Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Andrea's Treasure Quilt


Treasured Memories/Little Treasures
11" x 14" screen-printed cotton, sterling charms


Although intrigued with the theme, no idea or concept came to mind, until I remembered a couple of sterling silver charm bracelets that I found few months ago when looking for something else.  At the time I thought I would never wear either of them again, and that they should be "re-homed", but of course I didn't do that!  When I realized they were actually "little treasures" from my first trip to Europe, I knew they could be re-purposed as embellishments for this quilt.  From that starting point I decided to go through my Thermofax screens to find images that would work together for a collaged background.  The charms were tarnished and at first I thought I would polish them, but then decided the darkened silver gave them a vintage look and more character.  However, I then needed to tarnish jump rings to match and found a "how-to" video online, which worked reasonably well.

9 comments:

  1. Andrea, something Blogger is suddenly not allowing me to comment except anonymously! So annoying! But this is Alice, and I want to say that I love your quilt! I am so very happy you found those treasures to use in this wonderful example of a quilt based on the Treasure theme! Great job. Oh, and I do love the tarnished charms, and you're right that they show up better that way!

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  2. Love this!! Great texture and layered effect. It has a special vintage look and a great treasure!!

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  3. What fun to find the charm bracelets and to remember your trip. Wonderful quilt.

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  4. OH... another of your great and very creative quilts ! And, the very thought of "Silk Screening" absolutely thrills my heart ! Thanks for sharing your story with us :-D

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  5. this made me wish I still had my old charm bracelet. Great way to showcase them!

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  6. Your silk screening skills are so amazing. What a great way to treasure your charm bracelet. Love it!

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  7. Hi, Andrea! Just testing here. I have finally figured out how to access the blog so that I can comment!

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  8. شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر

    شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر شركة المثالية هي افضل شركة تنظيف بالخبر يمكنكم التواصل معها للحصول علي افضل خدمات تنظيف المنازل والشقق والفلل والبيوت والمجالس والكنب والسجاد والموكيت والمفروشات بجودة عالية ومواصفات قياسية حيث تعد شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر اولي الشركات التي التي تخصصت في مجالل التنظيف بالخبر ولديها خبرة كبيرة وعمالة ماهرة وادوات تنظيف حديثة وطاقم عمالة مدرب علي اعلي مستوى فلا تترددوا في الاتصال بشركة المثالية للتنظيف بالخبر وسوف تحصلون علي افضل الخدمات المنزلية من نظافة ومكافحة حشرات بارخص الاسعار

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