Kona AccuQuilt Table Topper

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Kona AccuQuilt Table Topper

Today is Day Three of the Wake Up to Kona Blog hop.
I am so excited to be sharing my projects with you. A big thank you to Carol and Madame Samm for all your hard work!

I decided to use my Kona solids to make a table topper as I think you can never have too many of them and this one really makes me think of Spring!

Kona table topper at Freemotion by the River

This glass mason jar that Bob bought me a few years ago and looks perfect sitting in the center.

Accuquilt table topper at Freemotion by the River

I did a lot of free motion stitching around the flower petals and pebbles in the center.

closeup at Freemotion by the River

I used my AccuQuilt Go Baby to cut the 3″ HSTs for the background piece….

Accuquilt HST die

and I also used it to cut the flower petals using the Flower Power die.

Accuquilt flower die

Since I had the Accuquilt dies out I decided to cut a few birds using my Birds die and stick them on a couple branches. It made  a cute pillow. I can’t show you the back because….I decided to use a batik on the back instead of a Kona solid.

Kona bird pillow at Freemotion by the River

I just cut bias strips for the branches.

Accuquilt bird pillow at Freemotion by the River

I think it is always fun to see what a project looks like before it is quilted….quite a bit different.

Birds before quilting at Freemotion by the River

Thanks for stopping by and be sure and visit the other blogs that are taking part today!

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  1. These are so pretty! I especially love the birdie pillow! Solids are so fun and your quilting is beautiful.

  2. Your creations are BEAUTIFUL, as usual. I just love the quilting you did on both of these. You sure are one talented lady! Thanks for sharing your creations.

  3. Connie I just love love your table topper. It makes me ready for spring! Pillows are cute too.
    xo jan

  4. Four dogs and one quilter says:

    Love your table topper. What die did you use for the flowers? Have searched the Accuquilt website but can't seem to find that die.

  5. Your Topper & jar are definitely perfect together! Looove the Topper!!! Birdie Pillows are way fun too!

  6. Wow, what a beautiful topper – I love the color combo over the pieced background. Nice setup for your machine quilting! Great pillow, too – so very cheery, don't you love your AccuQuilt cutter?

  7. Oh my goodness, the pebbled inside of the lower is amazing!

  8. Textile Recycler says:

    The birdie pillow are adorable 😉 textilerecycler (at) yahoo (dot) com

  9. Great table topper. The quilting on it is outstanding. I am slowly noticing how much the quilting is used to make the pattern "pop". The bird pillow just plain makes me happy! Thank you for sharing.

  10. lauraluvsloons says:

    I agree, you can never have too many table toppers. I made a couple for my day too.
    Yours came out really nice. I love your pillow too,( I made one too LOL)

  11. WOW Connie!!!!!!! As always, I just LOVE seeing what you have made. Of course, you just had to use my favorite color again. LOL I really love the table topper and that jar is gorgeous. That is just beautiful.

    Ooh you have the bird die? That's the one at the top of my list ……..as if I really need any new dies considering the pile of them I just bought last month, right? LOL

  12. Really cute projects. I love the table topper. I always wonder if I would utilize the Accu-Cutter in order to make it a reasonable investment. I loved seeing you using it for so many shapes.

  13. The Slow Quilter says:

    Your quilting is great and the flower and birds with the colors are beautiful.

  14. Both of your projects are beautiful!

  15. Heather H. Karr says:

    Pretty, pretty flower. I love the bright contrasting threads that add interest and texture. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Wow, could I go for some spring right now!!! Your runner and pillow are both fabulous! The FMQing is fantastic!!!

  17. Oh the thoughts of spring , what a nice thought and such pretty colours . Love the pillow too and the quilting sure does make a difference . Thanks for sharing .

  18. Amy, a redeemed sheep says:

    I love the birds!!

  19. Love both projects. They really make me want to get some Kona and do some modern works.

  20. What a lovely table topper Connie and the bird pillow is so cute.

  21. Connie you always amaze me! I love both projects and would love to pick a favorite but I can't! Blessings, Marlene

  22. Very pretty! Love the birds tool

  23. Gmama Jane says:

    Lovely use of color! Very nice project
    Gmama Jane

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  25. I love, love those pillows! Very creative!

  26. Createology says:

    You have certainly created a pop of Spring for your table. Beautifully designed, quilted and solid color choices. Your little birdie pillow is uber cute and I can definitely see the difference before and after detail stitching. Amazing. Thank you for hopping…

  27. Love the topper and the pillow too. Great colors and quilting.

  28. Julia Plunkett says:

    Your table topper is just wonderful! Thanks for sharing your talent.

  29. Hi Connie, I love your table topper and it is very pretty with your mason jar, the quilting is also very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Beautiful work. It is wonderful to be looking forward to spring while we are in this deep freeze. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Beautiful table topper, love your quilting as well.

  32. Paula@TheSassyQuilter says:

    So jealous of your cutter! I love the way you did the HST's as the background. It certainly is a fabulous table topper:) The pillow is cute too, the quilting really made it come alive!

  33. Love the spring flower and the birds. You did a great job on the quilting of each one.

  34. LittleHouseontheDairy says:

    The table topper is beautiful but I love the pillow!

  35. Your quilt is so inspiring. I feel like I should get out my machine and start working. Love your projects. Thanks for sharing

  36. Such springy thoughts! I love them! I am really loving birds this year too

    1. the jar is beautiful to and I love the quilting on your branches

  37. Amanda Murphy says:

    Both designs are beautiful and you did a wonderful job on the quilting! I just love how you quilted the flower!

  38. Bluequilt says:

    I like both projects. The flower one stands out better, but the birds are beautiful. I would be happy with either one.

  39. Patty D from NC says:

    Beautiful quilting on the flower! I really love the bird one.

  40. The flower is really awesome! The quilting on it is perfection 🙂

  41. Both projects are lovely. I'm a bird fanatic so its my fav! 😉

  42. Connie,both projects are just gorgeous! But the birdie pillow is my favorite!

  43. Great use of color. Love the pillow, the birds are so nice.

  44. Cathy's Chatter says:

    Each stop on this hop just keeps getting better and better! Beautiful! What a great eye you have!

  45. Kristen King says:

    Beautiful job Connie!!! 🙂

  46. Great use of colour in your table topper as well as the great cushion! What a difference quilting makes!

  47. i love the birds, so cute. I seriously want an aqcuquilt!

  48. Sandy@UpstairsHobbyRoom says:

    love both of your projects!! You are right the mason jar is perfect there!!

  49. I love your little birdie pillow! So cute!

  50. ritainalaska says:

    terrific kona topper! love the bright flower, and the bird pillow is a geat idea for my big chair. love this inspiring blog tour!

  51. It is amazing how quilting makes a difference and you do such a good job at it.

  52. Kathy Pfaltzgraff says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your projects with us. Really like your colors and the quilting gives so much interest to the solids. K

  53. Oh my!!! Love the flower!!!!! Great job!

  54. DebraKay Neiman says:

    Love the pillow and table topper. As a new quilter, solids are less scary to use. I am loving this hop. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  55. JanesQuilting says:

    What an admirably sweet flower. I love it and what great quilting you did on it. Your birds are equally as pretty. You just proved to me that I need to save my money foe a go-cutter.

  56. madebymeinred says:

    The birds are adorable. I'm impressed with the veins on the leaves. Makes them look real. Great colors too.

  57. I really love the applique project for the table, but the pillow is nice to..

  58. Cute, cute, cute! I love these, Connie. The table topper (you really can't have too many) is gorgeous and definitely screams Spring. And the birds? They are wonderful. You can almost hear them singing…..

  59. Mokki stevenson says:

    Some very pretty projects. I love the colours and the shapes you've used. The quilting on the cushion really suits it and takes it up a level. Love it!

  60. wow as always you did a gorgeous job. they are so pretty and vibrant. I am looking forward to spring also. thanks for sharing

  61. You never disappoint. Both of your projects are fabulous and very creative.

  62. You always come up with such fabulous quilts! Thanks for sharing with us! 🙂

  63. I really like the flower–both the design and the colors. Very nice job.

  64. Connie, your projects are gorgeous! Wow!

  65. Just Quilt It says:

    Lovely work! Now, I want an Accuquilt,too. I love the springy table topper. Green and purple looks so great together, and the birds are just outstanding. What a great job!

  66. Beautiful work! I always enjoy reading you blog & seeing your projects.

  67. Susan Arnold says:

    Both are so pretty! Nice work!

  68. Nice job on the quilting! Love both of these pieces!

  69. What a pretty table topper! And pillow, too. I received a Go Baby for Christmas but haven't bought any extra dies yet. I like the one you have for flowers, so I might search that one out. Ah, the possibilities!

  70. Your work is always so beautiful. Love your projects.

  71. MooseStashQuilting says:

    Your table topper is stunning. I just LOVE those colors, and what a perfect match for that wonderful mason jar. It's nice to see the GO being used. Mine tends to sit in a corner and collect dust. This is the perfect inspiration for me to find it and put it to use! Love those bright birds on your pillows!

  72. You can never have too many table toppers!

  73. sew.darn.quilt says:

    Your table runner does sing "Spring" and your pillow is my favourite so far in this hop!

  74. Love your projects! So pretty, makes me wish spring was here! Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

  75. Agnes B. Bullock says:

    YES! Absolutely adore both pieces! What a wonderul table topper and the birds are so cute!

  76. Siouxzq64@gmail.com says:

    The table topper is lovely, but I do love the birds on the branches. They are both so lovely.

  77. Amy Johnson says:

    Ooh! I like it! Fun projects and I'm going to have to check out those dies!

  78. pinsandneedles says:

    Love the vibrant colors in table topper! Great job!

  79. Teresa Nance says:

    Love your table topper and the pillow! I sure wish I could quilt like that. They are both beautiful!

  80. You do such beautiful work, Connie. The table topper is lovely but I just adore the bird cushion.

  81. Sherry Von Fumetti says:

    I like the way you pieced the low volume colors for the background…makes it so much more interesting. Of course, the table topper center is great too. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  82. Wow Connie…Your topper and pillow are gorgeous…love the quilting. That mason jar is pretty amazing too !

  83. Lovely! Your colours and designs have me thinking of Spring. :o)

  84. Diana @ Red Delicious Life says:

    Both projects are beautiful, but I just LOVE the pillow with the birds! Absolutely adorable.

  85. I love your bird-cushion, soo nice, and the quilting is the CREAM of it!!!!

  86. Love the topper and the pillow! I love seeing the before and after to see just what a difference the quilting makes. You brought the birds and the flower to life! Thanks for the great inspiration!

  87. Purl Buttons says:

    Great ideas! It looks like maybe you are thinking about spring already…

  88. Elizabeth Coughlin says:

    Both your projects are stunning! I adore the table topper! The quilting is really, really nice on both.

  89. Good Morning Connie…both are just lovely…you always bring such delights to all who view your quilting talent

  90. Love them! Both are beautiful, but OH those birds! 🙂

  91. Kiera Vanella says:

    Connie…those are both just stunning! You're creativity and talent continues to awe me my friend! Love both of these projects!!

  92. Fantastic Connie! The flower came out wonderfully but I am swooning over those birds! Woohoo… And who knew using solids could be so exciting. Thanks so much for sharing… Hugs, Karen

  93. Um, uh, WOW! Love your flower, the colours and the quilting are very striking. Thought you were done so continue scrolling down, and see such cute little birds. Now I'm not sure which one I prefer!

  94. Judy Cooper Textile Images says:

    Both projects are lovely! I do like the birds.

  95. I love both of your projects!

  96. Great projects Connie! Your birds are really cute.

  97. Mary W Quilts says:

    Love the appliqué. The fowler and background are great and original. Mary in Boston

  98. charlotte says:

    Everything is looking very springy at your house! Love the table topper. What great quilting. The pillow is sew cute. Nice job!

  99. Connie. That. Is. Awesome! Just absolutely beautiful. What a clever thing to do with those solids. At first they didn't seem solid, but that's because of your incredible, dimensional quilting. Kudos to you and to that die cutter. And those birds? Sheesh! Love them and the way you transformed the before to the after with your quilting. Thanks so much for the wonderful eye candy today.

  100. I love your projects and they really make me long for spring time. The bird pillow is wonderful!

  101. Wonderful projects, especially those sweet birds…so cute!

  102. Lorna McMahon says:

    Both of your projects are stunning! I am not surprised that pillow is backed in batik. You couldn't help yourself! Those birds are sure some sweet tweets!

  103. Those are both beautiful projects! I love the colors you have used and the quilting on both makes such an attractive addition. GREAT job.

  104. Kylie Lloyd says:

    I love your bird cushion

  105. Hi Connie, I really REALLY love your flower and I think I have one of the bird dies, but my machine is packed away for now. I can't wait to unpack and let the fun begin!

  106. DeborahGun says:

    they are both lovely 🙂

  107. Ohhh cool Connie ( almost called you Bonnie- must have had Bonnie hunter on the brain) lovely flowers and love the birds…. all dies?? off to a great start for the 15th 😉

  108. Farm Quilter says:

    Adorable pillow! And the table topper…wow!!! The quilting sets both of them off perfectly!

  109. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love how you used a variety of solids in the background and the quilting to give texture to the solids. Fabulous!

  110. Crickets Corner says:

    Once again you provided us with amazing projects, make me wish it were Spring. I love your color choices and the quilting is perfect. It's always so much fun to see the before quilting and after……such a difference!

  111. Love the way you have used these solids! I really like your table topper and the two tone background. Wonderful quilting as well.

  112. Britt-Inger says:

    You have made two wonderful projects with amazing quilting. My favorite is the pillow and you are right the quilting is like icing on a cake, it really make the difference.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop

  113. Both of your projects are beautiful, bright, and cheery! I'm loving the birds the best! The machine applique really makes the colors pop. Job well done.

  114. Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] says:

    They are both so beautiful! The quilting adds so much to the projects – thank you for sharing the before and after 🙂

  115. Geta Grama says:

    Lovely table runner, Connie. I love the 2 color background and the beautiful quilting. The pillow is as beautiful – I love how you outlined the birds with dark color thread. A treat for the eye.

  116. One English Teacher says:

    The birds are adorable! The darker applique stitch around the edge gives them such character. And, I really like the colors that you chose for your flower on the table topper.

  117. Fantastic table topper and pillow! Your machine quilting is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

  118. They are both just so gorgeous! That flower is beautiful and vibrant in the Kona solids…wow! I really need to use my AccuQuilt cutter more and I'm sure I need those dies! Thanks for hopping with us. :O)

  119. Scrapatches says:

    Your table quilt is stunning, Connie! I love the quilting. It gives texture that makes the leaves look almost real. The pillow is adorable. Thanks, as always, for an inspiring post … 🙂 Pat

  120. Connie, these pieces are so beautiful. You quilting just brings them to life. You make my heart sing for spring!

  121. Brandy Pettit says:

    Connie I really love how you used the quilting to bring out the character of your quilt and pillow. I hope to achieve that level of artistic talent someday, it's hard to remind myself I won't be perfect at it the first time around. And they are such happy projects too! Thank you!

  122. What a bright and fun table topper for such a frigid time for many of us. And the birds, oh my heart – love this pillow!!

  123. I don't know which project I like better – they are both so appealing. I love that you appliqued on top of a pieced background, though.