03 November 2009

A Christmas Wish


I know I haven't said anything about working on this Gail Pan design but here it is in flimsy form. Originally, it had nine blocks, but I wanted a table topper for the antique chest that is used as a coffee table in my home. To do that, I needed one more block. It wasn't hard to design one more, can you find the additional block*? The hard part was deciding on a word that fit right in with the rest of the blocks. Without any additional borders, this is a perfect size for that chest.

Now to sandwich it and get it quilted -- maybe in time for Christmas? *grin* But if I don't, then that's okay too. It will fit perfectly under the glass that is on top of the chest.

* it is in the lower right hand corner: cheer

21 comments:

  1. How adorable! Great job on it. I still have the last block to stitch.

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  2. I would have never guessed which block you added, but did find your answer! Great job with the topper. I love topper projects because they can be finished sooner!

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  3. The are just lovely Paula. I think they certainly could be out more of the year, if desired. Seems to me those words apply most every day. Nice job!! Hugs, Finn

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  4. Gosh, this is beautiful. You know Paula, I'm not into stitchery at all but this really is something I'd enjoy. Huh. ...and I'm not even and "into Christmas" person. You have some effect on me, friend!

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  5. Perfect! I would have never known you added a block - the designer might just want to follow your lead *s*

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  6. I love these blocks. Your table runner is wonderful!

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  7. What a wonderful job you did! And a creative way to come up with a solution! Cheers!

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  8. The cheer fits right in with the rest of the blocks. Looks great!

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  9. These are gorgeous! How could you keep these treasures such a secret?!? I want to make these blocks....maybe over Christmas I'll treat myself to hand stitching time....thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. I am just now going through the Virtual Quilt Show comments, and have been having such a great time reading your blog! By the way, I never would have guessed "cheer", it fits in perfectly!

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  11. This is beautiful! can't wait to see it completed! What a holiday treasure for your house.

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  12. So nice - and I would be so cheerful if you would share the extra block pattern you made. I traced these all off for my mom to work on and was thinking at the time I wish there were an even number of them. Yours looks GRRRrreeat!

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  13. Very nice, Paula. I love having a "cover" on my coffee table. And I can (and do) change it with some regularity. Need to head out to the LQS tomorrow and buy batting for some of those Christmas panels I've been adding borders (to). Love this time of the year! And Thursday is a Buggy Barn class - woo hoo!
    M.

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  14. What a nice idea

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  15. Cheer!!! And to you too. Mine is done, and I love it. I think yours will look so great on your chest.

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  16. Oh aren't you clever! It is wonderful!

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  17. What a great idea to use this as a topper for your table. Cheers!

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  18. How sweet! It is so pretty. I know it will look good on a antique chest**!
    VIcki

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