The Naracoorte Convent quilt was made during 2008/9. It was this project that initially spurred my interest in using photographs in quilts. In this case I was given the photos already on fabric to use. Because many of the photos were antique I felt that it was important to have the style in keeping so I chose a Victorian front hall table as inspiration. Hence the addition of doilies, buttons, and little pictures to enhance the feel.
The buttons in this picture as genuine buttons of military uniforms. The lace around the central photo came from a period wedding dress.
Oh... the reason for this post today is that I have been following a discussion on old buttons and realized i did not have a picture on my blog of this quilt. I feel the best way to "store"old buttons and other bits is to use them in something that will be valued by others.