I knew that I wanted to use them in a quilt and then the perfect opportunity came up. My FiberWorks theme for this year's show is Wild Fabrications, to be interpreted any way we choose. I decided to use my wild fabrics and dye some more velvet to go along with it and make my quilt "Presidential Fabications" also know as LIES.
I ice-dyed some more velvet using the same colors and although they were not quite the same, I thought they would all go together.
Pretty wild, hey? Pieces of my velvet just slapped up on my design wall. Those little strips of white were going to be lies told by presidents, not necessarily in that color or size. I thought I would do them in chartreuse. It has to be 30 inches square.
Then I started to piece it together and thought it really needed some other colors. Otherwise it looked like a big mishmash. As I added in the other colors, fuchsia and chartreuse from my hand dyed stash, something terrible happened. It was looking PRETTY, not what I wanted for this quilt, so I stopped piecing and made it into a much smaller quilt. It's about 33" x 22".
I loved the texture that I achieved by quilting on the velvet. One of my friends said that I should put a sign near it that says "Please touch". It does feel scrumptious.
I free-motion quilted it all over with random flowers and leaves. I will give it a flowery name, perhaps Le Jardin.
Even the back is pretty. I had some of this ice-dyed fabric left over from another quilt.
My Presidential Fabrications is well under way and I used much more appropriate fabrics. I will post it when I am finished.
I will be linking up with Off the Wall Friday. Please go see what some talented people are doing.