I've now been quilting for three and a half years. This blog is my personal quilting diary, that charts my progress (and occasional regression) from the start. I use it so I can look back at my past projects...and hopefully see my skills improve!

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Second Tablecloth Finished

I finished the old tablecloth project yesterday.  Boy, I put in the hours on this project, but I am happy with the result.

This is a close up of part of the central medallion.  I drew it up using Cindy Needham's Ultimate Stencil...so much quicker and easier than my usual method of drawing something out by hand using rulers and round plates and then using a light table!  I know it is daft, but I was so pleased with the little scallops around the centre ...done using one of Cindy's clamshell stencils.  I could never have drawn them all the same size without the stencil.   I added little pearls to anchor the lace inserts - yet another of Cindy's great ideas.





A close up of one of the corners, showing the pretty lace edging.  I used Cindy's grid stencil for marking this out.

It is such a pleasure to be able to extend the life of a rather tired tablecloth and turn it into something I will enjoy looking at and using!

I have another old tablecloth that may be my next project.  It was very inexpensive, because it has a hole in the middle of it!  I will mend the holes and cover them  with  some pretty,  little lace butterflies I have.  At the moment, I'm thinking of using some flower  motifs to compliment the butterflies but at the moment, I am just drawing out ideas on paper.    The butterflies will distract me from the darker, chillier mornings and evenings we are getting now. :(



Happy quilting, all!

Update:  The lovely Cindy Needham has featured my quilt on her blog.  Thank you, Cindy!
blog.cindyneedham.com/

6 comments:

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous. You are doing a good job coming up with ideas for your quilting designs then quilting them!

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    1. Thank you! The embroidery on the original piece helped me to decide on the design and placement of quilting motifs...easier than being faced with a blank piece of cotton!

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  2. Oh what a great way to recycle. And your quilting is beautiful. Great job.
    Sandra

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  3. I understand you are proud!!! Congrats with that amazing finish. Fabulous quilting too. I am impressed!!! I will come back to see your next project.

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  4. Wow! Very impressive and very gorgeous!

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