1920’s Vintage Art Embroider, Quilted!

Society Silk Embroidery | January 21, 2015 | By

My forever favorite quilting is vintage linens!  Oh how I love to bring them alive!  I found this art embroidered linen in an antique store a few months ago for $18.  I finally had an afternoon to quilt for myself so this is what I quilted.  Here are a few “before” pictures.

The handwork and lacework is just amazing.  It was originally a pillowcase and came with the original green satin underlay.Here are a few pictures of the back so you can see the stitching.  So precise!  Those women of yesteryear, WOW!!
 The finish is spectacular and changes everything about this piece.  I am spending a few evenings doing some minimal beading to bring down a bit of the puff and add to the shine of the whole.
Finished size is 21″ square and will eventually become a wall hanging.  Ready to find that next treasure!
I finally finished the binding! It took forever to find the right color as I wanted to stick with that early 1900’s green. I ended up with a 1/2″ satin ribbon. It was a little tedious to stitch, but in the end I love the tiny edge!


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    May 13, 2015

    2 layers, bottom is 80/20 Hobbs and wool on the top. Thanks!

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    May 14, 2015

    Another stunning piece Kelly, I am in awe of your work. Many thanks for sharing. I hope you get to find more old linens and give them new life.

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    Becky Collis
    May 15, 2015

    My sister is coming to quilt this weekend, but we may have to go do some antique linen hunting!!! Kelly your work is outstanding in every way!

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