The Arts & Old Lace exhibit opened yesterday at Artistic Artifacts, so now I can share the 2 pieces I have in the collection of 80+ quilts. It is a wonderful show, stop in to see it if you can; so many different interpretations of the theme. Quilts will remain on display through the end of September during regular store hours, Tues & Thurs 11-5, and Sat 9-2.
I have been photographing architectural elements for the last year, so the theme brought to mind a quilt based on Architectural Lace. This piece was created with thermofax screens of architectural elements from various buildings - church windows, porch columns and the arched filligree of a Victorian porch. The vertical lace inset was part of the kit, as were the other laces added as trim. The screens are printed on a collaged batik background. The antique buttons were purchased at a quilt show. Machine pieced and quilted.
My second interpretation of the theme is Nature's Lace, also created with thermofax screens. A lacy fern and of course Queen Anne's Lace, both open and closed, are the elements used here. A circle of emboidered fabric included in the kit became the center of the fern "flower". The butterflies are also printed from a thermofax screen onto a hand-dyed fabric, then cut out, fused and stitched in place. The blue background is a snow-dyed fabric. Machine quilted.