Monday, August 3, 2009

We Need Your Advice!

It's been awhile since my last post but I was busy hostessing my retreat in McCloud. The dust has finally settled and I'm getting things rolling again.

I received an email from Linda Christie asking for some advice on a linen quilt she would like to make. I was a bit stumped so I asked her to forward pictures of her linens and sizes. Since I have a worldwide reading audience, we are both asking for your thoughts/inspirations on what kind of quilt could be created from her stash. If you send comments I will post them and then they will be here for all to see. I know she isn't the only one who would like to create something like this. I have duplicated her letter to me below:

"For some time now I have been collecting vintage linens mostly from family members and ladies at church. My daughter has asked for a white-on-white vintage linen quilt. Now that I have all of these, my problem has been trying to decide where to start. Of course they are all shapes and sizes. I am not sure how to put these together to look eye appealing as I want to use a variety...some are scalloped on the edges, some have edging either lace and/or crochet, tatting, etc. If I butt them up next to one another I have lost the outer edge appeal that is so beautiful.
The only thing I could think of was to use sashing between them and have the linen edging lay over the seamed sashing in order to see the lace."

Sizes: (1)Table runner 16x45, (3) cutwork placemats 11x17, (3) oval pieces 7x11,(1) round 20" tablecloth, (12) 12x12 napkins, (16) 22x22 cotton napkins, (3) 13x10 oblong end table runners and several odds and ends.

Thank you everyone! Linda and I will look forward to hearing your ideas!


1 comment:

Karen Azevedo said...

My first response is that she could share with those of use less fortunate. But I will think about this and get back to you with some better ideas. Cool pieces.