Saturday, December 10, 2011

Made fabric to the rescue

I am so happy to know about made fabric!  I have been struggling with making liberated roses and keeping them from appearing flattened by the last long strip of the block.  Yesterday I realized that made fabric would visually break up a long straight seam, because of the variety of fabric and multiple seams that are inherent in it.  Take a look!


Here are some flattened roses:


















Here are roses with made fabric backgrounds.

16 comments:

Miki Willa said...

Wow! The difference is amazing. I love what the made fabric did to the roses.

Cindy said...

That looks great! It really is amazing...something I'll keep in mind.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

They look fabulous!!! Keep going!!! Keep playing!!!

Maureen T. said...

Your roses are beautiful and the backgrounds are really cool!

JaneB said...

It is so cool to see the difference. The roses seem to pop forward. Gotta try this.

Pat said...

I love the roses with the made fabric!

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE the made fabric background and will try it soon. Thank you for your inspiration.

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

Beautiful roses! You're right - the made fabric makes them pop!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Wow, those are amazing!

Quiltdivajulie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the look with the made fabric!!!

Terry said...

Thanks for sharing Amazing difference I'm wondering what else might pop!!

Alexis said...

SO lovely! Nice work!

Margaret said...

Thanks for this lesson ... much more depth & interest when the background is made fabric ... love your roses!

Kathy said...

Thanks for all comments -I am happy to share this find. I've posted a more detailed "story" on my blog.

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Shelly said...

I think the pieced backgrounds make them so much better!