"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Friday, February 19, 2010

Two finishes as promised, and some opshop finds.

Pam Kellogg is creating a monthly biscornu pattern for her readers to do, and this one was January. Her colours were completely different to this. When I was looking through my stash for some Aida or linen to work on, I found a piece of yellow Aida, and for some reason as I looked at Pam's pattern and at the yellow fabric, I could visualise flames. So I used red, brown and orange and have called it my Bushfire Biscornu! Here is my Romantic Bookmark (or small wall hanging). I still have to put a backing on it, but that is a matter of minutes. I'm just pleased to have finished something that was started in 2003!
I went for an opshop crawl today, and found this very old unfinished tablecloth. It is dusty and stained, and I know what you're thinking - as if I haven't got enough to do! The reason I wanted it is because I have two more cloths in this style, with the yellow binding. One has a Mexican design on it and the other a Swiss style design. (I described it as Swiss because it depicts a girl that looks like Heidi in the book of the same name). I'm now wondering if there was a series of these cloths brought out, with designs for different countries?
I also found these two perfectly stitched centrepieces or traycloths.

3 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Beautiful stitching on that last one. Congratulations on your finishes too

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Beautiful work! It feels good to get something finished, doesn't it? blessings,Kathleen

Patty said...

Nice finds and I love the biscornu!