Friday, August 28, 2009

Recycling Bad Fabric

My quilt this week -- Off The Wall (#35.09) -- started out as a piece of fabric that I printed a few weeks ago, and then it sat in my to-be-discharged pile awaiting further orders. But I was inspired by something I saw recently that I wanted to create on fabric, and it turned out this formerly unsuccessful sample was the perfect background. Variegated thread, Shiva Paintstix and flat-backed metallic beads finished it off. The piece reminds me of a slab of granite or marble.

And speaking of marble, my mother used to make the most wonderful marble cake -- one of my sadly few good memories of her. And that's enough of that!

3 comments:

Approachable Art said...

This turned out so beautifully... it gives me hope for some of my less-than-perfect fabrics!

Connie Rose said...

Yeah, I'm revisiting my stash as well! See my All That Glitters post of a few days ago for another iffy piece that was resurrected.

Gerrie said...

Nice save!! I love digging into my uglies and finding an upolished gem.