Monday, October 13, 2014

Vintage fun

I like to use vintage images and vintage linens in my quilts from time to time. This first one is one that I made for the New England Quilt Museum's 25th (Silver) anniversary. Not being one for standard "bling", when I hear the word silver, I think of my childhood pal Silver and his buddy, the Lone Ranger. I printed a 1987 quarter (not easy to find!) for the year the museum opened, and used them in the center of each star. Then I took vintage cowboy feedsack prints and hand appliqued the stars. It was really fun to make.

This one is one I made for my niece's new baby using a vintage linen that was soiled on one end so I felt o.k. cutting it up. I don't like to cut into any vintage piece that doesn't have some area of damage, as I like to keep them as what they were intended to be used for. I used reproduction fabrics for the little squares in this one.