A Friday….er, Saturday Finish………..

Time has a way of getting away from me, so here’s the “finish” I meant to share 24 hours ago (previous post….. here)………….IMG_6043   This one was total “playtime”…….. really quite a simple stitching idea! The printed grid in the center dictated the “orange peel” stitching.IMG_6029 IMG_6030  And some thread outlining of the rest was perfect. These table cloths are pure fun and a great way to practice, practice, practice becoming “one with your machine”! 

IMG_6031IMG_6032 IMG_6033  The binding fabric was a leaf/Hosta pattern from the stash of my quilty friend, Alice, who passed away several years ago. Very special meaning for me!!! IMG_6034  Don’t hesitate to dig into those hidden-in-your-attic treasures and pull out what grandma or auntie had passed along. Giving new life to these cloths is what this latest “Quilting Vintage” hopes to achieve! IMG_6040IMG_6041

Thread: (top) Invisifil,100wt, (bobbin) Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly,70wt. Batting:Hobbs cotton/wool.

This project gave me many moments of pleasant memories, as I stitched along, of breakfasts before the walk to school, Saturday lunch times and homemade chocolate chip cookies for an after-school treat. What goodies have been hidden away at your place????

Til next time……..happy stitching……….

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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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14 Responses to A Friday….er, Saturday Finish………..

  1. witchylin says:

    Another lovely finish 🙂

  2. Dora Scheer says:

    I liked the other photos, but the garden photo is really delightful!

    • treadlemusic says:

      Thank you so much, Dora. I’m not much of a photographer (I’m thankful for photo-shop editing!!!) and it was a challenge to get the dark pine light enough to be seen without bleaching out the cloth. My point-and-shoot camera does well, though. I’m happy you were able to stop by! Sending hugs……..

  3. Debbierose says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, and a wonderful idea for practicing fmq

  4. Andrea R Huelsenbeck says:

    Another masterpiece.

  5. KerryCan says:

    I love working with vintage linens for the same reasons–they prompt such nice memories and meandering thoughts. This turned out perfectly!

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