Having been housebound during the recent heat wave, I decided to venture outside to do some much-needed gardening. I lasted a total of 2 minutes, having been driven back inside by an over abundance of mosquitoes….seemingly millions of them all waiting to attack. Always looking for inspiration for a new post, this art quilt came to mind.
The piece was made for a Bug Challenge a couple of years ago. Choosing some of my favorite summer family photos, I printed them on 8 1/2″ x 11″ white/bug fabric that I had treated with Jenkins Bubble Jet Set. Yes, the bugs were already printed on the fabric. I was quite pleased with the results. The bugs actually appear to be in the foreground.
I decided to turn the photos into an old-fashioned photo album. The white borders and the addition of the hand-made corner mounting pieces gave me the look I had imagined. It consists of 4 pages of photos with the double-sided center page able to be turned like a book page.
Obviously, this piece is a family favorite as each member has experienced a summer of pesky mosquitoes, some years worse than others. One plus….. being “bugged” is a wonderful excuse to stay indoors and sew!