|Hand stitched Hardanger Table Runner|
My thinking at that time was - repeat the petals will be great practice! The three tips have to come together, and the petals have points.
Thank goodness for fabulous border fabrics!
(Tulips - I used to live on Tulip Street)
This is a little walnut sewing chest about 15" long with double doors on top that swing open.
|Could use a little repair...think I'll leave it for now...|
The needle keep is silk with hand stitched silk ribbons that tie it closed. The silk has shattered in a few places.
Very accurate hand sewing - fine stitches so evenly spaced. Someone took a lot of care to create the beautiful silk needle keep.
The interior is a lofty wool. The lanolin in wool is thought to protect steel pins from rust and provide lubrication. However, I have also read the wool needs to be raw to retain the lanolin(?).
I see no evidence that a lining fabric was covering the inside.
The outer silk covering is wrapped to the inside, and stitched with the tiniest of feather stitches.
In this example I used the extra backing fabric and some other coordinates for the cuff and trim.
This way when I look at the shelving in the store room I can identify each quilt. There are several I have still in labeled white pillow cases. One of these days I'll share a photo of the storage area.
Pattern: Fleur d'Lis
Lewis & Clark Vol. 2
Quilts Inspired by Bird Woman
By: Terry Clothier Thompson
It's a nice book just for the reading and illustrations too!
"Along with the projects, we include writings from Lewis & Clarks journals and stories about the expedition. Dozens of drawings and sketches of animals and plants found on the journey"
I think the photo in the book has 49 blocks and no border.
If I ever made it again I would make it even more scrappy and not match the petal fabrics to their square centers.
My applique improves with each project - and each project has been a bigger undertaking...
Are you working on any hand applique this month?
Have a great week!