Whole Cloth Quilts

These whole cloth linen quilts were made from my collection of antique and vintage linens and doilies. 

I am inspired by Cindy Needham's work and using very fine polyester thread I quilt intricate quilting designs

to enhance and showcase these lovely pieces of fabric. 

This piece had three delicate whitework embroideries on the original piece.  The rest of the quilting I added to compliment the design.

This piece had two small baskets embroidered on the ends and just 4 other tiny embroidered sprigs which show up as grey in the picture.  I quilted this basket motif in the centre and added the other details with thin polyester thread including the scallops and the flowers on the outside edge to coordinate with those in the basket.