I saw this lovely pre-printed dresser scarf at the thrift store and just couldn't pass it up. I have really enjoyed following Yesterday Embroidery and Stamped Linen Embroidery's wonderful needlework. You lovely ladies have inspired me to return to my first love, embroidery.
I choose variegated purple for the lady dress, umbrella and bonnet. I used 2 different color browns, light and dark, for the fence and a lovely scattering of colorful flowers. This was a fun project and will look well on the wash stand in the spare bedroom.
Now I need help. How do I finish the edges? Do I cut along the perforated opening? Someone help me!
My husband wanted a lap quilt that was long enough to cover his feet when he is napping in the recliner but not too wide. I had a mixed batch of small squares and I added 4 large blue one to break it up.
I used a diagonal pattern and worked around the large blue squares. I had to pay attention to make sure that I keep the pattern going, but I obviously wasn't on point all the time. In the upper right hand corner I mixed up the brown and off white square. I was told once that quilters always make a small purposeful mistake in their work. Has anyone heard of that? Well it seems, I have done that several times, but not on purpose!
For backing material I bought the same brown check that matched a few of the squares. I hand quilted using some parts of templates that I made years ago for another quilt.
Hope you're enjoying the summer,