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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Searching for fabric.........

It is always hard to get a realistic photo of fabric with metallic in it. These are like a shot cotton with metallic thread woven in one direction and cotton in the other.  I am contemplating using one of them for the circles in the center of Vintage Spin blocks.
I only have fat quarters of the pastel colors and half yards of the others.  I will have to figure out how many 3" circles I can get out of a fat quarter.




Last night I ditch quilted this piece while I watched TV for 2 hours.  I made 5 of these wonky pieces when I got home from NC and my solo show in June 2012.  I finished 2 to have in a gallery show the next spring and the 3 remaining are going to be quilted this spring.  I put facings on them instead of binding so I'll have to go back to my post about that and see how I did it.

14 comments:

Beth said...

and another one done!!! (nearly). I've been cleaning.... the sewing space... I sort of let things stack up recently. So not much in the way of stitching.

Gene Black said...

I have never faced a bigger quilt, only small art quilts. Is the process different? Is the quilt usable and durable or should I stick with bindings?

suemac said...

I do love the shimmer in those metallic fabrics.

patty a. said...

I have never seen the shot cottons with the metallic threads. I bet they are pretty!

Millie said...

If there's ANYBODY who can figure out how to get the most 3" circles out of a quarter yard of fabric, it will be you. When I was married my husband subscribed to Scientific American magazine and I remember articles about "penny packing" problems. The goal was to prove beyond all doubt how many pennies you could arrange into a circle of a specific size. This reminds me of those.

Karen H said...

I think the metallic fabric in the center of the blocks will look great.

Linda Swanekamp said...

I really like the wonky block. I just don't get tired of looking at again and again. It is so refreshing and alive!

Needled Mom said...

Those fabrics are really pretty. Have fun quilting.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I LOVE that you are going back to your blog post to figure out how you did something . . .

LOVE those wonky pieces - they're beyond wonderful!

JJM said...

You did capture the metallic threads quite well. It shows up on my screen. Now to wait and see which one or ones you will use for the center for the spinners. I am anxious to see how you stitch them into each block. They will be tough to keep the edges in a smooth circle, I think.

Wonky pieces are a fun array of colorful strips. They couldn't be anything else but that.

JJM

Nicole said...

The answer is 42!

Charlotta said...

Love that wonky quilt. And I can't wait to see how you do the facing. I've never done it - but have three tiny tops, about 10" x 14" each, which have been waiting to be hand quilted, only because I haven't known how to finish them off. Double fold binding, which is the only way I know to do it, just will be too much for them, i think.

Sheila said...

I loved that beautiful series of art pieces.

Brown Family said...

Very shimmery!