|This rose transforms from a deep reddish/orange bud, into this bright pinkish/yellow, to a pale yellow tinged with pink and finally into a soft white. Amazing to see the progression.|
Since most of my stitching time has focused on boutis recently, which is worked mostly on whites and neutrals, a therapy session using the brightest and most vibrant colours from the stash is most welcome.
These fun fabrics are a lightly laminated cotton that I found in my favourite kitchen shop in Montpellier. I had mailed them (as well as the coordinating bindings) home several years ago, but because we have never spent a summer in Vancouver, there was never an urgency to dig them out before now. They will help add a little southern French sunshine to our Vancouver summer.
|Better then a candy shop!|
|First tablecloth done. The table, now dressed in chartreuse, is ready for outdoor dining. The trailing vines on the back lattice are the jasmine, not quite in full bloom yet.|
|To accommodate the umbrella, I cut a 1 1/2" circle in the centre of the tablecloth with a slit extending to the outside edge, and finished the edge by continuing the binding into the slit and around the centre cutout.|
And now ... the leftovers. My favourite! From what was left over after cutting the two tablecloths, I managed to get 16 place mats cut. The yellow scraps were still a leftover from Montpellier. Thank goodness these leftovers don't go bad!
|More summer fun coming soon! I did have to hit a fabric shop again to replenish the binding supply and fortunately, Fabricland had a great deal - buy 1 metre, get 3 free. Could anyone resist that?|