Monday, December 6, 2010

THE WINNERS ARE!!!

First, a thanks to everyone who left us a comment.  Janice and I both have our favorite quilts, but it is so fun to hear which ones ya'll like.  We had comments from 29 states and 7 countries.  Based on the comments, it looks like the book is as versatile as we hoped it would be.  There was no clear favorite winner.  They all got votes.  So, now, as promised, 5 books going home with 5 winners. 

We took all the entries and assigned them a number, the we used the Random Number Generator to pick for us.  Here we go.

Our First Winner is, #64 - Paula from Illinois

Our Second Winner is #43 - Kandus from Ontario, Canada

Our Third Winner is #174 - Karenfae from Arkansas

Our Fourth Winner is #75 - Lisa from Montana

and our Final Winner is #20 - Billie Dee from Texas

Thanks again, and if you didn't win, you can still buy the book on our website, http://www.abbeylanequilts.com/.

Please email us with your mailing address at abbeylanequilts@yahoo.com .

We have had several emails about a post we did last year for the 10 MINUTE TABLE TOPPER.  So, a first for us, a repost of this great last minute christmas gift.  Here is the post:

My local quilt shop is only three miles from my house.  It is called My Heritage Fabrics and is owned by Marlene  Lewellyn.  If you are ever in Ogden, you need to stop by.  When I stopped in the other day, she showed me her TEN MINUTE TABLE TOPPER.  It is a quick pattern that needs only two pieces of fabric.  One piece is 1/2 yard x WOF and the other is either 10" or 12" x WOF.
Marlene went a step further with the idea and made placemats to match the runner by cutting the runner in half.  She has a pattern she can email you.  Just send her a note and tell her you saw her runner on our website, myheritagefabrics@gmail.com.  Check her blog also, http://www.myheritagefabrics.wordpress.com/.



How cute are these.  I bought a couple of half yard pieces of christmas fabric and headed home to make some.    I had some assorted Moda Layer Cake bundles laying around.  I decided to use two of them to make my TABLE TOPPERS.
  I ended up making three.  I used the layer cakes to piece the front panels.  I couldn't do the fold down ends though, because they covered up some of the cute fabric pieces, so I altered the ends.  The third one used layer cake pieces for the front and the back.  When you see these, you will know why we design patterns.  Janice and I have a habit of changing every thing we sew.  Anyway, here goes.

TABLE TOPPER ONE
I added Ric Rac to the sides of this one and varied the sizes of the pieces in the front panel.  This one took a little longer than ten minutes.  Around 25 minutes with the cutting and Ric Rac.  Another fun note, these are all reversable.  How cute are green and cream polka dots.

TABLE TOPPER 2
Another different end.  This one had even strips in the front panel and took about 20 minutes to make.

TABLE TOPPER 3
By the time I got to this one, I was having way tooooo much fun.  The green front was 5 layer cakes cut into thin strips.  The back was 12 layer cakes.  I made this one longer, used the pointy end and added tassles.  I put Ric Rac across the strips on the back so I could use either side. I can't decide which I like better, the front or the back.
We have written more detailed instructions with lots of pictures and put in on our website, http://www.abbeylanequilts.com/.  Just click on What's New and then click on Ten Minute Table Toppers, or follow this link http://abbeylanequilts.com/TABLETOPPER.html.  This one did take about an hour and a half, but it was soooo much fun. 

Have a great week, and start making those TABLE TOPPERS. They make great gifts.

Janice and Marcea


130 comments:

Carolee said...
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Happy Cottage Quilter said...

AND I have been a follower for quite a while :-)

James said...

These are adorable!
I like them all,but would choose #4.
Thanks for sharing! Love,Linda

Quilt Hollow said...

#1 is a keeper for sure!! I'm now officially a follower and I promptly have you at the top of my blog for all to see! Happy Holidays! You've inspired me today!

Nancy said...

I like #1, with the rickrack!

Vickie E said...

I'm following you now!

Vickie E said...

I like the #3 topper with the tassles..I want to make one!!

omashee aka Barb said...

#2 is my favorite! The dark border just makes those colors pop!
I would love to win. Thanks for the great giveaway.
Have a joyous Christmas!
Barb
omashee at msn dot com

Nancy said...

I'm following you now too!

Sherri said...

These are sooo cute! I think Table Topper 3 is my favorite...and I'm wondering how many I can make before Christmas!!! What a fun giveaway!

Sherri said...

Oh, I just became a follower, too!

Jan Hatchett said...

I love them all, but my favorite has to be the one with the rickrack!

I am mentioning this on my blog and following on Google Reader!

chaotickestrel@gmail.com

Lynne said...

I like table topper #3 the best. All of your work is lovely! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Lynn said...

number 3 is my favorite, nice and colorful. Thanks for the chance at a giveaway always fun to try

Nanabarb said...

All 3 are very cute, but #3 is my favorite. I love the green center panel, and the back says 'party!'.
I am already a follower.

Crystal Hendrix said...

I love the second and the frist a lot. The second one would match my house a lot better!

Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Crystal Hendrix said...

I have now become a follower and I can't to check out the blog! I love finding fellow Utah bloggers!

Brenda said...

I vote for #3, especially the back. thanks for the chance to win.

Crystal Hendrix said...

I have posted about your wonderful giveaway!

manuela said...

Hi
My favorite is #1.

Lotta said...

Hi,
I love number 3. It's fantastic!
Lotta in Sweden

Mandy said...

I love the one with the ric rack best!!!! It's just too cute <3!

Mandy said...

P.S. I became a follower too <3

Melissa C said...

I like Tabletopper 3. Love rick rack. Thanks so much.

Melissa C said...

I am now a follower.

Terry said...

Love the table runners! If I had to choose a favorite it would be #3! Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

Terry said...

I just became a follower too! :0)

sweetbabies00 said...

I know it was more work, but I really like number 3. I just would not be able to decide what side to use. :) They both look like candy.

Rafael's Mum said...

I like table topper no 1 best. But they are all lovely! Thanks for the chance to win!

Needled Mom said...

I love the rick rack one, but I think the third one with the tassels would be my favorite. They sound so easy to make too.

Needled Mom said...

I have become a follower.

Cara said...
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Cara said...

I love number 1! Though 3 is really up there too!

Suzanne said...

I think I like number 3 the best. I love the big ric rac!

Suzanne said...

I'm now a follower

Huskerbabe said...

I like the back of number three the best, but they're all cute.

knittinbrit_in_wi said...

So hard to pick but I think I'm going with #3, although I love the simpler lines of #2 also.

I need to check out the directions on those. I'm in the mood for some sewing time (of course, it's not like I don't have a 1001 other sewing projects to finish, but what's one more....)

knittinbrit_in_wi said...

Am now a follower!

Fiesta said...

The one with the ric rack is my favorite. I think I will whip up a few to have on hand as extra gifts,.

Moose on the Porch Quilts said...

I like #2.

Linda said...

I love #2!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My favorite is the snowman runner that has a black star border. They are all very cute!

Sue Cahill said...

I have to pick #3 but they are all wonderful!!

I have happily joined as a follower.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

lisa said...

I like #3 best, it's the most vivid, cheerfull, and goes with some of my other decorations. plus I love the tassle ends.

Joyful Quilter said...

Love the tassels on the third one! Thanks for the link to the table toppers.

Dandelion Quilts said...

I like the last one the best...particularly the backside! How cool. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anya said...

I like the back of #3. Thanks for the chance!

Janet said...

What great table toppers!! I like #1 the best. The rick rack is wonderful.

Linda T said...

I like table topper #3 - it's fun!

Linda T said...

Became a follower!

Thimbelina said...

I love table topper #3.... you have some gorgeous patterns! I've been ogling your blog for the last hour!

arlette said...

I'm going with
TABLE TOPPER ONE!!!!, it's lovely with the rick rack, I also love the "effect" of the third!, please enter me!

arlette said...

I'm your follower!!!!, I'm going to blog about it, in a little bit!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I am a follower so you can add my name once for that.

My favorite one is the third table topper with the ric rack that looks like a piece of candy. I really really really like these table toppers. My favorite part is the time it takes to make one....that is just the amount of time I have...LOL

Smiles,
Kelly
www.ihaveanotion.blogspot.com

miniaturequilter said...

I like tabletopper #2, I like the darker fabrics!

miniaturequilter said...

I just became a follower too!!

Heather said...

Oooh! These are so cute!! I really really really really really like Table Topper #1! :-)
Please pick me! :-)
h_freund@hotmail.com
Happy Holidays!

Heather said...

Oh, I am now a follower! :-)
h_freund@hotmail.com

ivoryspring said...

What lovely tablerunners!!! I would pick all of them! :)

Patches said...

No. 3 has my vote. I love all the colors, and the tassels.

Patty

Kim said...

All the tabl toppers are pretty. I like #3 the best.

Kim said...

I am a follower.

nicoledemana said...

I love table topper no. 4 here's hoping thank you love Nicole x
nicoledemana@yahoo.co.uk

nicoledemana said...

nicole here again I have become a follower cant wait to see what you make next love nicole x
nicoledemana@yahoo.co.uk

LeKaQuilt said...

I love the table topper nr 3. And I like the Fristed Memories fabrics :o) There is an link to your Giveaway at the side bare on my blog.

Svanhild said...

Tablerunner # 3 is my favourite, but I like them all..

Virpi said...

My vote goes to number 2.

MIZRIBBIT said...

Love Table Topper #3 with the tassels and of course the matching placemats. Will need to make a few of these for Christmas!!

NOW TO GET BUSY SEWING!!

THANKS

KANDICE

isa & marta said...

Me gusta el numero 3, el detalle de las borlas y el interior.
Gracias por su regalo

isa & marta said...

Amiga he puesto el anuncio de su regalo en el lugar destinado a los sorteos en mi blog,tambien soy una seguidora

Designer said...

I like table topper 1 but I also like 3. I really like the ric rack on the toppers.

Jytte said...

I like the table topper No. 3 becauce it is so different and the colours makes me happy. These fabrics are fantastic.
I send you very good wishes from Denmark
Jytte

Nettie said...

Love all these tabletoppers, but I must say that the one with the tassles is my fav! I have made that topper in Christmas fabs for my daughter last year. It is so easy and looks great.
Great giveaways.
Happy Holidays to you and yours.
I am also now going to follow your blog, it is great.
nettiecrain@comcast.net

KQuiltyBee said...

I like them ALL--but maybe the 3rd one the best. Great colors!

ginni1406 said...

WOW...it's really hard to choose but I think I'll go for #3 because I love the tassels! Perfect for gifts!!

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Table topper #3 is my choice. Thanks for the chance to win!

Love 2 Quilt said...

My favorite is 1, with the ric rack going down the sides. I LOVE it!

Love 2 Quilt said...

I am a follower

Blacksheep Bliss said...

Table topper #2.

Blacksheep Bliss said...

I am a follower:)

Sew It Up! said...

I simply love table topper #3!! It's so fun and vibrant. :o)

Sew It Up! said...

Great blog! I've just become a follower.

lisa said...

Table topper 2 is my favourite - I love the darker border to highlight the bright Christmas colours!

lisa said...

I also follow!

Joanna said...

Table Topper 3 is my favorite, although I really like them all. I love what you did with the ric rac and tassels.

Michelle said...

#3 is my favourite. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Tammy said...

I think #3 table topper is my favorite!! the colors are so vibrant and love the tassels.. Can't wait to make one.

Christine said...

...table topper 3 is the favourite.
They looked like fun to make!

Susie said...

I love Table Topper #2. I just love those colors! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Susie said...

Oh drat! I forgot to add... I'm now a follower as well!

Carol in E TN said...

I really like #1 and #3, but I'd have to say my favorite is #3! Thanks for a great giveaway.

Carol in E TN said...

I just became a follower!

arlette said...

I already made all the steps. I blogged about it http://arlette0521.blogspot.com/2009/12/abbey-lane-quilts-hosting-new-giveaway.html love to winnnnnnn!!!, lol

Ida13 said...

I like the number one, because of the ric-rac.

Ida13 said...

I've posted about your giveaway.
branida.blogspot.com

Ida13 said...

I'm your follower, please give me a 3rd chance. Thanks

Sandy said...

Good morning, I love table topper #3. It is bright and cheery. I have also become a follower.

Thanks!

2ne said...

Table topper #3 :-) I'm also a follower and I'll post about it on my blogg. Wishing you a great Christmastime.

sharon said...

I like #3, great colors! Thanks Sharon.

Judez said...

Table topper number three is my favorite! It's cheerful and warm and the ric rac is a wonderful touch.

Jill said...

I love the first table topper with the rickrack. I have never used the large rickrack in a project, but it always looks so good! Thanks for the pictures and the inspiration!

carolyn said...

I can't decide which one I like more....
I found you on Quilt Hollow.
I hope I win.....

AnnieO said...

Quilt Hollow pointed me here...I love tabletoppers and your ideas are fantastic! Especially #3, my favorite one. I am going to post on my blog now and will come back with the link :) What a nice giveaway!

AnnieO said...

Here's my blog post link: http://anniesquiltorts.blogspot.com/2009/12/giveaway-plus-great-idea-shared.html

Lilly said...

The #2 is my fave! I really like those colors together.
Thanks for the chance.
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

Ruth B said...

#3 is my fav but they're all wonderful!

QuiltSue said...

I can't choose - I like them all.

Quilt Hollow sent me here and I would love to win.

Zan said...

I really like the colours in #2 and the shape of #3, so I can´t really choose... I just found your site and I really like it! I´m going to ad it in my blogroll :-) Please visit me, even if I only write in Swedish...

Bonnie said...

I like #2. But they are all pretty. I will have to try it.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

hi, I came from quilt hollow and I love them all but if I had a pick #3 very bright and fun! Thank you for this chance. I am also having a giveaway, stop over!

Bonnie said...

I became a follower

Bonnie said...

I will post on my blog

SewLindAnn said...

I am really lovin Topper No. 3. Thanks for the great photos!

SewLindAnn said...

I am now not only a follower, but subscribed to your blog on my feed list. Thanks for the great info and tute!

Hanne said...

I think (hmmmm) table topper nr.3. Thank you for sherring the way too sew it.
Thanks for giveaway, i have don all the 3 things we have to do, for winning it:-)

kimland said...

My table top pick is #3. I am a follower and have posted about your giveaway on my new blog

http://123nowwherewasi.blogspot.com/

Gene Black said...

Table topper #3 is my favorite. I love the colors and the design of it.

jofridsquilt said...

I like tabletopper nr. two. they are all lovely with cheerful colours. I have also become a follower. Hugs Jofrid

Pokey said...

I like # 3, love that both sides look like a front! Thanks!

MissLindsay said...

I'll have to vote #3! For some reason it reminds me of candy?! Thanks for the chance to win! I'm in Logan so the next time I go to SLC I'll have to stop at Heritage Fabrics on the way!

Diane K said...

My favorite is table topper #1, but they are all great. I will keep my fingers crossed. I have been looking for frosted memories fabric. Thanks

Jaylene said...

I love all of the table toppers. I think my favorite is #3 because it's reversible and you can get twice the milage out of it.
Jaylene
lv2kwilt@gmail.com

Cathy M said...

Why is the rule to only pick one? I really like both 3 and 4. The colors are cute and cheery. I love the ricrac. Nice job

Ukka said...

Hi!What a sweet Candy!!!Fantastic!!!I am a follower and I added a link to the sidebar http://pishitejulie.blogspot.com/
Thank you so much for the chance to take part!!!

Greetings from Russia,
Ukka

Arien said...

Hard to choose, because all table runners are beautyfull, but I think my favorite is number 1. I become your follower so will visit you frequently now on.
Hugs,
Arien

Metanoia said...

Topper #2 is my favourite. Beautiful giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

Patty said...

I like number 3, Love the ric rac on the back.

Larisa said...

So good giveaway. I like all!!!! I posted tis candy in sidebar. Also I am a new follower now. I hope I have a chance to win it )))))