A bit out of left field

Next Project

As I only have one table cloth that fits my kitchen table I need to make some more.  I am not a huge fan of chicken scratch but have decided to decorate the cloth with that.  Now, I can't buy the nice fabric gingham that you can get in Europe and the USA.  I am stuck with a poly cotton, not very cheap at $14.00 per metre but this is what we all have to use.  (Unless we have access to a relatives stash.)  I have considered backing it with a stabalizer,  or maybe lining it, but for a breakfast cloth?  I don't think so. 

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I bought a little extra fabric to experiment with, so first off I will try different thread weights on some serviettes.  It should be interesting.

The other new project is a teaching sample for applique.  I have roughed out a design based on Ginko leaves, which I have never seen up close but I liked the shape.

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Then today on Pam's blog, among the most wonderful images were 2 shots of the real leaves.

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Screen Shot 2018-02-27 at 10.12.27 amSource:https://iampamholland.com/2018/02/27/new-zealand-the-land-a-soft-white-clouds/

I am going to have to rethink how I do this one.  (Do go over and have a look at her wonderful story about NZ.)


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I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the ginko leaf design!

Carolyn Foley

So am I!  I drew the design so that there would be lots of repeats .  this is so that I can use different applique techniques for the class.  Hope it works.

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