Hello dear blogging friends!
Just before Easter I showed you an image of a new
Lace and Doily Throw I was starting to
Well I am happy to say that it is now finished!
I started with an antique cotton tablecloth which had been
edged in a some exquisite hand crocheted cotton
which I used for the base.
Everyone knows just how much I love these beautiful
doilies whether cut lace, Battenburg or hand crocheted
and I can't think of a more sumptious look
when they are all put together
layer upon layer
butting up and overlapping each other
to create a sea of beautiful patterns of lace
swirling around the cloth
in perfect harmony with each other.
When I arrived at a pleasing effect to the eye
I started on another journey of layering the assembled
top to a prepared base of batting under which
is yet another beautiful white damask
vintage linen tablecloth
(which was almost the same size in this case)
and once all three layers were pinned I was
ready to start some machine quilting
up and down the layers and in and out of the looped
doilies and around and around I went.
The final step in the whole process was
to sew through all layers with a large
number of pearl and white
new and vintage buttons.
The quilted underside looks a bit like this and
these beautiful roses form part of the amazing patterned
linen thread work of the cloth underneath.
These pieces are precious and highlight
the amazing handwork
(and machine work)
of these well preserved pieces of linen and cotton lace work.
This is my idea of some beautiful bliss
so I'm linking this post to
What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants with Patti
This piece of lace work could be used as a throw over
a chair or couch, as a wall hanging or a centre
cloth for table or bed.
It really is a keep sake for someone and I am
considering putting it up for sale.
It measures 41" x 48" approx inc. the lace border.
If you are interested just email me
(I am happy to let you know that this new quilt has been sold
and is flying it's way to California!).
Some of you may remember this quilt above I posted about
a couple of years ago. I think it has created
more interest than any other quilt
I have posted on my blog
I do hope this new work inspires many of you out there who love
to create with lace and doilies to let
your heart run free!