site!
oldsew

 
At July 11, 2012 at 5:26 PM , Anonymous Tina Carson said...

Hi Just found your great Easter project and wanted to ask if you could send me the design in the PES form. I would love to get a jump on this project for next year.
Thank you,
tinacarson62@yahoo.com

 
At July 13, 2012 at 8:46 AM , Blogger Jeanne Laurie said...

Love your topper could I please have the design. You are so nice to share your work. Wonderful site.
Thanks Jeanne
jlaurie32gmail.com

 
At August 2, 2012 at 2:21 PM , Blogger Pixie Hunter said...

Your table topper is beautiful ! Please email the information to me in the PES file format. Thank you.

 
At August 4, 2012 at 9:54 AM , Blogger Amanda Murphy said...

Pixie,
Please leave your email address as your profile isn't public so I can't send you the file. Thanks!

 
At August 7, 2012 at 7:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for this wonderful tute !! Hopefully I can get a jump on this table topper for next easter.
Would love the design in PES format .. Thank you XX

Paula

ufoqueen_5@hotmail.com

 
At August 9, 2012 at 6:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amanda this Easter Table Topper is so beautiful. I was browsing the internet and came across it. I fell in love with it. Could you please send me the instructions. I thank you and keep up the beautiful work.

Barbara
barkie1959@yahoo.com

 
At September 8, 2012 at 10:35 AM , Blogger Pricilla said...

You table topper is awesome! I would love to make it for my grand-girls. I need the design in Art format.

Thank you,
Pricilla

pricillamurphy@gmail.com

 
At November 7, 2012 at 12:53 AM , Blogger elmersmum said...

Hi Amanda,

I found your Easter table topper via pinterest and think it is so beautiful; you are a very talented lady!
Thank you so much for giving this lovely pattern for free. Could you send me the file to my email addie.
Thank you soo much!

Viviane.
vivianepfitzner@aol.com

 
At January 23, 2013 at 9:22 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is the prettiest topper I've ever seen. Your work is beautiful. I typed in Easter tablerunner on Yahoo under images and this is one of the ones that came up. Is it too late to get the pattern? My email is pamhish@yahoo.com
Thanks. I put your blog in my faves so I can visit again.

 
At April 4, 2013 at 4:42 PM , Blogger Kathy said...

I love your darling table topper and I am gathering all of the fabrics to make mine. I would love to have your little bunny design to compliment my topper. I am also planning to make a topper for my daughter and daughter-in-law for their Easter tables next year.
My Bernina workhorse is an Artista 185e.
Thank you so very much Kathy

 
At April 4, 2013 at 4:45 PM , Blogger Kathy said...

I am sorry I didn't include my email addy. It is isewbernina@cox.net
Thank you. Kathy

 
At September 3, 2013 at 2:57 PM , Blogger Rhonda Hawkins said...

I LOVE the Easter Table Topper! I would love the file. My email is rhondahawkins57@gmail.com.

 
At January 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM , Blogger pbrenner said...

I pinned this table topper some time ago, and now that Christmas is over, I want to start working on it. Is it too late (2 years later, yikes!) to request the embroidery design? If I'm too late, I'll muddle through with something and leave you with a huge Thank You for such lovely fabrics and designs! If I'm not too late, I have a pfaff, so prefer .vp3, .hus, or .pcs but my software can make do with any format except .art.

Patty
pbrenneraz@yahoo.com

 
At February 7, 2014 at 6:36 PM , Blogger Ellen said...

I just saw this design. It is gorgeous. My son just got married this year and his wife would love decorations for the house. If you are still sending the design, I use pes files, but also have software that can change any design.

Ellen

 
At March 31, 2014 at 1:17 PM , Blogger Pam George said...

I love your Easter Table Runner and would love the design for it if you are still sending them. I also would like the big bunny that goes in the center as I did not see any where to down load it. If possible could you send me the whole file as my computer and printer do not want tp play nice and I am having trouble getting all the directions and templater.
Thank you
Pam George
warden1951@cox.net

 
At April 25, 2014 at 6:56 PM , Blogger quilternance said...

This Easter table topper is beautiful. I would love the design, if you are still sending them out. Though Easter has come and gone, I might be able to get it done for next year. Is the large bunny part of the file too?

Thank you so much.
Nancy
nlimberg@yahoo.com

 
At June 11, 2014 at 7:23 PM , Blogger Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

Oh this is beautiful. You are very talented! I would love to have the pattern if you are still offering it. yessewingisfun@yahoo.com

 

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Note:  Anyone who left a comment and would like a file sent to them - please leave a way for me to find your email!  If you comment anonymously or even if you have your profile set so I can't see your email I can't contact you.  Please leave your email in the body of your comment in these cases.  As of 3:30 April 7th, I've sent out all files for people I have emails for so please comment again if you still don't have one. Thanks!  Amanda

Hi everyone,

Hope you are having a great weekend.  Here at the instructions to finish your Easter Table Topper...

When we left off it was time to layer the Topper on top of the backing and batting and quilt it.  Just for a second, I'm going to skip ahead and show you some photos of the finished piece so that you can see the details of the quilting. 




I'm not the best quilter but I am working on my skills and the Bernina Stitch Regulator helps a lot!
You'll notice that I big arcs radianting from the center of the topper behidn the bunny and then filled in the arcs with concentric teardrop shapes.  This helps hide the seams where the Dresdens met and helped focus your eye on the center section as whole.

I also marked off arc areas around the eggs and filled them with stippling.  With all that motion I quilted some straight lines between these areas for contrast.



Okay, back to assembly...  Once you have your Easter Table Topper quilted, you are going to apply facing.  Take a large (at least 29'') square of fabric that is bigger than the size of your Topper and fold it in half both way, pressing lightly, to find the center.  This will be your facing.  Using that center mark, draw a big circle (mine was about 12-1/2'') in the center of the fabric square.  Staystitch on the circle line.  Cut out the center of the circle, using a 1/4'' seam allowance.  Clip the seam allowance right up to the stitching line at 1/4'' intervals.  Press the seam back along the line.  Use steam!  The better your pressing line, the easier it will be to finish.

Layer the facing on top of the Easter Table Topper right sides together, centering the design inside the cut out area.  Pin.


´╗┐Turn the entire unit over and sew all the way around the piece, through all layers, using a 1/4'' seam allowance and your walking foot.



Trim off extra facing fabric.  Clip the 1/4'' seam allowance every 1/4'', right up to - but not through - the seamline.  Clip through all layers - including the batting!  You might have to clip a little extra at the internal corners where the scallops meet.


I'm clearly am not a free motion expert - note the overlapping stitching in the above photo, but you would be hard pressed to see that on the front side of the project.  Small projects are the perfect oppotunities to practice quilting - it doesn't have to be perfect!

Turn the facing to the back.  Press.  (If it doesn't turn well, you might have to turn it back inside out and clip the seam a few more times.)



Slipstitch the facing to the back of the Table Topper, all the way around your circle.  While doing so feel free to insert a label, if desired.




That's it.  Hope everyone has a happy Easter!

Amanda

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