Thursday, September 3, 2015

A New Design……..From "Aged" Fabrics!

The black and white tree trunk fabric in this quilt came from Timeless Treasures years ago and I tea/coffee dyed it to neutralize the stark white background. Two quilts like this used most of the fabrics and I set the remainder aside.
 This week I went looking for ideas for a quilt for friends whose home is all browns, beiges and neutrals. The wife is from Korea so I thought to make something that might appeal to her and hope that the organic nature of these fabrics and the colors will please our friends and fit in with their decor.
It was quite challenging to come up with enough fabric for a design that would work so I used the design wall to play with different arrangements and ended up with this 32"x38" wall hanging. The  fabric between the "rows" is a black on black gingko leaf design that adds an Asian flair. I will bind it with the same.
I also made some autumn toned leaves to tack on after quilting so they will look as if they are floating.
These are made with two layers of a fabric I hand dyed years ago [in my one attempt at that particular process] fused with Steam a Seam then the veins were stitched in with gold Superior Masterpiece thread.The quilt is now on the longarm awaiting inspiration for quilting design, I am thinking something in the modern style but I need to figure out just what!
Any ideas?

1 comment:

Gari in AL said...

How creative. I really like this.