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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Vintage quilting,

 I haven't been good at keeping up with my blog..however I thought I really should keep going with it.
So ...this is what I am currently working on .
Its a Vintage table cloth which belonged to my fathers family...
I have so many beautiful pieces here - its a shame to just leave them in the cupboard. 

This is the first corner ..so I have a long way to go.
I never really know how I am going to quilt things until I actually get started

Instead of putting this on a background to show it in a frame - I decided to keep it as  table cloth.
Because of this I needed to work out how to do the edge and still have the lace to show.  

I am thankful to Kelly Cline for mentioning this is how she does the vintage pieces...when not making them for framing.  She does beautiful work..vintage pieces on her longarm!

So this is a first to me...Many thanks to Kelly :) First I pinned and then basted with my Sweet Sixteen,  I cut the background fabric larger than the edge.
and then cut the cotton batting to fit just beyond the lace edge, as I wanted this to show.

I tacked the back fabric down over the batting and then machined them together with the top ..along the lace border
Above is the back after I had tacked it.

So this is my tablecloth with the backing secured and the top basted.

I have three more corners left to sew...and then I will work out what to put in the Middle..
A bit slow going as my back is very sore...but its good to have my mind taken off that :)

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Foundation piecing

I have been busy a while or so learning and sewing these foundation blocks.
I am doing a BOM with Sit Down Free motion Quilters.
Jeannie Harrison 's videos and instructions are really fantastic.. I couldn't have done this in a million years without her .. in fact its not something I thought i would ever do..
I am addicted.