I finished the latest for my quilt book workshop project. In this spread, I celebrate the timelessness of needlework.
I was inspired by this wonderful old photo that I found in my archive of public domain images. I printed it onto a transparency and then sewed it to the muslin. The cute metal doodads are from Karen Foster. I honestly forgot I had them until I started going through my stash. The laces and buttons are from my vintage collection. I used to cringe at the thought of ripping fabric, but since I started taking Lenna's workshop, I rip fabric with abandon! It adds a textured, tattered feel to the work.
I printed the antique ad card ephemera onto canvas. The pink background fabric on this page is a print from England. I was lucky enough to find about four yards of the stuff at the thrift store!
Here's what they look like together. I think they'll fit in nicely with the theme of my book.
What have you been up to? I'd love to hear from you. I'll be continuing with this project this week. If you check back, I'll have more to show you. See you next time!