|Frosted Designs Challenge Lace Sampler|
I have a huge box full of vintage lace dresser scarves, doilies, handkerchiefs, etc. I was dying to make a lace sampler. I thought it would be perfect way to use up some of the beautiful items in my stash. The main body of the sampler is a vintage lace dresser scarf. I cut it to the size I desired. I then cut a piece of muslin for the back and sandwiched some batting between the two pieces. I pinned it down and sewed around the scalloped edges, and free motion stitched the entire piece with white thread for added texture. I had a brown wool skirt that I had been saving and freehand cut three heart shapes. I then attached a vintage doily to the center of the panel. My focal point of the sampler is a scrap card. I layered vintage sheet music, muslin, and lace. I added brown stitching for color contrast. I hand stitched old buttons from my stash. and added pieces of lace and ribbon. I stitched various scraps of lace to the borders. I am really pleased with the way it turned out. It's a great way to use up scraps that you have lying around your studio.
I hope this inspires you to try something new, and use your scraps in a different way. I hope you will play along with us over at http://www.frosteddesigns.blogspot.com/.