I have been busily collecting mid-century graphics on ephemera such as these, and boy is it addictive!
The simple, bold and somewhat abstracted designs are just perfect for transferring to quilt design.
I have also been wanting to appliqué text to quilts for a while and this project is the perfect opportunity to give that a go!
|Mid-Century Soviet Russian Matchbox Labels, these are a collection of folk toys|
|My choice for transfer to quilt design - I think the word means dolls,|
|sketch up of how to piece the quilt|
|the finished block with chain stitched faces|
Well, it is by no means perfect but I really enjoyed making this block and am keen to start some more to eventually sew together into a quilt. Have you ever designed a quilt around an object of ephemera?
Do tell me about it, I'd love to hear!