Finally. Some sewing. It's been too long. I kind of had to relearn how to use my machine. Had to get the swing of it again. So instead of working on projects that are waiting and started, I did something simpler to get myself back in the groove and I put together these vintage handkerchiefs into an eclectic little quilt top.
Of course, you can't leave exposed holes in a quilt, so I've used the yoyo's I made from some 30's inspired fabrics to embellish the hankies. I got all the holes covered but then I noticed a few stains and I covered them, too. And then I still had some yoyo's so I sprinkled them about for balance. I only have about half of them sewed on so far. One more evening of sewing and they'll be done. I might make some mini yoyo's to sew on top of these yoyo's. They'll look a bit like the centres of flowers. Some people sew buttons on but I don't want to put buttons on a child's quilt. Swallow hazard.
I have some vintage looking floral fabric for the back and I might edge the quilt in a ruffle out of some yellow dot fabric. I don't know how to sew a ruffle on a quilt but I have some ideas and I'll look for some instructions. I think a ruffle would be appropriate.
And then ... for the quilting part ... I think I'll machine quilt in the ditch (along the seams), which I've never done before, and then I'll hand quilt with some perle cotton in various complimentary colours. Not particular plan at the moment but that's it generally.
The last three photos aren't as bright as the ones above it. My camera setting must have shifted on me.
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