Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tuesday toppers: Quilt


We celebrated my mom's birthday this weekend and since she co-owns a quilt shop and is a quilt fanatic I came up with these toppers just for her. (I also would love to get my hands on one of those antique singer sewing machines :) So this weeks installment is a quilt in honor of my mom (because today just so happens to be her birthday), and here's what you'll need to make one:




-Rolling pin

-Knife

-Paint brush and water

-Quilting tool (optional if you want to add the quilting detail)

-White, light purple,and dark purple fondant



-Take a small amount of each color, ball them up and roll them out very thinly for the base of the quilt.
-Cut out a square approx. 2" x 2"



-Take the rest of the remaining three colors and roll them out to about 1/8".

-Cut each piece into 1/2" strips and then in to 1/2" x 1/2" tiles.



-Using a small amount of water paint entire 2x2 square.

-Start placing tiles in the pattern desired, painting very small amounts of water on the sides of each tile as you lay them.



-Continue placing tiles in desired pattern 4 across by 4 down.



-Cut off excess to square piece off.

-Take quilting tool and run it all the way across every row, top and bottom, so that you are framing each tile, turn the piece and do the same going in the opposite direction.




You now have a beautifully quilted topper :)





Happy Birthday Mom!! :)

14 comments:

  1. Wow, this is so pretty! Thanks for sharing all the details and the wonderful pictures

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  2. What a wonderfully cute idea! I like the combination of the purple fondant and yellow cupcakes! :)

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  3. I love Tuesday toppers! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. That is freaking adorable! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for the detailed instructions!

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  5. Love the shades of purple, so pretty :)

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  6. Wow really pretty, thanks for sharing the steps :)

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  7. this is really nice and cute! thanks for sharing :)

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  8. Wow, that's lots of work for a cupcake!
    Very very pretty, thanks for sharing

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  9. My god.. great job...
    My mum has the same job so you give e great idea
    for a big surpize... thanx a lot...
    keep up the good work..

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  10. Wow, these are so adorable!!! Thank you for sharing! By the way is there a tutorial for the sewing machine that I have missed somewhere??

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  11. Your site is great fun, Thanks for sharing.

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  12. so awesome. makes you want to click on to the picture and hope it leaps of the computer screen so you can eat them. betty.

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