Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Fiber Fall #2

If you did not read my last post, please do so now or this one won't make any sense.

For this, my second Fiber Fall I cut up a quilt I had made a few years ago. It had some wonderful fabrics, including some hand dyes, some Dupioni silk and some cotton damask and I loved the quilting on it. But it was out of balance and although it did go into a group show, I never really liked it. I recently unearthed it and thought I might be able to save it by painting the whole thing with latex wall paint, as I have done before, but I still didn't like it. Soooooo, it was perfect for this project, to be cut up into squares.

As in my last post, the only place tall enough to hang it was my living room window. It is a sunny day, so I had to deal with back lighting, even though the blinds were closed. The squares twist and turn, allowing you to see both sides.

Here they are layed out on the floor with the pieced/painted sides up. I wish I had taken a picture of the quilt before it was painted and before it was cut up, but I did not.

This is the reverse side or what was the back of the quilt. I like the way the quilting shows.

I had a few squares left over and discovered that they are the perfect size for coasters. I may make some more.

I am working on Fiber Fall #3 and it is very different from these first two, so please come back.

I'm linking up with Off The Wall Friday.


Anonymous said...

A whole room divider of these moving gently in the wind appeals to me. Cut up some more of your lovely quilts! :)

Linda M said...

These are very cool, what a great exhibit it will be. You've got me thinking about making one, but where would I hang it?

Heather Pregger said...

These are wonderful! Though it must be hard to cut up a quilt, even if you didn't like it. The result, though, is worth it.

Quilt Rat said...

So... Could you vary the size and of the pieces? Some longer... Shorter? This would also be fun to do with "inchies". A miniature fibre fall
Such a cool idea.... This will be a spectacular display!

Cindy Green said...

They look great, Norma! I love they way they twist and turn! Looking forward to seeing the next one! (I'm making some progress on mine, but I can only work in short time blocks so it's slow going. That's why I started early this year!)

Regina B Dunn said...

Fiber Falls are a great way to use unsuccessful quilts! Yours look great. I'm going to add that to my list.

Anonymous said...

Norma, I am so happy you posted your green quilt that you showed us on Friday at my house. I showed it to my husband along with your foam block prints. It was fun to show him the amazing creativity and artistry you others in the group have shared. Looking forward to seeing more of your talent on display! Barb