I have a finish to share! Remember the tablecloth I started? I was using this sweet cheddar yellow widleback from the shop (down to only one more yard in the shop). My plan was to make a floral collage (inspired by Laura Heine’s patterns) around the border of the tablecloth. I posted this back in late June.
The day I posted it, there was a comment from my friend Preeti (of Sew Preeti Quilts). Part of her comment was this:
“I am impressed that you put so much effort into the table cloth. It will be a piece of art and everyone will be overly careful not to spill the tomato ketchup on it 🙂”
This really made me think for a bit. My family is not overly careful. This tablecloth was intended for use on the deck – for eating outdoors. That means summer food. It means burgers, bbq chicken and ribs. We are not a dainty family. I wash my outdoor tablecloths all the time! I changed my mind entirely and took the flowers off the table cloth. I saved them for use in a different collage project!
So there I was – no fancy border. Just the hemmed wide back – it seemed too plain. I dug around and came up with some wide red bias tape. The bright red with the cheddar yellow appealed to me so I trimmed the edges with two strips of bias tape, one wider than the other.
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