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!


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.