Saturday, April 6, 2013
Featuring Susan Sharkey!
I received a wonderful email from Susan Sharkey from Texada Island, British Columbia where she was sharing a special project...complete with ribbons! I knew you would be equally impressed and asked if I could share. Beautiful work Susan...thank you!!! Hugs, Cindy :)
I purchased my tablecloth on e-bay. It is a vintage tablecloth, probably from the fifties, with hand-embroidered details in each corner.
As I spread it out to inspect it, my eye fell on the Dresden plates I was creating for a crazy quilted project.
I added an 18 inch wide cotton border to the tablecloth, and english paper pieced the dresden plates for the centre of the cloth and the borders. They are hand appliqued to the quilt.
A vintage doily was added to the centre plate. Too late, I saw your tip about quilting under the doily before appliqueing it. So things look a little puffy in that area, but I still like the effect!