There are those that seem to know exactly when something in the garden is at the perfect tenderness/sweetness and the buffet is open!!!! Then, there are the bunnies who epitomize sweetness, cuteness and all the lovely cozy things we like so much. These photos are all of the second kind and I am in love!!! Beware!!! This post is picture heavy!!!!!!
Didn’t I tell you???Aren’t they just the sweetest????? In the white area (very center) there is a little micro-stippling and McTavishing. The larger white area was marked in an “on point” grid that was stitched with curved lines. I will definitely do that again! The effect is quite impressive for such a simple stitch pattern, don’t you think?? The flowers and bunnies were outlined and the outer edge of the tablecloth/border fabric seam (the blue ‘strip’) was straight stitched for definition.
Above is the border stitching. I call it “loopy bunny ears”!!!!! And finally a quick view of the back and the matching pillow case…..
One last shot (forgive me…..really, I love this quilt!!!!).
For those who may have missed what prompted this project, you may go here, here and here. The vintage tablecloth (center) was purchased while we were in the Black Hills (S.D.) the end of May. The pink border fabric, binding and backing were picked out at my all-time fave shop located in Belle Fourche, S.D., named The Bakery Fabrics. Awesome shop!!!!! Again, the thread (for the center portion) was a pale yellow Aurifil Mako 50 and Isacord in a delicate lilac (40 wt) was used for the border stitching. Both are wonderful to work with. The finished size is approximately 58″x 76″. This little quilt will be on its way to OKC first thing Tuesday morning with many prayers within its fibers. Til next time….
Just beautiful Doreen! Your work is always amazing. Thank you for sharing it. ❤
Glad you re-posted this–I wasn’t here in 2013! That’s a neat idea, to use a vintage tablecloth as the heart of a quilt. And this is one adorable vintage tablecloth!
It truly was a “God find” as the condition was pristine and when I explained what I had planned for it and its destination, the clerk lowered the $$$ to just a couple of dollars!!!!! Su-weet!!!!!!!
I do not think I saw this the first time around. This is an adorable motif of bunnies and flowers.
I adore the border colors you chose,
I love the quilting you finished it off with.
Thank you for sharing this again.
happy Easter to you and your hubbs and the whole family
Blessings to you, also, Friend. This tablecloth was in perfect condition and adding the pink borders worked perfectly (love the “bunny ears” motif!!!).
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Because it’s Spring one again (at least, for the moment!), I’m pulling this post forward from a couple of years ago. This was a vintage tablecloth purchased at a thrift store in Sprearfish, South Dakota (the Spring of 2013). It was purchased to quilt as a “whole cloth” and to be donated to the Moore, OK, tornado victims (2013 saw a vicious outbreak of tornadoes that decimated much in the Oklahoma area and across the South). This was my first real venture into linen/whole cloth quilting. I hope you enjoy this little trip down memory lane……….
beautiful, Doreen. I especially love the on point center area.
That is very appealing to me, also! Really am liking the “whole cloth” quilting ‘thing’! So glad you stopped by!! Blessings…..
Too cute! And your stitching is lovely. Someone will really love this quilt. What a find that tablecloth was!
It definitely was “meant to be”!! I agree! Thanks for stopping by…..many hugs coming to you……
Absolutely awesome, SSAB! So glad to hear you are now a commissioned quilter – I know it wouldn’t take long for people to request you to quilt their quilts. HUGS!
Your eval is a blessing!! It’s kinda “exploded” in my life and I’m still processing!!!!!!
Wow! Your quilting just looks awesome! I really love it!
Thanks so much, kiddo! The stitching flowed along so smoothly, too (no thread problems at all;-D) Thanks so much for you kind words….hugs…..
Ditto what I said before, and this is so stunningly beautiful, Doreen. Wow! So impressive!
Washing/drying really brings out the texture, doesn’t it?? Gives it a really big “punch”! It’s always such fun to see the ‘finish’ when pulled from the dryer!! Kinda like Christmas!!!!
I can see why you are in love with this quilt. How happy you are going to make someone in Oklahoma.
I have some more vintage cloths I’m planning on quilting but none are as cute as this one! Love those bunnies!! LOL!
You’re a very clever bunny!!
LOL! Of the 2nd type, I hope!!!!!! You are way too funny!!-)
What a beautiful quilt. As you love it so much it has even more kindness sewn into it which will be felt when it reaches someone who really needs it and will love it too. Your work is amazing and so thoughtful. It has been great to see all the pictures of this ‘made with love’ quilt. Thank you for sharing them with your blogger friends Doreen. 🙂
Your words truly warm my heart. It is always so wonderful to ‘hear’ from you, Lin. I pray all’s well your direction! Blessings always, Doreen
Thus is truly your gift from above. Be A Blessing because you’re Blessed. Mtetar
This is amazing. I would have difficulty sending it away. Your work is beautiful.
I appreciate that so much!! This one was among the most enjoyable/creative that I’ve done!! Hugs…..