Monday, March 28, 2011

juxtaposition

This is the beginning of a fiber/paper collage that incorporates two sizes of vintage blocks (approximately three inches and seven inches). I've had these blocks for over 25 years and they had belonged to an elderly family friend. I've used some of them before but not together. It appears that the larger (seven inch) block may have been part of a quilt top at one time and then taken apart. The vintage buttons are not yet sewn on and may be re-arranged.

9 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I love working with vintage blocks!! These are wodnerful - love the old fabrics. What treasures!!!!

dosfishes said...

O love the movement you have created by angling the smaller blocks- this piece is great! Nice to be able to incorporate old and new in the work. xox Corrine

Penny said...

You are capturing the 'time' of these fabric beautifully.

Joanne Huffman said...

Such a sweet nostalgic feel to this.

In the Light of the Moon said...

Hello..Im visiting you from Corrines Blog and I am so thrilled I came by..Your work is amazing!!This collage is sooooo beautiful!!Warmest Regards,Cat

Barbara said...

Have been away and missed a couple posts. I always love this vintage look! A new life for these old blocks is a wonderful thing.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Thank you for your kind words...I feel as if all energy has been drained from body right now.... and it is snowing again.....hurry up Spring. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

ParisMaddy said...

Great fun! I can't believe it is still snowing. Are you saying enough already with the snow?

What are you going to do with these lovely collages---frame them or are they part of a larger work??? Fabrics are wonderful and give it that timeless feel.

Katie said...

neat way to use those old blocks. I lovethe studio view pics too. That satiny fabric looks fun to play with.