I have a vast collection of vintage doilies and linen, so instead of them sitting in a box, I decided to show some of them the light of day. My first attempt was this quilt. I machine pieced the fabrics and doilies to a backing fabric then hand quilted and embroidered the entire surface. ..Yes, it did take a while! I also added a little applique bird, as I have a bird fetish and it would’nt be right not to have one on there!
I wanted to showcase the craftsmanship of the original handcrafted pieces, a kind of homage to the original creators, who had painstakingly stitched, crocheted and tatted. More pictures can be seen here.