|I need a name
Before I get into the details of my Mosaic Columns quilt, meet this SOK guy.
My DD and I were at the LQS and just had to buy the book, 'Stray Sock Sewing' by Daniel. We were laughing out loud at the photography - the designs are a delight, and well - - the book came home with us... We headed directly to the store and bought a bag full of baby and children's socks. DD made several for gifts, and I managed to snag this 'guy with attitude' who sits on my desk.
It uses more then 25 prints in a beautiful queen size explosion of color.
The fabrics, including the back and binding were a gift from my DH, who bravely located the book in my sewing room, took it to the LQS, and had them package it all up.
It is machine pieced and I also machine quilted it.
Last year we had a house professionally staged for sale, and THE STAGER had me put most of my quilts away. We won't discuss what happened in my studio...
Anyway - this quilt got to stay out, and was used to stage a pink girl's room. It glowed. And yes, the buyers had a little girl who got that room.
|Every quilt can use red?
It even uses deep red in the pallet. It was a good exercise to use the pallet in the book because I would not have selected the red. Now I know better!
This basket is filled with loose buttons, so I scooped some red ones out for the photo...
The little red scissors are very light weight steel with tremendous sharp tips. I bought them in the 1980's when I was heavy into cut thread work like Hardanger.
Perhaps everything old is new again.
Checkout the pallet of colors in this old set of mending cotton. Priced at 2 cents...
The 10 colors are 25 yards each, and are labeled "Mercerized Mending Cotton" from the Heminway and Bartlett Mfg. Co. Watertown, Connecticut Made in the U.S.A.
Instructions to darn a hole are on the back of the package with an illustration. I wonder what two colors she used up? White & Ecru?
This is my little fish sewing bag. Isn't the batik nice with the prints? The pattern is in the book, 'Omiyage: Handmade Gifts from Fabric in the Japanese Tradition', also a great book for fun little gifts. I made several items from this book.
Also playing on the quilt are a pair of my scissoroos, and some silk thread from an applique project I had sitting near by.
Kind of a global combination, Australian designed scissors made in Italy, by the Japanese designed fish, made of batik from?, and the Kaffe design...
I don't think it was ever used.
Each little book/box is still full, including the shell buttons I sprinkled on the quilt.
The scissors have no maker marks but are pretty nice for a mending 'kit' and still very sharp.
Closeup of the scissors and thimble in the drawer.
Note the little circle drawer pull so carefully attached with a ribbon loop.
I'm thinking, 1940's? Any ideas?
|Use Color Today
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