Shame on me...I didn't take any process shots of this one. I think it's pretty straightforward, though. It's hard to see the little girl well in this photo: she is lying with her head on a pillow, looking straight on at you. There's a moon overhead, and the look on her face is so solemn (as in most vintage photos). The phrase "Can you keep a secret?" came to me as I was looking at her.
Here are the layers of this small quilt:
1. A piece of sun printed fabric. I used circles and stars to make the pattern, along with night sky colors of paint and some spattered silver. Some of the shapes are outlined in silver-lined beads.
2. Commercial plaid fabric.
3. Vintage sheet music. This gives the answer to the question of what the girl is thinking about. "Why did you make me care?...sweethearts should never part..."
4. Vintage photo image transferred onto muslin with text written on by hand afterwards.
5. Assembly was done with beads, buttons, embroidery thread, and clothing rivets.
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