June 25, 2015

Summer of Color Week 3

When I read the color prompt for this week, I was not exactly jumping for joy. 2 purples and 1 yellow. While I actually like both colors, I would not pick this combination to create something. I admit, that for a moment, I considered skipping this week’s “Summer of Color” challenge. Then I decided to jump right in though and sewed a little art quilt. I am so glad I did. It was a “Priceless Adventure” :).

Purple and Yellow Art Quilt by Vintage with Laces

Purple and Yellow Art Quilt by Vintage with Laces

Purple and Yellow Art Quilt by Vintage with Laces

Are you up for a challenge? You still can join in:

Summer of Color

Have a wonderful weekend!

June 23, 2015

Rusty Flower Wall Hanging

Once again I had turned to my stash of rusty, round shaped motor parts to create a flower. I had made a wall hanging with some of these pieces before. This time I wanted to achieve a more modern look though.

Rusty Flower Art Quilt by Vintage with Laces

I sewed strips of different gray fabrics together for the background. The stem is made of a piece of thick paper covered wire that I wrapped in two different thin wires for a bit of texture.

Rusty Flower Art Quilt by Vintage with Laces

For the flower head I used two different rusty parts and added a vintage rhinestone button.

Rusty Flower Art Quilt by Vintage with Laces

The leaves are made from rusty mesh and organza that I melted with my heat gun.

I will be back soon with my “Summer of Color” entry for this week. You might need your sunglasses again :).

My rusty flower wall hanging will hop over to these great parties:

Vintage Inspiration Party at My Salvaged Treasures
 Catch as Catch Can at My Repurposed Life
Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors
Saturday Sparks at Pieced Pastimes
Sundays at Home at Thoughts from Alice

June 20, 2015

Summer of Color Week 2

The colors for this week’s “Summer of Color” challenge are 1 pink + 1 pink + 1 orange. Some years ago, pink was was one of my favorite colors but I never liked orange. Just lately I find myself using bits of orange here and there. For the challenge, I made a summery mixed-media card with a machine embroidered flower.

Summer of Color 2015 - Card by Vintage with Laces

Summer of Color Challenge

Next week I will show you something less colorful :).

Have a happy Sunday!