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Vintage Chore Girls Finished

When I first started stitching the Vintage Chore Girls, I had the idea that I’d turn them into a baby quilt to have on hand ready to give next time there’s a baby girl born for whom I want a special gift. But as I stitched and thought about it, I got to thinking about when I was a young mother and I realized that the only time I would have used a baby quilt with that much white in it (not to mention one that would have required special washing) was to take photos of the babies. The rest of the time, it would have been tucked away in a drawer for safe keeping.

So instead, I decided to make something that might actually get used… a wall hanging.

After all the stitching was finished, I trimmed the blocks down to 9.5” square, arranged them in two rows of four with a blank block in the lower right hand corner. I will eventually embroider the baby’s name and birth date in that block before gifting it.

Vintage Chore Girl Wallhanging

The sashing and border fabric was cut to 2”; giving them a finished size of 1.5”.

To give the wall hanging a bit more body, I used a fusible fleece which was fused to the backing fabric rather than the front to make it easier to embroider through just the top layer of that blank block.

Here’s a couple of close-ups of the finished wall hanging:

Close Up of Top of Vintage Chore Girl Wallhanging

Close up of bottom of Vintage Chore Girl Wallhanging

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Vintage Chore Girl Stitch-a-Long.    And if anyone has been stitching along with me or does so in the future, I’d love to see photos of them.

Be sure to come back next Monday and every Monday for the next several months when I’ll be continuing to post patterns from those Workbasket Embroidery transfers that I found when we purchased the Art Deco sewing machine cabinet for my Singer 15-91.

The seven Vintage Chore Girl Embroidery patterns can be found by clicking on the individual links below:

Vintage Chore Girl Week #1 – Washing Dishes

Vintage Chore Girl Week #2 – Ironing

Vintage Chore Girl Week #3 – Sewing/Embroidering

Vintage Chore Girl Week #4 – Shopping for Groceries

Vintage Chore Girl Week #5 – Sweeping the Floor

Vintage Chore Girl Week #6 – Baking

Vintage Chore Girl Week #7 – Singing

 

Wishing you all a heart-centered week with much Aloha!

 

14 Comments

  • rosa
    April 8, 2013 7:57 am

    It`s absolutely wonderful.Great job!!

  • kathy h
    April 8, 2013 10:02 am

    The wall hanging came out great and how wonderful to have something ready to go for someone special. I keep telling myself to get something made ahead of time but all those other projects get in the way!

  • Vickie Horsfall
    April 8, 2013 10:13 am

    What a smart idea to make this a wall hanging. Too many special things are tucked away, but this will be perfect on the wall where it will be seen and enjoyed!
    Enjoy your week!
    ~Vickie

  • Maria
    April 8, 2013 10:48 am

    Yes a wall hanging is a lovely idea.. Such cute stitcheries..

  • Susan
    April 8, 2013 11:39 am

    Thanks so much for sharing! I have had a great time stitching the patterns on dish towels! I plan on gifting them to gal getting married next month. Look forward to your future posts!

  • nancy d
    April 8, 2013 2:23 pm

    Love the finish product! I am hoping to do all girls this summer while on vacation. I think I will do them on tea towels — and then never let anyone touch them. All my nice ones have gravy, spaghetti or barbecue sauce stains now. There is not enough bleach in the world….
    🙂

  • marilyn
    April 8, 2013 7:26 pm

    Your wall hanging looks beautiful. It will make a wonderful, special gift for a new little girl. Love those embroideries.

  • Liz
    April 14, 2013 3:26 am

    Absolutely delightful! And I think much more sensible than a quilt for a baby. Anything that needs special washing in this house gets put in the “special things to be sorted later” cupboard, and is rarely seen again. Sad but true!

  • Kate
    April 14, 2013 8:49 am

    I simply love these chore girls and they look so lovely all made up!

  • cynthia
    April 15, 2013 12:14 am

    Very pretty. Love the redwork!

  • Susan
    April 20, 2015 10:56 am

    You’ll have to be careful who you give it to, these days. Some modern mothers look at those women’s activities as sexist. I, on the other hand, LOVE your wall hanging and have downloaded every pattern. I’ve never seen this set before and I’m so glad you shared it. It’s wonderful!

  • Wendy
    April 20, 2015 12:15 pm

    it looks lovely! good thinking about how it would be used by a new mum, good idea to make it into a wall hanging

  • Renee
    April 20, 2015 1:59 pm

    Absolutely adorable! I just love it.

  • Sheryl
    April 20, 2015 5:40 pm

    Lovely cute designs beautifully stitched

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