For some reason, this block seemed to be taking a long time! Finally, it’s finished!
The first thing I did was change the carpet. I wanted the tablecloth to be the focus of this block. The first fabric I used for the carpet fought with the fabric for the tablecloth, so I changed it. Maybe it’s because they both read as “mediums” or maybe it’s because they are both “busy”. Either way, it just wasn’t working! I prefer to audition a few (or more!) fabrics until I find the one that screams “I am the one!”
Out with the old…
…in with the new!
Next, I added the bottom layer of the tablecloth. I did not need to make another template, I just used the one from the original tablecloth. Of course, it didn’t have to be the full size, so I just used what I needed.
Then, I added the vase, some vines and a couple of apple stems. The fabric for the vase is from a line called “Maid of Honor” by Bonnie Sullivan and Maywood Studios. It actually looks like cracked pottery!
Lots of leaves followed, along with a couple of apples. Or are they peaches?
This morning I embroidered the cherry stems…
…and yippee! This block has just had a bubble bath and is resting comfortably!!
Til next time…
10 thoughts on “Setting the Table”
You outdid yourself again!!!! Love it!!!
Wow!! That was the quickest anyone has ever commented!!
Thanks for sharing the process of another lovely block!
Why do you need to wash your blocks?
I wash my blocks because I use blue marking pens, starch and glue to prepare my blocks. I like to wash all of that stuff out of my blocks before I stitch them together. I don’t have to worry about the colors running when I wash the blocks because I pre-wash all of my fabric in Synthrapol before I cut into it.
Gorgeous block, Kerry. I really appreciate your sharing of the process of how you came to this beautiful block.
oh I love that tablecloth fabric, how did I miss that one, its beautiful!
I really enjoy seeing how you make each block thanks for sharing
Your tablecloth fabric is perfect. Always a pleasure to see you find the best fabrics for the block! This one is incredible as usual.:)