Posts Tagged antique mannequin
I have finished piecing the hexagons for the quilt I’m making for a friend.
If you are from the Quilt Police, please do not contact me. I know there are one or two intersections that are not perfectly matched but, overall, I think my care with cutting and my 1/4 inch machine foot served me well.
Now I have to decide whether to use this cream cotton as a border
or this mushroomy grey cotton – both have a slight sheen
or something different altogether. What do you think?
This will be the back
At the moment I am veering towards the cream as I think it lifts it and brings out the lighter colours – plus I have more of it – but I do like the mushroom also – help!!
In other riveting news, I continued my tradition – well, I’ve done it once before – of finding a gorgeous vintage mannequin on the day of my birthday. Like Winnie the Pooh, she’s losing a little stuffing but she is of impeccable pedigree, being a Stockman with original stand and key and just look at that waist. I think it is very old as the size says ’42’ which would be a U.K. size 14 nowadays (U.S. size 10 I think). Perhaps a corset was expected – the bust looks a bit pushed together Nell Gwyn style. I am chuffed but, for some reason, Mr. Tialys is not amused.
Off for a birthday meal in a couple of hours. We are going to have dinner in a beautiful and ancient old abbey where the view are gorgeous and so is the food. Salut!