Every quilter looks at fabric differently. Some see color, some see patten and some see possibilities!
When I started thinking about choosing fabrics for the next block of Civil War Bride, I wanted to do something really special for the table legs. I searched high and low through my stash and this is what I found! Do you see the table legs?
First, I measured the width of the stripe I wanted to use.
Then I measured the pattern. Pretty close!
So I cut the freezer paper templates out and placed them very carefully on the wrong side of the fabric.
Since I will be using one of Karen Kay Buckley’s “Perfect Circles” for the round part, I am just cutting straight pieces for the legs.
Here are the legs.
Moving right along to the table cloth! This is how I traced the tablecloth. First I traced just half of the pattern on the freezer paper.
I folded it in half and cut along the line. Call me crazy, but I like when both halves of a pattern are exactly the same!
Next, I ironed the pattern on the back of the fabric making sure that the pattern was centered. I wanted the red stripes to be at each end of the table.
…and here we go! There is still a piece that goes under the tablecloth, I just have to choose a matching fabric!
Til next time….