Monday, August 6, 2012

Damask Tablecloth Quilt

We had a  customer come into the shop and brought a damask tablecloths and 8 napkins.  She said she wanted a king size quilt and a twin quilt from them. And my daughters said they would go for it.  She hasn't seen it at all or the design.  She wanted to see nothing until it was all done.  So today we call her and hopefully she'll like them.  That is always the nervous part.

 These first six shots were taken when it was laying on my dining room table - inside shots.  I like how it captured the sheen.

I quilted following the design of the damask.  That made the designs themselves pop out.

And then added feathers to the empty spaces.

 My daughters bought some satin fabric and overlaid it with lace.  This is what we used for the sashing and borders. The lace was so busy, that I just stippled it.

 These shots were all taken outside in the evening.

This is linked to Patchwork Times


  1. Great quilting good to see how it came about.

  2. It's beautiful! What a wonderful way to put that elegant linen to good use.

  3. Beautiful quilting, she would be a fool not to love them.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  4. Stunning quilting on those beautiful damask linens. Your customer is gonna flip!

  5. Such incredible understated beauty. Absolutely breathtaking.

  6. very beautiful and ethereal! amazing work.

  7. I never would have thought of doing something like that. It look's amazing. Were these new linens or vintage?

  8. What a beautiful quilt, I can imagine how silky it must feel and your quilting is fantastic! Thanks for sharing.
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  9. Beautiful. Reminds me of some of Cindy Needham's work with the Linen Ladies Club. Great job.


  10. Wow! Amazing work! I hope your customer was really happy with them - I would be!


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