Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Vintage embroidered table linens......... idea!

Good Morning all..

I have seen an idea that really appeals to me greatly, a lot of work but I think worth it.

Making a quilt from old vintage embroidered table linens.  Cut out all different embroidered bits, like flowers or a birds ( it would have to be a linens that have small designs on them)  and then cut the plain parts into strips.  You could make a log cabin quilt one square at a time....

Surprise surprise I have a few of said table cloths in my collection of vintage fabric and linen wares and it would make a lovely stunning quilt as say a throw over a sofa.....

Each log cabin centre, which is a square, could be a cut out piece of vintage embroidery and the rest could be in the cream and white linen scraps..... it would not matter if the colours were slightly different, it looks as it should then in my opinion .. vintage and time worn..




Flowers like this are perfect to cut into a square...

OR

Some middles could be white from vintage raised white work?



So can you imagine the above with a vintage embroidered square and the rest in vintage linen.  You could put a little embroidery on some of the vintage linen strips..... a name or date or a bee?  A button here or there maybe...... I am going to give it a go....

Well this is my stitching so I must away to my day job, also lovely embroidery today but now I am itching to start my lovely quilt......

Happy Stitching......



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