Friday, August 24, 2012

in the process...



every year when i see my mom it seems she always say's, 'you should make a Christmas board', and every year i ponder and ponder... but i had never come across an antique piece, until now...

as you know from my last post, i have so much more studio time on my hands, which is clearly filling up with new pieces and i don't know how i'm ever going to get all the boards i've researched done before i'm dead!  but then i'm sure you are saying that about using all your fabrics too....

but lo and behold, i found an antique checker board that dates back to 1930-1940 to study....the original piece was actually painted on laminated board, and you can see from the picture that certainly it was created by a quilter, no doubt in my mind.  the back of the board says 'Happy Birthday 1934'.  I sit and think did a mother make this for her daughter, did she make it for her son, or a fellow quilter?  or did he make it for his wife from one of his or her favorite quilts?  there is such a story here, that we will never know the answer to.

so this is the first Christmas piece i am introducing into my line of reproductions - for i know that time of year i just love to pull out my Christmas quilt to lay over my couch, hang my advent calendar that my mom made for me, and will now have a board to finish off the room....i love the warmth of the season, the scents of the pine, the baking of the apples and the unexpected turn in a room where my eyes can see artists celebration of the season...



here's a sneak peek of the original piece which i will introduce over the next week or two....- and yes, it's august, but the leaves are changing already (very very early), the air is crisp and i'm already thinking of november since i work many months in advance...and i wanted to make the pieces in early fall so that you can set them out in november....for i know so many of my friends  decorate before the thanksgiving holiday....

this will be a limited piece - number unknown at this time, but her name is 'linda'....and of course she doesn't have to be put away after the holidays either, you will probably find the perfect spot for her for the rest of the year too...later i will tell you why i chose the name that i did for the piece too....(yes, having to do with a quilter that i know)

the colors are green, bright red and soft yellow....

if you would like to see other designs, here's my link:



1 comment:

Lana said...

A Christmas piece! I bet those will be popular and I'm sure your mom will be pleased. :)