Monday, May 23, 2022

Tantalzing Table Toppers with Pat Sloan: Gift-Away!

Good Monday Morning, Quiltvillians and visiting friends!

Today is a day I've been waiting for for months - ever since Pat Sloan asked if I would like to participate in the release of her new book Tantalizing Table Toppers

Oooooh!  New things!  And small projects - so fun to make.  I could hardly wait to dive in.

And you can dive in too!  There are 12 projects, and 12 blog hops along with 12 chances to win your own copy by following along!

My eye was captivated by the cover - strips, strings and checkerboards! Bring it on!

I was thrilled with the variety of toppers and runners found within Tantalizing Table Toppers.

Inside the pages along with Pat's wonderful directions you'll find such things as:

Game Night!

Life's a Picnic!

(I just love these summer colors!)

Even placemats to spruce up a table setting!

Flower Stand!

(I'm also loving the quilting on this one!)

Tea Time!

So delicate -

Main Street Perks!

It's just about red/white/blue season!

What project did I choose?  Italian Cafe!

It was a very rainy muddy March/April here in the Southwestern corner of rural Virginia, and I kept focusing on the upcoming summer months while choosing my fabrics.

I pulled from Fat-Quarters in the stash, many that didn't have any selvage info on them - so imagine my surprise when I shared my progress photos with Pat, and discovered that the border print I used to tie everything together was one of HER fabrics!!  

It was KISMET. SERENDIPITY - whatever you want to call it.  It was a fun moment!

And because she said we should make our projects in our own styles, I decided to scrap up my neutrals from block to block while keeping the colored fabrics themselves consistent throughout the table runner.

I absolutely  love it!

I wanted it to be a bit longer for the sideboard at Quiltville Inn, so I added a half row of blocks to the right end.

Patterns are so easily adjustable according to where you decide you want your topper/runner to land, and who you are gifting it to.

That red/white striped binding fabric has been in my stash for at least 25 years.  It's perfect here.

Thanks, Pat!

Check out this little video Pat put up this morning to kick us off on this blog hop tour!  Click to Play:

Would you like to enter to win a copy?

We'll be drawing for our winner here on 6/1/22. Visit and enter on ALL the blog stops on their days to enter to win their gift-aways as well!

I've also added Tantalizing Table Toppers to the Quilting All the Time category of the Quiltville Amazon Affiliate Store. I know how we all love our Amazon Prime where possible!

Full Tour list:

And while you are here on my page, don't forget to enter my own Maymont PDF pattern and fabric roll Gift-Away currently going on, drawing to happen soon!

If you missed our Maymont Gift-Away kick off, head back to the Gift-Away post and check it out!  And don't forget to enter to win.

Photographed in front of one of my favorite abandoned places - I hope you have a wonderful time making Maymont your own using up scrap stash and sewing in the memories of where each of those fabrics came from.

Introductory pricing: I have placed the PDF pattern for Maymont in the digital pattern section of the Quiltville Store and the Quiltville Etsy Store at 25% off through 5/31/22. No coupon needed!

Price reverts back to $12.00 on 6/1/22. 

If this is your first time downloading digital patterns from my store to a computer click HERE.

If you intend to download to an iPhone/iPad click HERE.

And to kick things off with a bang, I'll be choosing TWO winners who will each receive a Maymont PDF pattern AND a Skittles color roll from  Cotton to Quilts!

Enhance your scrap stash with a pop of color with the Skittles color roll! Hand picked by Irene,  each color roll contains 20 different fabrics each measuring approximately 8 1/2 x 21" Fabrics may vary.

Quiltville Quote of the Day-

Spend a little time each day creating something beautiful! 

It's good for your soul! 

Have a wonderful Monday, everyone!



  1. What a great book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Oh boy! I'm ready for other things quilty!!!! After some challenges, I found I had to pullup Quips & Snips using Google, or i couldn't comment... Heaven forfend i couldn't share my thoughts with everyone! Is this a new "wrinkle" in the IT continuum???? or the service in your part of the world??? Relieved, it's ok now and life goes on, I'm not sure how to start my day without the Q&S and Bonnie's wonderful thoughts... Have a great week, Cats in Carlsbad CA

  3. Serendipitous indeed! I found some Pat Sloan fabric that needs to be used. It's a Monday, why not start something new, lol. Gotta make my Blue and White Riley Blake Blocks too. Sew Many Quilts!

  4. Thanks for chance to win.

  5. What a great book. Thanks Bonnie for showing it in your style.

  6. Thank you for a giveaway, can’t wait to see who wins.

  7. Your runner looks so good on your buffet. I love the colors you chose.

  8. I follow Pat's Daily video so looking forward to seeing what everyone does with the projects from the book. How fun you used her fabric! That house is abandoned?!? What a lovely looking cottage!

  9. to have that color bundle wow!!

  10. Table toppers are a fun project because they are so doable in reasonable time.


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