What are you most proud of?
Saving the important parts of grandma's handwork.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Hand-wash the old linens first then stablize all embroidery knots with fray-check so it doesn't come apart.
What you will need
Leftover fabrics from my stash and some additional fabrics my little daughter chose at the store. The hand-embroidered butterflies were from a tattered tablecloth that I couldn't let grandpa throw out (eventhough it had holes and stains) so I salvaged the embroidery work
stabilized it and sewed it into quilt blocks.
Q&A with shanmodtraditio
K Lee 2Strings asked:
So sweet and feminine! It looks and sounds like you have a very precious girly-girl. Love the salvaging of Grandma's tablecloth. Such a touching remembrance for your daughter.
Thank you. After 3 boys, it is fun to have a girly-girl Princess! I thought saving the tablecloth was nice too--especially since grandma passed before meeting my sweetie. They both loved pink and I know grandma would treasure our Princess.