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……..

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and this………….

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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…….

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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……………

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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.

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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!!!!!!!!!

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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. KerryCan says:

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

  2. Great Inspiration!
    Thanks,
    Esther

  3. Ana Kempfer says:

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

  4. 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…………

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

  6. sharechair says:

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

  7. 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……..

  8. witchylin says:

    I can only say WOW!

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