Saturday, June 4, 2011

Wedding day

There were six people in my grandmothers wedding photo (1924) so I decided to use artistic license and only do four in my little quilt! I made all these quilts about 15 years ago and looking at them now I can see many ways to improve them! I guess my skills and my eye have changed in that time. This quilt is about 13 x 15 inches and again I've used tea dyed doilies for one of the borders. Click on the photo for a close-up of the beautiful dresses, and don't you love the wrinkly stockings?

4 comments:

  1. I love all these quilts Deb, absolutely magical and the lovely nostalgic border fabrics too. Such a personal statement. I had forgotten about dyeing things in tea (and onions).
    And you're so lucky to have your family photos. Going through family photos when I was tiny was one of the joys of visits to my granny. Then I discovered she threw them all away before she died.
    It still makes me sick to think about it.

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  2. Wow, great photos ánd quiltlets again Deb!

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  3. Thank you Amanda and Els. I did enjoy making them.
    What a shame about the photos your granny threw way Amanda. My mother still has lots, but she always checks with me before throwing any away. The trouble is that she doesn't know who half the people are!!

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