Thursday, September 10, 2009


I recently rediscovered a beautiful soft robin's egg blue/white floral embroidery cloth, and I had a lot of it, so I decided to make a bedspread. At first it would just the floral cloth, which would be relatively simple to do, but decided to incorporate a luscious white subtly-ribbed silky silk into the design instead. I like framing a beautiful fabric with a material that enhances the patterned fabric, and adds to the "feel" of the cloth as it becomes a whole. When finished the cloth should be "one" and move and act as a single piece, with style and grace.

Here are pictures of this stage of the process. I am deciding how to finish the piece. It is now 80" long by 72" wide, and I'm aiming for overall dimensions approximately 106"l x 96"w, standard king-size measurements. The big decision was to use the white ribbed silk for the corners of the last round of layering the two fabrics. This last border is the final frame of the piece, and putting the white silk at the corners adds to the architecture and structure.

Hope you enjoy watching the process, and thank you for looking. I should be done with this piece by early next week. It is already on my etsy store at


  1. Can't wait to see the finished beadspread! I love the combination of fabrics!