Monday’s Design Wall…………..

er……..table(?) was pretty much covered with ‘fuzz’. Yup, I said “fuzz”. Rotary cutting boards have a way of grabbing those pesky fibers when I trim a finished quilt (and I have done some recently!). So….first, to the “de-fuzzing”…………IMG_8967    Using one of those kitchen kettle nylon “scrubbies”IMG_8968 I ‘attacked the board, rubbing perpendicular to the offending cuts. It really doesn’t take much effort and the board is ready for the next project.   

We have vintage! Yay!!! These are a couple of (many) pieces that were sent my way by my (now East Coast) friend, Beth Ann. Life slowed my progress on these but, now, it’s their time!!! I soaked these 2 for 36 hours in Retro Clean to brighten them and remove most of the offending stains. They are/were card table sized with the most sweet corner embroideries…….The first…..IMG_8958  was perfect for this backing fabric….so “old fashioned”…don’tcha think??? The 2nd one brought me to giggles…….IMG_8962 IMG_8963 IMG_8964 The 4th corner repeated the cup/saucer. That cloth, however, had a very large yellow/brown stain that stubbornly refused to exit! So, I exercised my creative control and………….cut it out!!! Yup….what was a larger (card) table cloth is now a very sweet table runner…….IMG_8972   Once the background stitching is complete, that center seam will f-a-d-e away. So, now you see what the days ahead will be filled with (along with my monthly piano time at a local hospital, tomorrow, and miscellaneous other tasks, of course!!). But, stay tuned, cuz there are many more linens in this treasure box!!!

What’s on your “design wall” these days????

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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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14 Responses to Monday’s Design Wall…………..

  1. witchylin says:

    What a busy life you lead Doreen. That seam will disappear under a lot of feathers and other quilty designs I just know. It looks a really fun project. As for me I am trying to make three starburst quilts together all for gifts and needed in July. Must scoot off and keep sewing. 🙂

    • treadlemusic says:

      That sounds like awesome fun!!!!!! Be sure to share photos…..puh….leeeeeeze!!!! Sending very hot, humid summer hugs your way (as a storm is bearing down on us from the West! Have had to shut down/unplug all machines!!!!)……….

  2. Beth Ann says:

    Holy smokes it is going to be PERFECT!!!!!thank you so much. So glad I caught this— in Ohio on vacation and definitely out of my usual blog reading routine! These are going to be perfect!!!

  3. Yay for vintage! I love watching people make wonderful new things out of vintage embroidered pieces. Love that pink fabric with the teapot!

  4. Very fun retro designs:). I love the scrubby to your cutting board! Mine is definitely in need of a good scrubbing so I am going to try this out:). Thx😊

  5. Mary says:

    I never thought to use a scrubby for that purpose. Always nice to pick up new tricks.

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