Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Under Construction

This is the back of the next quilt I'm working on, this one is also undergoing a beading treatment on the front. I quilted and finished it today, and started adding beads.

The fabric here is a piece of black cotton that already had the white squares on it. Actually the squares were batiked and the fabric dyed black, and I purchased it like that. Then I discharged it, probably about 18 months ago.

I decided recently to start using my best loved fabrics -- after all, what the heck am I saving them for if not to use to create cool quilts? What better time is there than the present? If I hang on to the best stuff for too long, it's hard to justify making more wonderful fabric. So what I've been using recently are some of my favorite discharged pieces.

I'll post the finished piece before the end of the week.

4 comments:

Gerrie said...

Why else do you have them? I remember the first time I cut into a precious piece of complex cloth. Ouch! Now, I have no qualms.

Chris Gray said...

I know THAT feeling!

...too much lovely fabric....

....too many beautiful threads....


..and yet I still accumulate more :-o


..but it is good to use them ...finally :-)

Terri Stegmiller said...

I still have a few pieces of precious fabric around that I haven't cut into. This is a lovely design, even though it's the backside.

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Best loved fabrics have got to lead to best loved results. This is a treat having a preview of the finished project. looking forward to seeing more of your precious pieces in their glory.