Sunday, June 22, 2008

"I Remember Laura" swap

I am participating in the "I Remember Laura" art swap in conjunction with the blog-a-thon hosted at Quill Cottage. Miss Sandy provided some basic elements for us to start with, and our job is to embellish them. The first project ties in with the first week's theme of quilts.
Miss Sandy sent a basic 9-patch block from a vintage quilt, along with a picture of Laura Ingalls Wilder printed on muslin, and a handful of vintage buttons. I blanket-stitched around the picture of Laura, and then embroidered the outline of a sunbonnet girl with red embroidery floss, and L.I.W. with gray, then tied on a button in the shape of a pencil and another in the shape of a spool of thread. I added a strip of vintage tatting and another of tiny red rick-rack. Then I crocheted and stitched on a poke bonnet, added some buttons and a fabric "yo-yo", and finally crocheted the edging. Voila!

4 comments:

Miss Sandy said...

Your quilt square is glorious!!! I love it! Is that tatting you have attached across it? I can't wait to find out about your special guest tomorrow, I'll be back for a much anticipated peek! I will also link to your post for your quilt square. Thanks for sharing!

pse said...

How creative! You did a great job with what you were given to work with and what you added of your own.

Farrah said...

Love it!! :-)

Patty said...

I love your square, especially the edging. When I was in junior high (about 30 yrs ago), I got a paperback book about Laura and it had that same photo in it. It was so cool to see what she looked like. I love seeing it in your quilt square too.