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Friday, March 8, 2013

"Hearts Tablecloth."

Hello,

A little birdie told me...


That if you download too many patterns from the net you will end up with nothing but a pile of papers and a never ending list of projects you want to do. So this is why I turned two lots of patterns into the one tablecloth.


This is the result of Michelle's  and Vicki's stitchery designs. The tablecloth measures 31 inches square. I hand quilted it and there is lots of hand sewing in this one including chain stitch, back stitch and button hole.
I was given some lovely buttons by my Sister Chris when she was over from New Zealand in January. Included in the buttons were lots of heart shapes. I put one between each heart on the border.


For the backing I used a lovely fabric in pink with the littlest white hearts. So I have come to the conclusion that two into one does go. Please excuse the wrinkles on the fabric in the photo's. I gave the cloth a rinse to get rid of the blue ink from the marking pen but haven't got around to pressing it.

Happy days.
Bev C

15 comments:

Petra said...

Hello Bev, I wish that you were my sister I like it so much what you have made. The colors are nice and the hearts around are lovely, you did a good job for you sister she wil love's it I think. I have a sister to but we have no contact all for more than 10 years I'm a little bit jealous but it's oke.The weather over here is again cold and grey it's now spring at all.
We have a nice day today my parents are in love and married for 52 years today. I go for a cup of coffee the live next to me, I wish you have a nice evening, greetings Petra.

marina said...

who says 2 into 1 doesn't go. the two projects have come together beautifully into one big finish!
Cross that off the list...

Lynda said...

It's lovely Bev.

Jossie said...

You have been busy with lots of lovely projects. Had some catching up to do. Love the little tablecloth you made.

shez said...

what a lovely finish Bev,well done.xx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Of course 2 into 1 goes Bev...great looking quilt! Wishing you a lovely weekend...hope it's cooled down for you now xo

Anthea said...

Wow Bev, I love this table topper, and yes including both designer's stitcheries is a great idea. It's a lovely touch to include your sisters buttons, now you can sit & admire your gorgeous stitching! x

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hello Bev,
Wow, you made me love a neon green for a quilt. It turn out great and those embroidery design are adorable. I also have way too many patterns that I downloaded from the computer. They are in a large pocket folder waiting for me to use. I need to go through them. Have a lovely day.
Blessings

Fiona said...

It's gorgeous and what a great use of those stitcheries.... I too have downloaded so many..
Hugz

Christine M said...

How clever to combine two patterns into one.Looks lovely Bev.

Pauline said...

That is lovely, Bev. The hearts look like happy hearts - exactly as hearts should look. :)

Terriaw said...

What fun projects! I love the bright colors on the front, with the nice contrasts in the stitchery. Love the backing fabric, which goes so nicely with the designs on the front.

Jeanette said...

Very lovely Bev. Hugs,xx.

Sharon said...

Your 2 in 1 project turned out great!

Lisa said...

just beautiful Bev
Hugs
Lisa
x