Thursday, May 30, 2013

Early Photoshopping

How great is this! I found it in an antique shop last week and could not leave it behind. Who knew they did photoshopping back in the day?

It made me laugh. And it's small, the photo is just 1 3/8" x 1 3/4". It says OUT ON A FLY." There is nothing written on the back. It was found in Yankton, South Dakota.

It is a minature Bird Boy. It goes with my new art, Bird Boy by Tiffany Ownbey. It made me laugh too! Bird Boy is a collage of wonderful papers: old book pages for the background, maps and tissue Simplicity pattern for the subject. Ah...............

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Rosie's Collection

My friend Rosie Mayhew got obsessed with collecting thrift shop shirts a while back. It seems a quilt I made could have started this BUT Rosie has taken this to an entirely new level. She says her collection now dates to 297 shirts. She sent this photographic evidence.

Rosie has made a pile of wonderful quilts from her beloved shirts. I like this new one, she calls it a wonky log cabin.

You need to see a detail shot of this too.

Rosie reports: "This quilt top is about 50" x 70" but I may add some kind of border before I quilt it.

It didn't put much of a dent in the collection at all. I started out with just the drawer with pockets, cuffs, collars, yoke pieces and scraps and I used pieces out of that until I needed longer strips when I decided to make the blocks bigger.

Of course I am still collecting but a lot slower and I try to only find bright colors or unusual shirts or (as you said on your blog) giant size shirts!"

Rosie sent photos of other quilts from her shirt collection. Keep watching and I'll post them from time to time. Thanks, Rosie!