This vintage kitchen cloth is so-o-o-o close to a finish and I’m really liking it!!!! (Story continued from this post) Just 2 more sides to finish the border…. The last 2 photos are what I decided on for the outer white area/border. Initially, a diagonal grid was in my mind but there would have been a wee bit too much fullness to contend with. I wanted something less densely stitched to have a softer edge drape and chose to somewhat duplicate the cherry/leaf idea in the four corners, connected by a wavy line of leaves. I think this is really working well with the center motifs, don’t you??
Thread (top and bobbin) is Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly (70 wt) with Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly (70/30) batting. And, of course, continuing to be stitched on my wonderful, all-purpose stitching/fmq machine: Juki 2010Q.