Halloween Vintage Embroidery

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I’m continuing with projects that use vintage embroidery and lots of autumn-colored scraps.  I found this free pattrn online and made it into a place mat.

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I embroidered another vintage pattern and added fabric to make a Halloween pillow.

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The scary, feathered owl was a birthday gift from my younger granddaughter who liked it so well that she bought one for herself.

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I made a pillow set for my vintage folding chair.  This design is based on a Helan Barrick decorative painting pattern that I first used about 25 years ago.

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It’s fun to take the embroidered pieces and figure out what I can do with them, using scraps and reducing the amount of leftover fabric I have to store.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

10 thoughts on “Halloween Vintage Embroidery”

  1. The fabric in your chair cushions is one I loved and featured in many quilts–I had it also in a blue colorway. The scale of the design and the colors still appeal to me.

  2. I love it! I have some old Workbasket Magazine iron-on embroidery designs that I’ve been thinking about using. This post makes me want to try them–and see if the transfers will still work.

    1. If the transfers don’t work, you could always scan them and then trace over them using a lightbox and a washable ink pen. Some of my patterns are so fragile, I can barely unfold them but I’m able to salvage them this way.

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