Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Summer Tablecloth...

good morning!

did you wonder?
on monday i called the post 'tea for two?'...

it was a hint, 'cos
all that sunshine yellow, grassy green and other summery goodness
was becoming
summer tablecloth!

 grab a cuppa, sit down nice and close to the computer
 and i'll tell you about it...

i used
bits of a 'dream on' charm pack,
three fabrics from the 'botany' range
and two from 'nicey jane'

based on the dimensions of  six charm squares
joined together to form a rectangle,
it grew like topsy!

my summer tablecloth
measures 45" by 56"....
just the right size for my square table
next to the window in the dining room...about a metre square.

it's actually the one i've been using
for sewing and watching the world go by outside my window.

i patched the front,
lined it with mainly 'nicey jane',
bound the edges
and tagged it!

so one day,
when you come around,
i'll pull out my 'summer tablecloth'.
we'll have tea and scones together
with lashings of jam and cream,
 i'll use my best china,
and... we can both watch the world
go by outside my window.


i'm giving away
strings of 'le petit bunting'

read yesterdays post for details...
you can leave a comment there or here to enter!

hoping you have an opportunity
to use your talents
to bless someone today!

naturally Carol xox


  1. It's lovely, perfect for summer tea and watching the world go by.

    Kate x

  2. cute buntings! acp328 at yahoo dot com

  3. I wanna come for tea!! Darling tablecloth!

  4. I love your tablecloth. Did you put a backing to it?

  5. shall i come for a cup of tea? :-) it looks lovely and invitening

  6. linestrada...i did put backing on it. i just happened to have bought 2 yards of tangerine nicey jane,'cos it was really cheap, even though i didn't know what i was going to make at that stage. i joined the lining with five equally spaced out rows of stitching down the length of the tablecloth and then of course bound the edges together.

  7. What a refreshing pattern for a table cloth, really nice.

    Watching the world go by...I like that:)
    Kinda really cool thing to do.

  8. What a pleasant looking table cover, a very happy and cheerful effort. love it really...
    Hope you would like to have a cup of tea with me with some sweet and crispy cookies at

  9. The table cloth and setting sends me back in time... I love it Carol!!! It almost makes me cry. I have become so lazy at home...shame on me. Your home is full of sunshine and love. Bill is one very blessed man. Love Crystal

  10. The tablecloth is gorgeous! I would love to sit and sip a cup tea there.

  11. Oh I love nicey jane! Such a cute table cloth and bunting, well done! Thanks for linking up, we'll see you next week!

  12. That is beautiful! Your work is lovely!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!


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