Quilting, Farming, Variety

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Maybe you can help me

decide what to do with this quilted piece:

 
Are you familiar with whole cloth quilting?

 
Whole cloth quilts are created from one single piece of fabric; unlike patchwork, a whole cloth quilt is not pieced at all.  The design across the surface is made entirely from quilting stitches.
 
 
They were traditionally made by women who had money enough to purchase wide pieces of fabric.
 
From Day Style Designs, "This really is an amazing quilting style that deserves a try at least once in your quilting journey."
 
O.k.  Now I don't know what to do with it since it is only about a fourth of a quilt top.  It makes me think of a recipe: I've tried it; don't care for it; won't do it again.
 
But, it was too much work to throw out; any suggestions as to a use for it?
 
Charlotte 
 
 

13 comments:

  1. I think it is very pretty Charlotte~ how about using it as a table topper? If nothing else, I would throw it over the back of my couch so everyone could see all my hard work! :)

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  2. Maybe you could use it as a pillow cover for a bed pillow. I guess it would be covered up though if you did that. I think Paula's table topper idea is good too!

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  3. oh my, what a decision!! IT IS LOVELY and what wonderful hand quilting you have done...hmmmm

    yes, a pretty piece to hand on the back of a sofa for all to adore. or over a bed as a wallhanging???

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  4. I'm with Paula.. throw it over the couch or table.

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  5. I figure whatever you decide to do with it will be perfect for it. It's a beautiful work of art regardless of your choice. Well done. :)

    Is it large enough to use as a middle square of a quilt? The outer blocks could be pieced blocks made to compliment the designs in the white area, maybe like blocks made with the basket pattern or leaf pattern.

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  6. This is absolutely beautiful.
    I think I would use it as a table topper or just in the center of my bed. Display it somewhere but do not let it get soiled. I would place it in the middle of my bed..

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  7. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  8. It is beautiful! Make a small wall hanging out of it by adding a beautiful border!

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  9. Such lovley stitching! It would look great laying across the back of a chair!

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  10. That is so beautiful! You have been told many wonderful things to do with it, and those ideas were exactly what I was thinking. Show it off somewhere whether it be on a wall or chair or table.

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  11. You could frame it and hand it on the wall. Very pretty!

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  12. I have wanted to try a "whole cloth quilt". It is on my list of someday. I hope that if I do start one; I will enjoy it and want to finish it. I do think they make a very pretty quilt. You have done a beautiful job on yours. Keep it; and maybe you will find just the perfect place for it.

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