Saturday, May 18, 2013

Pineapple Table Topper Borders

I am just so excited to show you how I finished off that pineapple table topper from a week or so ago. I have dug and dug to find every last little bit of the fabrics to make a piano key border, and I am totally loving it!


Don't you agree that the border just makes it?? I don't know if you can tell or not, but I have not used true white in either the inner border or the blocks. In the stash, I had a very pale yellow-green and that is what is used in the blocks. It took the entire fat quarter. So I found another fat quarter of very pale light blue. Heck, why not? So chop-chop. I cut my strips and finish this little gem.


I have it on the porch table because that is where I've envisioned its being used. I plan to put the backing on it yet this evening and call it a total finish.

In other news, we had a turtle visit our back yard Thursday morning. It was pretty cool to see him lumbering across the grass. He had some sort of growth on the top rear of his shell. Ideas, anyone?


And, finally, I will leave you with a picture of our beautiful irises. DH is so proud of them. He works so hard on our yard and flower beds. This is definitely pay-off for him.



Happy Quilting, Friends!

12 comments:

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Love your topper - such pretty colors and the border is the perfect finish! Oh and your iris are stunning too.

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Beautiful! I love the border, how creative!

Maggie said...

Your table topper is stunning. Gorgeous colours. I love the photo of that little turtle and the irises are beautiful. Your topper border gave me an idea. I want to make a cover for my piano. Just for the keys. So maybe I'll make something like your border than represents the keys. Hope that little guy is ok and the growth isn't serious. Take care xx

Maggie said...

Your table topper is stunning. Gorgeous colours. I love the photo of that little turtle and the irises are beautiful. Your topper border gave me an idea. I want to make a cover for my piano. Just for the keys. So maybe I'll make something like your border than represents the keys. Hope that little guy is ok and the growth isn't serious. Take care xx

Leanne said...

Your table topper is so beautiful, love the colours. And your iris are gorgeous, I just planted all my bulbs, now to wait for Spring and a spectacular array of flowers.

Glinda ♥ said...

It would have been stunning without but I agree, the border really does finish this off. Love the colour combination too :)

QuiltSue said...

The border just complements the centre beautifully.

I love the colours of your irises too. Gorgeous.

Allison Hazel said...

I LOVE your table topper. Absolutely stunning!
I've looked through your blog and love it so am now a follower. I'm only a beginner but thanks for the inspiration.
http://lovinglyhandcrafted.blogspot.co.uk/

Carol said...

That table topper is so beautiful! Love the flowers and turtle, too. :O)

SuperMomNoCape said...

You're right... that piano key border is the perfect compliment for the pineapple blocks in the tabletopper. It will be a bright and colourful addition to your porch table.

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Sarah said...

The colours of the table topper reflect the irises. You're right, the border does make it.