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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. 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)

  6. 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

  7. 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.

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

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

  10. 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 .

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  12. 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…

  13. 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.

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

  15. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

  21. 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

  22. 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.

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

  24. 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…..

  25. 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!

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

  27. 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!

  28. 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!

  29. 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!

  30. 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

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

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

  33. 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!

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

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

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

  37. 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

  38. 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!

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

  40. 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.

  41. 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!

  42. 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!

  43. 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 😉

  44. 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!

  45. 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

  46. 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.

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

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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)

  51. 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

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

  53. 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!

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