Monday, February 2, 2009

Covered Buttons

Hello, my name is Wanda ( aka needlewings) and I live in S.E. Ohio. I am also new to the Button Floozies. I shall share some of the buttons that I have used on a mixed media wall quilt. The base being of fabric and Peltex, while I also have used torn dyed paper toweling, angelina and added covered and vintage buttons, some iridescent tissue papers along with clay, paints and machine quilting. The medium size covered buttons were made by my mother-in- law years ago. Quite possibly the 50's or 60's. She has since passed away in the early 80's and I have inherited her collection of buttons. I have had so much fun sorting them into color families. When I came across these burgundy velvet covered buttons, I had wanted to use them somewhere, so the torn tissues and textures just sort of fell into place looking like button flowers. I adhered some fabric centers and paints and found other gold buttons that mimicked the polka dotted centers. This piece has been in local art galleries and now hangs on my wall in my studio. I believe you will find an older post of it on my blog. Thanks for allowing me to share my work and view so many other talented button addicts works:)


Leah said...

lovely work, I often sort my buttons into colour groups too, your inherited collection must be special!

Sweet Somethings by Lois said...

What a lovely piece you have created.
Lucky you to inherit the button collection.
Thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

Thank you for coming by for a visit and entering my bird nest giveaway. (drawing Feb 10th, so still time to get in on it everyone.) =0)

Blessings on your day.
Barbara Jean

xashee's corner said...

LOVELY! Thank you for sharing! :D Hope you have a GREAT day!

Debbie said...

Thank YOU for sharing! Your work is gorgeous :D

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