my attempts to do something with Denyse Schmidt's Chicopee line.
Essex Linen in Natural, a fabric I am turning to more and more at the moment. It was one of the few fabrics that I thought worked with the Chicopee, which, despite being thoroughly gorgeous, does not seem to mix well with a lot of other modern fabrics (IMHO).
I machined the linen blocks together but hand sewed the chicopee into the windows. Which was a bit hard on the fingers as it is a pretty stiff, unyielding fabric.
Chicopee on the back. I put the whole thing together and then realised I had forgotten to do the button holes! And these Feather Company pads I use are so plump and full that it really needs more than just an envelope close at the back. So I did them by hand using white perle and blanket stitch.
I bought those gorgeous buttons at the wonderful Edinburgh Yarn Festival that I had a stand at a couple of weeks back. They are from The Textile Garden, Maggie and her husband had come up all the way from Brighton to attend and their amazing button stand was absolutely mobbed all day! Mind you the whole thing was totally mobbed, and it was definitely the best Fair out of the 3 I've done this Spring. This was the first one they've organised, but it was so successful that I am sure they will do it again next year.
More info on the class here.
I really hope you like Cathedral Window as much as I do as I have more to share next week!
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