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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.

With little ado, the tablecloth hijacked my plates, and now I have to make some more for the original 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!

7 comments:

Kay M said...

This took my breath away when I saw this. It is beautiful.

Beach Purl said...

Really beautiful work.
Emma
Www.beachpurl.co.uk

LynCC said...

Oh Soooo Gorgeous!!!

Leeanne said...

Stunning! Dresdens are my fav, to use them in this way is magic!

SewCalGal said...

Woo hoo. Congratulations on the ribbons. Absolutely beautiful work Susan.

And, thanks to Cindy for sharing too! Love it.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Hannele said...

Gourgeous work, I love how she uses the Dresden plates!

treadlemusic said...

Words escape me!! Extraordinary!!! Hugs, Doreen