Monday, April 27, 2015

Fabric Collages: Family and Home

Hello everyone. I hope that you are having a great day! The sun is actually shining here in NC, so what could be wrong with that?

I have created two more fabric collage pieces.

"Family is God's Gift to You"

The inspiration for this piece came from this lovely old
photo that I have had for awhile. 
It depicts a group of people lakeside,
and makes me want to believe that it was taken
during a large family reunion.
It seems like those are rare anymore in today's world.
For this one I again used silky fabrics,
and since I imagined this was a nice summer day,
I used shades of teal and turquoise,
with a touch of
burgundy and deep pink...

I couldn't resist the flower trim
and this quote...

...along with this vintage lace that makes me think of leaves...


"Home is Where One Starts From"

The center point of  this one is a 
beautiful piece of an old cutter ruffled log cabin quilt,
done in silks and velvets.
I built the collage around it by
adding a photo...

...of a group of people sitting on the steps 
of a front porch.
I thought that the photo complimented
the pattern of the quilt.
I also added fabrics that matched the 
piece of quilt,
along with some floral trim   
edged in gold...

I finished it off by adding these beautiful
vintage carved mother of pearl buttons, 
which I thought added to the summer 
day's theme...

And, of course, how could I not use this perfect quote!...

Both collages were completely hand stitched,
and sewn onto 18-count linen.

I have just listed these in my Etsy shop.

Thanks for coming by today!


  1. I wish you great success with your Etsy store, Sue. Your collages are lovely. I have a thing for unusual group pictures like the one on the lakeside. What a great find!
    Have a wonderful week!

    1. Thanks so much Julia! You have a wonderful week yourself. Happy spring to you. I hope that it has come your way! Hugs back!


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