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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?
Showing posts with label vintage fabrics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vintage fabrics. Show all posts

Thursday, August 21, 2014

she's a little bit vintage ~ zippered pouch

hi and good morning to you all ~

yes.  {more} sweet little zippered pouches!  hope you'll stick with me as i show some of my latest inspirations... i'm really excited about all the creative possibilities with this fun project, and i can't wait to get some classes started ~ at least locally, hopefully!
so... i have this "vintage" stash of linens; some of them given to me, some of them purchased from etsy a while ago.  they are not in good enough shape to "use" per say, as some are stained and have holes in them.  this particular one was a hankerchief, and i cut it into quarters, using the best part of it, and carefully stitched around the perimeter, attaching it onto this beautiful colorway of periwinkle blues and red purple batik fabric which is the base of this bag:
i did seriously consider free motion stitching around the raised images... but felt it might further damage the delicate linen of this vintage piece. so i left it well-enough-alone!  {although if i was a hand-quilter}.... it would be very charming, i'm pretty sure... 
these beautiful zippers!  apparently, they are all the popular thing now, as i see there is a great collection in many quilting stores locally.  i'd guess there are at least 25-30 colors, with 2-3 color values in each major color.  so very fun, and fairly inexpensive, as far as notions go, that is!  $1.15 is what i paid here.
i have a couple more design goals to go... stick with me?!  i'm getting ready to head into autumn with my color schemes!  and of course... dab into the yo-yo stash i've been making in my "down" time!  

wait... is there any down time?  nope!  it's all really sweet. really.  sweet!  and i love it!

blessings for a sweet day, today.
xo
leslie

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A New Vintage Log Cabin Quilt ~

This charming quilt was made by by friend, Annette Schipf, and she loves vintage style!  She's also one of those gals who loves piecing, and is quite excellent at it. 
Isn't this just a charming quilt?  A log cabin pattern gone vintage! Sweet, dainty prints, in a perfect setting of pretty, plain white fabric.  It's one of two quilts I have of hers, and I am looking forward quilting it fr her. 
I've got a few ideas for some free motion quilting ... first thing that comes to mind is feathers, as a traditional and vintage style might best be shown off with that motif.  All white thread to quilt it ... definitely, I believe, for the entire quilt.
 But what do in the space that have the colorful prints?  More feathers?  Perhaps a daisy flower motif; taking inspiration from one of the prints?
 Would you like to "shoot the breeze" with me on some other ideas for quilting this piece?   

... dreamin' 'bout a little summertime quilting!

EnJOY!


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