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Monday, October 3, 2011

A Memory Quilt From 1961: "Passing Through Barcelona"

 The Challenge group at Quilts Around The World suggested we make an art quilt that had something to do with BARCELONA, SPAIN. On that blog you will see many interpretations of this theme, everything from famous artists from that area to historical buildings. Mine is a more personal art piece of memories of a time when I was indeed "young and adventurous"!
 I used a plain piece of off white muslin onto which I transferred photos (of myself in Torremolinas, Spain...setting off on my journey...
 through Barcelona to France
and finally to Israel where I went for five weeks, but stayed five years.

There is some top sewing and some hand stitching on this piece, some added embellishments, an excerpt from a letter home at the time...simply done, but full of memories from a time that really did change my life, after I passed through Barcelona!

4 comments:

Katie said...

what a great way to perserve travel memories. love it

MulticoloredPieces said...

Ahh, yes, when we were young. Great idea and quilt.
best, nadia

A Magical Whimsy said...

What a charming way to capture memories. Very beautifully created.

duaa said...

lovely quilt! You are so talented..unique way of keeping your travel memories in a way you can always treasure..

Beautiful

Duaa