I did a few things differently than the pattern.
- First, my table isn't that big, so I reduced the measurements. Thankfully, I could use the one Sweetcakes made as an example.
- Second, I skipped the rickrack. Don't misunderstand - I LOVE rickrack. It's just that after all the piecing and sewing, I was DONE. Makes me appreciate the orange one even more, if that's possible.
- Third, I didn't use a half and half pattern. The fabric I chose as my dominant one has a lot of white in the background. The DH came to look at my creation, before I sewed the pieced columns together, and said..."Hmmm, that's a lot of white!" He has a great eye and I agreed, so I cut that half in half...now I had four alternating columns, and I liked it better. The white blended.
- Fourth, I haven't made the napkins (yet). But I will!
I'm looking forward to showing off the tablecloth at my She's CrafTEA! event this coming Saturday. In fact, I've been inspired by the tablecloth to go with a blue-and-white china theme. Here, you can see me testing out a few pieces.
To lead up to the She's CrafTEA! party, I'll be featuring crafty things all week. Enjoy!