Monday, September 5, 2016

Patriotic Vintage Linens

Not only do I love the 20th century embroidered quilts and embroidered redwork quilts.  I love just about any linen with embroidery, if it is of the vintage area.  So when I am out doing search and rescue (shopping in antique shop) I can not pass up so many of the forgotten dresser scarves,  pillow covers, pillowcases and other odds and ends.  I have been collecting these for a long time and have many, as in 4 or 5 boxes full.  When I first started accruing these, they were pretty in expensive, usually less than $5.  But I have paid $50 or more for some of the ones mounted in frames, just because I really loved it and did not have that example.  Needless to say if I only worked with the vintage linens with any of my project I could not use them all in the rest of my life time.  But I have made a dent and have many, many ideas for more. Hope you enjoy this latest one. It is 98 inches wide and 90 inches long.  Jessica Gamez did the amazing custom longarm quilting on this.  I just love it.






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  1. Sensational! I am working on one in the potholder style. This one is spectacular. Thanks for rescuing so many wonderful linens. I love it! I hope you share this on Facebook with Sue Reich. She might ask to use it in her lectures on patriotic quilts.

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    1. It was a lot of fun to do. Sue should see it on Facebook.

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  2. Very creative use of the linens. Have you ever seen Teddy Pruett's work with vintage linens?
    http://www.teddypruett.com/page/page/2249363.htm

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    1. Thanks, it was so much fun to put together.

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  4. I LOVE what you have done here, Lynn! Boy are my creative wheels turning now!

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    1. Can't wait to see what you do, Karen.

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