7244 - Vintage Buttons Tic-Tac-Toe: Red vs. White ($32.11)

7244 -  Vintage Buttons Tic-Tac-Toe: Red vs. White   ($32.11)

Laura Keyes Perry
Roanoke VA   USA

Width: 8.75"   Length: 8.75"

Materials/Techniques: Vintage buttons on velveteen squares in a "tic-tac-toe" pattern. In this one, red buttons and white buttons have played to their usual draw.

Artist Statement: I have always liked buttons. I've been putting them into cigar boxes ("collecting" would be too fancy a word) for almost 50 years. This affection may be hereditary. My aunt (born in 1915) gave me a jar full of old buttons (some of which I am using here). She told me that HER mother (born in 1881) used to remove the buttons she liked and replace them with plainer ones before giving garments to charity! Gran sewed most of her daughters' clothes, and some buttons would reappear 3 or 4 times, old friends on a new dress.
Laura Keyes Perry

Dedication: In loving memory of the mothers who went before me.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $32.11 for the AAQI.