Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Bit of Vintage

It felt good to create yesterday on a cold wet dreary day. I wanted to do my Moulin Rouge chunky 4X4 pages and finished up two for a chunky book.

This one I have used perhaps a bit of a story line looking like the lovers met in Paris in 1936, the date on the ribbon. She was a dancer and he was a gentleman. I am not sure where the vintage ribbon came from as it was in my stash for quite some time, but it was perfect for this project! I have some more I shall use for other chunky pages.

I love this corset gal. I ran across a saying about corsets and couldn't resist using it! It is written in French on the front page, but the flip side reveals the translation which reads: " There are women who tire of their lovers faster than their corsets." This came from La Vie Parisienne.

This is how I finished the backs



I also got some other vintage things done this past week. I machine quilted and got the binding finished on my husband's cousins two quilts. The tops were done by her mother. She wanted them quilted to give as gifts to her daughters when they got married. This first one is my favorite.



I am guessing by the age of the fabrics that there are fabrics in there from the 40's and 50's. The sashing screams Peptobismal!



So what do you think Bisky?



I should know by now that I should never ask for your opinion, but I can't blame you for the pepto pink! I am not a pink gal myself!

11 comments:

Vicki W said...

I think the two quilts look great! Love your pages too!

Patty Skypants said...

But his tongue is PINK TOO! Yikes! xxoo Patty & Bhu

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Lovely! I agree with Bisky and the pink tongue...I love antique quilts. And Moulin Rouge is an inspirational point to create. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

quiltmom said...

I love the antique quilts- I am a pink fan Both of the pieces are beautiful. I am sure that they will be treasured pieces by the girls. It is wonderful to have pieces made by a loved one-
Thanks for sharing all your beautiful work.
Regards,
Anna

Bea said...

Funny! For period quilts these are quite lovely. Nice job on the quilting. I remember my great aunt had a pink and brown kitchen. I thought it was so pretty, when I was 8 years old! :)Bea

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Wanda,

Your two 4 x 4 pages turned out really nice. The two quilts are lovely. I agree my favorite is the first one too. I am NOT a fan of the color pink either. Cute photo of Bisky.

NEEDLEWINGS said...

LOL, Patty. Maybe Bisky licked the pink quilt!

Deborah said...

They both look great! And the pink tongue!

beadbabe49 said...

Darling kitty...the quilts look lovingly finished...

Pam said...

I love your chunky pages. How many pages in the book? It will be wonderful. What a great idea to have the quilts made as wedding gifts. Such treasures. Beautiful work.

Kim said...

Oh lovely quilts and great quilting job too..aren't you a sweetie for doing all that work and the binding too. Now they'll have a full life since they are done, I hope they'll be well loved!

Happy Sewing