A Monday vintage finish…………

Of this piece (one of two….the other will not be stitched but will be the “comparison” before/after). I continued filling in all that beautiful “negative space”/border with feathers and dense straight line stitching……..IMG_6613    Close tight work……nose to fabric, almost!!!! LOL! Then, I needed to trim/take care of those ragged edges……(the photo, above, is the cleaned-up version; the photo, below, is what needed attention)……….IMG_6607    I switched to my Bernina 440QE and threaded up with my beloved Glide poly thread IMG_6608(BOTH top and bobbin) and chose decorative stitch # 59……IMG_6604      and foot # 20……… IMG_6606.

I did one time around as programmed, then trimmed away the backing/batting closely and stitched another round in “mirror image”, encasing the raw edge. The result is very similar to the original!!! I’m pleased!!!!! IMG_6616. IMG_6611 This  photo is the same corner as the photo of the frayed corner back a bit!!! IMG_6614    The backing was a cute piece of “Timeless Treasures” fabric from my stash.   Below is a good comparison photo……..IMG_6617 

Thread: Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly (70 wt), Glide poly (40 wt), Coats & Clark All Purpose. Batting:Hobbs Tuscany silk (2 layers).


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 Monday vintage finish…………

  1. Patricia Dauphinee says:

    Wow, that is gorgeous, what a difference your quilting makes, just beautiful. I think you should put that in a lovely frame and hang it on your wall.

    • treadlemusic says:

      At some point that may happen but, for now, both of these will be traveling with me as I do some workshops, demos and speaking. I’m glad you enjoyed the post!!!!!!! Hugs…….

  2. kathyreeves says:

    That is so pretty Doreen. Maybe you should do a FMQ camp so we can just watch you from start to finish! 🙂

  3. Anita Henderson says:

    I’m all for the free motion camp! We could go to Cedar Valley resort in Whalen for a weekend and bring our machines and quilt!😊😊😊 it would be fun!

  4. JoAnn says:

    Beautiful. What a great way to use vintage pieces.

  5. Carolyn Hadley says:

    Gorgeous work as always!

    • treadlemusic says:

      Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment!!! These smaller pieces have much to offer……..one is that they finish so quickly, another is that working on the Juki ‘fits’ the tiny scale stitching that I like to do! Sending hugs, always…….

  6. KerryCan says:

    That “before and after” is very impressive–it’ll make a great demo!

  7. Debbierose says:

    Doreen, your fmq is amazing. I would never have thought of this for to enhance an piece of history

    • treadlemusic says:

      When I discovered these vintage pieces and the fact I could get right to the quilting……..It was definitely a “light bulb” moment!! LOL! I do enjoy the piecing but…………..well, you know!!!! Ha! Thanks so much for stopping by………….hugs…………

  8. Oh, wow, what a stunning transformation.

  9. Jackie says:

    definitely looks Vintage….and beautiful!

  10. That Glide thread is the bomb! It’s quickly moving to the top of my list of favorites. Beautiful quilting!

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