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Celebrating spring -- new tablecloth made from Jen Kingwell Gardenvale fabrics

I love giving myself challenges - and this tablecloth is the result of the following challenge: design and sew a tablecloth for the chest of drawers in my entrance - and only use fabric from the Gardenvale fabric range by Jen Kingwell . Where did that challenge come from? 1) My entrance really needed more colour - and also some black (and clear blue) to match two of my favourite posters by Hundertwasser ( Das 30 Tage Tax Bild  and  Loewengasse - la troisieme peau ) hanging over the chest of drawers. You see? And, 2) I went to my favourite quilt shop, Quiltegården , and the owner, Siw, had just gotten in charm packs from the Gardenvale fabric range. I bought one  2.5x2.5 and one 5x5 charm pack, and then also half a meter of Seven Seas spots, Black Swan spots, Monkey Magic circles, and Half Strength Lead (see  Gardenvale fabric range ). I started by randomly sewing together the pre-cut charms, and then added a few appliqued flowers (my machine), and finally meandered machine q