50s Cloth….continued……..

This piece was sandwiched a while back in anticipation of stitching on it for my demo last Friday at the Killer Bees’ quilt show. Well, as often happens, my thoughts changed and this clothIMG_8136 has now found its way to the machine and, oh, what a difference a little(?) thread makes!!!! Unstitched…………IMG_8225      and stitched……..IMG_8226    The areas left un-stitched are as critical to the final effect as those stitched!!!!! So, always keep in mind the “puffed” areas as well as the flattened. The other factor, to achieve variety for the ‘eye’, is to change the direction of your fmq patterns. If you are doing “banana bunches”/”headbands” and you find yourself lining them up in only one direction, it equals boring! Variety is “key”!IMG_8234 - Copy IMG_8227IMG_8228IMG_8229IMG_8238   Another photo (above) of the contrast that stitching has on the cloth!

The beautiful dusty rose thread I’m using is a serger thread that I picked because of the color! It’s a 2-ply poly, “Toldi-Lock” is the brand. Purchased at Joann Fabrics. Batting is Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly (80/20). The bobbin is Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70 wt.

I have a suspicion that this will be a lengthy project, as I’m already thinking of hopping to a vintage linen small piece (for reasons that will be revealed in the future). So…..with that, please, stop back soon……….

About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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18 Responses to 50s Cloth….continued……..

  1. Thread crazy says:

    Looking good, love the variation of stitches.

  2. kathyreeves says:

    I like the way you have created secondary designs by not stitching in places, that really adds interest to the quilting. Beautiful job as always.

  3. Rhonda Dort says:

    Love love love this!!!

  4. Janet My says:

    Beautiful…. I have a bin of old tablecloths. You have inspired me to get going on them.

  5. Beautiful. It is amazing.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Thnx so much, dear bloggy friend!! This type of stitching is so much fun (and really relaxing cuz there’s no real “pattern” that must be followed or repeated!)

  6. jennyklyon says:

    Loving the transformation!

    • treadlemusic says:

      Hello!!! Thank you so much for the kind words AND stopping by!!! I’m so woefully behind in my “Reader”…..too much goin’ on here and even more this coming week!!!! …..I’ll have to go home to relax….sigh……..(LOL!)……….

  7. What a transformation. Thanks for showing the side-by-side difference. Well done, artistic friend.

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