ahh-the power of the internet. Barbara Curiel sent me this image of this amazing art apron she created-in loving memory of her grandmother-here's some info she sent with it:
It seemed natural to make this piece an apron. I have one of my grandmother’s aprons, which, poor thing, is very threadbare. But I copied the pattern onto wax paper and easily made a new one. This atypical apron is fully lined because I wanted it to be substantial and not solely utilitarian and I also wanted to do at least some quilting on this piece even though it has no batting. Although leaves dominate the outside, the inside fabrics are florals, and I used one especially appropriate flowering cactus fabric to honor my grandmother’s love of the desert.
The photo transfer is from a picture taken by my mother, Dolores Brinson, of my grandmother in her garden. Most of the leaves are fused, though some are lined and sewn down loosely for a 3-D effect. I had some vintage pink seam binding, which I used for the pockets and the shoulders. The text on the apron was done with acrylic paint and my new set of alphabet stamps. The text is actually a poem I wrote some years ago, and I rearranged the stanzas in order to use the space more effectively.
Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Barbara!