Friday, January 7, 2011

Using Vintage Linens for Crafting

This quilt combines a bunch of different things--new and old fabrics, traditional quilt blocks, non traditional quilt blocks and basic quilting techniques.

This piece is made from new and vintage fabrics. The blocks are hand drawn, but inspired by the old embroidery images from the 30s and 40s. I used little pieces of old garments and scraps for the blocks, and new fabric for the backing and borders.

The blocks were sketched then transferred to white cotton. I outlined everything with black micron pens, then colored in each square with fabric crayons. A quick press to set the color and this piece is ready to be washed and used like any other quilt.

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