June 28, 2008

"Sewing Lesson" Vintage Fabric - Mixed Media Quiltie

This vintage fabric and mixed media collage quilt measures 10" x 18". It is displayed in the sewing room of our Kentucky cottage. The base fabric is a flour sack that I used just as is. The illustrated picture is printed on white cotton and is an image from Luna Girl. I embellished the piece with an old button card of mother of pearl buttons, fabric scraps that I recently bought from Lesley Riley for inspiration, antique lace, a paper tape measure scrap and an old wooden industrial spool secured at the top with lace.

My own mother gave me numerous lessons not only on the sewing machine, but also in the selection of patterns, fabrics and notions. She taught me the proper way to prepare the fabric, pin and how to cut out the patterns. I used to sew clothing, but now I mainly sew for the home and my art quilts. Still, I think she would be happy to see me sewing even if it is only to sew bits and pieces together. After all, we both agreed that sewing is really just about the fabric!


Barb V. said...

Hi Pallas,

Many fond memories of sewing with my Mom, and we are still building more. Love this quiltie, it evokes excellent memories!

Barb V.

Skye said...

Oh Pallas, it's wonderful..You have such beautiful memories of you and your mother's time together, same with me and my grandmother..I love it..Great job!!hugs, Skye