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The washing is on the line – Detail 294 June 17th, 2007

Over the last few weeks I have shown you my miniature cloths line quilt and my visual journal sketches of ideas for this cloths line seam…Below is a 1″/12″ scale cloths line that I modeled on the one from home, I made it to display my miniature quilts at a quilting exhibition, the Amish quilt on the line is 4 1/2″ square.

1/12 scale Model Cloths line

MumI have also shown you the garments that I have knitted and sewn to go on the line. The photo on the right was the idea behind the dress, mum described the dresses as being like a T shirt with a skirt on the bottom…I have also chosen to use a pink singlet, a G string, and the Y Fronts.

I have chosen the items for the line so that they represent the washing of the young and the old, boys and girls and from long ago and recent times…

some of the cloths are pegged with dolly pegs, some with coloured plastic pegs and some with cyclone pegs which a brother made from twisting plastic covered wire into shape, called cyclone pegs because they hold the washing on the line in very strong winds…I finished the scene by adding a tennis racket leaning on the post and and a pair of thongs in the foreground…I have uploaded a bigger image on flicka

washing is pegged on the line

This seam is not the first quilt that the cloths line from home has inspired…a few years ago one end post which had rotted over the years snapped of at the ground when a nephew was swinging on the line…his younger sister started using the pole as a balance beam and joined by her sister they danced on it, I took some lovely photos of there dance and a friend used those photos to make the journal quilt below as a sample for her book A moment in time, available from Creative Living Media.

Fairy playground

5 Responses to “The washing is on the line – Detail 294”

  1. Vicki W Says:

    Awesome!

  2. Susan Says:

    I love the clothesline for displayng the mini-quilts. That’s a wonderful Amish version. I thought making one 4″ was bad! Your clothesline on the quilt is just perfect. It gives me a giggle. What a lovely quiltlet by your friend with the girls dancing. Those moments are so precious, and it’s fabulous that you got pictures of it!

  3. Flora Says:

    It’s wonderful how children can find flights of fancy in the simplest things, a downed cloths line, an empty box. a clothslinefull of cloths!)
    lovely pictures btw.
    I have been looking through your blog for sometime now, & it has inspired me to no end, thankyou!

  4. Flora Says:

    It’s wonderful how children can find flights of fancy in the simplest things, a downed cloths line, an empty box. a clothslinefull of cloths!)
    lovely pictures btw.
    I have been looking through your blog for sometime now, & it has inspired me to no end, thankyou!

  5. Jay Deases Says:

    I admire the time and effort you put into your blog. I wish I had the same drive 🙂

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