7245 - Vintage Buttons Tic-Tac-Toe: Round vs. Square ($28.00)

7245 -  Vintage Buttons Tic-Tac-Toe: Round vs. Square ($28.00)

Laura Keyes Perry
Roanoke VA   USA

Width: 8.75"   Length: 9.5"

Materials/Techniques: Vintage buttons on velveteen squares in a "tic-tac-toe" pattern. In this one, round buttons and square buttons have played to a draw. It was hard to find square buttons; I think I had to use every one I had.

Artist Statement: I have always liked buttons. Sometimes I sort them like Silas Mariner with his gold coins. This condition may be hereditary. My aunt (born in 1915) gave me a jar full of old buttons that she had saved. (I am using some of them 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.
Laura Keyes Perry

Dedication: In appreciation of the ties between generations, whether they are stories or buttons or DNA.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $28.00 for the AAQI.