Thursday, August 10, 2017

New work

You may remember awhile back that I dyed a couple of pieces of velvet when I was doing all those napkins. These were in pastels but the velvet pieces took the dye much differently and they were very vivid.

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. 


Linda M said...

I can just imagine how scrumptious it feels, it is very pretty too. Now I'm curious about lies, looking forward to seeing how you do it.

Sherrie Spangler said...

I love the colors and lush texture!

Angela said...

It is looking good! The velvet is luscious!

quiltedfabricart said...

Beautiful! Both the colts and the quilting. Looking forwa d to the presidential lies quilt. Great idea

Marilyn said...

I love the colors...yes far to pretty for the 'presidential fabrications'. Can't wait to see what you do for that.

Windy Hill Happenings said...

It looks and I'm sure feels scrumptous...a great piece and love the name!

Marianne said...

parfait comme jardin, il me semble sentir le parfum des fleurs en regardant votre quilt Bravo

Norma Schlager said...

For those of you not fluid in French here is the translation I found online:

Perfect as a garden, it seems to feel the perfume of flowers watching your quilt. Bravo

Thanks, Marianne.

Pam said...

Your hand dyed fabrics are lush and beautiful as is the quilt you made from them. I bet it does feel wonderful to the touch!

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