Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Repurposed Quilt and Giveaway!


Last week, My friend Kelley, sent me a goody box and one of the items was an unfinished mini quilt. She had sewn the squares together and decided she didn't want it, so it came to my house. I decided it was the perfect size for a table mat, so I added a border and hand stitched the squares and added some stitchery on the borders.

It was something fun to do while I rested my hip, which decided to act up after our last paddle trip.
I used black pearl cotton to do the hand quilting and floss for the outer stitchery. I also antiqued it, I like how some places got darker, like an old stained piece. The appliqué came from a Whimsicals book, I modified it to fit the corner of this piece.

I was hoping to finish it earlier so I could get a photo, outside, but it got dark before it was dry, so the flash messed it up a bit. No idea how the edge got so crooked, I could say, I did that on purpose, lol.

And for those of you who would like to win some fun patterns, check out Cleo and Me. They have two contests going, so look at both posts. And there are no entries, not even me, lol. I have enough cute ones, so here is your chance to get in on a wonderful giveaway with a  great chance of winning.


And here is how it looks as a mat. Goes nicely on this bureau, might just leave it there. The mat is 21" x 15". 



22 comments:

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Ficou uma graça,eu gosto de peças pequenas.Faço colchas também.Parabéns.

Linda said...

Little quilt is perfect for a table mat!!! I just love it!!

Linda said...

Hope your hip is feeling better! :-)

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love the quilt!!

Fiesta said...

Your little quilt us truly adorable.

Terry said...

What a sweet little quilt! I love it! :0)

moosecraft said...

You and Kelley make a great team! LOVE this table mat! I hope your hip calms down quick.

BumbleBeeLane said...

It looks wonderful! Warm Blessings!~Amy

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

I LOVE your little quilt - it came out wonderfully! Hoping your hip is feeling better today.

paulette said...

I LOVE IT!! When Kelley sees this, she is going to want it back!! Hide it...quick!! You did a wonderful job!! Well done!
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primitivebettys said...

Your table quilt is lovely. How thoughtful and generous of Kelley to share. :-)

kelley said...

You sure made that "ugly" look good! hope your hip is feeling better...

kelley said...
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TheCrankyCrow said...

What an adorable little quiltlet!! I would have never thought of the applique...uh duh! It's a perfect finishing touch! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Carrie P. said...

It does look very nice on the table.

Beckyjean said...

Love the little quilt!!

annie said...

I love that!

Jacque. said...

That is gorgeous! Gotta love Kelley's start...as I love your finish.

Jacque. said...

That is gorgeous! Gotta love Kelley's start...as I love your finish.

Sharon said...

Love it!

Gayle said...

One quilter's trash is another's treasure! You've certainly proven that old saying right! I love it!

Deb said...

That little quilt is perfect for a table mat. You did some great repurposing.