A Tuesday finish…………

This little 15” square “Vera” napkin (thrifted a couple of weeks ago) is now a completed little topper! Yay!! I had purchased it for a demo this past weekend at an event called UffDa Fest/Festival of Quilts. (follow the link to photos of the beginnings of this tale) A little bit was left incomplete, after Saturday, so this morning it was this……..


and this………….


With some more white thread stippling and dark blue “thread sketching” left. As always, Ms Juki behaved perfectly…………..






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A couple of back shots showing the navy blue thread used to define the flowers better.

Some final texture pics………….

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The backing/batting was cut away using Gingher “duck bill” Applique scissors…….


Working from the back (piece is top side down), I pulled gently on the backing/batting and cut next to the stitching I had done just inside the manufacturer’s edge stitch……………


Because of the micro-stippling right up to the edge of the piece, I won’t do anything to “seal” the cut edge….no real need to, as the super dense quilting will take care of it.


Yes, it is slightly stained from the previous user but I consider this as just adding to the “personality” of the little piece.

Top thread: (white) Isacord, 40 wt. (navy blue) Glide,40 wt. Bobbin thread: (white & navy) Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70 wt.

Batting: single layer Hobbs Heirloom cotton’/poly (80/20).

Have a “quilty” day!!!!!!!!!

About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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20 Responses to A Tuesday finish…………

  1. witchylin says:

    I can only say WOW!

  2. Thread crazy says:

    This turned out so beautiful and I love your micro-stippling. Gorgeous.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Thank you so much!!! I just can’t be away from it for too long!!!! When I first did it (4+ years ago) I knew I liked it but went on to other styles of quilting. Now , when I return to it, I LOVE it and realize how much I miss doing it!!! I think that’s why the “vintage thing” has such a huge appeal for me. Thanks so much for stopping by my little place!!!! Happy Monday!! Hugs……..

  3. sharechair says:

    I connected with a friend who is going to help me get started!! I’m jumping in ……. 🙂

  4. “Slightly stained from the previous user” adds to the authenticity and character.

  5. CJ says:

    It’s so very gorgeous Doreen, it looks like you quilted then hand painted the flower!

    • treadlemusic says:

      I didn’t realize that it had that appearance til someone asked about the paints I used! It was so nice not to have to dodge applique-work or piecing seams!!!!! Using such is like the panels I’m in love with…..just get to the quilting!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!! Thnx so much for popping in and taking a moment to visit!!!! Hugs…………

  6. Ana Kempfer says:

    This is really beautiful!! Great idea for a vintage piece!

  7. Great Inspiration!

  8. KerryCan says:

    That’s fantastic! The quilting takes a simple napkin to art status!

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