Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Finish!


It took me all week, but I finally finished my table topper. My friend Kelley sent me the piece and I decided to make it into a Christmas mat. I added the green border, which is fabric that she sent me, as well.

The finished piece measures 26" x 17". I did the hand stitching with black pearl cotton. I antiqued it with walnut ink, that was diluted to a watery consistency in the bottle, so I could spray it on. I wanted to give it a light touch but enough to give it a slight aged look.

The colors are off, since I didn't get a photo until tonight. As you can see, it has my trademark, wonky borders;)



Here is a closer view of the borders. I did stitches around all the inner and outer edges and for the skinny border, I added a zig zag stitch and tree shapes in the larger border. Nothing fancy, but a nice project to work on at night.

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend. I am looking forward to the day after, when the crowds are gone and Bill will get some days off so we can enjoy paddling at our favorite places.


13 comments:

Karen said...

You will enjoy using this during he holiday season. You could add some wool applique such as a prim Santa.

annie said...

love it!

Barbara said...

Very warm and appealing.

Julie Fukuda said...

I like the pearl cotton quilting and I don't think it looks wonky at all.
Happy Paddling!

Farmhouse prims said...

I love your table topper, the colors are gorgeous! Lecia

Shirlee said...

Very pretty!

Raymond Homestead said...

Yes, very pretty!

Anna said...

YOu are inspiring! need a table mat..just whip one up!! lol I want to be you!!!

Shasta Matova said...

What a lovely quilt - love the hand stitching!

Quilt Hollow said...

Very nice!

Jennie in GA said...

Love the Perle cotton quilting. Great finish. Warm and homey.

Fiona said...

lovely mat....
Hugz

Lori said...

Lovely table mat!!