Vintage dresser scarf, Girl at the well, finished.

I bought this piece about a year ago at Piecemakers in Costa Mesa, CA.

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And it has been hanging up with this inspiration picture until this week, when I decided to take the plunge and quilt it.  It had a couple of holes so I knew I wanted to do pebbles in those areas to hide the holes.

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I backed it with white muslin and used 2 layers of 100% cotton batting.I spray basted these layers together. Then I stitched around the linen so I could start the design in the middle.I used Superior Threads Magnifico thread #2003 on my Tiara II.

 

I started with the center diamond, just using 5 dots as reference points to use my curved Fine Line rulers from Accents in Design.  I then used the ruler to create the frame and then the crosshatching.  Then I did free motion feathers on the outside.

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Since I wanted to hide the holes with pebbles I moved to that area. Pebbles are not my favorite, but thought they would be best in these areas.

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I wanted to do more feathers but wasn’t sure where so I started outlining the embroidery pictures.  Then I did clamshells under the grass.  Although I wanted to do feathers wind seemed like the stitch to add to the scene.  And of course a couple of clouds.  Then added the feathers around the blue embroidery.

For the outer edge I started with the diagonal cross hatching.

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But since the center had such dense quilting, the outer edge was more ruffly so I did an orange peel to even it out and put more stitching in the outside.  I started out doing each side of the line, bump bumping my way then back down the other side.   So I was doing alot of starts and stops.  It got a little tiring on the long lines.  So I tried the serpentine way, weaving back and forth over the line and then going back doing it the opposite sides.  And it was so much easier and faster.

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And here is is quilted, bound and blocked.

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Not perfect, and not how I envisioned it turning out, but I love it and can’t wait to do my next one.

 

 

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2 Responses to Vintage dresser scarf, Girl at the well, finished.

  1. pamelaquilts says:

    It’s really pretty! The next one will be even better.

    Like

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