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.
That is soooo pretty! I love it!
Thank you!!! Hopefully this will be a “Friday finish”!!!! LOL!
I definitely will not be finishing anything this week. I’m doing some fairly detailed work on my quilting and it’s slow going. But maybe in a couple of weeks or so!
All things in their own time!!!!! Sometimes a snail’s pace is what is needed!!!!!
Thanks so much, dear bloggy friend!!!!!! ;-D
Beautiful, now THAT’s a lot of work!
It does entail time and patience but…… more like fmq playtime…….really!!!! I have 3 more I’m doing very shortly and they’re very different!
I so love vintage. You have such an artsy skill for adding your own creativity to these aged pieces. Lovely.
I’m totally “taken” by these 50s styled cloths! There is so many timeless memories attached to them and it’s so much fun to bring them into “today”!!!!! Thank you for your kind comment!!!!!! Hugs……………….
What a gorgeous labor of love!
This piece, and others like it, are really “playtime” for fmq! The design is already there, there are no seam junctions/”lumps” to deal with and ‘anything goes’ as far as fmq. The only consideration is that any added borders and binding fabrics and backing must be preshrunk pretty much to accommodate the many-times-washed top/cloth!
You’ve really elevated that vintage tablecloth to a whole new level!
Thank you….I’m looking forward to finishing it up so I can actually USE it!!! The binding will be a bias cut pink gingham that will add to the vintage appeal, I think.
My goodness this piece looks huge! Such a lot of stitching, and so pretty too!
It really isn’t that large but it does have solid/edge to edge all-over stitching. The dimensions are approximately 48″x 55″, which seems to be the average for this type of kitchen cloth.
I love it! So cheerful!
I think so, too!!! Like a Springtime garden!!! A VERY pleasant place to be with all those tulips……….
Love, Love, Love it, you are so talented
I thank you so much for your sweet comment but with some commitment to regular practice pretty anyone who desires it could achieve much!!!!!!!
It’s looking wonderful… so much detail and it really pays off..
Thank you, Fiona. For a while I had thoughts of “too much???” but that thought passed quickly!!!! LOL!!!! ;-D