As promised in last week’s ode to Pat Sloan, we are back with a fabulous showcase of her latest book with Martingale/That Patchwork Place– Tantalizing Table Toppers!
You know and love Pat Sloan, just as we do… She has written over 30 books, has designed hundreds of quilts, has put together countless fabric collections (currently for Benartex), curates thread collections for Aurifil, oversees the largest quilting community on Facebook, hosts daily YouTube videos, and still manages to keep making, creating, and keeping her designs fresh and accessible.
Of course we jumped at the chance to check out Tantalizing Table Toppers. Pat’s passion for bringing the art of quilting to the world comes through in her writing and her patterns are notoriously easy to follow, even for beginners.
One of life’s greatest pleasures is meeting with good friends and family for a visit– and to share yummy cookies, delicious cakes, and wonderful things to drink. The visit might be in our homes or we might go out somewhere for a relaxing chat. Come along with me as we travel to different cozy places and enjoy various delicious treats.Pat Sloan, from Tantalizing Table Toppers
Each of the twelve stunning patterns included in the book is dedicated to a location or an event… from Italian Cafés to French Bistros, Picnics to Game Nights, Pat has included a wonderful variety to celebrate each and every glorious gathering.
As an extra special treat, Pat shares one of her favorite recipes gifted to her by her Mother-in-law, Madge. We’d highly recommend that you all make this delicious apple cake to share with friends over your new favorite table topper!
If you didn’t see last week’s post, you’ll definitely want to snag Pat’s latest thread set, Perfect Little Box of Colors. It’s the perfect little set of quilty colors, ensuring that you’ll have all the threads needed to whip up a handful of these table topping beauties!
Aurifil’s Social Media Manager, Hilary Jordan, dove right into the table topper challenge and we have to admit, we’re always excited to see what she comes up with! She is amazing with color pairing and, having sewn and quilting for nearly 20 years, is a total quilty rockstar!! Thanks so much to Hilary!
Hey y’all! I had a blast whipping up this project from Pat’s Tantalizing Table Toppers book. With Summer rapidly approaching, I decided to pull fabrics from my stash in a bright watermelon inspired color scheme. Isn’t it a wonderful feeling when a project can be made only from stash? 🎉
But, can I confess something? I’m actually not making a table topper. 🤯 My two young kiddos are just too darn messy at this stage of life, hello juice stains on every tablecloth I own, so gorgeous table toppers will have to wait a few more years. What I am making is a pillow cover for some Euro size pillow forms I picked up a couple weekends ago.
I started the project with the Breakfast Club table topper from the book, the center block is the perfect size 24″ x 24″, and with only a slight change to the thickness of the borders I’ll be able to create a gorgeous pillow cover. For the quilting, I’ll be using Aurifil 2423 Baby Pink from Pat’s new Perfect Little Box of Colors collection. It will be the perfect touch of color to pull out the pink in the center print, yet subtle enough to not be overbearing in the other prints.
What I haven’t decided is… how I should quilt this piece? When I’m in a hurry I tend to fall back on my tried and true straight line quilting, but this needs something a bit more adventurous like some free motion quilting. What do y’all think, how should I quilt this? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for checking out my little project! ❤ Hilary
If you’ve been eyeing this book, we’d suggest grabbing a copy. And while you’re at it, snag Pat’s Perfect Little Box of Colors. The two products make perfect partners are sure to set you up for creative success.
Sending huge and exuberant thanks to Pat for always including us. She is incredible at creating and cultivating a tremendous sense of community in this industry of ours. It goes to show that if we all support each other, raise each other up, and sing each other’s praises, we can accomplish wonderful things.
BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE
The fun started on Monday, so click through to get a peek at additional projects, giveaways, and more!
THURSDAY, MAY 26
Aurifil (YOU ARE HERE!)
Pam Vieira-McGinnis/Pam Kitty Morning
TUESDAY, MAY 31
To enter-to-win a copy of Tantalizing Table Toppers + 1 of Pat’s Perfect Little Box of Colors thread collections, click on the button below. Entries will be accepted from now through 11:59pm Central Time on Monday, May 30! Winner will be randomly selected and contacted on Tuesday, May 31. Good luck!