The problem with designing limited edition silks is that you get stuck with fabric if one design is not as successful as the next one. Over time you fold them neatly into storage containers and hope that they will become of use to you at some later stage in a new application. I decided recently that I wished to reduce the amount of silk I was storing. I cannot sell the silk, because then someone else would turn them into papillons and I would be out of business. I cannot turn them all into ties because the silks were mostly designed for bow ties, not ties. So finally I decided to turn them into a quilt. The journey thus far has been riveting. I never thought joining a quilting course could be so much fun. So far I have also managed not to cut myself - touch wood. As I progress I am going to share with you the pivotal moments. Below is stage one, cutting the silks into squares from which we will base our pattern. Two below is the finishing stages of a woman who has spent almost a year on designing and fabricating her quilt. A big thank you to the people at Hobby Sew for taking me on and to Siobhan Rogers of BeaspokeQuilts.Blogspot.com for taking me under her wing.
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