Encrusted CQ class project

Encrusted CQ class project

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Pink Heart Quilt

Wow, Pink Heart Quilt is a boring name, I need to come up with a better name for this!  Any ideas?  This wall quilt will eventually be framed, it measures 24" tall and 26" wide.  After doing lots of projects for other people, this one is just for me, so I loaded it with lots of my favorite things.

Close-up #1 shows recycled linens, new jumbo rick rack that I hand painted, reclaimed vintage MOP (Mother of Pearl) buttons, beads, and lots of embroidery.

Close-up #2 features , at the top of the photo, some lace handmade by my great-grandmother that I removed from a worn pillowcase. The lower left side of the picture shows a button stack. In the top left, just below the large flower button, you can see a gold locket I was given as a child. It's too delicate to wear, but will be preserved safely once this piece is framed.

Close-up #3 shows some more of the new and reclaimed cutwork and eyelet. There is a reclaimed piece in the top center that I coffee dyed. Again, lots of beads, buttons, sequins and embroidery.

Close-up #4 has a hand-painted doily. This a dollar-store cotton doily, painted with Pebeo Setacolor Transparent paints. The white piece in the middle is a newer thrift-store tablecloth, the ivory piece in the lower left is part of a crocheted doily, also found at a thrift store.

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