Almost a UFO no longer…………..

This vintage kitchen cloth is so-o-o-o close to a finish and I’m really liking it!!!! (Story continued from this post)IMG_7897 IMG_7894 IMG_7900IMG_7901  Just 2 more sides to finish the border….IMG_7896IMG_7895   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. IMG_7902

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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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22 Responses to Almost a UFO no longer…………..

  1. Fiona says:

    It’s looking wonderful… so much detail and it really pays off..
    Hugz

  2. Patricia Dauphinee says:

    Love, Love, Love it, you are so talented

  3. I love it! So cheerful!

  4. kathyreeves says:

    My goodness this piece looks huge! Such a lot of stitching, and so pretty too!

    • treadlemusic says:

      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.

  5. KerryCan says:

    You’ve really elevated that vintage tablecloth to a whole new level!

    • treadlemusic says:

      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.

  6. Pat in WNY says:

    What a gorgeous labor of love!

    • treadlemusic says:

      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!

  7. I so love vintage. You have such an artsy skill for adding your own creativity to these aged pieces. Lovely.

    • treadlemusic says:

      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……………….

  8. jackie says:

    Beautiful, now THAT’s a lot of work!

  9. That is soooo pretty! I love it!

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