Wednesday, June 15, 2011

brothers in arms

you may remember an earlier post "photo transfer - 3 ways"
(I had featured this same photograph of my dad and his younger brothers)
for this quilted piece, I used fabric transfer paper 
(made by Avery and found in the printer paper department)


I used tea bag paper alternating with old music sheets as a border
the colored fabrics are my own hand dyed muslin



and, using my new typewriter, I made a miniature banner 
it says:
brothers in arms
(I thought it was funny the way the brothers aren't holding hands, they're holding arms)

17 comments:

sukipoet said...

beautiful colors and patterns. love the prayer flag. and that typewriter is coming into good use!

Halle said...

Gorgeous! What a wonderful way to display a family photo.

paperpedaler said...

What a fabulous piece of art that warms the heart!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh, that is so cute how they are holding his arms. Maybe he had something yucky on his hands. :) Did you piece this all by hand? I love the simple stitches and the lovely frayed fabrics. What a fabulous use of all those teabags. Beautiful work! Blessings, Tammy

ooglebloops said...

I love how you put this all together. I like that the three are standing in front of an old hay wagon!

I have been dying some vintage muslin square with different teas- rooisbos makes a reddish, yerba mate makes a pale sagey green, and black tea makes an aged brown.

Yvonne said...

That is just lovely Kimmie. I have been trying to post on your blog for awhile and it always kicks me out for some weird reason. I will be getting back into my 'normal' soon and joining everyone for tea day again. Have missed it.

Jill said...

Very nice Kimmy!

kimmie said...

Testing

Steph said...

I love this!! stunning piece..

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhh, Kimmie! I just ADORE this piece!!! Every little detail about it is beyond fabulous!!! Hugs, Terri xooxox

~*~Patty S said...

absolutely precious...my guess would be the little brother might have something ON his hands that the bigger brothers didn't want LOL

great results with the Avery paper too!
oxo

Poetic Artist said...

Truly beautiful..Family a wonderful thing to treasure and remember.

Betty Jo said...

This is just gorgeous Kimmie! Your work is beautiful, and so is your blog. This is my first visit, I followed a link from Patina Moon.

La Dolce Vita said...

this is wonderful Kim! and yes it is interesting that they are holding his arms...

Elizabeth said...

That's stunning -- particularly the brothers-in-arms part. How curious --

Your art is so intriguing to me, Kim -- I am fascinated by how you work --

Dianne said...

simply gorgeous quilt!! and lovely watercolors too...

Page Turner's Hollow said...

I really love the hand dyed muslin, do you have a blog for your process? Also, I don't drink tea that often. Should I then be a Java Mama?

Speaking of Mamas, yes, your Mom is a great neighbor! Glad to be in the neighborhood!