Monday, July 4, 2016

Patriotic Fabric Collage: "Proud to be an American"

Happy Independence Day! I hope your weekend continues to be great! Below are some photos of the other fabric collage that I completed this weekend, inspired by the holiday.

I recently added this charming photo to 
my "patriotic photos" collection.
I love the adorable children standing in a row.
It is a copy of an old RPPC printed onto fabric.
It looks like it must have been taken at
their school.
I love that the children are wearing  patriotic
banners and holding flags, and that
the little guy is dressed as Uncle Sam...

As with the piece that I posted about yesterday,
the blue fabric with the stars on it
that I used for the background is a piece of
antique indigo dating from the 1800s.
And the little quilted piece that the photo
sits upon is a square from an old quilt.
I bought a lot of these awhile ago
and posted about them previously.
Of course, I had to add some vintage lace
and crinkled seam binding to it, 
along with a paper flower held in place
by a BoBunny brad...

The stamped words are from the stamping
that I talked about in yesterday's post.
Again, I just cut out the phrase that
I wanted to use...

Like with the cutter quilt piece that I used in yesterday's piece,
the red has faded to a dusty rose... for the hanger I used dusty rose crinkled seam binding,
and cream sari silk...

I really enjoyed using these old photos,
not to mention the cutter quilt pieces.
I am putting the finishing touches on two other pieces
that I worked on yesterday,
and will share them shortly (hopefully!).

Thanks for coming by,
and I hope you have a creative day!!


  1. So darling! I hope you are having a Happy 4th of July!

    1. Thanks Nancy! I hope that your weekend was great. Hugs!


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