Monday, April 12, 2010
Only Child, Grave Rubbing Art Quilt Series
(Above: Only Child, Grave Rubbing Art Quilt Series. 16" x 16". Vintage doll's dress, antique quilt fragment, recycled felt, vintage buttons and linens. Hand stitched. Click on image to enlarge.)
While I was in Texas with Blues Chapel last November, I met many great people....including Connie Akers. Connie recently sent a package to me....full of amazing antique and vintage material. It spilled out onto my studio table in such a way that I could already "see" this little quilt. Yes, the doll's dress came in the stash!
(Above: Only Child, detail. Click on image to enlarge.)
It didn't take long for me to know exactly what to do. I spent Easter morning in the cemetery. Church bells chimed in the distance; the weather was warm; the sun shining; everything was perfect. I found the rubbing I wanted: ONLY CHILD. That's worth remembering...especially on Easter. I made other rubbings on another garment. I'm stitching on it now....it'll take a lot more time....it's a lot larger! Thank you, Connie, for such a wonderful gift!
(Above: Only Child, reverse. Click on image to enlarge.)
Posted by Susan Lenz at 12:22 PM