I can’t say I’m positive what I’m doing with this, but here’s how it started:
I have vintage linens from one grandmother, some that she embroidered, but there’s not much demand for dresser scarves these days. Still, I love that she loved them and want to honor them, so I’m sort of repurposing them.
The center diamond is one corner of an embroidered tablecloth, and after I gnashed my teeth forever, I finally took the scissors to it. The dresser scarf is part of a set, and I have more corners on that cloth, plus I like embroidering fancy stitches, so…
I appliquéd the corner on top of the scarf with embroidery. My current concept is that I will then use the whole thing as part of a lap quilt made from these vintage linens from those I love. I have some tea towels she embroidered, along with other items, and my vague notion is that I’ll combine those with feedsack fabrics (similar era, 1930s) into something that I’ll be able to keep warm while reading, thinking of the two grandmothers I adored.
But we’ll see! To be continued…:)