1920’s Vintage “Society Silk Embroidery”, Quilted!
My forever favorite quilting is vintage linens! Oh how I love to bring them alive! I found this society silk 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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