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