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Friday, March 4, 2011

Just a quick post today. I've been busy working on the circus quilt for my aunt today trying to finish it up. After awhile I just get so sick of looking at them! This quilt here was quite a find! My mother had helped a friend out by cleaning up a house after the owner passed away and these quilts were left there and she didn't want to mess with them so my mother took them. They are from the 30's and 40's I think.
This one actually has a quilt inside a quilt. I'm eventually going to take it apart and see the rest of this pink and green one on the inside. I also got about 4 quilt tops not finished as well. They have been put up for so long they stink!!! I'll quilt them first then wash them, I don't want them to fall apart.

Finally I worked on a painting for my living room. I really wanted a bigger canvas, but since I didn't have time to run to Hobby Lobby, this is what I had. I layed down old book pages first then just layered paint. After the paint was dry I cut the works from my Cricut cutter from vinyl. The heart is painted from another piece of paper then applied on to the canvas. I added some netting and a key hole. Did some shading with oil pastels, love them!!

Then I covered the whole thing in a coat of beeswax. I love it how it turned out. Now I just need to get a bigger canvas for my other idea brewing in my head!!


Joanna said...

Those quilts are gorgeous - the colours are so perfect, a reminder of days gone by. You are the perfect person to restore these lovelies.

That picture is FANTASTIC, how wonderful to have that in your living room for the whole family to enjoy. Talk about reinforcing a positive message, this does it beautifully.


sugar Creek said...

Well I hope I can do them justice when I do get around to quilting them. Thank you so much for the comment on my picture! I forgot to mention that it has a 5 on it because there are 5 people in our family!

Susanne said...

The last quilt picture reminds me of the quilts my Granma used to make, just whatever pieces and tied.

I love your family painting, the book pages are a really cool backdrop.