A couple of weeks ago, when in South Dakota and going through a few(!) quilt shops, I came up with an idea for a quilt to send to OKC for the “Moore Love” quilt collection. (You can read more about that need here.) I wanted to do something that would be special, a bit lighthearted and, practically, could be achieved by the deadline. Something that could be worked in to a whole cloth quilt would be the answer. So, the hunt was on. We were in and out of several antique shops, when I had the thought that a vintage tablecloth would provide an excellent starting point. Maybe, just add some borders, fun quilting and done! This is what resulted:
The tablecloth center needed only one border to make it a nice size (approx. 58”x76”). It’s a pleasant print that will adapt very nicely to some fill stitches in the white area and I’m not sure what in the flowered areas. The backing is a fun polka dot (it’s cotton not Minky) that will go nicely:
Sandwich and pin baste tomorrow and then on to the real fun!
Seems that quilting has taken a bit of a back-seat to life of late. The RV campground is finally getting useable. The rain continues but we will be able to spend some time there later this week.
Birthdays are special and are definitely worth celebrating (for as long as one can stretch them out,eh, Carol??!!!!). Tuesday was lunch at a cute restaurant in nearby Caledonia, MN, called The Farmhouse Eatery. They are known for their raspberry vinaigrette which is served on a salad of baby greens and spinach with strawberries or raspberries and walnuts. Yum! And here is the photo to go along with the above review…….
From left to right: Kathy, Carol (birthday girl) and myself. And today we repeated the lunch celebration with the addition of 3 more “quilty” friends! You’re “on a roll”, Carol!!
Until next time, when I hope to show some progress on the above quilt………..